Surviving 500 Calorie Days: Removing Temptation

500 calories a day

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