5:2 newbie and curious questions - thanks! :)
Can someone please give me the rules for 5:2? I have read in one place that on the days when you're not fasting you can eat 'whatever you like', and in another place you just 'can't go over 2000 calories'. Could someone please clarify?
I've also read that there are certain things you can't eat - is this true and what are they?
Also, how long does the fast have to last, and do you start at a certain time of that day?
Lastly, does this lose more weight than calorie counting the same amount? For example, if I ate 5 days x 2000 calories and 2 days x 500 calories, that's 11,000 calories in a week - or an average of 1571 a day. If I ate 1571 calories a day I would lose weight, but not rapidly quickly or anything (at the moment I am aiming for 1200 a day, the lowest safe calorie intake for me on calorie counting). Would 5:2 make me lose more than 1571 a day straight? How about more than 1200 a day?
Thanks all! Please also include any info I've forgotten to ask :)