Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8:38 am CDT
It all started in United Kingdom with Dr. Michael Mosley, a very well-known British TV host and his documentary “Eat, Fast and Live Longer” originally aired on BBC. It laid the foundations to a new kind of diet called 5:2 fast diet, a type of intermittent fasting diet. The basic principles behind it are that you eat normally for 5 days and fast yourself for 2 days, which are non-consecutive. During the fasting period the person following this diet should reduce the amount of calorie intake to 500 for female or 600 for male.
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