Dr Michael Mosley
Scientist, author and creator of the 5:2 Diet.
Cut your Calorie intake two Days a week The key to successful weight-loss is to keep blood sugar levels balanced. Insulin is a hormone that’s produced by your pancreas in response to raised blood sugar levels. Too much insulin switches off fat-burning and your body goes into a fat storage mode.
Two of the best ways to maintain healthy insulin levels are by following a 5:2 diet, where you cut calories two days a week – to 800 calories a day – and exercise. But only eat nutrientdense food, ideally a Mediterraneanstyle diet high in fresh vegetables, good quality protein (lean meats, fish, eggs, natural yogurt, chickpeas etc) and healthy fats, and low in carbs.
Intermittent fasting is effective at reducing belly fat. It also increases akkermansia muciniphila, a healthy gut bacteria associated with enhanced weight-loss and blood sugar control. ✱
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