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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.
What Do We Have In Common With Cave Women?
According to The Fast Diet, our genes’ ability to handle a sustained lack of calorie consumption can be traced back to our early ancestral roots; the deprivation of food, be it intermittent fasting or famine conditions triggers our bodies the way it may have done for cave women. The author’s write that not only does this adaptive cellular response link us to the past, the SIRT1 gene helps us survive; it actually supports increased brain activity, weight loss, and hormonal health. Fasting, then, may be an ancient way to reboot our modern systems.
Not bad, as far as it goes, but very short for $10. While there is substantial research behind the health aspects of fasting, the actual details of the diet are slapdash and not particularly well worked out. Everything you need to know can be found on the web.
The fast diet
Very easy read. Have been using this method for eight weeks have lost 8 pounds. I am committed to doing this on a long-term basis fasting one day a week when I get to my goal weight.