Move over Atkins Diet, there’s a new diet in town. The Fast Diet has become a best-selling book that explains a new weight-loss plan. The plan makes claims that participants can eat what they want for five days, but must fast for two non-consecutive days. Sounds easy? Well, on those two fasting days you are allowed to eat a restricted amount — between 500-600 calories per day, with protein and lots of fruits and vegetables being highly recommended by the book’s author, Dr. Michael Mosley.
Mosley admits that he didn’t create the diet to be the next big thing, but for himself after an eye-opening doctor’s visit, he used this himself, as a test for the new diet craze.
“I had a bit of a nasty shock because I discovered that my fasting glucose levels were those of a diabetic.” Mosley, who lost his father to diabetes, said during a recent television interview. “My cholesterol levels were about twice what they should be.”
“My body fat went down from 28 percent to 20 percent, and my blood glucose went down from diabetic to normal,” he said. “My cholesterol went down from needing medication to normal. “Making claims that he also lost the fat in his gut, which also significantly reduced his risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Check out some of the calorie restricted meals that Mosely used during his time on the diet.