Monday, 6 January 2014

The 5:2 Diet Made Easy with Lighterlife

Last year everyone seemed to be talking about the 5:2 Diet, where you eat normally for five days then 'fast' for two days a week. Fasting days allow you to eat 600 calories.  In theory this sounded great to me as I am always looking for ways to keep myself mindful of my weight and I admit to enjoying the novelty of trying new diets. But I was concerned about the reality of coming up with 600 calories worth of vegetarian friendly food that would be nutritious enough to sustain me. It would have made the fasting days too complicated and stressful, and that hurdle was enough to put me off giving it a go.

LighterLife has joined forces with Superdrug to launch the first exclusive 5:2 Fasting products on the UK market.  The Fastpack range includes porridge, shakes, bars and meals in a variety of flavours.  Eating four of these products on a Fast day provides all the nutrients you need in a convenient way containing a ready calculated 600 calories.  It's very, very easy and fits in with busy lifestyles.  You don't have to cook separate meals for yourself or calculate calories or nutrients.  As you use them just two days a week, it is easy to work them into your weekly eating plan.  The meals, soups, porridge and shakes are easily made up using water so you can take them with you on the go, at the office or when away from home.

I was asked if I wanted to give the 5:2 diet a try for myself.  I am always happy to give diets a go as I am never more committed to healthy eating than when reviewing a diet plan!  After the excesses of Christmas, January is the perfect time to focus on healthy eating and shedding any gained weight.  For a short term diet plan, the 5:2 diet with Fastpacks sounds really easy and I am very interested in the concept of intermittent fasting as it is said to bring its own health benefits.

So today, on the first Monday of 2014, I will be embarking on my own 5:2 diet and reporting back weekly on how I am doing and how well the Fastpacks deliver on taste, convenience and satisfaction.  As a vegetarian, I was delighted to see the Fastpacks are all veggie friendly, even the savoury meals which contain soya and not meat products.

You can follow my journey here and I'll be updating on Twitter @wendymcd83 where I'll be using the #tryfast hashtag.

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Available exclusively at Superdrug stores across the UK and Ireland, the new range start at £7.99 for a box of four FastpacksTM – which is enough for one day of fasting. The FastpackTM options include:

  • Savoury meals such as spaghetti bolognese and pasta carbonara
  • Porridge – the breakfast favourite!
  • Four delicious shakes – vanilla, strawberry, banana and chocolate
  • Four tasty snack bars in nut fudge, crispy peanut, cranberry & raspberry and toffee flavours (so you can indulge your sweet tooth!)
FastpacksTM are easy to make up and can be used on the go. They are fool-proof packs, which take the hassle out of 5:2 which makes intermittent fasting a sustainable lifestyle choice. 

There are promotional packs featuring the chance to win prizes over the 52 weeks of 2014 by entering a unique code online!

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  1. I will be watching with interest as having tried the 5:2 diet I know that it can be tricky counting the calories & coming up with low cal meals if you're busy. Good luck Wendy x

  2. I'm not sure I could cope with just 600 calories (although it is only for two days) but I guarantee you will cope admirably - you are so determined and I admire you greatly. I bet after two days of fasting the thought of food will be amazing.and I look forward to watching your progress. xxxx



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