5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners: 2 Fast Diet for Beginners: The Complete Book for Intermittent Fasting with Easy Recipes and Weight Loss Plans

5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners: 2 Fast Diet for Beginners: The Complete Book for Intermittent Fasting with Easy Recipes and Weight Loss Plans

by Rockridge Press
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5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners: 2 Fast Diet for Beginners: The Complete Book for Intermittent Fasting with Easy Recipes and Weight Loss Plans by Rockridge Press

Intermittent fasting is a safe and sensible way not only to lose weight but also to transition to a healthier way of eating. Unlike the deprivation associated with full fasting, the 5:2 diet allows for reduced-calorie meals two days a week. On the other five days, you meet your recommended caloric intake with the help of a variety of healthful recipes. The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners is a complete guide to intermittent fasting. Included are: 16 reduced-calorie fasting-day recipes to make your dieting days both easy and flavorful. 35 non-fasting-day recipes that offer you healthful choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as low-cal dessert and treat options. Use these recipes-along with your own favorites-to round out your month's meal plan. 4 weeks of fasting-day meal plans geared to the 500-calorie goal for women and 600-calorie goal for men recommended by the 5:2 diet. 10 tips for motivation and success to get you started toward your weight-loss goals and to keep you on track. References to scientific studies pointing to intermittent fasting's positive effects on heart health, brain function, and blood-sugar regulation. The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners: The Complete Book for Intermittent Fasting with Easy Recipes and Weight Loss Plans is all you need to begin experiencing the weight loss and health benefits associated with intermittent fasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623151478
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Pages: 92
Sales rank: 66,600
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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ROCKRIDGE PRESS is a trusted voice in health and diet publishing a wide variety of lifestyle guides and cookbooks, including The New York Times best seller Paleo for Beginners , The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook , The Mediterranean Diet Plan and the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook . Our authors take pride in publishing thoughtful, well-researched books that help readers make positive lifestyle changes and build permanent healthy habits. Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Rockridge Press is situated in the heart of one of the healthiest regions in the world, the San Francisco Bay Area.

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5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners: 2 Fast Diet for Beginners: The Complete Book for Intermittent Fasting with Easy Recipes and Weight Loss Plans 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I thought it would be a typical diet book, discussing all the health benefits of the diet, but I was surprised to find that this book is much more of an incredible cookbook! The Broiled Halibut with Garlic Spinach was just divine, and the Parmesan Egg Toast is an amazing breakfast that I find myself craving on days that are not even fasting days. I love the healthy and delicious recipes here, and could them all the time! 
MelissaRobinson More than 1 year ago
5:2 Fast Diet For Beginners is a short book that will teach readers how to fast, cleanse, and detox your system. This particular type of fasting is called intermittent fasting, which essentially means you eat nutritionally balanced meals for 5 days and fast for two. The book is broken up into to two parts. Part one is how this diet differs from others, and why it a good diet. The second part is easy to cook recipes. It gives some yummy cooking recipe and snack ideas. It also gives extra encouragement when you’re tempted to cheat. This little book definitely is a must try if you are interested in losing a little weight.
JamieNaragon More than 1 year ago
“The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners” is a diet/cook book based on the premise that five days a week, one should eat meals equal to calories appropriate for their body type, and two days a week, one should eat between 500-600 calories. The idea is that this will help to increase metabolism and will be easier to stick compared to typical fasts. The book also includes a month’s worth of recipes for both fasting and non-fasting days. It is easy to understand, flexible, and a unique idea that is worth the read.
KGAppraiser1 More than 1 year ago
Once I tasted the toasted pepper jack sandwich I was in! What a great and easy way to lose weight. It's a simple plan of regular caloric intake most days followed by "fasting" which in this case doesn't mean no food at all, just less food. They make it super easy to follow with lots of great low cal recipes for small meals those days so you don't feel hungry. A great healthy lifestyle book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fasting. It’s been around for ages but what is it and how do you do it and why? In The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners: The Complete Book for Intermittent Fasting with Easy Recipes and Weight Loss Plans, we get the answers to those questions – all without starving ourselves. You get a complete “how to” with plenty of great recipes for any meal, any time. Check with your doctor before jumping in but when you jump, you’ll be leaner and healthier when you land. MHStowers
Chya More than 1 year ago
Intermittent fasting has been linked to health benefits such as blood sugar regulation, and cognitive function.  However, the most obvious benefit is weight loss.  "The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners" is an easy to read guide to sustainable weight loss through fasting; dieters fast for 2 days during a 7 day period, while eating a normal amount of calories during the other 5 days.  It includes a one month meal guide, and tasty, healthy recipes for both fasting and non-fasting days.  These low calorie recipes are filling and satisfying, helping followers maintain a healthy diet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 5:2 Diet Plan for Beginners approaches the cleansing diet fad in a healthier way by eliminating the need to starve yourself and offering a delicious meal plan that allows you to eat everyday while ridding your body of toxins.
MatthewPorto More than 1 year ago
For me, 5 : 2 Fast Diet for Beginners made me uneasy from the start. Fasting for religious purposes is one thing, but fasting in order to diet and lose weight is problematic. In the introduction the authors explain the advantages of fasting by explaining changes in hormones that will bring about weight loss. But other diets have been successful that involved no fasting.  I would, however, that the recipes looked delicious and well balanced.
MnC4Life More than 1 year ago
The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners is a great book for those thinking about starting a fasting diet.  They have you eat a very low calorie count on the fasting day’s verses no food at all.  The book has recipes ideas to follow as well as a step by step plan to help you during your first month on the diet.  I wasn't sure what a 5:2 diet was but after reading this, it is something I am even more interested in.
MatthewBlackwood75 More than 1 year ago
The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners, Berkeley, CA: Rockridge Press Publication, 2013. 92 pp. Are you tired of the way your body feels after a combination of fast foods, processed foods, and sugars? What if there was a way to lose weight using a balanced, structured, practical approach? The 5:2 Fast Diet promotes whole foods such as lean meats, fresh fruit and vegetables. It also introduces sensible fasting that entails five days of normal consumption and 2 days of minimized calorie intake.
lilbug More than 1 year ago
I love this book! The author does a great job at explaining exactly what the 5:2 fasting diet is and how it is beneficial to those looking to lose weight or to live a healthier lifestyle. Not only that, the low-cal recipes are delicious!
NicolaMarini More than 1 year ago
The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners is a great introduction for people starting out on the diet, and includes helpful tips for success, as well as a comprehensive meal plan and  some simple, tasty recipes. This book is the perfect guide to learning more about the 5:2 Fast Diet and moving forward for success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a total sugar addict, so I'm one of the target audiences for this simple meal plan. Weight loss is one of the obvious benefits of a diet like this, but regulating sugar cravings is another one (and the book explains many others). The month long diet is laid out day by day, with recipes, but it's also a helpful guide to eating wholesomely all the time. Once you get familiar with the program you can personalize it with your own recipes, and the author has even included snack suggestions for the fasting days, and healthy, low cal desserts for the non-fasting days. Very helpful.
Sean_Nettles More than 1 year ago
The concept of intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating that alternates between periods of eating normally and fasting.  “The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners” book, entails an extremely simple and direct plan to lose the weight that you have been trying to lose.  In the book, are hundreds of delicious and healthy recipes, most of which are 250 calories or less for fasting days.  The non-fasting days encourages eating a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, proteins, nuts & seeds, healthy oils and limited amounts of sugars.   The 5:2 Diet Book is packed with tips, science and recipes that will enable you to lose weight and transform your body.  The science behind 5:2 makes it clear that the premise of the book is not to make the reader believe that the diet is a quick fix, but rather an entire lifestyle change to grow with throughout the years and stay then and healthy.  I would encourage everyone interested in reaching their weight loss goals to purchase this book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very helpful intro to the 5:2 dieting/fasting method! Though not detailed, I think it does a good job of de-mystifying the concepts for beginners.
MichaelMaher More than 1 year ago
The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners is both a guide to a fasting diet and a valuable guide and resource. Not only is it a quick and easy to read guide to a successful fasting diet, but it is also filled with box exercise and motivational tips and several recipes aimed at encouraging weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. This book is essential for people looking to shed fat and improve their cholesterol levels, as it plans out a healthy diet which allows for a normal diet five days of the week, while only fasting for two days a week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to know all about the 5-2 Diet, “5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners” is everything you need to start the diet right away. As the title implies, this is for beginners so its approach is down-to-earth and uncomplicated and very easy reading. Lots of scrumptious recipes even if you aren’t on a diet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“The 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners” is just the thing you need if you want to get rid of excess pounds, or if you just want an easy way to change your diet into something healthier. This book offers you an easy to follow diet plan, and it’s packed with flavorsome recipes which will make dieting easier for you. The way the 5:2 fast diet works is actually quite simple. Five days out of the week will be non – fasting days, and the other two days will be your fasting days. On each fasting day women will consume 500 calories, and men will consume 600. Based on what you hope to accomplish, how much you eat on your non – fasting days will vary from person to person. So if you’re someone who has tried every diet you can think of to no avail, do yourself a favor and check out this book.