Why I Don't Recommend the 5:2 Method of Intermittent Fasting
- Published on Apr 15, 2019
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In this video, Dr. Berg explains why you should NOT do the 5:2 intermittent fasting program. 5:2 means for 5 days, you are eating regularly with no restrictions to what you eat, and for 2 days, you lowered your calories by 75%. First of all, the 5:2 diet is not even intermittent fasting because you are just lowering your calories.
Here are two reasons why this is not recommended:
1. You are not going to adapt to a full state of ketosis.
2. No standard of what to eat.
Recommendation: Do intermittent fasting every single day and do it correctly - start with 16:8 daily, then if you are comfortable with the ratio, start shortening the eating window a little bit to notice better results.
Eric Berg, DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of "The New Body Type Guide" and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “Doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.
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