The typical personal trainer in the Sydney CBD will invariably come across a fad diet. The client will typically read about it in their health and fitness magazine or have heard it from a friend whilst exercising in a gym and want to know if they should give it a go. 

Recently, the 5:2 diet has come along making all sorts of unsubstantiated claims. Essentially the diets claims that you can eat whatever you like for 5 days as long as you reduce calorie intake to approximately 500 calories (25% of your typical daily intake) on the other 2 days. According to the book "This restriction makes changes to how your body repairs itself which may help prevent diseases including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, type 2 diabetes and cancer." 

Lets be clear. Not one single randomised study has evaluated patients on the 5:2 diet and examined their effects on the health outcomes., let alone the weight loss effects. We prefer to take an evidence based approach using tried and tested methods.

A good personal trainer in the sydney CBD will tell you to steer clear of these fad diets.

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