Easy 500 Calorie Meals for Sustainable Weight Loss

With so many diets available today, it’s hard to find one that suits your needs and is still effective at producing results.  From all the different diets out there, one of the most interesting is the 500 Calorie Diet. Intermittent fasting diets like this have been shown to be very effective at helping people to lose weight fast and to keep that weight off. Having a selection of recipes for tasty, easy 500 calorie meals to hand will definitely help you to stick to the 500 calorie diet plan. In this article we’ll look at: The benefits of eating low calorie meals… Continue reading

The Truth Behind Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD)

So you’ve decided you want to lose weight. Maybe you have a special occasion to attend, a perfect outfit to fit into or you just want to improve your health. Regardless of the reason, you have made the decision to make a change. For a long time, most people have thought that the best way to lose weight and maintain that loss is to make gradual, sustainable changes to your lifestyle. However, more recent research has shown that losing weight quickly often helps people to gain confidence and motivation to continue their weight loss journey. Therefore, a very low calorie… Continue reading

Intermittent Fasting Success Stories

Intermittent fasting success stories

Intermittent fasting is a popular dieting buzzword, but there is often confusion around the term and how effective it really is. Looking at intermittent Fasting Success Stories from real people who’ve done it is a great way to understand whether it could be right for you.  You may even be wondering “what is intermittent fasting?” and “is fasting good for you?” In this article we’ll look to cover those questions and many more. Specifically we’ll look at: The many different types of intermittent fasting Pros and Cons How it fits in with exercise Further reading Read through, or use the links… Continue reading

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Top Six Reasons Revealed

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The road to successfully losing weight can be long and challenging, and if you don’t start your journey with the right tools and mind-set, it can be very difficult to lose the weight, and more importantly, keep it off. You’ve probably found this article because you’ve been asking yourself, “why do I always fail?” and need some clear, to the point answers. Fear not, this article will tell you everything you need to know about why diets fail, some of which may surprise you. It’ll also give you some invaluable advice on how to overcome these obstacles and maintain the… Continue reading

Surviving 500 Calorie Days: Removing Temptation

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If you’ve experimented with intermittent fasting as a weight loss or maintenance technique, perhaps something like the 5 2 diet, you’ll be well aware of how difficult it can be getting through the “fast” days. Limiting your calorie intake to 500 calories a day is certainly not easy. You’ll be forgiven if you found this page while frantically searching for hints and tips for the 5 2 diet, and hopefully you’ll leave feeling a little bit better! We’ve spoken previously about things you can do to help get through those difficult days, but in this post we’ll focus specifically on… Continue reading

Tracking Your Diet Progress

As the old saying goes, what gets measured, gets managed. And tracking your progress against your fitness goals is the only way to ensure you’re moving in the right direction. If you’ve made the decision to try the 500 Calorie Diet, you want to know whether it’s working sooner rather than later. Advice varies on this, but in my experience, measuring and charting your progress is a great motivational booster and lets you know what is working and what isn’t. It tells you when you need to work harder and when you can take your foot off the gas. And… Continue reading

Using “Cheat Days” to Your Advantage

It is worth talking specifically about “Cheat days”, because as counter-intuitive as it may sound, they are actually a really important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Most material relating to the 500 Calorie diet (such as 5.2 etc.) doesn’t spend too much time discussing cheat days, as the idea is that you can eat (within reason) whatever you like on the non-fast days. This is one of the key elements that have allowed so many people to successfully lose weight using intermittent fasting style diets. Remember, the key to achieving your weight loss and lifestyle goals is to find… Continue reading