As in that topic, best to post an introduction to your style of 5:2 and then list any benefits you've experienced from this lifestyle.
I've been doing 5:2 since August, I started on lunch & dinner of 250cals but this made me extra hungry so after 6-8 weeks doing that I swapped onto a 400-500 cal dinner, sometimes allowing myself 50 cals of that to have a low cal soup or hot choc during the day if needed. I fast on Mondays & Thursdays.
Improved skin I used to have really bad eczema in my ears (is that TMI? Sorry), suffering from occasional ear infections and one really bad one last year which resulted in vast amounts of medication and a great deal of pain. Since starting 5:2 this condition has been noticeably improved, although I must say I've had a slight downward turn in it since Christmas - probably because my eating habits were not so good for a few weeks. I should think that now I'm back to relatively normal eating alongside my 5:2 that it will improve again.
Weight loss Well, obviously Done very well with this so far. Actually I've found as well that the weight seems to be coming off in places where it used to be quite stubborn. My thights, while still thunderous are a better shape than they have been in years and I haven't lost as much off my boobs as I would normally.
Better food choices and attitude towards food I will generally choose healthier food options these days and while I do snack regularly (as I've found I don't have to be particularly strict on feed days despite having done so at first) I don't vastly overeat.
Listen to my body more I'm not sure if this ought to be going on the negative list, but I find it to be a positive. My body definately tells me more readily now if I've eaten too much or had too many rich/sugary foods, I can't eat them in quantity anymore as it upsets my tummy (to varying degrees, from a bit of a gripe to, er, unpleasantness!). I see this as a good thing, I shouldn't be able to eat a few chocolate bars in a row and feel great about it. My body tells me this isn't good for me and so I listen, or better yet I try not to upset it!
And perhaps the most important side effect of all -
Contentment! I am so happy with this lifestyle. For years I've dieted on and off, calorie restricted daily, gone on slimfast, tried fads... nothing has been sustainable. I enjoy 5:2, I feel good about it and I can still enjoy my food. I have never been happier while losing weight.