Is the Fasting Diet a dangerous fad?

What is the Fasting Diet?

The Fasting or 5:2 Diet as it is often referred to is a popular dieting fad that has recently risen in prominence thanks to its appearance on the BBC Horizons TV show.

Those who partake in this diet are allowed to eat a ‘normal‘ diet for 5 days of the week with a significant reduction in calories demanded for the remaining two.

For the fasting days women should only eat 500 calories, while males are allowed to consume 600 calories.

Below you will find an infographic published by Holland & Barrett, showing both the benefits and negatives of the Fasting Diet:

Fasting infographic

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