The 5:2™ Diet is not just a 'diet' - it’s a lifestyle proven to transform your health through intermittent fasting

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The official home of the 5:2™ diet

When Dr Michael Mosley created the 5:2 diet following his own health struggles, he knew he was onto something. It pairs intermittent fasting, which is consistently proven to result in healthy weight loss, with a moderately low carb Mediterranean-style diet, the most healthy way of eating in the world.

The result is a lifestyle that is so sustainable it can be followed for life. Since it began, thousands of our members have used our Programme to guide them through the 5:2 diet and achieved results they could only dream of. Discover what you’re capable of today.

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The 5:2™ diet - making weight loss easy

The 5:2 diet involves regular intermittent fasting for an effective, gradual way to lose weight and keep it off long term.

On two days per week, consume approximately 800 calories, otherwise there is no calorie restriction. Learn how on the only official 5:2 diet programme, developed by Dr Michael Mosley to support weight loss with a Mediterranean-style diet.

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How the Programme can help

Comprehensive 5:2 diet meal plan to suit your goals

  • Developed by nutritionists, including macros and calorie counts
  • Vegetarian options available

Round out your 5:2 lifestyle with 200 guided workouts

  • Resistance, yoga, Pilates and cardio classes guided by fitness experts
  • Low-impact beginner to advanced fitness

Hundreds of tasty intermittent fasting-friendly recipes

  • Satisfying portions for fasting and non-fasting days
  • Automated shopping lists for ultimate convenience

Real support from real people

  • Exclusive direct Health Coach support
  • Interactive community with others giving intermittent fasting a go

Exclusive app for members only

  • Key weight loss tools you need, in the palm of your hand
  • Access your 5:2 diet programme any time, anywhere

Keep on track with mindfulness and behaviour-change course

  • Science-backed support to help keep on track with the 5:2 diet lifestyle
  • 40+ guided mindfulness videos to support mind and body

What our members say

We've helped over 100,000 people just like you lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.

What does it cost?*

12 week programme

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This gives you access to the 12-week programme plus one extra month of membership to The Fast 800. After that, your ongoing monthly membership is . You can cancel this monthly membership at any time. *This price structure is only available via the website.

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Monday 27th May

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