When I first heard about this, it made sense to me. Obviously I am from a juice cleanse company, so it makes sense to me, but more from the perspective of my own life. I work on more of a “weekends off” type strategy with my lifestyle. So my boyfriend and I will indulge in whatever we feel like on the weekend, it won’t be junk food 24/7, but we eat a pretty strict vegan diet during the week where we can control what we are eating and making, so the weekends are the time when it is like “I feel like Mexican Fajitas, well, lets have it”. It also means that when Monday morning rolls around, we are back on the juices and our calorie intake will decrease dramatically. Normally Monday and Tuesday will be just juice and salad (purging for the fajitas on the weekend), and honestly it is all we feel like!
So when I heard about the 5:2 diet, I thought it seemed sensible. The weight loss regimen that has become all the rage in the U.K, prescribes that adherents eat their typical diet five days per week and then spend two days consuming a quarter of their normal calories -- what amounts to about 500 for women and 600 for men. Whilst, my diet doesn’t strictly adhere to these actual numbers, I still find the comparison to my own lifestyle of relying on getting through on just a few juices for a few days a week. Even though our normal cleanse programs are not calorie deficient, we do have new juice packs that tailor quite well to those looking for an option for those “fast” days. The juices that I rely on are the following:
Vego Mego – Spinach, celery, beetroot, lemon, ginger 188 calories
Leap Frog – apple, cucumber, spinach, parsley, kiwifruit 228 calories
Green Salad – carrot, celery, parsley, lemon, cucumber 174 calories
The Alkaliser – cucumber, celery, lemon, parsley, spinach, kiwifruit 167 calories
The juices are part of the Mostly Veg Juice Pack, so even though they are more than the normal “fasting” day recommendation of 500 for women, they work beautifully for me. You can see the other juice packs online now