What people are saying
Frankie Rozwadowska tries the Fast Diet out for herself. How is it working for her?
The First Minister of Scotland is said to have lost two stones over three months on the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet.
The actor, famed for shouting “I don’t believe it” on the BBC sitcom, lost 12lbs on the diet plan in just five weeks.
Michael Mosley's hugely influential Horizon report on the 5:2 diet last year proved that small-screen science can still have a huge impact. Are we being spoiled by what's on offer?
The Fast Diet is currently the No. 1 non-fiction book in New Zealand. Columnist Grant Smithies tries out the diet.
Rumour has it that Alex Salmond is trying 5:2 intermittent fasting.
What does Kate Langbroek think of The Fast Diet? Is it working for her?
Does The Fast Diet work for a former smoker whose husband is an incredible cook?
The simplicity of the 5:2 diet has made it a modern phenomenon. But can the same approach work in other areas of your life, from worrying to drinking? Eight Guardian writers spent a month putting the theory to the test.
Find out which Corrie stars are doing the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet.
Mimi says The Fast Diet has changed not just her waist size and wardrobe but her whole personality, too.
Melanie Haiken on The Fast Diet arriving in the US.
Judy Johnson reviews the new book. Spoiler: she likes it. "...we'd even use it if we weren't on the 5:2 diet plan."
This diet changed my life, so of course I’m flying the flag for it: how the fabled fasting regime propelled Mimi Spencer to the top of the bestseller list
The 5:2 fasting diet is the publishing sensation of the year and has catapulted former Evening Standard fashion editor Mimi Spencer to new realms of success. She explains the how and why to Richard Godwin.
Felicity Cloake shares some of her fast day recipes.
Mimi tells about writing a book with what might be the world’s most oxymoronic title: The Fast Diet Recipe Book. Food for fasting.
Easy and delicious fast-day recipes – plus a calorie counter and calorie-saving tips.
After losing a stone and a half in five months, Xanthe Clay talks to Michael Mosley, the writer and broadcaster who popularised the hugely influential intermittent fasting diet.
Michael tells Meredith Melnick seven facts you should know about the diet (amongst other things).
Soledad O'Brien's interview with Dr. Michael Mosley, where he explains the method and science behind "The Fast Diet". (video)
Michael talks with Rachel Ray about The Fast Diet. (video)
Jessica, a busy mom of two sets of twins, wants to drop between 20 to 30 of the pounds that she's gained since having kids. So she's trying The Fast Diet. Watch the video to see her results.
Nanci Hellmich talks to Michael Mosley and investigates The Fast Diet.
Recipes for your fasting days from ABC News.
Sales of lo-cal foods soar 60% as we rush to copy slim stars like Miranda Kerr.
The New York Times looks at the "best-selling diet book that has sent the British into a fasting frenzy", The Fast Diet.
New York Post speak to Mimi Spencer about The Fast Diet
Sarah Jordan asks what exactly is The Fast Diet and can it really work?
Alison Graham reviews BBC2's new series, The Genius of Invention.
Metro investigates the 5:2 diet.
Ben East tries the diet, finds it "incredibly straightforward", talks to Mimi and plans to continue.
How is Mimi getting on with the diet?
Fasting on some days of the week and indulging on the others is the new lifestyle mantra.
The Sun tries the Fast Diet. How does it go?
Woman and Home's feature on The Fast Diet.
Get the Gloss has teamed up with top nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson for our exclusive 5:2 diet video.
The Fast Diet is Allison Pearson's new bible.
Mimi writes about her experiences with the diet. "Something crucial has changed in my relationship to food." (pdf)
Get started on the diet with these hints and recipes. (pdf)
When did we become obsessed with being slim? Mimi Spencer and Geoff Dyer on our fixation with body shape.
A clip from The Sarah Millican Television Programme Preview, BBC Two.
Joanna Della-Ragione explains The Fast Diet
Michael answers questions from Gransnet members.
Michael braves Mumsnet and answers questions in a live session.
How ‘glutton’ Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall lost weight – fast: Chef dramatically cuts calories two days a week
More on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's weight loss with the diet.
How is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall finding the diet?
Xanthe Clay says diet isn't easy, but it allows (a little) pleasure in food.
Fiona Maclean reviews The Fast Diet.
Fiona Beckett, award winning food and wine writer, reviews the book. Does she like it?
Nicki Waterman and Amanda Ursell round up the best of what’s on offer dieting-wise in 2013, to help you find a plan that suits you.
Anna has tried a lot of diets. Does fasting work?
Mimi has a body epiphany.
Intermittent fasting has been suggested as the key to sustained weight loss and increased longevity. Michael Mosley investigates.