In an (other) attempt at being healthy I decided to give the ‘trendy’ 5:2 diet a go. To be honest I did spend months being sceptical of it. However, the more I thought about it the more I realised that it might actually be worth a shot! The publicity round the book would make it seem like you drop loads of pounds every week on this, I haven’t found that. But what I have found is I am less bloated, I’m sleeping better and I have more energy, not to mention being a few pounds lighter!
The principle of the diet is that you eat what you like for 5 days and ‘fast’ for 2 – which really means you eat 500 calories each of these 2 days. I have found that even on the days I can eat what I like I am still making conscious food choices. My secret weapons for the fast days are loads of water and endless cups of Green Tea!
I love my breakfast, so for me its at the start of the day where I eat most of my calories on a fast day. This little recipe which I found in a newspaper supplement is great and fills me up quite well until lunch!
5:2 Banana and Walnut Yoghurt Pot (Serves ones. Calories: 200)
1/2 Medium Banana
1 Pot of 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
1 tbsp. Chopped Walnuts
1 tsp. Honey
Slice the Banana into thin pieces
Put pot of yoghurt in a bowl and sprinkle over the banana and walnut
Drizzle some honey over the top
Enjoy with a steaming mug of Green Tea! Healthy!