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Editorial Reviews

One of the best-selling diet guides in the UK is The Fast Diet audiobook, written and narrated by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. Learn how to lose weight and keep it off forever. The key, as outlined in this guide, is to eat normally for five days of the week and keep two days where you watch what you eat – easy! Hear about the success stories, the best way to do this diet and the science behind why it works so effectively. The ease of having this diet on audio means that advice and encouragement is available anywhere, anytime. Download from Audible today.
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Publisher's Summary

Not just weight loss - better health too! The authors of the book that is still the number one UK nonfiction best seller six months after publication now present their work for audiobook listeners and make it even easier to adopt their brilliant system.
Far from being just another fad, the Fast Diet 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. Eat normally for five days each week, and cut your calories on the other two. Scientific trails of Intermittent Fasting have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off but also lower your risk of a range of diseases including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Dr Michael Mosley, the medical journalist who presented the BBC Horizon programme which alerted the world to the IF phenomenon, presents the science behind the 5:2 diet, and Mimi Spencer, award-winning writer, explains the practicalities. It really is straightforward to incorporate this groundbreaking weight-loss system.
©2013 Parenting Matters Ltd and Mimi Spencer (P)2013 Strathmore Publishing Ltd
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Critic Reviews

‘The biggest diet revolution since the Atkins’ ( Daily Mail)
‘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)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nigel on 06-08-17

Awesome intro to a life changing proposition

Have listened to a couple of books on fasting this week. I was a bit mystified by the focus on low fat in this one given the surge in published findings on the benefits of high fat easing of the last decade. Still, this book has been planned superbly. Its content is both accessible and inspirational. It is practical and practicable. And the formats of the different sections stimulated interest throughout. Superb job - very well done - and thankyou!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 01-30-14

Interesting.

Any additional comments?

I can see how this book will help many people. Perhaps not super active types due to calorific need and hormones making fasting tricky - but office types absolutely this will really help control weight & health. If you are in a chair all day, a bit older, carrying some health issues and thus cannot exercise much - here is your diet.

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4 out of 5 stars
By mollyeyre on 07-07-13

Possibly better in print

This book is excellent and extremely interesting, however because of the nature of the book - with one often needing to skim back to a page - or look up something - I prefer the hard copy that I have on my kindle. Having said that, it is excellent overall because of its attention to the scientific information backing up the theory.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-13-13

clear and concise

What did you like most about The Fast Diet?

It was very easy to process the whole idea of the 5:2 diet in listening form, and it reiterated what was set out in the book and on the t.v. version very succinctly.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No characters in this book, just Micheal's common sense tone, backed up by Mimi.

What does Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Having read the book i knew the idea behind the premise , but the chapters on the medical side i;e diabetes got my husband who has just been diagnosed with type 2 listening. It somehow was easier to take it all on board.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it is not a long book an although i had to break in the middle went back to it as soon as I could, rewinding it to get the relevant parts repeated

Any additional comments?

Said it all, but thank you Dr. mosley

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5 out of 5 stars
By Owen Neochi on 05-30-16

thought provoking

This had encouraged me to give the 52 fast a go. well read with alternate speakers for each chapter keeping the content fresh

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5 out of 5 stars
By Melissa on 09-20-14

Excellent Book

Would you consider the audio edition of The Fast Diet to be better than the print version?

As I have not read the print version of this book I am unable to say wether the audio version is better. For me, as I am so busy, I listen to audiobooks while commuting or in the car.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that the authors were also the narrators.

Which character – as performed by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer – was your favourite?

Michael Mosley but they were both relevant

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Definitely the part that discussed about scientific research.

Any additional comments?

Great book, good science to back it up. A must read if you want to lose weight with a minimum if fuss.

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