I’m wanting to do the 5:2 diet with my husband. For me, it’s just as much about weightless as anything else as I sit at 120kg (173cm tall). So I know that this is the right choice for me, but my questions is for my husband.
At this stage he’s presented no significant health problems (like diabetes) and he’s in a healthy weight range (175cm and 65kg) with good waist measurements. But there are so many health benefits from fasting outside of just weight loss and his current diet isn’t very healthy in general let alone for his gut health.
Is it safe for him to do the 5:2 diet? Having 2 days a week at 800cal and the other 5 with a healthy diet based off the Mediterranean diet? Or would it need to be altered so that he doesn’t lose more weight?
If it should be altered, how so?
I’d also like to know this for myself for when I get back to a healthy weight range.