The Fast Diet: The secret of intermittent fasting – lose weight, stay healthy, live longer

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Short Books, Limited, Jan 10, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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THE OFFICIAL 5:2 DIET

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 revolutionary new approach to weight loss is 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 who first 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, 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.  
  The biggest diet revolution since the Atkins --Daily Mail

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 Aging

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Best ebook I've invested in for a long time and most of the information is in the first 100 pages.
I like that whilst it doesn't page identically to the paper book you are given page numbers in the
margins that make it easy to find cross references.
I personally didn't need the chapter of kudos/testimoinials (a link off to the website would have been enough for me) but I did appreciate having the science references. Strangely a lot of the urls didn't hyperlink off to the web but it's no biggie.
Only 2 weeks in but already a convert. Hope I can keep it up.
 

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About the author (2013)

Michael Mosley was born on March 22, 1957 in Kolkata, India. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at New College, Oxford. He worked as a banker for two years and decided to change careers and study medicine at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School and then move into psychiatry. His career took another turn as he joined a trainee assistant producer program at the BBC in 1985. He is best known as a presenter of television programs on biology and medicine, and his regular appearances on The One Show. Mosley produced a number of science programs. His work includes The Human Face, Inventions That Changed the World, Blood and Guts, Medical Mavericks, The Story of Science and The Truth About Exercise. He has won numerous television awards, including a Royal Television Award. He was named Medical Journalist of the Year in 1995 by the British Medical Association. He is the author of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet and the coauthor, with Mimi Spencer, of The FastDiet.

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