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Intermittent Fasting

intermittent-fastingThis is the third edition to the Intermittent Fasting diet meal plan. If you’ve been reading these then you’ll have a good idea what the diet is, but in case you haven’t, I’ll give you a brief description.

About Intermittent Fasting

First off, if you’re confused by the title change of this post (intermittent instead of 5:2) then don’t be. The Intermittent Fasting diet and the 5:2 fasting diet are both the same diets, just different names.

So, the Intermittent Diet is where you eat 2000 calories for 5 days in a week, and for the other 2 days, you cut your calories to just 500. It’s important not to have both of your fasting days one after another, as this could put your health at risk. As you can imagine, you’re fasting days can be extremely difficult, and without the right diet plan, you’d most likely either fail, or eat the wrong type of foods to knock your calories count up. For a full description, see our first blog post on the 5:2 diet. Hopefully now you’ve got a better idea what the diet is, lets get into the meal plan.

Meal Plan

Breakfast –

1 portobello mushroom (large)

1 vine of cherry tomatoes

1 egg

100g young spinach leaves

nutmeg (just a pinch)

snipped chives

salt and pepper

oil (for spraying)

Total calories = 124

Lunch –

1 onion (chopped)

2 carrots (sliced thin)

1 baking potato (sliced thin)

250g red lentils (split)

1.5 pints chicken stock  (one chicken stock cube)

50g tomatoes (chopped)

15g butter

1 bay leaf

Salt and pepper

IMPORTANT – makes 6 portions! Only have one a day.

Total calories (per serving) = 130

Dinner –

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp minced garlic

2 tsp minced fresh thyme

170g spinach (fresh)

907g ricotta cheese (can go half & half with fat)

1 egg

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp nutmeg

12 lasagna noodles (no-boil)

1 24 ounce jar of spaghetti/marinara sauce

226g mozzarella cheese (shredded)

IMPORTANT – makes 12 servings! Only have one.

Total calories = 262

Full days calories = 512

So, that’s it, your meal plan for one of your fasting days in the Intermittent Fasting diet. The calorie count is a little over 500, but it doesn’t matter, as long as you have nothing else to eat! If you’re wondering about what you can drink on the Intermittent Fasting diet, then the answer is simple, you can drink anything that doesn’t include calories. If you’d like to check anything over with us, or even just ask any questions about the diet that aren’t covered in any of our articles, you can either post in the comments of this post, or get at us on Twitter/Facebook.

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