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5:2 Fasting Days

26 Jul 2021, by Alex Auger

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5:2 just got so much easier. Over the years we’ve had many conversations with the THINK Press community about juicing – what came up over and over again was a fasting solution which could be used on an ongoing basis. Whether you’ve completed a cleanse and want to sustain your results, or want to embark on a sustainable long term weight loss programme – this is the product for you! Our 5:2 programmes, available in a 500kcal and 600kcal option are built around the science behind intermittent fasting – the weight loss approach favoured by so many across the world.

Benefits of the 5:2 diet include:
Increased energy
Improved concentration
Rapid weight loss
Lowered inflammation
Can reduce insulin resistance
Some studies even suggest longer life

The basic rules of the 5:2 diet are that two days a week you consume 500 calories a day for women and 600 for men. The remaining days of the week, you eat and drink as you would normally. The beauty of the 5:2 is that you don’t have to meticulously count calories, avoid food groups or weigh out your food and we have made it even easier than that!

Convenience
In theory, the 5:2 is pretty fool proof but the danger zone is when you’re found caught short at 2pm without your meals planned out and organised. By ordering your cleanse through THINK PRESS we do all the hard work for you. You simply have to defrost your juices and go! There’s no adding up what you can and can’t have. You don’t have to calculate anything and it takes all the hassle and effort out of your fasting days.

Cost-effective
Save money and hassle by stocking up your freezer! You can have 4 weeks worth of juice AKA 8 fasting days ready to go and make a saving of just under £100 in comparison to if you ordered weekly. This is also a great tool for accountability! We should also mention that we have payment schemes such as Pay Later with Klarna available if that suits you best.

Flexibility
Another great thing about the 5:2 is that you get to pick which days a week will be your fasting days will be.  You can easily work around your social life and schedule. At THINK PRESS we understand that plans change and your week can turn on its head with one text message. It’s one thing to be organised and have your food sorted but food goes off. You can have all your juices pre-planned and pre-portioned in your freezer ready to pull out whenever you need… or don’t.

Nutrient-rich
It’s all too easy to go into a supermarket, read the labels and find yourself something that fits within that calorie range but is it nutrient dense? Your body is far better off getting that calorie quota from 4 x 500ml organic juices per day than you would half a pizza for example.

Perfect post-cleanse programme
The 5:2 diet is also the perfect programme for our longer cleansing clients as it is an amazing way to continue to support your weight loss goals even after your cleanse is finished. It is not a requirement to attach it to a longer cleanse, the 5:2 diet has many health benefits as a stand-alone programme! You don’t have to be a longer cleanse to do this either. Harnessing your post-cleanse motivation after a 1, 3 or 5 day cleanse is a great idea to continue all that hard work! Many people use juice cleansing as a weight-loss tool but struggle to maintain. This is your answer!

Top tips:
* Remember your non-fasting days are not ‘cheat days’!
* Keep an eye on your water intake especially on low-calorie days, it will help you feel full!
* Roughly mark out your fast days in your head so you don’t get to Friday and have to fast on the weekend. 
* Herbals teas are a great way to stay satiated

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