IS IT POSSIBLE TO EAT WELL, MOST OF THE TIME, AND GET SLIMMER AND HEALTHIER AS YOU DO IT? WITH THE FAST DIET IT IS. This radical new approach to weight loss is the diet that everyone is talking about. It really is as simple as it sounds: you eat normally five days a week, then for just two days you cut your calories (500 for women, 600 for men). Scientific trials of Intermittent Fasting have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off but also lower your risk of a range of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Dr Michael Mosley, the medical journalist whose BBC Horizon programme alerted the world to the Intermittent Fasting phenomenon, presents the fascinating science behind the 5:2 diet. Mimi Spencer, award-winning food and fashion writer, explains the practicalities of how to go about it. The Fast Diet also includes a calorie counter and a whole section of 'Fast 500' and 'Fast 600' menu plans which will enable you to incorporate this groundbreaking weight-loss system into your daily life.
About the Author
Dr Michael Mosley is a British journalist, scientist, producer and TV presenter. His Horizon Programme, Eat, Fast, Live Longer, had a phenomenal global response when it was broadcast on BBC Two in August. Mimi Spencer is a journalist and author. A feature-writer and columnist for titles including the Mail, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, the Spectator, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, and Observer Food Monthly. She is the author of 101 Things To Do Before You Diet (Transworld 2010).
The biggest diet revolution since the Atkins --Daily Mail The only diet you'll ever need --Mail on Sunday The diet that works --Radio Times The year's most talked about weight-loss trend --Daily Express Intermittent fasting is ideal for those of us who can just about manage to be good, but lack the long-distance rigour of saints --Allison Pearson The scientific evidence that Intermittent Fasting can have numerous health benefits is strong --Professor Mark Mattson, National Institute on Ageing A modern phenomenon...it sometimes seems as if every other person you meet is following the fast diet --The Guardian
Was recommended this book by my daughter so decided to see what it was all about. The subject is fascinating and extremely easy to read and understand for he person with limited medical knowledge. I really appreciated the calorie lists and suggested recipes at the back of the book. Both my husband and I have followed the fast diet, although not strictly as yet, but the weeks that we did we found it very easy to sustain the fast for the two days with normal eating days inbetween and both lost at leastr three kilos over a period of about a month which we were very happy about. Intend to follow the diet more strictly in the next couple of weeks and would recommen it to anyone wishing to improve their overall health with the stress of limiting yourself all the time. A very enjoyable and educating read.
Easy to read and follow, good scientific information as well as how to apply the diet to your own life. Have been thinking about the ratio 2:5 ever since. Am able to choose which days I diet and whci hdays I don't and that's very flexible and easy to manage.
This book is well written by a Doctor and a food expert. Easy to read and to makes your own mind up re the results that are presented. Looks like it works and I will know soon enough for myself. Amazing that Fishpond can get my books here to New Zealand so quickly - the best service and now only use Fishpond for any books I need.
Very well written and easy to follow. I am thrilled with how healthy I feel already. The first week was the hardest.....3 weeks on, and 3.5kg less, I am super happy! My body is getting use to not eating as much on my 'fast' days and I am finding I slow down and enjoy my food more. I wanted to purchase this book not only for weight loss, but to have a healthy body and lifestyle for the rest of my life.
Look what a great book, the documentary was too but this is just great to have on hand, easy to fall back on. Full of great ideas and healthy recipes to make. This is the scientifically proven, healthy, totally natural way to better health, got to be worth a go, eh?
The best and most inspiring book I've read on health, it's not a diet as such but a change of life and thoughts.
Thanks Michael Mosley. I totally recommend this to anyone wanting a easier approach to a healthy lifestyle. It makes sense and it totally works!
I was put onto this book by my sister in-law and as I've got to the age where the winter weight takes a bit to long to come off I thought that I would give it a go and as I'm a person that gets bored with diets after a about a week it sounded if it may suit me. And after reading the fast diet book thought that this may not only help me loose the most of winter weight as well as helping my health.
I have now done 3 weeks and am feeling better and my cloths fit better I really don't think of this as a diet but a slight change of life style