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The 5:2 Diet - Eat Whatever You Want 5 Days a Week!: How to Lose Weight, Get Skinny and Live Longer by Fasting Just 2 Days a Week! Paperback – 16 Nov 2012


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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Craig Publishing (16 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908707127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908707123
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By rebecca nicolson on 2 Jan. 2013
As the publisher of Michael Mosley's Fast Diet I am alarmed to see that James Drummond has lifted large sections of text from both Michael Mosely's article in the Daily Telegraph and from his BBC Horizon Programme without consent. Beware!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Esme on 13 Jan. 2013
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This is more of a big pamflet than a book, with just 130 pages that can be read in 1 hour. It is basically a review of Michael Mosley's documentary, without any original material contributed by the author. There are some useful recipe suggestions, but nothing you can't think up yourself by looking into what calories foods have.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Baby Boot Camp on 14 Dec. 2012
you don't really need to buy this book. Soon after watching the Horizon programme about fasting, my husband decided to give it a try, following the very basic guidelines gleaned from the programme i.e. for two days per week (not necessarily consecutive days)he eats only 20% of his recommended calorie intake, being 500 calories. He's been doing this for 3 months now, and has lost over 20 pounds. He is absolutely delighted, as he could never be bothered with a "diet" which required him to count calories or be constantly vigilant about what he eats. Another 5 pounds and he will be down to the weight he was when we met 11 years ago. Personally, it's not something I could manage - food preparation and planning is a big part of my life, and unavoidable with two small children. But is suits him, especially as he plans his fasting days for busy work days, and he can relax and eat what he likes the rest of the time. I have given this book 5 stars because I don't want to adversely affect the rating of a book I haven't read. But if you're keen on this idea, just do it. You don't need a book to show you how.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amy R on 28 Nov. 2012
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I was really looking forward to receiving this book as I've been really interested in the 5:2 diet since watching the Horizon programme. But as I started to read it, I got a huge sense of deja vu, like I'd read it somewhere before....and yes a quick google search made me realise that big chunks of the book have been copied and pasted off the internet. For example the recipes are from Easy Living. Surely they can't do that?
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Fan on 5 Jan. 2013
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This book is rubbish, entirely worthless. I don't usually hold Amazon responsible for a book's content but this superficial book is PUBLISHED BY AMAZON, clearly intending to cash in on the new-found popularity of the subject. If you want to learn something helpful about this legitimate and unusual approach to health, read "The Alternate-Day Diet" by the two American doctors who did the original investigation and published their findings in 2008, James B Johnson & Donald R Laub, Sr.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jo C on 29 Nov. 2012
Tired a load of diets over the years but I have read so much about this 5:2 diet. Started it about 2 weeks ago, felt i wasn't doing that well on it, then I saw this book!
It's just great, it helps you understand what you are trying to do but doesn't get to confusing. Straight forward and a nice little read when you are thinking about the week ahead and your eating plans. Great diet, or maybe way of life going forward. You don't feel you are on a diet at all. I have lost 4lbs and everything feels much better.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr Alan G Brown on 29 Nov. 2012
I've actually been doing the 5:2 for 4 weeks now, but when I saw this book come out I felt I could use a bit more info on how best to move forward and make it work in the long term. It covers a lot in a clear concise way and without a lot of the technical or medical lingo and repetition that I think a lot of other diet books seem to rely on. I've lost 8lbs so far and am defintiely keeping this up - I'd recommend this diet, and this great little book, for anyone looking to lose weight and feel better.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By BookFan on 28 Nov. 2012
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This is a skinny book with wide spaced text. It also has several chapter heading pages and some very childish graphics - all this reduces the content. At least half is lifted from the BBC Horizon program (he is honest about the source ). The rest is about how you may have put on weight (I think I know the answer to that) and how you could spread your diet days through the week. The author claims to have followed this way of dieting but includes no information about wether he was trying to lose weight and if so how much did he lose? There are a few recipes at the back of the book which may be useful but all in all I would suggest you look at the BBC web site or google 2 day diet and save your money.
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