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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd (8 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780722249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780722245
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The only diet you'll ever need." --Mail on Sunday

"A health revolution." --The New York Times

About the Author

Mimi Spencer has written about body and shape, diet and food trends in national newspapers and magazines for more than 20 years. She co-authored The Fast Diet (Short Books, 2013) with Dr Michael Mosley, and wrote The Fast Diet Recipe Book (Short Books, 2013) and Fast Cook (2014).

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Troubleonline on 22 July 2014
Format: Paperback
Frankly I am evangelical about this book. Nicely written - as it should be the author is an accomplished journalist and writer!

I have been doing the regular Fast Diet/5:2 diet for around 12 months and have slowly but surely lost around 20lbs. After a little bit of a plateau and a holiday gain I followed much of the advice in this book and lost 11.5lbs in 12 weeks. I chose to wait until the end of my 6 week plan to do this review so I could post my result and comment on my ability to stick to it. It does demand a bit more effort and strictness than some might prefer from 5:2 but there is really great advice and if you really want results it is worth a read. That said it is very much a pick and mix approach so you choose to follow what advice you think is best for you. I see this as a stricter plan that I will try to do across different parts of the year but recognise that probably hard to maintain week in and week out until I get to my goal weight.

Although I know a lot about the fast diet I still found it really useful as both a refresher and for new inspiration. I already actually do 3 fasts almost every week but there is lots more tips and ideas about ways to tighten up on non fast days that I found successful. Also good information about he variety of fasting windows that can be adopted.

I haven't really incorporated the fast exercise techniques so far so can't really comment on these. First couple of attempts were hard going and I was already in the middle of a running plan so opted to stick with that...............which I didn't entirely!

Nice little selection of recipes too.
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful By MAG on 4 Jun. 2014
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The fast beach diet is one of the easiest ways to loose weight without starving yourself. I've lost 5lbs since starting the 5:2 diet 3 weeks ago, and I'm really pleased. I love the freedom this diet gives me, I eat 500 calories on a fast day and no more than 1500 calories on an off day. I'm not obese, but I do have a couple of stones to lose before my sisters wedding in Hawaii this summer. The author encourages you to stop/reduce drinking alcohol, and focus on eating raw foods/vegetables. There's lots of great tips and suggestions on exercise routines. I highly recommend it.

P.S. To stop myself overindulging on non fast days I'm following a healthy eating plan, one of my favourite books I'm using is called Superfruit Smoothies: 50 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss, Energy & Optimum Health, it's packed full of nutritious recipes under 500 calories.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Danielle @ What Danielle Did Next on 2 Sept. 2014
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I have heard a lot about Intermittent Fasting over the last year but I confess my lack of knowledge meant I looked upon it as another fad and not a realistic approach to battling the bulge.

Thankfully The Fast Beach Diet has shown me how grossly misinformed I was and provided me with tools and information that I believe will finally help me get a handle on my weight. Already the pounds are dropping and I am keen to continue.

The Fast Beach Diet is an extension of the original text and is focused on seeing faster weight loss in a shorter time than The Fast Diet. Therefore this is a stricter form of the diet but my personality thrived on it. Written in a clear, concise manner, I quickly grasped the concept of IF and never felt I was lacking for not having read the first book. I liked the alternate chapters and perspectives of Mimi and Michael and felt I gained a more thorough picture of the diet rather than simply the information being presented in a lecture. I've since purchased the original Fast Diet to follow throughout the winter months when I don't want to follow such a strict approach and to enhance my collection of recipes.
Full of tips, tricks and motivation, this books has proved invaluable and has taught me that dieting doesn't have to be a chore!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Plasmatron10 on 21 May 2014
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An easy way to diet and keep the weight off. Will give you a plan for lifetime not just six weeks
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Aiken on 6 Jun. 2014
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Really good diet book that produces real results. Lost 7ibs after ten days on it as well as being much more careful re my choice of food.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Cheese Head on 9 May 2014
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Having read the first few pages of this, it looks like it's going to save my beach bum this year. Lots of great tips, well written, and nice pacey style. I even like the jacket design which is unusually stylish for a diet book. Thoroughly recommend it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Book Dad on 11 May 2014
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If you are starting the 5:2 this will get you in the swing of things; if, like me, a break from the 5:2 over Easter lasted a bit too long then this is the more intense version to get back on track. Straightforward, no-nonsense advice on how to make it work day to day. Good recipes too
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Miss T Chalmers on 10 July 2014
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If r new to it it's fine but if you've already read the original there isn't really anything new
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