• Participants favor 5:2 diet over traditional weight loss advice

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Both the 5:2 diet and standard weight management advice were associated with modest weight loss results, but the 5:2 diet received significantly higher ratings among participants, according to findings published in PLoS One.
    Researchers said the 5:2 diet involves restricting calories for 2 nonconsecutive days and then eating reasonably for the remainder of the week. On fasting days, the caloric allowance is based on an estimated 25% of mean caloric intake of around 2,000 calories per day for women and 2,400 for men.
    “We found that although the 5:2 diet wasn't superior to traditional
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