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The Every Other Day Diet [Paperback]

Krista Varady , Bill Gottlieb
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9 Jan 2014

Lose weight without giving up the foods you love with the Every Other Day Diet.

Featured on BBCs Horizon: Eat, Fast and Live Longer this diet programme could not be easier to follow, or to sustain. Unlike many traditional diets that restrict both calories and food groups, the idea behind this radical regime is simple: eat less, every other day.

Deprivation doesn't work - the minute you forbid yourself from eating something that's all you're going to crave. That's why this diet is so effective. On your fast days you can eat anything as long as it doesn't go over your calorie allowance, yes anything! Then, on your feast days you can eat as much as you like. It almost sounds too good to be true.

Based on research from the leading expert in alternate day fasting, Dr Krista Varady tells us how, by restricting your calorie intake to 500 calories every other day, you can both lose weight and gain health.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Kite (9 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444780123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444780123
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The 5:2 diet method was so 2013. According to the Every Other Day Diet book, it's all about every other day fasting (Women's Health Online)

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By the doctor who introduced the fasting trend to the world, this is the only fasting diet book on the market proven by science.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
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I read about the EOD diet in the Times on Saturday. I couldn't wait until the book came out on Thursday so I started the diet on Monday. It is Friday morning now, my 3rd fast day, and I have lost 4lb :)

I now have the book on my Kindle and it is a great book and really easy to read.

The diet is really simple, eat 500 calories on your fast day and eat what you want on your feast day. Throw in some exercise and the results will be even better.

One of the best bits about the book are the meal suggestions, there are 28 recipes for 400 cal lunches, 28 dinners and 28 100 cal snacks. The recipes are easy and don't have huge ingredients lists of expensive items that are hard to find.

Fingers crossed that my success continues.

20th January update
I have been on the diet for 2 weeks now and have lost 9.5 lbs. Very happy :)
I am finding fast days very easy but must admit to sometimes bingeing on feast days, I hope I get control of this soon.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, fact and evidence based 13 Jan 2014
By Alison TOP 500 REVIEWER
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The book is well written in an easy to follow style. Varady is a scientist and bases her writing on her own research and the research of others. The evidence is compelling and the advice on how to follow the diet is well structured. It's also very clear how a maintenance regime will ensure no subsequent weight gain.

Varady doesn't really acknowledge how people with disordered eating or eating disorders will cope on this diet. I know that my eating is disordered and I can overeat substantially. So I feel I do need to keep an eye on my calorie intake during 'feast' days where she says that everyone eats up to 125% of their recommended calorie intake. I am sure that if I wasn't careful I would eat 150%, although even with that amount of intake I should still lose, albeit at a slower rate.

I've started with every-other-day fasting just this week and I couldn't fit in a strict day-on, day-off approach because of commitments (involving food!) I already had in my diary but I did fast for 3 days out of 7 and I lost 3 lbs in that week. It's early days, but initial results are promising. I was also surprised that the fasting days were not as arduous as I was expecting. Yes I was hungry, but it was easy to accept that and not to be tempted. I've found it better for me to eat my one meal in the evening and I intend to keep pursuing this approach until I am back at my fighting weight!

What I would have liked to have seen more of is some additional detail - certain facts are presented that left me wanting to know more. For example, she states that someone who is at a given weight and who has always weighed that amount has a higher metabolic rate than someone of the same weight but who has been overweight and has dieted.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best diet ever!! 19 Feb 2014
By shaun
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Love it. Lost 2 stone in eight weeks,
And still losing weight.physically and mentally changes you're eating habits.
Don't even feel like binging anymore.
Great diet, with great science to back it up. No longer a slave to frickin weightwatchers!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works! 30 April 2014
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I have spent the best part of my adult life feeling miserable about my weight. I put on 5 stone when I had my first child but successfully lost it at Weight Watchers but did subsequently gain some more weight. I have tried everything to try and lose between 10 and 14 pounds that I seem to gain, then lose, then gain, then lose.... utterly miserable. Adkins, Low Carb, Italian Diet, Belly Fat Diet, Slimming World even herbal diet pills. I had tried the 5:2 diet too but did not see the change after 3 weeks I wanted so stopped thinking that the effort was not worth the small outcome. I was beginning to think that in my late 40s I was going to have to find a way to grow older being bigger.

This has changed my world. I bought the kindle version on the 21st April. I started the next day. I followed the advice to the letter. I went to the supermarket and bought ready meals and snacks (as advised) and today is day 9 and I have lost 5 pounds. I have got into a routine already. My clothes are already fitting better. I feel happier and at last can see a way forward

Having worked in research for many years, it is a joy to read a book full of advice totally backed up by scientific research. I am so grateful to Krista for writing this. I can't thank her enough.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary - science not scam! 28 Jan 2014
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Never dieted in my life, but heading towards overweight and having some back and knee problems when running decided it was time to loose a few kilograms.

Didn't like the idea of constant depravation, and wanted to see the result fast.

Just start the plan yesterday and will only go on EODD for as long as it takes to get to my target weight. Then it will be a modified version, which means I can eat and drink all of those naughty things but get to a long term healthy position.

Being a scientist myself, I've never really been vaguely interested in diets, but this came as a buy product of some cancer research.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it say it will do... 31 Jan 2014
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Lost 5lbs in a fortnight and this diet far more effective than it's more famous counterpart, the 5:2, which from my own experience failed last year after doing it for 7 weeks - didn't lose one pound of fat on that diet. Fasting was fine but I found I was consuming extra calories on the 5 other days.

EOD keeps the extra calorie consumption in pleased am I with results, that I plan to say on this food programme until I reach my desired weight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read
Just what I was looking for, very pleased lots of information.
Published 6 days ago by Liz lemilliere-okechukwu
5.0 out of 5 stars The health diet.
Well written and easy to follow. If you found you weren't lising on the 5:2 (like me) then this is the way to go. It would also be a good way to get into intermittent eating. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Roymondo
4.0 out of 5 stars 5:2
Have not started the EODD as yet starting Monday. However was very successful on the 5:2. Can't believe one reviewer has not lost any weight on the diet. Read more
Published 3 months ago by T Bibby
5.0 out of 5 stars Comments on The Every Other Day Diet
My father recommended it to me and he has lost over 1 stone in 6 weeks so it obviously works. I am reading the book now and am finding it helpful. I haven't started the diet yet.
Published 4 months ago by Kim M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
An easy guide to follow with good results on the losing-weight front. Even the recipes were helpful and easy to follow
Published 4 months ago by Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars How to lose weight
I bought the book because someone in Wales was talking to someone I know, and he swore by this way of losing weight. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Justine Oldfield-Rowell
5.0 out of 5 stars Diet that
Diet that works...easy to read. Has scientific evidence. A logical explanation of how it works. Plenty of recipes also included.
Published 4 months ago by Ken Lillywhite
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, an insult to Scientists
Very poorly written, contains no useful information beyond the simple concept "eat less, move more, lose weight". No real discussions of the mechanisms behind the diet. Read more
Published 5 months ago by D J Teader
5.0 out of 5 stars It works
I'm in my mid forties and have been dieting since I was 16. I have tried them all and most diets have worked in the short term but, of course, the weight has gone back on (and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sukikingfisher
3.0 out of 5 stars Not helpful
I am sorry but this book was not the answer for me and I had had such high hopes for it.

I could manage the fasting day very easily, but found myself eating twice as... Read more
Published 5 months ago by latestarter
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