With summer just around the corner, many of us will look to shed a pound or two, or simply aim to eat more healthily as the warmer days approach.

Founders of The Dietarian, Lee and Claire Prentice, are on a mission to support the health of people across Scotland. They deliver nutritious, home cooked, calorie counted meals to the homes of clients following the 5:2 diet. Established while the couple were living in London after Claire, having had success with the 5:2 diet, started cooking fasting bags for several of Lee’s personal training clients. Now based in Moffat they deliver throughout Dumfries and Galloway, and Edinburgh and the Lothians, with plans afoot for nationwide delivery.

It’s been a few years since the 5:2 diet became the hit eating programme, with advocates claiming it helps achieve a healthy weight as well as providing a number of health benefits. Personal trainer Lee and Claire, a nurse, have seen first hand the impact that nutrition has on our health, fitness and well-being. Together they’ve supported hundreds of clients, many losing a significant amount of weight, to embrace a more balanced way of living. 

Intermittent Fasting (IF) became popular in 2012 when journalist Doctor Michael Mosley trialled it,  and subsequently created the 5:2 diet. So called because five days of the week are normal eating days while the other two restrict calories to 800 per day. Consistently recommended by both doctors and nutritionists, the 5:2 diet, by reducing calorie intake for two days each week, can lead to reductions in body fat, insulin resistance and other chronic diseases. Many people report great success with this way of eating as it follows the principles of a balanced diet without restricting food groups. Elaine (pictured below) is one of them. “I found these two photos; my son Jack’s 16th and 19th birthdays – I am shocked! The Dietarian helped me with fasting bags and I feel so much healthier, body and mind, than ever before.” 

The Dietarian provides food for fasting days, and if required food with around 1800 calories for a further three days. Claire explains; “Many people find the fasting days challenging, so we provide fast day bags. Delicious fresh food, already calorie counted, taking the planning and preparation off your to-do list.” 

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