5:2 Diet: 500 calories a day

The best dishes from the ultimate calorie control plan for people who like to eat.

The 5:2 Diet has taken the weight loss world by storm, with dieters everywhere pledging their allegiance to its intermittent fasting concept.

This healthy eating plan promises that you’ll see serious weight loss and health results that actually last.

So, how does it work? For just two days a week, dieters must live off a restricted intake of 500 calories a day for women and 600 calories for men. Then during the rest of the week, you can eat whatever you want – it’s that straightforward!



Developed by Dr Michael Moseley, from BBC’s Horizon, and food journalist Mimi Spencer, the revolutionary 5:2 diet has been helping weight watchers around the world shed those unsightly extra pounds. In fact, you could lose as much as one pound per week on the diet plan.

But how do you stick to a bi-weekly 5.2 fast of 500 calories a day without keeling over for lack of energy? Believe it or not, there are a wealth of healthy, calorie-controlled dishes out there that will help you get the energy you need without ruining your 500 calories a day diet. 



From breakfast to dinner, we’ve got the options covered for every meal so you don’t have to worry about planning ahead when you’re eating just 500 calories a day. There’s no need to feel deprived or lacking in energy when you kick start your day with a strawberry smoothie or banana oat muffin. And how about a spicy Mexican bean burger for lunch before finish off your 500 calories a day plan with a crunchy Thai salad? Delicious, low-cal and nutritious.

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