The 2-Day Diet #LLTV

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Does The 2-Day Diet i.e. 5:2 Diet Work?

Live Lean Nation, on today’s episode of Live Lean TV I’m answering a viewer’s question on my opinion of the 2 day diet, also known as the 5:2 Diet.

Alright, since Live Lean TV is all about educating, motivating, and inspiring you, I decided to create this episode to answer a specific question I get asked a lot.

What are my thoughts on the 2-day diet a.k.a. the 5:2 Diet. And does the 2-day diet work?

So before I give my thoughts…

I’ve never tried the 2-day diet before. Therefore I’m only giving my opinion on the principles of the 2-day, 5:2 Diet.

Here’s the cliff notes version of it.

What is the 2-Day Diet?

The 5:2, 2-day diet works like this.

You pick any 2 days a week to follow a low carbohydrate day of eating. This means you would consume less than 50 grams of carbs on those days.

Then for the remaining 5 days of the week, you, I quote, “eat normally but sensibly with the help of the healthy eating guidelines.”

This would include a regular carbohydrate intake, without over-consuming processed carbs. So carb selections would include: grains, fruits, and non-starchy carbs.

So based on those given principles…

Do I think the 2 day diet works to lose weight?

Yes.

Why do I think this? Because it seems like it would follow the main principle of being in a calorie deficit.

And it also focuses on a diet comprised of lower carb foods so your body will produce less insulin, thus burning more body fat for energy.

It’s also very similar to another fat loss approach called carb cycling, where you have low carb and higher carb days.

Does the 2-Day Diet make “dieting” any easier?

Like I said…

I’ve never personally tried it, but I think it may be easier for some and may be more difficult for others.

You tell me.

In the comments below, do you think the 2-day diet makes life easier or more difficult?

Bottom line Live Lean Nation

I personally prefer a more standard approach of eating a consistent daily amount of clean and healthy foods and then enjoy one cheat meal a week. This makes me feel better without the feeling of being deprived.

The 2-day diet a.k.a. the 5:2 diet, is just another tool.

The main principles remain the same:

#1. Be in a calorie deficit.

#2. Focus on eating healthy foods that are comprised of protein, healthy carbs, and lower carb options. This keeps your body in fat burning mode.

So go a head and try the 2-day diet method if it sounds appealing to you and be sure to let me know how it goes.

If it doesn’t seem appealing to you, stick to what you’re doing if it’s working for you.

Remember, there’s no one size fits all approach that works for everybody.

Getting to your goals may take a different path.

And don’t forget…

Regardless of how you get there, your focus should be on eating delicious and healthy meals and snacks.

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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.

0 responses to “The 2-Day Diet #LLTV

  1. THE TRUE 5:2 DIET (DR. MICHAEL MOSLEY) = 5OO CALORIES (OF WHATEVER) PER DAY
    FOR WOMEN, 600 FOR MEN, 2 DAYS PER WEEK. THIS DIET HURT ME AND NOT GOOD
    FOR ADRENALLY FATIGUED PPL (WHO SHOULD NOT FAST) . I PREFER BRAD’S VERSION
    OF 2 DAYS PER WEEK OF MAX 50G CARBS THIS WORX BETTR 4 ME AND MANY

  2. People need to spread the word… This is one of the best fitness channels
    on YouTube, yet these dudes running around drinking monsters and eating
    gummy bears before a 15 min bench press workout have way more subs. Joke!
    Keep up the good work brad.

  3. Dear Brad!
    Good video here! I am doing intermittant fasting since the beginning of the
    year and I can definitely say it works for me. In addition I time my carbs
    with my workouts. So high carb and high protein after the workout. normally
    i am on a high (&good) fat and high protein diet. That is perfect to
    maintain or grow muscle mass and constantly lower body fat.
    Therefore I think that a 5:2 with a focus on low carb just on two days is
    not focused enough (my opinion). But any diet including a longer period of
    fasting is great!
    best wishes
    phil

  4. Love the message here. Just cause I haven’t tried doesn’t mean it won’t
    work for you. This is why advice from Brad is solid advice! No elitist
    bullshit. Just a great guy looking to make the world a healthier, leaner
    place. The only health channel I have subscribed to.

  5. Thanks for the info Brad. I think diets make health and fitness even more
    difficult to manage. It’s easy to setup yourself for failure when on a
    “diet”. Eat real food, gauge the portions and workout regularly. Adjust
    your caloric intake for the goals you set. Find what foods work for you
    and your set. Once you get a system that works, the rest gets a lot
    easier. Being on a “diet” usually confuses or frustrates us. They usually
    have such strict guidelines that most of us can’t follow on a regular
    basis. This stuff is hard, no sense in making it harder. Just eat clean,
    with portions that work for you and it all becomes a lot simpler. Thanks
    for the vid.

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