IT’S very simple: for five days a week you don’t caloriecount, then for two days a week you cut your calories to 800 a day.
Use the recipes in this pullout, or take them as inspiration to create your own. For some, this will mean having just two meals a day; for others, it could be three smaller ones.
Your Fast Days can be consecutive or you can split them — whatever works for you.
You’ll get much more benefit from intermittent fasting if you switch to a Mediterranean-style diet, both on the days when you are fasting and when you are not. That means more olive oil and nuts, as well as plenty of eggs, full-fat yogurt, oily fish and vegetables.
Make sure you fill up on protein and veg on your fasting days. Protein is very satiating and you can eat a lot of fibrerich vegetables for very few calories.
YOUR PANTRY BASICS
THE recipes in this pullout couldn’t be easier. Each contains just five main ingredients, alongside these most basic pantry staples:
● Salt and pepper ● Olive oil ● Extra-virgin olive oil ● Red or white wine vinegar ● Dried mixed herbs