From British mums eager to take off their baby pounds to People magazine reporters, the "FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy and Live Longer With the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting" book has become a weight loss phenomenon. Proponents claim it offers a holistic approach to shedding pounds, enhancing longevity, reducing your risk of disease and boosting your brain power, while others contend that it endangers your well-being. Get the inside story here.
The reality: It's not a true fast, says FastDiet co-author and physician Dr. Michael Mosley. Instead of fasting, you limit your intake to 500 calories two days a week (if you're a man, you get 600 calories) and feast five days a week. "It's not like an ordinary diet where you think about it all the time. The joy is that you get on with your ordinary life," Dr. Mosley told People magazine in a recent interview. And in addition to shedding pounds, he contends that his method offers a holistic way to improve your health and live longer.
However, USA Today reports that "Obesity experts in the USA say the diet may be hard for many people to adhere to, and more research needs to be done to determine if it's safe and effective. And one U.S. researcher doesn't like how her work was used in the book to support the diet." But Dr. Mosley takes a different view. "I am a scientist at heart and I do not remotely claim that this is the be-all and end-all," he declared. "It's just the beginning of something interesting. People need to try it for themselves and see if it works." If you're ready to give it a try, then get the "The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy and Live Longer With the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting" now by clicking here.