The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer Paperback – Jan 10 2013
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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
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).See all Product Description
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It's reasonably well written. It clarifies the 5:2 diet which was only briefly mentioned in the documentary. It consists of five normal days a week, and 2 non-consecutive days eating a calorie restricted diet of 500 cal (women) or 600 cal (men). There's a summary of the science behind the diet, and some useful suggestions for people following the diet. (There's also some suggested recipes for the fasting days - which weren't to my taste).
As I'd already been following alternate day fasting for four months when I got this book, it was a little disappointing: I'd already established that intermittent fasting diets work well for me, and was looking for more hard science. In this respect it didn't add enough new content to the documentary. However, I don't regret having bought the book - if only so that I can lend it to people who didn't see the documentary.
For a more detailed description of the medicine behind fat check out the Gary Taubes book "Why We Get Fat" - or watch his Walnut Creek library lecture on YouTube.
It looks like it's working. I lost 10pds in 3 weeks. I fast Tuesday , Friday, and no eating at all (0 cal) during these 2 day. No problems at all, except I had to use few Tums in the afternoon.
It's working! 10 more and I'm done!
Most recent customer reviews
Excellent. Interesting personal journey for this doctor, paralleled with scientific research on intermittent fasting and the benefits thereof for better health and slimness.Published 1 month ago by Fireweed 9
This is a great way to lose weight and maintain it. I have followed this for 2.5 years, first losing 25 pounds, then keeping them off easily. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Gunn
Good introduction into 5-2 diet. Just don't read it, do it. Great long term results!Published 2 months ago by knockknock
Started this two years ago and am still doing it. I lost 20 lbs and now just keep on it, in a bit more relaxed way, to maintain my weight. Read morePublished 3 months ago by orocam
Interesting (healthy) concept on a do-able diet plan. Wanting to engage.Published 9 months ago by Dr Phil
Not REALLY started the diet myself but am getting ready to plan it. The book has more than enough guidelines as well as recipes for the fasting days to make this an easy step for... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this! This is the easiest life style change ever! I lost 15 lbs in 3 months and I know I can do this for the rest of my life. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer