The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting is written by Dr. Michael Mosley and Dr. Mimi Spencer. Dr. Michael Mosley is a medical journalist, who put together a show titled Eat, Fast, Live Longer for BBC Horizon. The show gives the lowdown on the 5:2 diet and has been very well received by people. Dr. Mimi Spencer is a fashion and food writer.
The book gives you an alternate way to lose weight. It prescribes eating normal, healthy food 5 days a week. However, the rest of the two days, you must reduce your calorie intake by three-fourth. Thus, if you are a man, you must take just 600 calories, and if you are a woman, you must take just 500 calories. In addition to that, the two semi-fasting days shouldn�t be continuous.
According to the research done on the 5:2 diet, it shows that when you fast in such a manner, your body goes into survival mode. Thus, it slows down the process of reproducing new cells, and instead focuses on repairing the old and damaged cells of the body. Dr. Michael even suggests that by doing so, you get a lot of benefits apart from losing weight. Since your old cells are being repaired, it slows down the ageing process. It also cuts down the risk of some pretty dangerous diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.
While Dr. Michael has taken care of the research part of the book, Dr. Spencer tells you how to go about it in order to be effective. The book even has some nifty recipes for the 500 calorie and 600 calorie days. This book has been published by Faber Publications and is available to shop online. The paperback edition of the book is listed with ISBN-10 number of 1780721676 and ISBN-13 number of 978-1780721675.