Choose the right Fast Days - and mark them in your diary! You want a day when you’re busy, but not under too much pressure.
Plan your meals and shop ahead.
Focus on flavour and freshness. Aim for seasonal ingredients - salads and berries in summer, 100g pork escalope 1/2 lemongrass stalk, finely
chopped 2cm-piece fresh root ginger,
peeled and finely chopped 1/2 shallot, finely chopped 1-cal cooking spray 25g rice noodles 50g mixture of baby corn and
sugar snap peas 50g broccoli florets Zest and juice of half a lime 1/2tsp sesame oil 1tsp soy sauce 1/2 red chilli, sliced
Put the pork escalope in a dish with the lemongrass, ginger and shallot. Toss the meat to hearty soups in winter. Making your own is quicker than you’d think and you can freeze portions to cut time in the kitchen on a Fast Day.
Spice up your 5:2 life with chillis, spices and strong flavours. Chilli flakes, curry powder, garlic, fresh lemon juice and balsamic vinegar are always to hand on my Fast Days.
Drink up. Often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually thirsty. So drink lots of water, black coffee or tea - if you add milk, count the calories.