Here is a selection of posts by Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer and others in the team, as well as topics we’ve found interesting and helpful in the forums. We hope you enjoy them!
Michael Mosley gives an update for 2019, current research in the field and announces a tour starting in February.
Michael looks at the Horizon special, "What's the Right Diet for You" and tells us which diet they say is best for him.
Results from our tracker show that the average weight lost over the first three months on The Fast Diet is 5-6 kgs (11 to 13 lbs).
Michael Mosley posts a handy graphic to help avoid hidden sugars in food.
We know that what you eat makes a huge difference to your health, but what about when you eat? Michael is an author on a new paper looking at the evidence.
Do you really need to drink 2 litres of water a day? Will it keep you from feeling hungry? Is there a better way to stay hydrated and full?
Michael Mosley looks at the juice diets out there promising that you can lose “7lbs in 7 Days.” Are they credible?
If you stop eating for a while will your blood sugar will fall dramatically so you faint? Michael Mosley looks at a study and addresses the concerns.
Do you need to worry about going into starvation mode or your metabolic rate slowing if you are intermittently fasting?
We get a lot of requests for recipes, so we've collated the ones we find around the web in our new recipe section - please have a look and add your own!
A common belief is that if you spread out your food into lots of small meals this will increase your metabolic rate and help you lose weight. Is this true?
You need to lose weight slowly or you'll gain it back. Is this true or can you lose weight quickly and keep it off? Michael Mosley looks into the claim.
How much should I eat in a day? What exactly is TDEE? How is it calculated? Why do I get different values on different sites? We explain.
The claim is that it is important to set realistic weight goals or else you will become frustrated and give up. Is this true? Michael Mosley investigates.
We are told that eating a good breakfast helps control weight, revs up metabolism, and prepares you for the day. It seems plausible but is it true? (No.)
Need to kickstart your diet for the summer? The Fast Beach Diet toughens up Fast days, adds a bit of exercise and has new recipes to get you there.
We have updated the site and there is still more to come. Thank you for taking part.
Mimi is back with more recipes, familiar and comforting, but given a Fast Diet make-over
Michael Mosley is ready to get back into 5:2 intermittent fasting. He discusses variations on The Fast Diet and his new book, Fast Exercises.
Welcome to the New Year newcomers to the Fast Diet. Here are some tips and tricks from Mimi.
Mimi looks back at 2013 and the success of The Fast Diet, then on to 2014. Happy New Year!
We have the diet, now Michael Mosley explains how exercise doesn't need to take hours a week to get its benefits.
Fast Diet recipes to beat the heat
Where’s my Dad gone? My father has lost a grand total 36 pounds on The Fast Diet (so far). This […]
Vive the Veg-olution! Lots of buzz about at the moment around ‘demi-veg’ and part-time vegetarians (or ‘flexitarians’ – one of […]
Supper to go OK, so some of us just can’t be buzzed to cook on a Fast Day (me too, […]
5:2 all the way One of the reasons The Fast Diet seems to have become so popular is that it […]
Michael finds an old photo of himself and much prefers the way he looks now.
The sun's come out and eating on fast days is far simpler. What are your meals now that it's nearly summer?
Not losing weight doing the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet? Michael Mosley lists five things to think about if you're not losing as much as you expected.
How did Michael handle this Easter? Did he eat any eggs (chocolate or otherwise....)?
Is diet soda good to drink during fasting days on The Fast Diet? Mimi Spencer answers.
Michael Mosley answers the question of just how long an intermittent fasting day lasts in the 5:2 diet.
Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer's 5:2 Intermittent Fasting diet comes to the USA. Read more about how it can help you lose weight and live healthier.
Do people doing the intermittent fasting diet need to worry about losing muscle? Michael Mosley, author of The Fast Diet, looks at the evidence.
Intermittent fasting but not losing weight? Here are some hints to get weight loss started.
A Spring vegetable soup for intermittent fasters that's around 100 calories per serving. Still warming, still filling, but fresh and feisty like the season.
An update from Fast Diet Towers Busy times at Fast Diet Towers. We are delighted that this website is proving […]
The co-author of The Fast Diet gives an overview of The 2 Day Diet, the intermittent fasting diet from Dr Michelle Harvie and Professor Tony Howell.
Chilly days demand warm food. Here’s a week of menu plans for wintry fasting days from Mimi Spencer, the co-author, that should do the trick.
Can you combine intermittent fasting and exercise? Michael Mosley answers and gives some helpful advice.
Michael’s Christmas blog Like Mimi and many others I spent the run up to Christmas and then into the New […]
How much alcohol is too much? Michael Mosley clarifies the 2:2 drinking guideline he proposed.
January: Fast Day menu ideas DAY ONE Breakfast: Tricolore Omelette This is a great way to get punch and flavor […]
Back to the fast after Christmas ‘No fasting for me during the last fortnight. My house, like the rest of […]
Fasting : a poem by Jelaluddin Rumi A poem on the joys of fasting by Jelaluddin Rumi, who was born […]