Is The 5:2 Diet The Next Atkins?

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5:2 Diet Is The Next Foodie Fad

  • 06/14/2013 07:56 AM EDT

 

 
Taking a cue from our fellow fatties across the pond, the 5:2 Diet is the next fad to sweep across the nation.
 
Dr. Michael Mosley developed the fasting-based diet. Here’s how it works: eat anything you want five days a week. Then two days a week limit your diet to ingesting 500 calories a day.
 
Though be forewarned, Britain's National Health Service says, “There is a great deal of uncertainty about intermittent fasting, with significant gaps in the evidence.”