The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting Paperback – 18 October 2016
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The Complete Guide to Fasting
By Jimmy Moore and Jason Fung
Heal your body through intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting.
Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.
Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.
About the Author
During the course of treating thousands of patients, it became clear to Dr. Fung that the epidemic of type 2 diabetes and obesity was getting worse. The prevailing dietary recommendations for reducing dietary fat and calories were clearly ineffective. In response, he founded the Intensive Dietary Management program (intensivedietarymanagement.com) to provide a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity that promotes simple yet effective dietary changes rather than focusing on medications.
Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss enabled him to come off prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the uber-popular blog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and the host of the longest-running and top-ranked iTunes health podcast, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, as well as Low-Carb Conversations and Keto Talk. He has interviewed well over 1,000 of the world’s top health experts and has dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible about nutrition so they can make the right decisions for their health. He’s the international bestselling author of The Ketogenic Cookbook, Keto Clarity, and Cholesterol Clarity. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at www.livinlavidalowcarb.com.
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- Publisher : Victory Belt Publishing; 1st edition (18 October 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1628600012
- ISBN-13 : 978-1628600018
- Item Weight : 862 g
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
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Thoroughly vague on certain points. For example if you start fasting and eating much better and you lose weight when you have type 2 diabetes many people will require less or no medication. The question is if you lost 50 pounds on any diet and then ate the same food, would your sugar levels be lower for that particular meal if you had achieved the weight loss through fasting rather than diet.
Also some clarifications required; for example the bone broth recipe has no meat but another section of the book says meat is allowed so the question is how much meat.
Fascinating, compelling but not clearly substantiated.
1. Dr. Jason draws on a wealth of medical research and knowledge to substantiate his claims
2. Insightful and practical read into fasting
3. Useful fasting programs and schedules listed in the book to follow
4. Practical experiences shared by many others on their experience around fasting
1. A lot of it is very repetitive if you've read his other book, The Obesity Code
2. Felt like the other author was all anecdotal instead of empirical, which detracted from the authenticity of the discussion
3. Not much discussion on combining fasting with keto - the benefits if any, the methodology, effects of carb loading, recipes etc would have been good to have as that would have made it a lot more comprehensive
Overall worth a read, but if you can read only one book on this subject, you should read The Obesity Code by the same author.
Rather than getting straight to the point, the author moves round and round, which ends up boring the reader to death.
Instead of discussing diabetes, fasting and weight loss all in one book, the author could’ve spread things out.
I was specifically looking for fasting techniques that aid weight reduction. Sadly, I didn’t receive anything concrete, and in the end lost my patience with this absolute snooze fest. Sigh...
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Books great. Arrived on time. 5 star.
Every time I tell someone about this, their first response is that there is no way they could do it. Stop the excuses!!!! If you want to lose weight, get healthy and fit into those clothes that you can't fit into anymore, do this. Try it. You have absolutely nothing to lose. It truly makes your life easier and it's free to not eat. We are just not meant to eat all the time.
Reviewed in the United States on 15 January 2019