Menu Planning & Recipes

Alternate Day &
Intermittent Fasting Diets

February 25th, 2013

This new genre of "fasting" diet is hot this year.

Below are four titles, including CLAIMS from their book covers.

For a full discussion of the topic see my blogs:
1. Alternate Day & Intermittent Fasting--Magic for Weight Loss or Just Another Fad? 
2. Intermittent Fasting: No Evidence of Enhanced Weight Loss

  • The 8-Hour Diet (David Zinczenko) -
    “…a paradigm-shifting plan that allows readers to eat anything they want, as much as they want—and still strip away 20, 40, 60 pounds, or more.”
  • The Alternate Day Diet (James Johnson MD & Donald Lamb MD) –
    “restricting calories only every other day activates a gene called SIRT1 (the ‘skinny’ gene) which results in reduced inflammation, improved insulin resistance, better cellular energy production, and releasing fat cells from around the organs to promote weight loss.”
  • The Fast Diet (Dr. Michael Mosley & Mimi Spenser) –
    “…Intermittent Fasting have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off but also lower your risk of a range of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.”
  • The 5:2 Diet (Kate Harrison) -
    "Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health."