Perhaps you’ve heard of the 5:2 diet. It is extremely popular now and people are having good results when they want to lose weight. In short, what the 5:2 diet consists of is eating healthy balanced meals 5 days per week and fasting for the other 2 days. By fasting, it’s meant that you have a reduced calorie intake on those 2 days. To do it properly, you eat normally for 3 days, Fast for 1 day, eat normally for 2 days and fast for 1 day. Extensive research has shown tremendous results and amazing health benefits when utilizing the 5:2 diet. The foods to avoid, are the ones you would normally avoid when eating a healthy diet, foods such as processed foods and high sugar content foods. The 5:2 diet is not so much as a diet but a really healthy lifestyle change.