Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.8 in
Published: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476734941
ISBN - 13: 9781476734941
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The Fast Diet Introduction OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES, FOOD FADS HAVE come and gone, but the standard medical advice on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle has stayed much the same: eat low-fat foods, exercise more . . . and never, ever skip meals. Over that same period, levels of obesity worldwide have soared. So is there a different evidence-based approach? One that relies on science, not opinion? Well, we think there is: intermittent fasting. There is nothing else you can do to your body that is as powerful as fasting. When we first read about the alleged benefits of intermittent fasting, we, like many, were skeptical. Fasting seemed drastic, difficult—and we both knew that dieting of any description is generally doomed to fail. But now that we’ve looked at it in depth and tried it ourselves, we are convinced of its remarkable potential. As one of the medical experts interviewed for this book puts it: “There is nothing else you can do to your body that is as powerful as fasting.” Fasting: An Ancient Idea, a Modern Method Fasting is nothing new. As we’ll discover in the next chapter, your body is designed to fast. We evolved at a time when food was scarce; we are the product of millennia of feast or famine. The reason we respond so well to intermittent fasting may be because it mimics, far more accurately than three meals a day, the environment in which modern humans were shaped. Fasting, of course, remains an article of faith fo
From the Publisher
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"
• 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
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“The only diet you''ll ever need.”