Earlier this year, we posted about the 5:2 diet, and how our DietAssist programme can make intermittent fasting diets like the 5:2 much easier and longer lasting.

In the article, we also cautioned that whilst intermittent fasting has many reported health benefits, it is not safe for everyone, especially pregnant women and diabetics.

Well, the kind folks at Holland and Barrett have sent us a handy infographic which summaries the pros and cons of the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet. It’s got information collated from the UK National Health Service (NHS), US National Institute of Health (NIH), the BBC and various other sources.

It even has this quote from our article 🙂

Like other diets, it doesn’t address the underlying eating habits which caused weight gain initially. As a result, weight usually piles back on when a person stops fasting.

If you’re concerned about how long you can keep your 5:2 intermittent fast going, or are worried about putting the weight back on when you stop, then why get the DietAssist Programme?

Anyhow, here’s the infographic – which we hope you’ll find useful in deciding if an intermittent fasting diet such as 5:2 is right for you.

5:2 intermittent fasting pros and cons infographic

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