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The indispensable companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling diet book the FastDiet became an instant international bestseller with a powerful, life-changing message: it’s possible to lose weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, all while eating what you would normally eat five days a week. You simply cut your caloric intake two day The indispensable companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling diet book the FastDiet became an instant international bestseller with a powerful, life-changing message: it’s possible to lose weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, all while eating what you would normally eat five days a week. You simply cut your caloric intake two days a week—to 500 calories for women, 600 for men. But as FastDiet author Dr. Michael Mosley says, “It’s not really fasting. It’s just a break from your normal routine.” This fabulous new cookbook offers 150 carefully crafted, nutritious, low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the FastDiet into your daily life. Ranging from simple breakfasts to leisurely suppers, the recipes are all expertly balanced and calorie-counted by FastDiet coauthor Mimi Spencer (a devotee of the diet herself!) and nutritionist Dr. Sarah Schenker. From soups to meat dishes to delicious fish-based meals, the recipes are designed to fill you up and stave off hunger—even though none is over 500 calories. There are also detailed menu plans and plenty of encouraging tips, including kitchen-cupboard essentials, the latest nutritional advice, and a whole section of speedy meals for busy days. With an introduction to the diet itself— detailing its many scientifically backed health benefits and the transformative results achieved by hundreds of thousands of readers—this book is an essential follow-up companion guide to the FastDiet. With the FastDiet Cookbook, you will never have to worry about planning your fast days again!


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The indispensable companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling diet book the FastDiet became an instant international bestseller with a powerful, life-changing message: it’s possible to lose weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, all while eating what you would normally eat five days a week. You simply cut your caloric intake two day The indispensable companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling diet book the FastDiet became an instant international bestseller with a powerful, life-changing message: it’s possible to lose weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, all while eating what you would normally eat five days a week. You simply cut your caloric intake two days a week—to 500 calories for women, 600 for men. But as FastDiet author Dr. Michael Mosley says, “It’s not really fasting. It’s just a break from your normal routine.” This fabulous new cookbook offers 150 carefully crafted, nutritious, low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the FastDiet into your daily life. Ranging from simple breakfasts to leisurely suppers, the recipes are all expertly balanced and calorie-counted by FastDiet coauthor Mimi Spencer (a devotee of the diet herself!) and nutritionist Dr. Sarah Schenker. From soups to meat dishes to delicious fish-based meals, the recipes are designed to fill you up and stave off hunger—even though none is over 500 calories. There are also detailed menu plans and plenty of encouraging tips, including kitchen-cupboard essentials, the latest nutritional advice, and a whole section of speedy meals for busy days. With an introduction to the diet itself— detailing its many scientifically backed health benefits and the transformative results achieved by hundreds of thousands of readers—this book is an essential follow-up companion guide to the FastDiet. With the FastDiet Cookbook, you will never have to worry about planning your fast days again!

30 review for The FastDiet Cookbook: 150 Delicious, Calorie-Controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kayt18

    Was really excited about getting this book/reading this book. Won it in a Goodreads First read contest. So glad I did as I would not be a happy camper if I bought it. While it contains some wonderful information and nice little tidbits, too many of the recipes call for items that either I have never heard of, would never want to eat or would have a really tough time finding even in a metropolis. So maybe I am just not educated in the ways of foodie cooking since I havent a clue what cavolo nero, Was really excited about getting this book/reading this book. Won it in a Goodreads First read contest. So glad I did as I would not be a happy camper if I bought it. While it contains some wonderful information and nice little tidbits, too many of the recipes call for items that either I have never heard of, would never want to eat or would have a really tough time finding even in a metropolis. So maybe I am just not educated in the ways of foodie cooking since I havent a clue what cavolo nero, harissa, puy lentils, or samphire are or where I could find them and most of all why would I. When I am cooking I may enjoy some new flavors, but so many recipes with chicory root, odd lentils and strange items just put me off. As this book was originally written in the UK, I think maybe the recipes should have been a bit more adapted to the common dieting citizens of the US. Even though I dont really care for the majority of the recipes, I will try one or two and read all the other info. Thanks for the free book and for saving me from some severe anger if I had actually purchased it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Hayes

    This is a delicious book! Both the photography and recipes are good enough to eat! It makes the idea of losing weight and getting in shape a joy, not a challenge. I was the winner of this cookbook in a Goodreads giveaway (First Reads), and I am ecstatic because I think it is becoming one of my favorite kitchen and dieting tools!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Troncin

    Before I get into the review of this book, I just wanted to state that I won this book via a goodreads giveaway. I want to thank whatever powers that be that allowed me to chosen to receive this book. On a semi-more serious note, I want to state that my experience with cookbooks is highly limited. (Seriously, I don’t think I have even looked through one to any great extent… Let alone review one…) Anyway, I just wanted to apologize in case anyone finds this review in poor taste (ha – see what I d Before I get into the review of this book, I just wanted to state that I won this book via a goodreads giveaway. I want to thank whatever powers that be that allowed me to chosen to receive this book. On a semi-more serious note, I want to state that my experience with cookbooks is highly limited. (Seriously, I don’t think I have even looked through one to any great extent… Let alone review one…) Anyway, I just wanted to apologize in case anyone finds this review in poor taste (ha – see what I did there?) I also have no interest in fasting. I know, sounds like I joined a meaningless giveaway on my part, right? Wrong. I have wanted to become healthier and saw this as an additional piece of motivation. I have yet to actually try any of the recipes, but wanted to review the overall book within itself. (So I apologize (again) is you were looking for some good dinner ideas via a review blog post…) The images within this book are amazingly vivid. Seriously – I was drooling over many of the salmon-filled images. The bright and colorful pictures are reflected by the vivid descriptions of not only what goes into the meal but also why parts of the meal are considered healthy, etc. The first few chapters of this book go through some of the basic ideas of the diet itself. I was pleasantly surprised that the authors took into consideration the fact that not everyone is able to follow the same routines/diets/etc. From what I have learned from diets (I’ve never been on one personally) is that the diets themselves are very strict. This book’s opening chapters create a very warming and welcoming atmosphere and I found that I actually felt more relaxed about looking through the recipes – I definitely had a more open mind after reading how understanding the authors are. I will admit that I did not read over each recipe in great detail. (Go ahead, ask me about what recipe was on page 53 – I have no idea.) BUT what I did notice was that each recipe had a section that sort of explained what was healthy about the meal, etc. and I tended to look at those more than the recipe themselves. If (and when) I try some of these I will definitely be interested in the recipes’ “stories” (or “reasoning’s”) that go along with them. Overall, I give the book 4/5 stars. Good book overall! I think it could help a lot of people who are trying to eat healthier (even if they do not plan on fasting). Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Taylor Have questions, comments, requests, etc.? Feel free to contact me at taylorreading[email protected]

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    I won a copy of this cookbook though a goodreads giveaway. First off, I should mention that I was not previously familiar with the FastDiet which is the companion book to this cookbook. After flipping through the FastDiet cookbook, I would consider looking into its predecessor. Although I did not read each recipe individually I saw quite a few that looked appetizing and manageable. There a some recipes that look simple to prepare while others include ingredients not likely to be found on the ave I won a copy of this cookbook though a goodreads giveaway. First off, I should mention that I was not previously familiar with the FastDiet which is the companion book to this cookbook. After flipping through the FastDiet cookbook, I would consider looking into its predecessor. Although I did not read each recipe individually I saw quite a few that looked appetizing and manageable. There a some recipes that look simple to prepare while others include ingredients not likely to be found on the average person's shopping list. Nevertheless, I think there is a nice balance between the two. The first few chapters were a nice bonus. It lays out the premise behind the FastDiet, nutritional information about certain foods and different tips and tricks for applying the method to your lifestyle. Looking forward to trying some of these recipes. Overall, 4/5 stars for the book itself.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sonja

    I don't cook a lot but I really enjoyed The FastDiet Cookbook by MiMi Spencer. It was colorful, and filled with easy to prepare meals that are calorie and portion controlled. The premise of The FastDiet is that two days a week you restrict your calories to around 500 calories for women and 600 calories to men. This is suppose to reduce your body fat. I have used The FastDiet Cookbook only to create meals and not followed the 500 calorie diet. However, I really like the cookbook because the meals I don't cook a lot but I really enjoyed The FastDiet Cookbook by MiMi Spencer. It was colorful, and filled with easy to prepare meals that are calorie and portion controlled. The premise of The FastDiet is that two days a week you restrict your calories to around 500 calories for women and 600 calories to men. This is suppose to reduce your body fat. I have used The FastDiet Cookbook only to create meals and not followed the 500 calorie diet. However, I really like the cookbook because the meals are delicious and it helps me with visualizing portion control as the calories are listed next to each meal.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    Disappointing meal ideas after incorporating 5:2 Fast Diet from original book by Mosley. The meal ideas in original book easy with everyday ingredients. This cookbook is collecting dust. Meal ideas are unappetizing, using little known ingredients to me… an average U.S'er. Not as user-friendly. Original book included calorie count for each ingredient, which I found helpful.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kevindreamfly

    一本比较简单的书,内容基本上是bbc节目的内容。概念很好,值得尝试

  8. 5 out of 5

    Janie

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. The beginning of the book explains the concept of the FastDiet, so it is easy to understand even if you haven't read the original book (I haven't). It also explains that you do not have to actually follow the FastDiet to enjoy these healthy recipes. This book has beautiful photographs throughout, which is usually what makes me want to try a recipe. So far, I have made one of the recipes, Roasted Vegetables with Spiced Balsamic Glaze, on page 94. Some I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. The beginning of the book explains the concept of the FastDiet, so it is easy to understand even if you haven't read the original book (I haven't). It also explains that you do not have to actually follow the FastDiet to enjoy these healthy recipes. This book has beautiful photographs throughout, which is usually what makes me want to try a recipe. So far, I have made one of the recipes, Roasted Vegetables with Spiced Balsamic Glaze, on page 94. Some of the recipes use specialty ingredients, but many can be made with typical healthy ingredients. For some of the recipes, more directions would be helpful to me.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Adrienne

    Anyone who follows my reading list or who knows me at all, knows that I am a total foodie. Love to cook, love to eat and am a little bit of a food snob. So----when I see a diet cookbook with food that actually looks good to me, I'm impressed. The FastDiet is basically a concept where you eat normally 5 days a week & do a modified fast (500-600 calories split between breakfast and dinner) on the other two days. This cookbook is for the 2 fasting days and the food looks good and interesting enough Anyone who follows my reading list or who knows me at all, knows that I am a total foodie. Love to cook, love to eat and am a little bit of a food snob. So----when I see a diet cookbook with food that actually looks good to me, I'm impressed. The FastDiet is basically a concept where you eat normally 5 days a week & do a modified fast (500-600 calories split between breakfast and dinner) on the other two days. This cookbook is for the 2 fasting days and the food looks good and interesting enough to hold my attention. People who like more basic food or who are picky eaters or don't like to cook will not like this book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bunny

    I am currently daydreaming about what I'm going to have for lunch today. This is generally the best time for me to look over cookbooks, because I'm more open to trying new things when I'm super hungry. Not even one single recipe in here. Not even one. This doesn't even deserve a review, the recipes are so unappetizing.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jodie O’Connell

    Th recipes look delicious, so will try and see.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Barb

    Not many recipes that intrigue me.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Summer Rankin

    I won this cookbook on GoodReads First Reads. This is a great cookbook alot of good recipes. If you want to lose weight this cookbook is for you. The chicken recipes are wonderful.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Chell

  15. 4 out of 5

    miss M Gaudel

  16. 4 out of 5

    Justine

  17. 5 out of 5

    Samantha McElvogue

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

  19. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Baines

  20. 4 out of 5

    Eileen

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tanya Simon

  22. 5 out of 5

    Diane McKane

  23. 5 out of 5

    D G LANGLEY

  24. 5 out of 5

    susan thomas

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lesley Lindsay

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laila Alkaabi

  27. 4 out of 5

    mrs Yve L Cattermole

  28. 5 out of 5

    Gayle Reschke

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Coleman

  30. 4 out of 5

    Morag Keenan

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