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Dr. Michelle Harvie , Professor Tony Howell
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25 April 2013

The 2-Day Diet is the clinically proven 5:2 diet developed by acclaimed scientists Dr Michelle Harvie and Prof Tony Howell at Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention (all author proceeds go to this charity). Their intermittent diet has taken the nation by storm as more and more people discover the diet that really works. It's not about counting calories, fasting or going hungry - simply follow the straightforward low-carb eating plan for two days per week then eat normally but sensibly for the other five.

In this new beautifully illustrated cookbook, you'll find 65 delicious, healthy recipes for every day of the week, with ideas for both restricted and unrestricted days. On The 2-Day Diet you can enjoy filling, tasty food all day long - from breakfast through to dinner - and still lose more weight and up to twice as much fat as on a standard calorie-controlled diet. You will also benefit from a wide range of health benefits associated with the diet, such as reducing insulin and levels of other hormones and inflammation in the body known to cause cancer, lowering high blood pressure, and improving well-being, mood and energy levels.

Recipes for restricted days include:

- Stuffed tarragon chicken with bacon and roasted veg

- Chimichurri steak

- Spiced turkey burgers with guacamole

- Salmon with roasted fennel, leeks and tomatoes

- Blackberry frozen yoghurt

- Melon, mint and pineapple granita

With nutritionally balanced, easy-to-prepare and delicious recipes like these, along with tips, meal plans and a quick-reference guide to what to eat, The 2-Day Diet Cookbook shows you how to love food, lose weight and keep it off forever.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (25 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091954681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091954680
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 19 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Why fast when you can eat? 65 delicious, healthy recipes to lose weight by dieting just two days a week and eating normally for five.

About the Author

Michelle Harvie (Author)
Dr Michelle Harvie is an award-winning research dietician at Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, specialising in optimum diet and exercise strategies to prevent breast cancer and its recurrence. Her findings have been published in many major scientific publications and she was awarded the British Dietetic Association Rose Simmond's Award for best published dietetic research in 2005. She is the co-author of The 2-Day Diet and The 2-Day Diet Cookbook.

Tony Howell (Author)
Prof Tony Howell is Professor of Medical Oncology and specialises in pharmacological and lifestyle measurements to prevent breast cancer. He is also Research Director of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention. He is the co-author of The 2-Day Diet and The 2-Day Diet Cookbook.

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the other 5:2 diet 27 April 2013
I bought the book and the cookbook as well. I'm glad I bought the cookbook because if I relied on just reading the diet book It would have been delegated to the shelf where diet books die slowly.
The cookbook is straightforward, has great recipes for all meals of the day. There are several tables that will tell you how much calories you can eat on restricted and unrestricted days. Far more flexible than the Michael Mosely 5:2 diet which I nearly fainted on.
The cookbook caters for vegetarians and gives realistic quantities depending on your gender and weight.
I've done 3 days so far, 2 unrestricted and 1 restricted and I've lost 3 lbs. and I didn't pass out on my restricted day. I am following the 3 week menu given in the book. The meals are varied, tasty and easy. Some recipes I just don't like and I've swapped those with others but still sticking to my servings of proteins , carbs and fats.
This eating plan does take some planning on advance. I'm using an iPhone App to plan my food for the week.
I personally find this eating plan far easier to stick to than the Michael Mosely diet.
I have a lot of weight to lose so I was looking for something that I could follow and wasn't faddish for a long time. I believe this is it. My family have not noticed that I am eating differently because they get the same food but with more carbs added.
I would strongly recommend the diet cookbook but not the diet book itself.
Good luck.
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
By Nicholas J. R. Dougan VINE VOICE
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I've been following a 5:2 dietary regime for about 6 months, ever since watching a Horizon programme by a Dr Michael Moseley, see also The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer, who, after looking at a number of intermittent fasting diets, some of them pretty extreme, advocated a very simply approach based on restricting your diet to just 600 kilocalories (500 for women) for two days per week. It was only recently, however, that I came across Dr Michelle Harvie and Prof Tony Howell's variation on that theme, and - since my weight loss had rather stagnated - decided to adopt their approach.

The "2 Day Diet" approach is very much more technical - restricting calories is less important than avoiding carbohydrates and favouring proteins on the two dieting - or in their parlance, "restricted" - days. Moreover, while Mosely's approach was literally "eat what you like" on the other 5 days, Harvie and Howell do impose a regime of following a "Mediterranean" diet. It's fair to say that this approach makes old fashioned calorie counting look simple in comparison - their system involves a requirement to have a certain number of portions of carbs, protein, fat, dairy, vegetables and fruit each day. The bonus is that the calorie count is much less restrictive, and they say that there's no need to miss a meal. As I've been skipping dinner on my two fasting days, that sounds an attractive option. The complexity of the approach is not such a problem if you can simply choose the appropriate recipes, but having bought their original book
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! 2 May 2013
By Jean
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The recipes are all easy to follow and everything we've tried has been delicious. I have lost 4 kilos so far and it feels like I'm not even trying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful fool 26 July 2013
By mummy
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This book carries on superbly from the 2 day diet with wonderful recipes to help you maintain your diet and reach your goal
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this for the Kindle 10 Jun 2013
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and very pleased I did as I can keep track of what I am doing on any of my Kindle apps.. beats carrying the book around with me all the time
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful 14 Sep 2013
By vickie
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very good recipes my friend bought mine so just ordered another one. would recommend it even if you want a good recipe book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it 25 Jun 2013
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Buy it,cause it works,I only needed to lose those stubborn 3kilos I gained over the winter and I lost them in only 10 days.
It's easy and the receipe are really tasty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By amandah
I bought this book ten months ago and have been following the basic premise of two days being strict (but not as strict as 600 calories a day - more 1000). I lose 1 kg each time I try it out, and then stabilise that new weight for the following days by being sensible. My family can have the same food but with lots of filling potatoes,bread, rice or pasta, etc, so they don't even notice eating 'diet' food. The average main course is ready within 30 minutes and a lot are even quicker. One of our favourites is the stuffed tarragon chicken but I usually don't have any tarragon and use whichever low fat cream cheese is on offer at the supermarket, often with either garlic and chives already added. The other favourite is the Turkey Burgers made with lean minced turkey with spring onions, harissa paste, coriander and mint. The harissa jar will last for three outings of this recipe for 4 .You can adapt the accompanying vegetables for all the recipes to whatever is in season which will not make it as expensive as slavishly having ingredients like asparagus out of season. I feel healthier, have been steadily losing weight and find this book a huge help. Over the ten months, I've lost over a stone and don't feel I'm depriving myself by eating this delicious food. Highly recommend it, especially if you find the 500-600 calorie 2 day diet hard to do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
what I expected. would use seller again.
Published 6 days ago by luellie
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Published 8 days ago by sue
Published 8 days ago by Alan Batchelor
4.0 out of 5 stars Tasty low-carb 5:2 recipes
Easy to follow recipes, some really really delicious. Bang bang chicken will be with me for life.
Wish there was more of a table for individual foods not covered in the recipe... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Harlow
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Quick, easy read that provides a good overview of this diet. A good introduction and I found it very helpful and suits everyone in the family. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Prity
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I haven't been following the diet religiously however the recipes in this book are excellent have made some really tasty dinners from the restricted side and you don't feel like it... Read more
Published 1 month ago by jennifer
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good recipes but could do with more pictures
Have bought this book to go with the diet book which looks good but complicated. I like the look of some of the recipes however was hoping it would have more photos like a modern... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr A A Cookson
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cook book
Great recipes, very easy to follow using every day ingredients that are easily obtained. Very informative with servings and nutritional values
Published 2 months ago by Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended
This book covers the whole range of food within the dietary regimen. Gives a choice and keeps within the limits set.
Published 2 months ago by Wally
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Recipe Book
Have used a number of these recipes and they are all easy to prepare, tasty and satisfying. Most recipes use ingredients that you would normally eat.
Published 2 months ago by Edward Berry
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