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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 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 >>>


Book Review: 5:2 Your Life by Emma Cook

March 11th 2014 / Judy Johnson

Can the 5:2 concept be applied to all parts of life? We review the book that claims this popular ratio could change everything >>>


The Fast Diet Recipe Book: The High-Energy Breakfast

February 19th 2014 / Katie Robertson

Spice up your 5:2 diet plan with a high energy breakfast a la Cameron Diaz. Mimi Spencer shares the delicious recipe >>>


Diary of a 5:2 dieter - week two

February 11th 2014 / Sarah McGinnis

Sarah McGinnis is Get the Gloss' Art Editor. She survived week one of the 5:2 diet, but how about week two? >>>


The Fast Diet Recipe Book: Ratatouille With Rye Bread Toast

January 31st 2014 / Katie Robertson

5:2 diet supporter and author Mimi Spencer shares another of her low calorie recipes that's guaranteed to please >>>


Diary of a 5:2 dieter

January 28th 2014 / Sarah McGinnis

Get the Gloss’ Art Editor Sarah McGinnis kept a diary as she embarked on her first week of the 5:2 diet... >>>


The Fast Diet Recipe Book: Soft Boiled Egg with Asparagus Spears

January 24th 2014

Tempted by mid-morning snacks on your fast days? 5:2 diet convert Mimi Spencer shares her delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe to keep you going >>>


The Fast Diet Recipe Book: Turkey Burgers with Tomato Salsa

January 17th 2014

On the 5:2 diet? Make a fast day a tasty day with this low calorie recipe from Mimi Spencer's Fast Diet Recipe Book >>>


Book review: Fast Exercise by Dr Michael Mosley and Peta Bee

January 14th 2014 / Anna Hunter

Fast Exercise is Dr Michael Mosley's follow-up to his 5:2 diet bestseller. Together, he and co-author Peta Bee are a dream team >>>


The Fast Diet Recipe Book: Pan-Roasted Vegetables with Spiced Balsamic Glaze

November 27th 2013

In an extract from her Fast Diet Recipe Book, Mimi Spencer rustles up a delicious meal for two which won't bump up your calories >>>


Glossip Girl: Kim Kardashian and the Atkins diet

November 25th 2013 / Emma Gunavardhana

Has the Kardashian effect reignited the low-carb lifestyle? Glossip Girl Emma Gunavardhana investigates... >>>


Vegan Before 6: the new 5:2 diet?

November 25th 2013 / Anna Hunter

Is living as a vegan until 6pm the new 5:2 diet? Anna Hunter finds out about the tried and tested diet plan that promises weight loss and a clearer conscience >>>

The Fast Diet Recipe Book: Sarah Raven's Chicken Puttanesca

The Fast Diet Recipe Book: Sarah Raven's Chicken Puttanesca

November 19th 2013

In an extract from her highly successful cookery book for the Fast Diet, Mimi Spencer shares a delicious but healthy recipe idea >>>


The Fast Diet Recipe Book: Lightweight Cottage Pie

November 13th 2013 / Judy Johnson

In an extract from her Fast Diet Recipe Book, Mimi Spencer shares a lovely and light recipe for cottage pie without the calories >>>

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