Is it possible to eat what you like, most of the time, and get thinner and healthier as you do it? Simple answer: yes. From the authors of the #1 bestselling Fast Diet, this fabulous cookbook offers more than 150 carefully crafted, nutritious and low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the 5:2 weight-loss system easily into your daily life. Scientific trials have revealed that if you eat normally for five days a week but reduce your calorie intake for only two days, you will not only lose weight but potentially lower your risk of cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases. In The Fast Diet Recipe Book, Dr Michael Mosley, the medical journalist whose BBC Horizon programme first alerted the world to the Intermittent Fasting phenomenon, and Mimi Spencer, award-winning food and fashion writer, offer a groundbreaking guide to following this diet in a safe, effective and sustainable way - you will never have to worry about planning your fast days again. The recipe section contains a range of breakfast and supper dishes - all expertly balanced with plenty of protein and moderate complex carbohydrates - designed to fill you up and stave off the WC dreaded hunger pangs. There are also detailed menu plans and plenty of encouraging tips - including kitchen cupboard essentials, the latest nutritional advice, a user-friendly calorie counter, and a whole section of speedy meals that can be quickly made for those busier days.