What readers say about The 5:2 Diet Book:
Worth every penny to help change your attitude to food and be healthier.
Being a sporty male, I was interested by the long-term health benefits. Inspirational reading!
Kate’s honest guide helped me through the first fast day. It should be your bible.
The 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, Alzheimer’s 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 yoyo 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.
• All you need to trigger the ‘healing’ mode that happens when you restrict your diet for as little as one day a week
• The incredible effects on your brain cells –
• The transformation in how you view hunger and food
• The cost savings you can make – saving pounds from your food bill as you lose them from your body!
• 5:2 your way – how to personalise the diet to your exact requirements and preferences
• Detailed meal plans, and simple but healthy recipes…
• Or ready-made suggestions for when you don’t feel like cooking.
• Hundreds of real-life tips and success stories from men and women like you.
This is more than another diet craze – it’s anything but crazy and it’s a lifestyle you’ll want to adopt for the rest of your life.
This book is the go-to 5:2 bible… Kate’s inspiring tone, motivational tips and simple menu ideas make this book a convert’s best bud. * WOMEN’S FITNESS * Harrison presents the facts, practical tips, anecdotes and recipes. * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH * The 5:2 diet made easy! * CLOSER *
–This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Before becoming a novelist, Kate Harrison worked for a news agency, reporting mainly for the national tabloids. She then moved to the BBC where she was a reporter in regional news in Bristol and Birmingham, producer on Newsround, and worked on Panorama and other investigative/consumer shows and documentaries. Kate is the author of eight novels, including the Secret Shopper series (Orion), and, most recently, The Boot Camp (Orion 2012). In 2011, Orion Children’s Books published the first of her young adult trilogy, Soul Beach. Kate has written for national newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red and Cosmopolitan.
I really didn’t mean to buy this book. I was looking for the book by Dr. Mosley after seeing an article on the BBC. That book was not yet available but I saw this one down below. I didn’t expect much – probably just some airhead without any professional training or actual experience with the method trying to make a few bucks by capitalizing on the publicity of the BBC program and writing a pile of fluff. But, since I had had great success with a similar type of diet plan some years ago, I though I would just have a look and then, probably, write a scathing review. Well, I greatly underestimated the author and the quality of this book. She is actually a professional writer, although not usually in this field. You can’t believe how much this helps you actually keep on reading the book. She has done a really professional job of giving facts and making them interesting. She intersperses her own experiences (diary notations) and those of others who have also actually used this method with solid descriptions of the method and the science behind it. Towards the end she supplies some recipes for the low calorie days. Having been through a similar, but not exactly the same, process in the past, I can say that the experiences the author and the others report ring true. Their comments give you a very good idea of what to expect while you are going through this. I lost more than 80 pounds on a very similar plan and kept it all off for about twelve years before I got lazy. This is a plan a body can truly stay on for a very long time. No faddish nonsense here. I still weigh less than I did when I first used this method about 40 years ago but I certainly need to get it back in place again. There is also a bit of scientific background in this book, which is explained, I think, clearly and exactly. This is not a fluffy approach. She introduces many relevant scientific findings, many very recent, so we can understand better why this approach is likely to help us get our weights down to a reasonable level while also improving our general health. She gives a lot of sound reasons, with scientific explanations, why the intermittent fasting approach is likely to make us much healthier in general, weight loss or not. For those of us trying to lose some weight she makes the very important point, that I have also seen elsewhere, that, as your weight goes down, so do your daily calorie expenditures. So, you must account for this if you intend to keep losing weight at the same rate or just realize that your rate of weight loss will slow down over time if you keep ingesting the same number of calories. There are references and links to other sites so you can read other relevant articles and do calculations easily yourself. These links do not generally go to the primary literature but to other interpreters of it. Nonetheless, as a Ph.D. in a biomedical field, I think these links will be more useful to most readers than the original scientific articles. One caveat to U.S.A. readers is that the author is British and tends to use their systems of measurement, sometimes mixed up with ours. She quotes weights in stone (1 stone = 14 lbs) and kg (1 kg = 2.2 lbs.) but those do not resonate with most Americans. Her recipes tend to list amounts in grams, which are very precise but not so easily measured on U.S. scales. A gram is only a wee bit, a mere 0.035274 ounces. One oz (which many U.S. scales report, is 28.349 grams, and that’s just by weight. Similarly, you may need to look up some volume conversions. I was pleasantly surprised by the recipes. I haven’t tried them yet but many of them look like things I would actually like, while maintaining the calorie profiles one needs for those low cal days. Bottom line – this is a really clear and well-written manual for a method I know from my own experience will work to help a person lose weight. It’s true she is enthusiastic about this method, but she makes her case very convincingly and brings the reader along. She seems to be a friend who knows how this all works and is delighted to help us get on with it. I am inspired by her book to get back on this and will update my review as time goes on to let you know if it still works for this old lady.
I’d normally rather chew off my own arm (after counting the calories) than read a weight-loss book but the whole concept makes sense to me. Having been a lifelong “skinny” person, middle age and a rather-too-lively interest in wine made sure I thickened up around the mid-section, and no amount of exercise would shift it. I lost a couple of kilos in Oslo after a close encounter with a dodgy mussel gave me a night to remember that I’d rather forget, and I wanted to capitalize on that loss. So I bit the bullet (again with an eating reference!) and read Kate’s book. It’s interesting, sensible, readable, understandable and funny … I loved it and I refer back to it often, to check I’m eating the right portions or when I need inspiration. And I’ve lost another two kilos, so the proof is in the pudding (too much?).
I was inspired to try the diet by reading the website and having saw the segment on Horizon that led the author down this journey, but the book really solidified my motivation to try the diet. After reading The 5:2 diet, I didn’t feel the fear of what if I fail. I felt like this was just a new way to try eating that may have a lot of benefits. The 5:2 diet takes the pressure off of eating and is extra easy.
- Title: The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health
- Autor: Kate Harrison
- Publisher (Publication Date): CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1481235966
- ISBN-13: | 978-1481235969
- Download File Format: EPUB, PDF