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BRILLIANT LIFE CHANGING!
on 12 October 2017
This book is awesome and even for a greedy guts like me it's achievable. We are vegan and do 4 days off, 3 days on fasting, and skip breakfast every day (see the book breakfast is a dangerous meal by Terence Kealy). I'm not going to lie to you the first week or 2 fasting days are not easy but the body adjusts and after a short while you hardly even notice it. It's great because you can work it to fit your lifestyle. We found after playing around with it that we just had black coffee (no sugar) in the morning and fizzy water all day then a normal meal in the evening. I even exercise on fast days and find I have more energy, my skin is clearer and my sugar cravings have all but gone.
It helps that we eat lots more veg on fast days to really fill up, which also creates a more mindful attitude to food on non fast days too. Rather than a diet this is a way of life, and if one day you're not feeling well, or fall off the wagon you just try again the next day, it fits around your life.
I'd recommend his other book too the healthy gut diet book in conjunction with this, the gut book's recipes were not written for vegans specifically but there are lots of lovely vegan friendly recipes to enjoy - we love the nutty, turmeric and lemon cauliflower rice and the cashew breakfast pots (we have for lunch), the recipes in the gut book are very fasting day friendly as they don't raise the insulin levels too much, therefore regulate appetite. Fasting is also great if you suffer from diabetes, amongst many other ailments. Give it a try. We've lost weight, have more energy and feel great. I actually look forward to my fast days now, I enjoy food not being the focus until tea time, and the increased energy levels. Happy fasting 😀