The 5:2 Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Fasting

The 5:2 Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Fasting

by Angela Dowden

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The 5:2 diet is now firmly established as a highly effective and popular way to lose weight. It allows you to change your life for the better by dieting for just 2 days a week. You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake for a limited period each week. The rest of the time you can eat normally, dine out and even have treats.

New research now suggests that sticking to 800 calories a day - rather than the 500-600 calories previously recommended - can help people lose weight successfully.

But what to eat on a fasting day? Bored with omelettes or ham salads? Want something quick and easy but don't know what? Look no further. With over 100 calorie-counted recipes specially designed for anyone who is fasting, it couldn't be easier to put the 5:2 diet into practice. All the recipes are delicious, so fasting need not be a chore.

Includes: 4-week fast day meal planner; calorie counter; 15 ideas for 150 calorie snacks; 50 ideas for 100 calorie snacks; 50 ideas for 50 calorie snacks; 10 ideas for guilt-free snacks, plus tips and techniques on mastering portion control, good nutrition, and keeping up your 5:2 eating plan for life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846015717
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication date: 12/07/2017
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Angela has a degree in Food Science from Nottingham University and has worked in the food industry for eight years as a nutritionist. For the last 15 years she has also worked as a journalist, writing for everybody from the World Cancer Research Fund to Closer magazine, covering everything from energy density and the fat content of minced beef to the latest celebrity diet. In 2012 she was awarded Nutrition and Health Writer/ Broadcaster of the Year. Her nutrition philosophy is fat-free and pragmatic; she loves food and doesn't do lectures on lentils (although she thinks they're lovely too!).

Table of Contents

The 5:2 diet 4

Introduction 6

How does intermittent fasting work? 8

The health benefits of intermittent fasting 12

Getting started 16

Fast day eating 19

"Off" day eating 24

What to expect on the 5:2 diet 29

Exercise and 5:2 32

10 ways to make the 5:2 diet work for you 33

5:2 for life 37

Frequently asked questions 38

4-week fast day meal planner 41

Snacks and treats 44

Recipes 48

100 calories and under 50

200 calories and under 71

300 calories and under 113

Calorie counter 152

Index 158

Acknowledgments 160

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