The Fast Diet or 5:2 Diet
I heard about this diet the other night while watching the above segment on ABC Nightline that aired Thursday night. As you can see from the video its a highly alluring diet even with the two day a week fasting. You can allegedly eat whatever you want 5 days a week and for only 2 days out of the week is fasting required. The fasting is a severely calorie restricted diet on the 2 days of your choosing as long as they're not back to back. It's 500 calories for women and 600 for men. I'll admit like most women I'm extremely skeptical of a diet that promises you carbs, fats, sweets, and treats. What makes me even more curious is the alleged health benefits, and although I have no prior stats to compare to, it would be interesting to see if there was an overall improvement in health.
So what do you think? Scam or your kind of diet?