The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer by Michael Mosley, 9781476734941

The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting by Michael Mosley

Print Length: 224 Pages
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Language: English
ASIN: 1476734941
ISBN-13: 9781476734941
ISBN-13: 978-1476734941
ISBN-10: 1780722370
File Format: PDF

The #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.

You will be amazed at the results.

Didn’t purchase the book, but I am currently doing intermediate dieting. I hate to call it a diet because I have been on it for about a year. It’s become a lifestyle for me. I wanted to share my experience in case anyone else wanted to change their life, like I did. I started this after seeing Jimmy Kimmels weight loss and his interview of this diet. My weight loss journey began a year ago, I was 230lbs. I gained weight after taking anti-depressants 4 years ago. I was so tired of people that I haven’t seen for years comment on my weight gain. I didn’t feel like going out in public. My pants size went from a 34 to a 38. My shirt from a medium to a Large (sometimes Extra Large). I just felt horrible. And then there was this diet. I was very uncertain about this plan at the beginning. I was STARVING the two days that I fasted. I told myself there was no way I can do this. I saw no progress. I didn’t weigh myself throughout this journey, but I didn’t see any difference in the mirror. But, I got my first compliment: “what are you doing to lose all this weight,” I was asked. So even if I didn’t see the difference, other people were. It took a good 3 months for me to stop feeling so hungry. I know some people say a month, but it took much longer for me. I am glad a stuck with it.The results have been remarkable: Because now, I am now a SMALL in a t-shirt and size 30 in my jeans. I haven’t been a small in a t-shirt since I was 12. I am still fasting 2 days a week, as I have some small love handles that need to go. I must say, I look amazing. I feel amazing as well. But I am never starving the two days I fast, it has just become a normal part of my week now. At the start of this diet I gorged the days I was not fasting (ice cream, cakes, the works) However, it’s impossible for me to stuff myself now, even if I wanted to. Bottom line: I use to say that portion control was key. But always found myself over eating. If you’re like this, please give this diet a chance! It works! I hope people reading this sees how this has changed my life. I am not endorsing anything. I just feel amazing. This won’t make you lose a crazy amount a weight at first, but after 2 or 3 months. You will be amazed at the results.

UPDATE 10/9/2016
Like many of you, after I gained weight, I never wanted my picture taken. However, I was browsing a friends facebook page and found a picture of me 2 years ago (wasn’t even at my heaviest.) I wanted to show a before and after, maybe it will inspire someone out there.

UPDATE 02/01/2017
Yes, still going strong, I quit losing weight it seems, but I am still a small and 30 in pants (I AM OK WITH THAT!) I still get compliments from people I haven’t seen in a while. What can I say, this diet works! My coworkers in my office are always counting calories or carbs. When I bring up this fast diet, they do not even consider doing it, they rather be miserable counting and watching everything they eat. I can actually say I feel free from food now. Good luck, and I will keep you guys posted!