Chris Evans reveals he feels better than ever on new diet as he bans himself from drinking anything with food

RADIO presenter Chris Evans has revealed he's feeling better than ever after he banned himself from drinking while he eats.

The 53-year-old was joined on his Virgin Radio Breakfast Show today by the creators of the 5:2 Diet, Dr Clare Bailey and her husband Dr Michael Mosley, to promote their new Fast 800 Recipe Book when he shared the secret behind his new diet.

He said: "I eat too late, because I go to bed at silly o'clock. I don't want to eat at 4, as I should do as I go to bed at 7:30pm, all those kind of things.

"…Not drinking with food, as I have started to do that now, I have nothing with food, drink no more than 30 mins before or after.

Adding: "Or coffee or tea….. I have found it has helped immensely. I just feel better. I eat less as I'm drinking in between meals, which fills me up, where I'd go hungry before."

Commenting on his new diet, Dr Michael Mosley, who created the popular 5:2 Diet, vouched for Chris' approach.

The medic responded: "One of the key bits of advice if you are losing rapid weight, which on the 800 you will do at first, is you need to drink a lot of fluid because otherwise will get constipated and headaches, so yes it is a good strategy."

Dr Michael is the brains behind the popular 5:2 Diet, which is based on the idea of intermittent fasting, and allows you to still scoff sweet treats like cake when you fancy.

Dieters eat normally for five days of the week and severely restrict their calories for the other two.

The part-time aspect appeals to many people because there is no restriction on what you eat for five days of the week.

On the fasting days, dieters are meant to eat 25 percent of their recommended calorie total; 500 to 800 calories.

By only fasting intermittently, you can stop your body going into starvation mode and storing up fat.

Fans of the diet include comedian Dom Joly, actress Jennifer Metcalfe and presenter Phillip Schofield, who lost 9lb in just four weeks when he first started the diet.

The Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast show with Sky, weekdays from 6:30am.

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