The Fast Diet

Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer

Published by Short Books in Paperback / Epub (£7.99) on 28-01-2013

How intermittent fasting helps you lose weight and live longer

Is it possible to eat anything you like, five days a week and get slimmer and healthier as you do it? Answer: yes. You simply quarter your calorie intake for two non-consecutive days each week (500 calories for women, 600 for men). You’ll lose weight quickly and easily – and the joy of The Fast Diet is that the side effects are all good.  The science is easy: intermittent fasting takes your body out of ‘go-go’ mode and puts it into survival mode. This causes the body to slow production of new cells and instead repair old ones. You not only lose weight, you also reduce your risk of a range of diseases, from diabetes, asthma and arthritis to cardiovascular disease and even cancer. You also slow the ageing process and boost your brain.

 This book brings together the results of recent revolutionary research to create a dietary programme that anyone can incorporate into their normal working life. It also includes more than 40 ‘Fast 500’ & ‘Fast 600’ recipes by The Times nutritionist Sarah Maber.  Far from being just another ‘fad’, The Fast Diet is a lifestyle choice which doctors are actually recommending for general health. This is your indispensible guide to making the pounds fly off, while eating all the foods you love.

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The Fast Diet Recipe Book

The indispensable companion to the #1 best-seller that everyone’s talking about: The Fast Diet. With over 150 carefully crafted, nutritious and low-calorie recipes in a beautiful full-colour format, incorporating the 5:2 Diet into your life couldn’t be easier.

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