Help me pseudo-fast January 23, 2013 6:41 AMSubscribe
Have you tried the 5:2 diet as discussed in this Metafilter thread? Did it work for you? Do you find it sustainable?
I'm looking to lose about 10 lbs (these would be the fabled last 10 lbs, so difficult to lose) and in general be healthier. I already eat pretty well and exercise, but it seems like going without food for a little while a couple of days a week would be a good thing.
I'm wondering if you've tried the diet and found it helpful or not. How did you deal with hunger? (or was it not a problem?) Any other side effects? Did it help you lose weight, if that was its intended purpose? Would you recommend it to others?
Looks like the video of the original BBC documentary linked to in the Metafilter thread has been removed, so here are a few other links covering the diet: