The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.50
List price: $24.00
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Cooking and Food- Healthy Cooking
3 Burnside Diet- General
4 Hawthorne Health and Medicine- Diet and Nutrition
2 Local Warehouse Diet- General

The Fastdiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting

by

The Fastdiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting Cover

 

 

Excerpt

The Fast Diet andlt;link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../styles/9781476734965.css"andgt; andlt;h2 andgt;andlt;a id="intro"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;andlt;a id="page_1"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;Introductionandlt;/h2andgt; andlt;BRandgt;OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES, FOOD FADS HAVE come and gone, but the standard medical advice on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle has stayed much the same: eat low-fat foods, exercise moreand#160;.and#160;.and#160;. and never, ever skip meals. Over that same period, levels of obesity worldwide have soared.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;So is there a different evidence-based approach? One that relies on science, not opinion? Well, we think there is: intermittent fasting.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;img src="../images/line.jpg" width="80%" height="2" alt="line"andgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;There is nothing else you can do to your body that is as powerful as fasting.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;img src="../images/line.jpg" width="80%" height="2" alt="line"andgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When we first read about the alleged benefits of intermittent fasting, we, like many, were skeptical. Fasting seemed drastic, difficultand#8212;and we both knew that dieting of any description is generally doomed to fail. But now that weand#8217;ve looked at it in depth and tried it ourselves, we are convinced of its remarkable potential. As one of the medical experts andlt;a id="page_2"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;interviewed for this book puts it: and#8220;There is nothing else you can do to your body that is as powerful as fasting.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;h3 andgt;Fasting: An Ancient Idea, a Modern Methodandlt;/h3andgt; andlt;BRandgt;Fasting is nothing new. As weand#8217;ll discover in the next chapter, your body is designed to fast. We evolved at a time when food was scarce; we are the product of millennia of feast or famine. The reason we respond so well to intermittent fasting may be because it mimics, far more accurately than three meals a day, the environment in which modern humans were shaped.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Fasting, of course, remains an article of faith for many. The fasts of Lent, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan are just some of the better-known examples. Greek Orthodox Christians are encouraged to fast for 180 days of the year (according to Saint Nikolai of Zicha, and#8220;Gluttony makes a man gloomy and fearful, but fasting makes him joyful and courageousand#8221;), while Buddhist monks fast on the new moon and full moon of each lunar month.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Many more of us, however, seem to be eating most of the time. Weand#8217;re rarely ever hungry. But we are dissatisfied. With our weight, our bodies, our health.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Intermittent fasting can put us back in touch with our human selves. It is a route not only to weight loss, but also to long-term health and well-being. Scientists are only just beginning to discover and prove how powerful a tool it can be.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;a id="page_3"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;This book is a product of those scientistsand#8217; cutting-edge investigations and their impact on our current thinking about weight loss, disease resistance, and longevity. But it is also the result of our personal experiences.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Both are relevant hereand#8212;the lab and the lifestyleand#8212;so we investigate intermittent fasting from two complementary perspectives. First, Michael, who used his body and medical training to test its potential, explains the scientific foundations of intermittent fasting (IF) and the 5:2 dietand#8212;something he brought to the worldand#8217;s attention during the summer of 2012.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Then Mimi offers a practical guide on how to do it safely, effectively, and in a sustainable way, a way that will fit easily into your normal everyday life. She looks in detail at how fasting feels, what you can expect from day to day, what to eat, and when to eat, and provides a host of tips and strategies to help you gain the greatest benefit from the dietand#8217;s simple precepts.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;As youand#8217;ll see below, the FastDiet has changed both of our lives. We hope it will do the same for you.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;h3 andgt;Michaeland#8217;s Motivation: A Male Perspectiveandlt;/h3andgt; andlt;BRandgt;I am a 55-year-old male, and before I embarked on my exploration of intermittent fasting, I was mildly overweight: at five feet, eleven inches, I weighed around 187 pounds and had a body mass index of 26, which put me into the overweight category. Until my midthirties, I had been slim, but andlt;a id="page_4"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;like many people I then gradually put on weight, around one pound a year. This doesnand#8217;t sound like much, but over a couple of decades it pushed me up and up. Slowly I realized that I was starting to resemble my father, a man who struggled with weight all his life and died in his early seventies of complications associated with diabetes. At his funeral many of his friends commented on how like him I had become.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;While making a documentary for the BBC, I was fortunate enough to have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan done. This revealed that I am a TOFIand#8212;thin on the outside, fat inside. This visceral fat is the most dangerous sort of fat, because it wraps itself around your internal organs and puts you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. I later had blood tests that showed I was heading toward diabetes, and had a cholesterol score that was also way too high. Obviously, I was going to have to do something about this. I tried following standard advice, except it made little difference. My weight and blood profile remained stuck in the and#8220;danger aheadand#8221; zone.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I had never tried dieting before because Iand#8217;d never found a diet that I thought would work. Iand#8217;d watched my father try every form of diet, from Scarsdale through Atkins, from the Cambridge Diet to the Drinking Manand#8217;s Diet. Heand#8217;d lost weight on each one of them, and then within a few months put it all back on, and more.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Then, at the beginning of 2012, I was approached by Aidan Laverty, editor of the BBC science series Horizon, who asked if I would like to put myself forward as a guinea pig to explore the science behind life extension. I wasnand#8217;t andlt;a id="page_5"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;sure what we would find, but along with producer Kate Dart and researcher Roshan Samarasinghe, we quickly focused on calorie restriction and fasting as a fruitful area to explore.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Calorie restriction (CR) is pretty brutal; it involves eating an awful lot less than a normal person would expect to eat, and doing so every day of your (hopefully) long life. The reason people put themselves through this is because it is the only intervention that has been shown to extend lifespan, at least in animals. There are at least 10,000 CRONies (Calorie Restriction with Optimum Nutrition) worldwide, and I have met quite a number of them. Despite their generally fabulous biochemical profile, I have never been seriously tempted to join their skinny ranks. I simply donand#8217;t have the willpower or desire to live permanently on an extreme low-calorie diet.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;So I was delighted to discover intermittent fasting (IF), which involves eating fewer calories, but only some of the time. If the science was right, it offered the benefits of CR but without the pain.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I set off around the United States, meeting leading scientists who generously shared their research and ideas with me. It became clear that IF was no fad. But it wouldnand#8217;t be as easy as Iand#8217;d originally hoped. As youand#8217;ll see later in the book, there are many different forms of intermittent fasting. Some involve eating nothing for twenty-four hours or longer. Others involve eating a single, low-calorie meal once a day, every other day. I tried both but couldnand#8217;t imagine doing either on a regular basis. I found it was simply too hard.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;a id="page_6"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;Instead I decided to create and test my own modified version. Five days a week, I would eat normally; on the remaining two I would eat a quarter of my usual calorie intake (that is, 600 calories).andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I split the 600 calories in twoand#8212;around 250 calories for breakfast and 350 calories for supperand#8212;effectively fasting for around twelve hours at a stretch. I also decided to split my fasting days: I would fast on Mondays and Thursdays. I became my own experiment.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The program, Eat, Fast, Live Longer, which detailed my adventures with what we were now calling the 5:2 diet, appeared on the BBC during the London Olympics in August 2012. I expected it to be lost in the media frenzy that surrounded the Games, but instead it generated a frenzy of its own. The program was watched by more than 2.5 million peopleand#8212;a huge audience for Horizonand#8212;and hundreds of thousands more on YouTube. My Twitter account went into overdrive, my followers tripled; everyone wanted to try my version of intermittent fasting, and they were all asking me what they should do.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The newspapers took up the story. Articles appeared in The Times (London), the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, and the Mail on Sunday. Before long, it was picked up by newspapers all over the worldand#8212;in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid, Montreal, Islamabad, and New Delhi. Online groups were created, menus and experiences swapped, chat rooms started buzzing about fasting. People began to stop me on the street and tell me how well they were doing on the 5:2 diet. They also e-mailed details of their experiences. Among andlt;a id="page_7"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;those e-mails, a surprisingly large number were from doctors. Like me, they had initially been skeptical, but they had tried it for themselves, found that it worked, and had begun suggesting it to their patients. They wanted information, menus, details of the scientific research to scrutinize. They wanted me to write a book. I hedged, procrastinated, then finally found a collaborator, Mimi Spencer, whom I liked and trusted and who has an in-depth knowledge of food. Which is how what you are reading came about.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;h3 andgt;Michaeland#8217;s Backgroundandlt;/h3andgt; andlt;BRandgt;I trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and after passing my medical exams, I joined the BBC as a trainee assistant producer. Over the last twenty-five years, I have made numerous science and history documentaries for the BBC, first behind the camera, more recently in front. I was executive producer of QED; Trust Me, Iand#8217;m a Doctor; and Superhuman. I worked with John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston, Sir David Attenborough, and Professor Alice Roberts. I devised and executive-produced many programs for the BBC and the Discovery Channel, including: Pompeii: The Last Day, Supervolcano, and Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;As a presenter I have made a dozen series for the BBC, including Medical Mavericks, Blood and Guts, Inside Michael Mosley, Science Story, The Young Ones, Inside the Human Body, and The Truth About Exercise. I am currently making three andlt;a id="page_8"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;new series, as well as being a regular science presenter for the BBCand#8217;s The One Show.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I have won numerous awards, including being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;h3 andgt;Mimiand#8217;s Motivation: A Female Perspectiveandlt;/h3andgt; andlt;BRandgt;I started intermittent fasting on the day I was commissioned to write a feature for The Times about Michaeland#8217;s Horizon program. It was the first Iand#8217;d heard of intermittent fasting, and the idea appealed immediately, even to a cynical soul who has spent two decades examining the curious acrobatics of the fashion industry, the beauty business, and the diet trade.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Iand#8217;d dabbled in diets beforeand#8212;show me a fortysomething woman who hasnand#8217;tand#8212;losing weight, then losing faith within weeks and piling it all back on. Though never overweight, Iand#8217;d long been interested in dropping that reluctant seven to ten poundsand#8212;the pounds I picked up in pregnancy and somehow never lost. The diets I tried were always too hard to follow, too complicated to implement, too boring, too tough, too single-strand, too invasive, sucking the juice out of life and leaving you with the scraps. There was nothing I found that I could adopt and thread into the context of my lifeand#8212;as a mother, a working woman, a wife.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Iand#8217;ve argued for years that dieting is a fooland#8217;s game, doomed to fail because of the restrictions and deprivations imposed andlt;a id="page_9"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;on an otherwise happy life, but this felt immediately different. The scientific evidence was extensive and compelling, and (crucially for me) the medical community was positive. The effects, for Michael and others, were impressive, startling even. In his Horizon documentary, Michael called it the and#8220;beginning of something hugeand#160;.and#160;.and#160;. which could radically transform the nationand#8217;s health.and#8221; I couldnand#8217;t resist. Nor could I conceive of a reason to wait.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;img src="../images/line.jpg" width="80%" height="2" alt="line"andgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The scientific evidence was extensive and compelling, and (crucially for me) the medical community was positive.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;img src="../images/line.jpg" width="80%" height="2" alt="line"andgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In the months since I wrote the Times feature, I have remained a convert. An evangelist, actually. Iand#8217;m still and#8220;onand#8221; the FastDiet now, but I barely notice it. At the outset, I weighed 132 pounds. At five feet, seven inches, my BMI was an okay 21.4. Today, as I write, I weigh 119 pounds, with a BMI of 19.4. Thatand#8217;s a weight off. I feel light, lean, and alive. Fasting has become part of my weekly life, something I do automatically without stressing about it.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;img src="../images/line.jpg" width="80%" height="2" alt="line"andgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I feel light, lean, and alive.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;img src="../images/line.jpg" width="80%" height="2" alt="line"andgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Six months in, I have more energy, more bounce, clearer skin, a greater zest for life. Andand#8212;it has to be saidand#8212;new jeans (27-inch waist) and none of my annual bikini dread as summer approaches. But perhaps more important, I know that thereand#8217;s andlt;a id="page_10"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;a long-term gain. Iand#8217;m doing the best for my body and my brain. Itand#8217;s an intimate revelation, but one worth sharing.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;h3 andgt;Mimiand#8217;s Backgroundandlt;/h3andgt; andlt;BRandgt;I have written about fashion, food, and body shape in British national newspapers and magazines for twenty years, starting out at Vogue, followed by The Guardian, The Observer, and the London Evening Standard, where I was named British Fashion Journalist of the Year in 2000. I am currently a columnist for the Mail on Sundayand#8217;s You magazine and a regular features writer for The Saturday Times. In 2009 I wrote a book, 101 Things to Do Before You Diet, cataloguing my dismay with fad diets, which seem forever doomed to fail. Intermittent fasting is the only plan I have discovered in two decades that gets the weight off and keeps it off. And the antiaging health benefits? Gravy.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;h3 andgt;The FastDiet: The Potential, the Promiseandlt;/h3andgt; andlt;BRandgt;We know that for many people, the standard diet advice simply does not work. The FastDiet is a radical alternative. It has the potential to change the way we think about eating and weight loss.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;The FastDiet demands that we think about not just what we eat, but when we eat it.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;a id="page_11"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;and#8226;and#160;There are no complicated rules to follow; the strategy is flexible, comprehensible, and userfriendly.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;There is no daily slog of calorie controland#8212;none of the boredom, frustration, or serial deprivation that characterizes conventional diet plans.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;Yes, it involves fasting, but not as you know it; you wonand#8217;t and#8220;starveand#8221; on any given day.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;You will still enjoy the foods you loveand#8212;most of the time.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;Once the weight is off, sticking to the basic program will mean that it stays off.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;Weight loss is only one benefit of the FastDiet. The real dividend is the potential long-term health gainsand#8212;cutting your risk of a range of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;You will soon come to understand that it is not a diet. It is much more than that: it is a sustainable strategy for a healthy, long life.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Now youand#8217;ll want to understand exactly how we can make these dramatic assertions. In the next chapter, Michael explains the science that makes the FastDiet tick.andlt;a id="page_12"andgt;andlt;/aandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476734941
Author:
Mosley, Michael
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
Mosley, Michael
Author:
Spencer, Mimi
Author:
Johnson, James B.
Author:
Laub, Donald R.
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Subject:
Diets
Subject:
Weight Loss
Subject:
fast diet, fastdiet, 5:2 diet, intermittent fasting
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here diet; t
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; the fast metabolism diet; super shred; shred; eat it to beat it; wheat belly; 21-day sugar detox; happy hormones slim belly; practical paleo; eat to live; 21-day tummy; the paleo primer; the start here
Subject:
fast diet; fastdiet; 5:2 diet; intermittent fasting; bestseller; michael mosley; lose weight fast; best diets
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-pg 4-C insert
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Different Seasons Used Mass Market $3.50
  2. Erasing Death: The Science That Is... New Trade Paper $14.99
  3. The Original I Ching: An Authentic... Used Hardcover $12.95

Related Subjects


Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » General
Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » Healthy Cooking
Featured Titles » General
Featured Titles » Spirituality and Wellness
Health and Self-Help » Diet » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Diet and Nutrition
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Nutrition
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General

The Fastdiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.50 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Atria Books - English 9781476734941 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The original intermittent fasting diet – now up-dated and expanded

An easy-to-follow, safe, and science-based alternate-day calorie-restriction program that promotes weight loss and longevity, The Alternate-Day Diet includes the most up-to-date research on calorie restriction and intermittent fasting as well as additional techniques (including supplementation and eating according to the bodys natural circadian rhythms) to enhance the diets effectiveness.

The Alternate-Day Diet describes how limiting caloric intake every other day can activate a gene called SIRT1 which reduces inflammation, lowers free radical stress, improves insulin resistance, and most important, causes fat loss by releasing fat cells from around the organs. In short, activating SIRT1 promotes weight loss and longevity.

The simple two-step program calls for you to limit calories one day and eat normally the next and the book outlines lifestyle suggestions to support the diets effectiveness including proper hydration and exercise, which are also key components to maximizing weight-loss.

Throughout, you will be inspired by the anecdotes and testimonials from real people who have used the diet successfully to lose weight, and to find relief from a range of health issues including heart disease, Type II diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and even menopause-related hot flashes.

"Synopsis" by , The official US edition of the international bestseller—containing US measurements and a month's worth of meals in color.

Is it possible to eat normally, five days a week, and become slimmer and healthier as a result?

Simple answer: yes. You just limit your calorie intake for two nonconsecutive days each week—500 calories for women, 600 for men. You’ll lose weight quickly and effortlessly with the FastDiet.

Scientific trials of intermittent fasters have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off, but also reduce your risk of a range of diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and even cancer. “The scientific evidence is strong that intermittent fasting can improve health,” says Dr. Mark Mattson, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences, National Institute on Aging, and Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University.

This book brings together the results of new, groundbreaking research to create a dietary program that can be incorporated into your busy daily life, featuring:

• Forty 500- and 600-calorie meals that are quick and easy to make

• 8 pages of photos that show you what a typical “fasting meal” looks like

• The cutting-edge science behind the program

• A calorie counter that makes dieting easy

• And much more.

Far from being just another fad, the FastDiet is a radical new way of thinking about food, a lifestyle choice that could transform your health. This is your indispensable guide to simple and effective weight loss, without fuss or the need to endlessly deprive yourself.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.