I am interested to try this diet to kick start my weight loss and new, healthier way of life. I am a 26 year old female (non-diabetic but it runs in the family) who is much too overweight at the moment! I am currently 5’8 and 18st and wanting to be between 10st – 13st (bit of a wide range but I will stop when I feel happy, fit and healthy!).
My question is, can I do the 8 weeks of 800 calories a day, follow with the 5:2 diet for another 6-8 weeks and then do another round of 800 calories for 8 weeks? The initial 8 weeks won’t get me to my goal weight and while I am sure 5:2 will help and am happy to just stick with that for the remainder of the weight, is it possible to repeat the 800 calorie diet within that kind of time frame?
I know there is a 12 week programme and I will certainly consider that but I think 8 weeks is a more realistic goal to begin with.
Thank you in advance for any responses, I really appreciate the help 🙂