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The Fast Diet : Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer - Dr Michael Mosley

The Fast Diet

Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

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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!

Two years on from first publication of The Fast Diet, which outlined a radical new approach to weight loss and started a worldwide health revolution, intermittent fasting and the 5:2 programme is still the diet everyone is talking about.

In this fully updated and expanded edition for 2015, Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer revisit the health phenomenon of the decade. This bigger, better version of the original book will include:

New testimonials and case studies from Fast Dieters

An update on new science and research presented by Dr Michael Mosley

An update on Fast Diet lifestyle presented by Mimi Spencer - getting the best out of your Fast Days in practice

Some new recipes plus some Fast Day Favourites - a 'best of' selection from across the Fast books

New section on the psychology of dieting - mindfulness, willpower and good habits

How to get the most out of incorporating HIT and exercise into your programme

An all new Fast Diet planner

An improved, user-friendly calorie counter

About the Author

Dr Michael Mosley is a British journalist, scientist, producer and TV presenter.

Mimi Spencer is a feature-writer and columnist for publications including the Mail and the Evening Standard.

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can not believe how well this works!

This has all the info you need to start. I also bought the recipe book but this has plenty to start you off.
it works, and is so easy!

This has all the info you need to start. I also bought the recipe book but this has plenty to start you off.
it works, and is so easy!

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Very informative for those interested in health.

Helpful in trying to losing weight and explaining how to keep it off once you achieve your goal weight. Provides excellent recipes which are easy to prepare and tasty.

Helpful in trying to losing weight and explaining how to keep it off once you achieve your goal weight. Provides excellent recipes which are easy to prepare and tasty.

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5.0

I would recommend this to everyone

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    This book has changed my eating habits entirely, I've lost 6kgs and kept it off. I have given this book to my friends to read now. I read it in 2 days bc I found it so interesting.

     
    4.0

    Worth a Read

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    from Kellyville NSW

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    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
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    • A Bit Slow

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    This book introduced me to Fasting days during the week and what it can achieve and help with different ailments and medical conditions, worth having a look if asthma, blood pressure and other common ailments affect you.

     
    3.0

    Very informative for those interested in health.

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        Helpful in trying to losing weight and explaining how to keep it off once you achieve your goal weight. Provides excellent recipes which are easy to prepare and tasty.

         
        5.0

        Great, easy to read and very informative

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          It is helpful as I have recently embarked on the 5.2 way of eating it made it easy to understand and explained why it works!

           
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            I use this to refer to on a daily basis while on the Fast Diet

             
            5.0

            Such a great read

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              Really good read. Great way to lose weight

               
              5.0

              Well worth buying!

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              from Perth, Western Australia

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              • Easy To Read
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                Well worth reading. I think Dr. Mosley has found the answer to the long term problems of being overweight. The personal stories were inspiring.

                 
                5.0

                Great guide for healthy living

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                  Just what you would expect from Dr Michael Mosley, clear, concise and factual.

                   
                  4.0

                  Very informative and easy to read

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                    The book outlines the science behind fasting and why it may work for weight loss. Very easy to understand.

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                        This book was hard to follow. I lent it to three friends and all said the same and one said she didn't
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                        "The most popular diet this century." -- Daily Telegraph "The diet that has made even the sceptics sit up and listen." -- Sainsbury's Magazine "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 Aging "A modern phenomenon...it sometimes seems as if every other person you meet is following the Fast Diet" --The Guardian

                        Mimi Spencer

                        Mimi Spencer is a prizewinning fashion and beauty journalist. She is a feature-writer and columnist for titles including the Mail, Grazia, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, You magazine, Observer Woman, Observer Food Monthly and Waitrose Food Illustrated. Mimi was editor of ES Magazine for two years following six years as Fashion Editor for the Evening Standard. Mimi lives in Brighton with two children and a barrister husband.


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                        Dr Michael Mosley

                        Michael trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London and after qualifying joined the BBC as a trainee assistant producer. Over the last 25 years he has made numerous science and history documentaries for the BBC, first behind the camera, more recently as a presenter. He was executive producer of QED, Trust Me I’m a Doctor and Superhuman. He worked with John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston, Sir David Attenborough and Professor Alice Roberts.

                        He devised and executive-produced the three most popular science or history programmes of the last decade: Pompeii- the last day, Supervolcano and Krakatoa. As a presenter he has made a dozen series for the BBC, including Medical Mavericks, Blood and Guts, Inside Michael Mosley, Science Story, The Young Ones, Inside the Human Body and the Truth about Exercise.

                        He is currently making three new series, as well as being a regular science presenter for the BBC’s One Show. He has won numerous awards, including being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.

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                        ISBN: 9781780722375
                        ISBN-10: 1780722370
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 256
                        Published: 1st January 2015
                        Publisher: Short Books Ltd
                        Country of Publication: GB
                        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.8
                        Weight (kg): 0.19
                        Edition Number: 2