Diet & Health

Mar 012013

Hey, heard about the “Fast Diet” yet? Sounds like something worth looking into if you are a person who struggles with “will power”.


Dr. Michael Mosley – The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting


The Fast Diet also includes a calorie counter, full colour section, 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.

Check out this video on the Fast Diet


Controversial ‘Fast Diet’ Instructs 2 Days of Fasting

British doctor who created the feast and famine weight loss plan says it can help you live longer.

This diet seems to be perfect for me because I have problems “giving up” my favorite foods. I am going to try this and will report my progress as I go. Wish me luck!

UPDATE: 04/29/2013

Well I can report that I have begun the diet journey using the Fast Diet method.  After doing lots of research and taking in everything I could find on this method, I took the plunge.  I can say that my first “fasting day” of 600 calories was not so easy for me.  I am a person who eats without thinking.  I  unconsciously find myself eating chips, candy,  leftovers, or drinking a soda  just because its there. Not because I’m hungry. So limiting myself to the 600 calories allowed on fast days was a bit of a shock. One good thing has been my wife’s willingness to do this diet along with me. So meal planning has been pretty easy. And as the book points out with its sample menus and meal planners, you can create meals with plenty of food but still meet the 600 calorie a day limit. Now this diet is not set up to lose a lot of weight quickly. It is made to allow your body to adjust itself back to a place where you are eating healthy and keeping off the weight you are dropping. And since you have 5 days to eat normally, you are not being forced to give up your favorite foods.  This was the reason I decided to try it. Will power is not my strongest attribute! So I have started to notice more room in my pants and the scales confirm the fact that weight is coming off. So All is good as of now. I will continue to update as I go along and see what happens. If you think this may be for you grab a copy of the book below, and give it a go!

Fast Diet
by: Dr Michael Moseley
publisher: Short Books, published: 2013-01-11
ASIN: 1780721676
EAN: 9781780721675
sales rank: 24
price: $9.59 (new), $9.59 (used)

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.

The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health
by: Kate Harrison
published: 2012-11-29
sales rank: 368

The 5:2 Diet will transform your body, your mind and your health. It’s the revolutionary part-time weight loss diet with lifelong health and anti-ageing results. This is the simplest, most flexible and most health enhancing weight loss programme you’ll ever follow – and with this book to guide you, you can start today. You’ll still get to eat all the foods you love but enjoy incredible health benefits, with positive effects on cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and more.

Intermittent fasting is revolutionising the weight loss world. Simply by eating significantly less for one or two days a week you can trigger incredible physical and mental changes that protect your body and brain from damage and help it repair itself.

And The 5:2 Diet Book – packed with tips, science, recipes, inspiration and case studies from over thirty dieters – will help you join the revolution to lose weight, boost your brain and transform your body.

And it’ll even save you money, with no specialist diet foods or supplements required. No wonder it’s as popular with men as it is with women – and with first-time dieters as with weight loss veterans.

Journalist and former yoyo dieter Kate Harrison has finally won the battle with her weight – now she shares the secrets that are helping thousands of men and women transform their bodies. The 5:2 Diet Book is your comprehensive guide to the wonderful world of intermittent fasting.
It includes:

• All you need to trigger the ‘healing’ mode that happens when you restrict your diet for as little as one day a week
• The incredible effects on your brain cells
• The transformation in the way you view hunger and food
• The cost savings you can make – saving pounds from your food bill as you lose them from your body!
• 5:2 your way – how to personalise the diet to your exact requirements and preferences
• Detailed meal plans, and simple but healthy recipes…
• Or ready-made suggestions for when you don’t feel like cooking
• Hundreds of real-life tips and success stories from men and women like you

This is more than another diet craze – it’s anything but crazy and it’s a lifestyle you’ll want to adopt for the rest of your life.

The FastDiet
by: Michael Mosley
publisher: Atria Books, published: 2013-02-26
sales rank: 84

Is it possible to eat normally, five days a week, and become slimmer and healthier as a result?

Simple answer: yes. You just limit your calorie intake for two nonconsecutive days each week—500 calories for women, 600 for men. You’ll lose weight quickly and effortlessly with the FastDiet.

Scientific trials of intermittent fasters have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off, but also reduce your risk of a range of diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and even cancer. “The scientific evidence is strong that intermittent fasting can improve health,” says Dr. Mark Mattson, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences, National Institute on Aging, and Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University.

This book brings together the results of new, groundbreaking research to create a dietary program that can be incorporated into your busy daily life, featuring:

• Forty 500- and 600-calorie meals that are quick and easy to make

• 8 pages of photos that show you what a typical “fasting meal” looks like

• The cutting-edge science behind the program

• A calorie counter that makes dieting easy

• And much more.

Far from being just another fad, the FastDiet is a radical new way of thinking about food, a lifestyle choice that could transform your health. This is your indispensable guide to simple and effective weight loss, without fuss or the need to endlessly deprive yourself.

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