You don’t have to know me to know that I’m not a fan of the gym. At all. But, if there’s anything I dislike more than exercise it’s dieting. For those of you subjected to my Instagram Stories, you now I practically LIVE in McDonalds. I never thought I’d be writing about diets on my personal blog, seriously.
But what if I told you there was a healthy eating plan you could try that STILL let you eat chocolate and drink wine for five days of the week? A bit more interested now?
Well, that’s exactly what I thought when I heard about the 5:2 diet. It was so intriguing that, out of curiosity, I decided to trial the plan for 30 days as part of my weekly beauty feature for Yahoo!Style.. From someone who feels the constant need to eat, the results were quite surprising. (SPOILER ALERT – I’M STILL DOING IT!)
Don’t get me wrong, you will NEVER see me become a healthy living blogger but surprisingly this works for me, so I decided to do a video to share my experience
Check out the original post I wrote over on Yahoo Style for the full details but here’s my personal video with what I learnt from the diet, easy ways to stick to the 5:2 diet and tips you should try.
On days where I was too lazy to meal plan, I tried the fast packs from LighterLife Fast. on this programme, you can have up to 800 calories on your fast day, eating 4 of their fast packs. They range from porridge, to soups, to bars and shepherd’s pie – so not your average.
I also tried out a meal plan from the Exante Diet – which also had packs that you could mix & bake in the oven – like mini scones and chocolate puddings. Still sounding like a diet to you? Didn’t think so – take a look at the video!
When LighterLife Fast heard that I was doing this video, they offered to run a giveaway – you can win your own kick starter set to have a go at the 5:2 – all you have to do is follow and RT on Twitter! An EASY COMPETITION for you all!
— Zoe W (@zoe_dubs) April 13, 2017