Yes, I gained some weight over the weekend. And, I have some interesting news. In the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, November 2015, someone asked in their Second Opinion column Q.” Is the 5:2 diet recommended for weight loss? A. Yes if it helps you cut calories. The 5:2 diet is a form of intermittent fasting. Instead of eating a low-calorie diet on a daily basis, you eat normally for five days of the week and the reduce your calorie intake to about a quarter of its normal level on the remaining two days. Its claimed that women can loose about a pound a week land me can loose slightly more. Early reviews comparing daily caloric restriction with intermittent fasting or alternate-day fasting–fasting one day,eating freely the next-suggest they’re equally effective at reducing weight. However,the long -term effect of markedly reducing calories on some days of the week is still unknown. That’s because reducing calories results in inadequate amounts of micronutrients. Whether this adversely affects health over time isn’t fully known.” I have done it for the last day and part today–the scale showed a loss of one pound, however, I -did up my exercise–I guess time will tell.
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