Category: 5:2 recipes

I started the 5:2 diet (2 days a week you eat a max of 500 calories then on the other 5 days you eat normally) in an effort to help shift my post baby weight. It’s worked for me, and I now consider it a way of life rather than a ‘diet’. I find I have more energy on 500 days and that after the initial dread of realising I’m not going to being able to chuck a chunk of cheese in to my mouth at every fridge visit, I actually find it quite easy. The key is to plan ahead and, distribute the calories across the day as works for you – I have 100 calories for breakfast, 150 for lunch and then save 250 for my evening meal. Here’s a selection of some of my 500 day recipes.