Down with dull dinner-times! Lunch should be vibrant, satisfying and delicious, like this herby chicken lunch box. It’s simple to throw together. Read more “New 5:2 Diet Lunch: Bored of the same old sandwiches every lunchtime?”
You KNOW a takeaway is oozing with calories, saturates, salt and sugar. But when temptation strikes, beat it with my healthy sweet and sour chicken. Read more “New 5:2 Diet: How to say no to the takeaway… without missing out”
Confused by The New 5:2 Diet? Discover your perfect plan with my easy peasy quiz
Well, you can tell we’ve had a glimpse of sun. The parks and pavements have been packed with colourful clothes – and dazzlingly pale winter flesh. Oh, and my New 5:2 Diet Cookbook has suddenly gone roaring up the Amazon charts! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one feeling a bit nervous as I peel off the winter layers.
Whether you’re a newbie or you’ve followed the 5:2 diet before, take a look at the new version. It’s got all the fat-busting power of the original but with new recipes, a more generous 800 calorie allowance on the diet days – and three ways of following the programme.
Diets come and go but it looks like 5:2 is here to stay – probably because it’s so effective and only needs two days a week of proper self-discipline. And with my new three-way approach, it’s even easier to fit it into your lifestyle.
Because we all love an online quiz (well, I do anyway!), I’ve put together a really quick little Q&A to discover your dieting personality and get you on the right 5:2 programme that’s going to work for you. You’ll be slipping into those summer dresses in no time.
Honey Mustard Chicken is another of my favourite ‘easy teas’. It uses mainly store cupboard ingredients and is ready in less than 15 minutes. Read more “Recipe: Honey Mustard Chicken – Quick & Easy Dinner”
This is an amazingly quick and easy healthy salad option. Perfect for a lunchbox. Read more “Recipe: Easiest and Quickest Tuna and Bean Salad Ever? And it’s only 188 cals”
Calling All Lapsed 5:2 dieters!
I am celebrating the launch of my amazing new 5:2 book. It’s called The New 5:2 Diet Cookbook: 2017 Edition Now 800 Calories A Day. Read more “5:2 Diet – The New 5:2 Diet Cookbook is here”
Jacqueline explains everything you need to know to get started with the 5:2 Diet.
If you are thinking about starting The 5:2 Diet, but don’t know where to start then this video is perfect for you. And if you want more in-depth advice and lots of mouth-watering recipes then check out Jacqueline’s brilliant book:
Hi, I’m Jacqueline Whitehart and I’m the author of The New 5:2 Diet Cookbook. I wanted to tell you all about the 5:2 diet – how to do it and what the new rules are.
The 5:2 diet. If you don’t know anything about it… it’s really really simple.
The five days are normal days where you eat normal healthy food but don’t count calories. The two days are diet days. With the new rules for the 5:2 diet, on your diet days you eat up to 800 calories. You calorie count them and you’re quite careful. But 800 calories means you can have 2 or 3 meals a day and still lose weight.
So that’s the basics of the 5:2 diet.
There’s a couple of little extra bits…
One is that you want to have a complete fast for 14 hours. So if you are on a diet day that might be that you start at 8 p.m. the night before – don’t eat any more after that – and then you can eat from 10 a.m. the next day. With a light breakfast, maybe a little bit of lunch and then a proper dinner with carbs and everything. And that’s your diet day done.
So you would probably have a diet day. They have to be non consecutive – not next to each other – days so you might go for Monday and Wednesday. Monday seems to be a really popular: get it over with really quickly. Monday and Thursday? Or whatever days of the week you like as long as they’re not next to each other.
So that’s it 800 calories 2 days a week with a long fast overnight.
Couldn’t be simpler.
Good luck with your diet!