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Local Nutritionist Weighs In On Diet

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The 5:2 Diet is becoming the latest craze in the diet world.

The diet consists of eating normally five days a week and then eating a low amount of calories two days a week.

On the fasting days, dieters must eat one–fourth of their typical daily calories, about 500 calories for women and 600 for men.

But some nutritionists aren't for this new diet saying it's unhealthy.

"I think dating is sort of crazy to begin with honestly. I mean I'm glad people are watching what they eat, but I'm not sure this is the best way to do it. When we looked at the fasting, I mean some of the days, they're only eating breakfast and dinner and to me that seems that your blood sugar would drop and you'd have a very hard time between lunch and two in the afternoon," says Jill Skeem, a macrobiotic health counselor.

It doesn't matter which days you decide to feast and the ones you choose to fast. The fasting days are non–consecutive.


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