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500 calorie meal plans for the 5:2 diet

Looking to slim down for your summer hol? The 5:2 diet is all about sticking to a healthy 2000 calories for five days and fasting on no more than 500 calories for two days – which means you can still eat your cake and lose the pounds! Not sure you can manage on 500 calories? Then read on to discover our favourite, filling 500 calorie meal plans for the 5:2 diet.

The diets featured on this website are designed for healthy adults over the age of 18.

Meal plan 1

Breakfast: Start your day with 2 Rye Ryvitas and spread with 2tsp Marmite. Calories so far: 90.

Lunch: Make soup your choice of lunch with a can of Weight Watchers’ filling Chicken, Potato & Leek soup (96 cals). As lunch is low cal, you have room for another snack, and a Sun-Maid Mini-Box (42 cals) is a great choice. Calories so far: 228.

Dinner: You still have quite a few calories for today, so tuck in to our tasty chicken tikka masala (225 cals), which leaves you with 89 calories extra for the day - see if one of our snacks under 100 cals takes your fancy. Total intake for whole day without snacks: 453.

For more delicious fast day meal plans, snack lists and more, download our NEW 5:2 diet complete meal planner today!

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