Welcome to the 5:2 Diet – the proven way to lose weight and improve your health.

Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever you do, this can work for you. Intermittent fasting is simple, flexible and free – and you only need to do it twice a week. You will save money, and even cut your risk of serious illness.

You can start today – using free information and inspiration on this site! Plus, discover how Kate’s four 5:2 books can help you plan for success – including the brand new 5:2 Good Food Kitchen. Cook delicious 5:2 friendly meals using our recipes. And learn how to apply these part-time principles to transforming the parts of your life that make you happiest.

Or – new for 2015 – you can download free podcasts to help on your journey, via iTunes, or the podcast’s own channel.

What are you waiting for? Get started right now.

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The 5:2 Diet Podcasts… available free to download now!


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Would you like to hear all about 5:2 – tips, advice, science, food news & success stories? Now you can, for free.

The new 5:2 Diet Podcast is available either from the dedicated channel page, or to subscribe to via iTunes! You can also listen to an episode right now from your desktop by clicking the player below, and find the shownotes and links in the News section. Best bit of all? They’re completely FREE!

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Discover how to 5:2 Your Life!