The Fast Diet: The Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer by Michael MosleyThe #1 New York Times bestseller!
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.
7 Proven Intermittent Fasting Benefits
Ah, dieting. Except, instead of pasta, pizza shout out to the pizza place down the road from me that offers 2-for-1 all day, everyday. The diet entails a participant to eat normally for five days while reducing their calorie intake by a quarter on the other two days. A typical day would be porridge or gluten-free toast for breakfast, a protein and carb lunch and a protein and vegetable dinner. These meals add up to around calories, leaving you to add your own snacks as you please in the recommended count. I added foods like carrots, almonds and the occasional red wine and dark chocolate yes, they can still qualify under the limit! On these days you survive on those alone.
Home Weight Loss. Intermittent fasting—periods of voluntary abstinence from food and drink—is a broad term that can be applied to many different practices. Another version, alternate day fasting ADF , alternates hour periods of fasting which are actually very restricted calorie diets with days of eating freely. The approach limits fasting to just two days a week, while the Warrior Diet follows a hour fast with one large meal consumed at night. Research suggests that counting calories and limiting your food options can cause stress and increase cortisol production, which can subsequently lead to abandonment of the diet, feelings of deprivation, uncontrolled cravings, and weight regain.
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Looking for the fastest way to find out about ? Look no further! Click on the questions below to find out all you need to get started but do remember to talk to your doctor before you start any diet, especially if you have an ongoing medical condition like diabetes. Many people also report improved results in health tests like blood pressure and cholesterol testing, alongside significant, and sustainable, weight loss. For many of us, the fasting days also make us much more aware of what we eat all the time, so we make healthier choices and savour every meal. Increased energy and a feeling of freedom from cravings and anxiety around food is also really common. No — you never have to go a day without food.
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. Many people find this way of eating to be easier to stick to than a traditional calorie-restricted diet 1. Then, on the other two days, you reduce your calorie intake to a quarter of your daily needs. This is about calories per day for women, and for men. You can choose whichever two days of the week you prefer, as long as there is at least one non-fasting day in between them.