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The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health
The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health
by Kate Harrison
Edition: Paperback

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unnecessary and overcomplicated, 12 Jan. 2013
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The beauty of the fasting diet is its simplicity. You fast for two days a week, or three days or every other day. On the other days you eat normally - it doesn't matter what. This book simply takes us back to the depressing 'diet book' formula, with quotes from dieters, recipes (there is even one for scrambled egg - I never knew how)recommendations for ready meals and endless repetition of the obvious. The most tedious section is on working out mathematically how many calories you are going to be eating over the week. You don't need to work out calories! Everybody knows how to add up to 500 or 600 and if really necessary, look up calories in a book, but the simplest thing is just to stick to green salad or a couple of eggs - use your common sense. The rest of the time just eat well and healthily. Obviously you don't do it if you are pregnant or have diabetes etc. etc. A trip to the doctor for people with health problems is a good idea, but that's it. I bought the book because I couldn't understand how anyone could write about nothing and was curious - it was only £1.09 on Kindle. It seems that you can write about nothing - by overcomplication and by repeating yourself ad nauseum.


The Arts and Crafts Movement
The Arts and Crafts Movement
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and compelling, 19 April 2012
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This book is not only very informative but extremely entertaining. Fiona MacCarthy really conveys her passion for the subject and her delight in the characters of Ashbee and his associates. I was particularly fascinated by Ashbee's wife Janet, whose journal entries are sometimes extremely funny. Her description of the meeting of Mrs Patrick Campbell and the Webbs is a comic highlight. If you are interested in the Arts and Crafts movement do buy it. It's a delight.


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