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5:2 Diet Recipes, Meal Plans and Fast Day Meal Ideas

Discover how to do the 5 2 diet, what the Fast Diet and Fast 800 diet is all about, and everything from easy meal plans for 500-800 calorie fast days to deliciously healthy 5:2 recipes. Here you'll find healthy recipes under 800 calories for fast days, diet tips and 5:2 diet diaries to keep you on track all in one handy place. Read our latest advice, tips and recipes for the 2:5 diet, made famous by Dr Michael Mosley, before you start your intermittent fasting journey...


5:2 fast day recipe: Flaked Salmon & Wholewheat Pasta With Lime Gremolata

January 2nd 2017 / Laura Herring

Laura Herring, author of the new Fast Days Cookbook shares a low calorie pasta recipe that will keep your hunger pangs at bay on those fast days >>>


10 ways to be a successful 5:2 dieter

June 20th 2016 / Katie Robertson

Dieting can be tough. Here are 10 top tips from Mimi Spencer to keep you on track with the 5:2 diet >>>


5:2 diet recipe: scrambled eggs with watercress and feta cheese

January 1st 2015 / Elizabeth Bennett

A hearty and delicious 5:2 friendly breakfast option from nutritionist Vicki Edgson >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Endive, Frisée, Rocket and Grated Kohlrabi Salad with Toasted Cashew Nuts

November 25th 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

A spiced-up salad from expert nutritionist Vicki Edgson >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Poached eggs with tomato and asparagus spears

November 17th 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

Expert nutritionist Vicki Edgson shares a fresh and 5:2 friendly poached egg recipe >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Cumin-flavoured puy lentils with ginger-steamed veg

November 11th 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

An Indian-inspired, vegetarian recipe from expert nutritionist Vicki Edgson >>>


Pan-fried giant garlic prawns with french beans, spring onions, garlic and chilli

November 4th 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

Nutritionist Vicki Edgson shares an easy yet impressive prawn recipe >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Chestnut mushroom 'Pomelette'

October 28th 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

Omelettes a little too egg-heavy for you? Try Vicki Edgson's ‘pomlette’, or pancake omelette, for a tasty alternative >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Baked apple with vanilla-flavoured creme fraiche

October 21st 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

Indulge your sweet cravings with this quick, tasty and 5:2 approved dessert from Vicki Edgson >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Green smoothie

October 14th 2014 / Emma Jones

For a body-loving green smoothie try this recipe from Vicki Edgson, perfect for the 5:2 >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Parma ham and fennel salad with orange juice dressing

October 7th 2014 / Emma Jones

Try this tasty 5:2 recipe for parma ham with fennel from Vicki Edgson for a salad with a little more substance >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Rocket and grated kohlrabi salad with toasted cashew nuts

September 30th 2014 / Emma Jones

Bored of salad? Try this recipe from Vicki Edgson to add a bit of spice, perfect if you're on the 5:2 >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Blueberry and Almond Milk Smoothie

September 16th 2014 / Emma Jones

Looking for a healthy but hearty breakfast? This blueberry smoothie from expert nutritionist Vicki Edgson fills the hole if you're on the 5:2 >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Grilled Fillet of Lemon Sole

September 9th 2014 / Emma Jones

Looking for something simple but super tasty? Then look no further than this delicious recipe for grilled fillet of lemon sole from nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson >>>


The 5:2 Restaurant Review

September 3rd 2014 / Katie Robertson

If you’re on the 5:2 diet or are looking for some low calorie options when eating out, then Sam’s Brasserie is soon to become your number one food spot. >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Chunky chickpea, tomato and cumin soup

September 1st 2014 / Emma Jones

Looking for a little wet weather warmer? Try this 5:2 friendly recipe for chunky soup from expert nutritionist Vicki Edgson >>>


5:2 diet recipe: Strawberry, Mango and Oat Smoothie

August 26th 2014 / Emma Jones

Feeling washed out after the weekend? Try this 5:2 friendly strawberry smoothie from expert nutritionist Vicki Edgson >>>


How to introduce smoothies to your 5:2 diet

July 21st 2014 / Katie Robertson

Looking to spice up your 5:2 fast days? Why not do it with a smoothie. >>>


10 5:2 tricks to help you introduce exercise into your life

July 2nd 2014 / Katie Robertson

Need a little help getting going with your 5:2 exercise regime? Here are 10 top tips to help get you started >>>


Get The Gloss hosts 5:2 reader lunch with Four Seasons

June 16th 2014 / Hanna Ibraheem

We invited our readers to an extravagant 5:2 lunch at Four Seasons Park Lane. Here’s what went down… >>>


The 5:2 juice cleanse: is it worth the hunger?

June 2nd 2014 / Sarah McGinnis

Art Editor Sarah McGinnis has had success with the 5:2 diet - but fears a juice fast may tip her over the edge... >>>


Book review: The Fast Beach Diet

May 30th 2014 / Katie Robertson

The new book from Mimi Spencer that's set to save your skin this summer >>>


Diary of a 5:2 dieter: Losing a stone

April 15th 2014 / Sarah McGinnis

Art Editor Sarah McGinnis has lost a stone after four months of 5:2. But how hard was it? >>>


Fast Cook: 5:2 Fast Day Fishcakes with Thai Salad recipe

March 24th 2014 / Hanna Ibraheem

Make sure your fast day is as tasty as can be with this low calorie 5:2 recipe from Mimi Spencer's new book >>>


Fast Cook: The 5:2 Skinny Spaghetti Bolognese recipe

March 19th 2014 / Katie Robertson

Make the 5:2 diet as easy as possible with this delicious low-calorie recipe from Mimi Spencer's new book >>>

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