The 5:2 Diet Book by Kate HarrisonThe 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, Alzheimers 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 yo-yo 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.
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The diet, also known as The Fast Diet, is currently the most popular intermittent fasting diet. It's called the diet because five days of the week are normal eating days, while the other two restrict calories to — per day. Because there are no requirements about which foods to eat but rather when you should eat them, this diet is more of a lifestyle.
Fasting facts: is the 5:2 diet too good to be true?
Recent research has shown that the diet can also reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer and even dementia…. Keen to avoid this, I started to look into what else I could do, and came across something called intermittent fasting — significantly restricting calories for short bursts. The one I found most do-able involved two days of cutting calories, or fasting, a week. I called this the After just 12 weeks on the diet, I lost nearly 20 lb and reversed my diabetes.
More than a year since they first hit the bookshops, diet books are still bestsellers on Amazon. Reading through all the potential health benefits of fasting, the practice has panacea written all over it. So far, so compelling. Even dietitians are interested. Is it too good to be true? There is some evidence that cravings are lessened by fasting, although this is a hard topic to study. Eating patterns, metabolisms and minds are stubbornly individual, while self-perception of such matters can be muddy.
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Back to Food and diet. Note — this article, originally written in January , was updated in May The diet is an increasingly popular diet plan with a flurry of newspaper articles and books being published on it in the run up to Christmas and in January The diet is based on a principle known as intermittent fasting IF — where you eat normally at certain times and then fast during other times. The diet is relatively straightforward — you eat normally five days a week, and fast on the other two days.