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I don't really understand your logic. 5:2 at a very basic level is a method of creating a calorie deficit and that deficit then fuels weight loss.
If a person stops and then puts the weight back on that means they are consuming excess calories. That weight would go back on regardless of whatever method used to create the calorie deficit during the weight loss period. There is unlikely to be any method of weight loss that is sustainable on a permanent basis.
There seems to be a lot of misinformation around 5:2. It has now become an industry in itself. It really is a very very basic method of calorie deficits over a small period of time, i.e. two days out of seven. If people do it forever then fine but there is nothing complicated about it and it is just a very simple weight loss tool. If a person can conquer his/her hunger they won't find an easier way to lose weight.
Yes, it does work, but as you say, if you just go back to your old eating habits 7:7, the weight will just pile back on.
I have used 5:2 or 4:3 to lose weight after a holiday, for example, but then reduced ratio to 6:1 or 7:0 to maintain weight long term.
It's so easy to do that I can quite easily see me doing it forever.
You know the thing,low fat yoghurt which is high in sugar.
Any eating regime that allows people to eat potentially unlimited potato should be ignored.
It seems to be stuck in 1976, fats are bad mentality.
They seem to ignore sugar and salts.
Fare better eating plans out there.
The point is 5:2 isnt nearly as easily sutainable as a basic nutrition plan where each day your Kcals consumed are a little lower than Kcals burned. So whilst you might lose weight doing 5:2 in the short term, you havent learned how to keep it off long term. Whereas a good nutrition plan each day will work in the short, medium and long term.
People will always try and overcomplicate something that is very simple, by following whatever the latest gimmick is.
Agreed. HIIT is awesome for fat loss.
They are tougher to stick to as it's all prerecorded, but more recently got into sites like joinflex.tv which do it live so you have to commit, and you are doing it with others all from your own home.