- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Perigee Books; Reprint edition (7 April 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399534903
- ISBN-13: 978-0399534904
- Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.3 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alternate-Day Diet: Turn on Your "Skinny Gene," Shed the Pounds, and Live a Longer and Healthierlife Paperback – 7 Apr 2009
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About the Author
James B Johnson, M.D., an instructor in plastic surgery in the U.S., retired after more than twenty years in private practice to pursue his long-time interest in alternate-day calorie restriction. After witnessing many of his patients struggle with their weight, he became committed to finding a way for them to achieve a healthy body weight and improve their health without the stress and difficulty of complying with traditional diets. He has since become one of the foremost innovators in this field, having published various scientific articles and also conducting the first study to show how alternate-day calorie restriction can treat disease. His book, The Alternate-Day Diet, is revolutionizing the way that people approach dieting, and offers insights into how alternate-day calorie restriction can prevent disease, increase energy, and slow the ageing process. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I recommend the book which gives you the belief in the science, even though it is so easy to grasp, but do recommend trying the diet
No amount of money could ever buy these benefits - and it's all for free.
Zero-intake fasting days are much easier than calorie-restriction, since the gastric juices do not flow - so there's no distracting hunger to deal with.
In fact, during fasting, blood-sugar rises - suppressing the appetite.
I've been ADFasting for 7 weeks and lost a stone.
It's been so easy, I haven't gotten near caving in once - even after consuming alcohol.
- Increased energy levels
- Increased stamina
- Early rising - plus I get up when I wake up rather than lying in bed, doing mental gymnastics
- Clear head and clearer thinking
- Increased alertness
- Emotional stability
- Greatly reduced CFS/ME symptoms
I haven't felt like this for a very long time indeed.
And the list of biological benefits just goes on and on.
My eating preferences have changed. I've lost the taste for carbs - particularly bread and lost my sweet tooth ... preferring to avoid the subsequent sleepiness induced by sugary foods.
And my energy levels are much more even.
In general, my tastes have become much more savoury and I really enjoy eating again.
I used to be "an eater" - and ADF has demonstrated the vital importance of fasting to good health - in particular, the avoidance of (auto-immune) inflammation issues.
Since the beginning, we've evolved alongside intermittent fasting and depend on it for good health.
Without it, our systems simply never get the opportunity to reboot and reset ... with consequent impacts on our health, compromising our ability to withstand internal and external biological stressors.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As dieting books go, this was better than most. The information in it was clear and concise, there was no merchandising and no hype. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Louise Hartgen
Some pretty good recipes in here but I found alternate-day dieting hard going compared to five-twoPublished 12 months ago by John Ford
I noticed that my weight started to creep up, so decided to do something about it. I wasn't huge but I'm a food lover. I have had issues with my weight in the past. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nadine L Pierre
This is a brilliant book and the best of the 'fasting' day diets. It isn't hard to do and even if you can't manage 500 calories only on the fast days if you keep below 750 you will... Read morePublished 21 months ago by V. S. Clement