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The Clever Guts Diet Daily Mail Dr Michael Mosley Pull out Friday (@drmichaelmosley)

The final Clever Guts pull out with the Daily Mail by Dr Michael Mosley, on Friday looks at how we make decisions about what to eat.

A radical thought here, quite significant! Who or indeed what makes the decisions of what to eat, do we make that decision consciously or is it a subconscious process? Or is it the millions of neurons in our gut? Is it the microbes in our gut?

Dr Mosley suggests the microbes have more control and influence over us than we ever thought.

Makes one think doesn’t it! (No pun intended here).

Scary to imagine that it may not be our choice – but our microbiome?

Black Friday

So if we have not so good microbes – does that predispose us to select foods that are in fact bad for our health? If we have good microbes then we crave foods that are healthy?

So the conclusion is that by feeding out gut, healthy gut-friendly foods, we are improving our health, our physical and mental well-being – reducing weight and benefiting in many ways.

Revolutionary – worth reading the book and grasping these concepts if it helps us avoid serious illness for as long as we can.

By the way the book is a fun read and really is full of great research and clear explanations. Dr Mosley has the gift of being an excellent communicator, he is inquisitive about our health and how to improve it… a great read!

Recipes today:

  • Lazy lemon and lime baked chicken
  • Seafood risotto
  • Turkey Bolognese
  • Crab linguine
  • Cheat’s cassoulet
  • Tuna and vegetable stir-fry
  • Anti inflammatory tumeric dressing
  • Cashew dressing
  • Oil and lemon dressing
  • Lemony vinaigrette
  • Hummus dressing

The great thing is the book is now available to buy!!

A large amount of very useful advice, guides and recipes can be found in the very well-written and amusing book – see the links to read more and consider buying the book as a reference volume to keep handy.

Previous blogs:

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Thursday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Wednesday

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Tuesday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Monday

and

Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

To read more and purchase a copy:

Fast Exercise by Dr Michael Mosley

The Fast Diet recipe book Mimi Spencer Dr Sarah Schenker Dr Michael Mosley – recipes Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

Thanks to Dr Mosley for a great read.. enjoyed it very much!

 

 

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Curries are a great health food  and can assist the microbiome, see the new books by Atul Kochhar and Dan Toombs for ideas on recipes, different curry powders and ingredients. Use Dr Mosleys approach to select the correct ingredients.

30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar  

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home  


The Official 5:2 fast diet Mimi Spencer in Mail you mag 19 Jan 2014

In the Mail on Sunday 19 January 2014, a 24 page pull out magazine, by Mimi Spencer.

A selection of unseen recipes and guidance on how to develop calorie counted recipes to keep you on the 5:2 diet.

Recipes are from The Fast Diet Recipe Book: 150 Delicious, Calorie-controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy, see all the books by Mimi Spencer

It is claimed to be the original and the best 5:2 diet.

Read more about Mimi’s diet, My fast track to fabulousness

The 5:2 fast beach diet Mimi Spencer Mail on Sunday free 18 May 2014

 

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The Fast Diet recipe book Mimi Spencer Dr Sarah Schenker Dr Michael Mosley – recipes Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013

Started by Dr Michael Mosley with his Horizon TV program giving us the revolutionary diet – The Fast Diet* has a new cookbook with Mimi Spencer, Dr Sarah Schenker – The Fast Diet Recipe Book: 150 Delicious, Calorie-controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy (click to read reviews).

Mimi Spencer and nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker has some wonderful with recipes to help us with the diet. There are two pages of recipes free in Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013.

Note: New Book 2017: Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

On our 2 diet days we would like keep feeling full, not an easy task. The recipe book includes ideas on foods that make us feel fuller, longer- helping us to get through the fasting days.

Read about Dr-Sarah-Schenker’s recipes in the new diet recipe book:  How to be full on 300 calories: Dr Sarah Schenker’s recipes make The Fast Diet a breeze to follow

Also Mimi Spencer’s take on the new diet:  Mimi Spencer: The idea of the Fast Diet is that a food-free window twice a week is incredibly good for you

Dr Mosley in 2012 was slightly overweight and perhaps pre disposed to have diabetes. He decided to search for a solution – a diet – that would help remove this unhealthy trend in his lifestyle. Was it possible to address these serious health issues with changes to diet?

He is a medical journalist and so was able to speak with and interview those scientists and nutrition experts that led to studying the latest research. He put his conclusions to the test on himself in a Horizon program that tried out the theory on fasting. This was our introduction to the concept and benefits of intermittent fasting.

The Mail on Sunday has a four page section with a guide to the theory behind the Fast Diet, how to go about trying the diet and recipes from the new cookbook. See The amazing slimming book every paper wanted

Recipes include:

  • Bouillabaisse
  • Allotment soup
  • Ratatouille and toast
  • Lightweight Cottage pie
  • Prawn omelette
  • Kippers and mushrooms

To read more about the Fast Diet recipe book see reviews and comments – The Fast Diet Recipe Book: 150 Delicious, Calorie-controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy

Reviews of the The Fast Diet – the first book introducing the deit: The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

Previous blog article about Dr Mosley’s first book explaining the diet: The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer
For readers in:

the UK                                            Canada

                    

*Please consult your doctor before undertaking any fast!

January 2nd article: The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

An interesting approach to diet and maintaining a healthy metabolism: The overnight diet Dr Caroline Apovian

A new book with more on the metabolism and how it is involved in the new diets: The Fast Metabolism Diet: Lose Up to 20 Pounds in 28 Days: Eat More Food & Lose More Weight: Unleash Your Body’s Natural Fat-Burning Power and Lose 20lbs in 4 Weeks

The Fast Diet recipe food guide free with the Times 27 April 2013

The Fast Diet recipe glossy food guide by Dr Michael Mosley free with the Times 27 April 2013 in Eat magazine.

Dr Mosley is a medical journalist and his Horizon program on fasting was the introduction to the concept and benefits of intermittent fasting.

To read more about the Fast Diet recipe book The Fast Diet Recipe Book: 150 Delicious, Calorie-controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy

Reviews of the first book introducing the concept: The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

Previous article about Dr Mosley’s book: The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

An interesting approach to diet and maintaining a healthy metabolism: The overnight diet Dr Caroline Apovian

The 2-Day Diet Diet Dr Michelle Harvie and Professor Tony Howell free in Daily Mail Feb 2013

The 2-Day Diet: Diet Two Days a Week – Eat Normally for Five *
by Dr Michelle Harvie and Professor Tony Howell.

See the latest free booklet from the Mail:

The 2 day new year diet Daily Mail Sat 4 Jan 2014

 

Previous 2 day summer diet free with Daily Mail April 20 2013

Free sections each day in the Daily Mail 11 Feb to 14 Feb 2013, see below for details.

Based on the evidence from their research, Dr Harvie and Professor Howell concluded that this plan was – a’ clinically proven approach to dieting that can reduce breast cancer risk!’

The new concept of how to eat for 5 days and fast for 2 days, is catching on, however this concept is different. This is a plan that allows you to eat a Mediterranean menu for 5 days and then follow a no carbohydrate plan for 2 days. This approach when followed closely was found to help reduce weight and increase health – protecting against many cancers including breast cancer – no calorie counting and the plan is simplicity to follow.

Read reviews and see more information at The 2-Day Diet: Diet Two Days a Week Eat Normally for Five

Dietician Dr Michelle Harvie and oncologist Professor Tony Howell together run Manchester University’s breast cancer prevention centre. Over 12 years their research tracked 1,000 slimmers and in a study of 34,000 women they discovered a link between being overweight and an increase in cancer risk.

They found that losing weight and keeping it off will reduce your risk of breast cancer by 40%. On the new plan, 65% lost weight and kept it off.

  • To follow the plan spend two days consuming protein and vegetables, but no carbohydrates.
  • Then for the next five days follow a Mediterranean style diet.

Recipes available

Read about broadcaster Jenni Murray’s experiences:

* Before adopting a new diet or change to your eating of any kind – speak with your doctor to ensure there is no risk to your health.

In the Daily Mail this week:

  • Monday: The diet that will change your life, meal planners
  • Tuesday: How the 2 Day diet can provide protection from cancer, diabetes and heart disease
  • Wednesday: Mediterranean meals for non diet days
  • Thursday: The 2 Day Diet exercise plan

The key to the health promoting diet is thought to be insulin control. When on the diet, tests show that insulin levels drop by 25%. The reduction in insulin levels is the key to cancer prevention. Many people have very high levels of insulin, leading to possible problems with diabetes, heart disease, cancer and even dementia.

As high levels of insulin is thought to stimulate cancer cells particularly in the breast, keeping insulin under control could be the solution.

It is the carbohydrate reduction on two days that kicks in the lowering of insulin.

Other benefits include lower blood pressure, a problem for many. Lower weight and better cholesterol may also be possible effects of the plan.

This is a revolution in healthy eating, easy to follow – but best of all tackles one of our most feared cancers – I lost my mother and father to this disease and only wish they had known what to eat to lower the risk.

Prevention is better than cure!!
I wish you good health and a long life!

 

The 2-Day Diet: Diet Two Days a Week – Eat Normally for Five What is in the book?

The 2 Day Diet free four page recipe pull out Daily Mail Sat 16 Feb 2013

To read reviews and publishing details of the 2-day diet: The 2-Day Diet: Diet Two Days a Week Eat Normally for Five

Another diet book the The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 a review.

Other recent approaches to fasting and diet: new books……

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

The Fast Diet Recipe Book: 150 Delicious, Calorie-controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy due May 2013

The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health

The Alternate-Day Diet: The Original Fasting Diet

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