Hi, I'm 21, 5' 2 (and a half - that's an important part!) and roughy 9 stone 4. While I know this gives me a relatively healthy BMI, I'm attempting to shift the excess weight and tone up before I head off abroad in the summer. I've just started the 5:2 diet today (two fast days a week consuming 500 calories, 5 days where you are permitted to eat whatever you like) Research thus far has been somewhat contradictory - it's been rated and slated! I'm currently 8 hours into my fast (breakfast was 200 cals) and physically I feel fine, lots of water has kept hunger at bay! I feel this could actually work! What are your opinions on this? Success stories? Drawbacks? Thanks!!