The Fast 800: How to Combine Rapid Weight Loss and Intermittent Fasting for Long-Term Health
Six years ago, Dr Michael Mosley started a health revolution with the 5:2 Fast Diet, telling the world about the incredible power of intermittent fasting. In this book he brings together all the latest science - including a new approach: Time Restricted Eating - to create an easy-to-follow programme.
Recent studies have shown that 800 calories is the magic number when it c
When I first started I stuck to the 800 kcals. I soon discovered this wasn’t enough (more on this at the end). Over the months I’ve adapted this to suit and I now have the perfect diet for me.
I’ve lost 31lbs in 6 months and after the first couple of weeks it was easy. This includes 3 holidays and more meals and nights out than I can count. Losing weight is all about finding the r ...more
A combination of ideas put forward about food, exercise and losing weight by Mosley are ringing bells with me. Particulars he's mentioning are factors my doctor has been raising with me. Although my need is more to do with excess weight putting pressure on my arthritic knees.
The book is pithy, easy to read, not too complicated in its explanations, fairly straightforward and most importantly, held my interest.
The things that struck me most included:
that Mosley gives "a number of ...more
The in depth explanations and the science behind intermittent fasting along with the health benefits definitely gave me food for thought (pardon the pun, ha!). If I'm honest, I feel I got more out of the first half of the book, though for those starting out with dieting the recipes and exercise advice would prove useful.
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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC.
Dr Michael Mosley delivers another powerful and informative, motivating read, that introduces us to recent science based theories on managing your health that he has personally explored. I like his personable approach, his willingness to put his body on the line in the name of medical research is commendable.
As always, the writing here is accessible, the data/evidence presented in clear and concise ways that make choosing good health a realistic outcome. TRE (Time Restricted E ...more
(But it's still better than his first one.)
It mainly teaches people how to lose weight by doing a very low-calorie diet (800 kcal per day).
It suggests you start eating only 800 kcal every day, and then move to doing it twice per week.
And it incorporates time-restricted feeding to the mix.
I'm not even sure why I read it. ...more
This is an excellent book on the different types of intermittent fasting and a couple of different diets. Dr Mosley does an great job explaining various studies that back up his teachings. He also explains how these options can reverse diseases and overall improve health, not just for weight loss.
I've followed Dr Mosley's work since watching the BBC Horizon documentary on fasting. I started intermittent fasting to become comfortable with being uncomfortable and avoiding eating poor food when travelling for business.
This latest book refines his advice based on the latest Scientific research. It is focused on the ideas of intermittent fasting (reducing your calorie consumption to 800 or less each day - which is surprisingly easy) and the Mediterranean die ...more
I like that Mosley shows the rationale and the scientific research behind different kinds of restricted eating patterns that can achieve the same results. Clearly written and informative. The second half, with exercise advice, recipes, meditation info etc seemed more like filler.
Dr Michael Mosley is a motivated professional health practitioner. In this book he draws on scientific research to support dietary suggestions for those with diabetes mellitus. Therefore, the underlying trope is to improve health for those who have tried many other means of solving this and other health problems. His own experience with Type 2 diabetes (and pre-diabetes) set him on the path to discover ways to improve the prognosis. On the way, he uncovers some interes ...more
Thank you to Michael Mosley, NetGalley, and Atria Books for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. ...more
I was interested so I read it. The ‘science’ appears to be backed up with evidence and the results I’ve seen in others are astounding. Really easy to read without patronising or lecturing.
Do it or don’t do it; it makes no difference to Mosley. He just gives you an option; Underneath a massive neon sign.
Born in Kolkata, India, the son of a bank director, Mosley studied philosophy, politics and economics at New College, Oxford before ...more