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Commercial fasting diets

What is The Two-Day Diet?

The Two Day Diet is a method of intermittent semi-fasting whereby you eat a very low carbohydrate diet for two days each week and a Mediterranean diet for the next five days.

What is The Every Other Day Diet?

The Every Other Day Diet is the title of a book published by Dr Krista Varady based on her research studies using ADF in overweight subjects.

What is the Eat Stop Eat method of intermittent fasting?

Eat Stop Eat is a method of intermittent fasting, created by Brad Pilon, whereby you eat nothing for just 24 hours on one or two days a week and eat normally the other days.

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Different ways of fasting

What is the eating window method of intermittent fasting?

Restricting your eating to a 'window' of just a few hours each day is another form of intermittent fasting. It works well, and many people find it easier to do than 5:2.

What is Alternate Day Fasting?

Alternating fast days with feast days has been well researched as a method for weight loss and is surprisingly easy to do. It's good if you are looking for more rapid weight loss.

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Fasting For Me

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Fasting with medical conditions

Is it safe to fast when taking prescription medicines?

Fasting should present no problems for most prescription drugs, some may require a small amount of food to be taken with them; others need your doctor’s permission before fasting can be undertaken.

Intermittent fasting for people with thyroid disorders

People with thyroid problems can struggle to lose weight; intermittent fasting can help with this although the rate of loss may be slow.

Fasting with type 2 diabetes

Intermittent fasting is a great strategy for managing Type 2 Diabetes. Here are some tips especially for fasters with diabetes.

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Getting started

It's about health not getting into a smaller pair of jeans

What should be my goal weight?

What is your ideal weight? Is it realistic to set it as a target? Will you be able to maintain your weight at this point? These are some questions you need to answer when setting your target weight.

When and what to eat on your fast (and non-fast!) days

When and what should I eat when intermittent fasting?

What time should you eat on a fast day? What should you eat? Does it matter what you eat on non-fast days? Learn from the experience of thousands of people who've found what works best.

What's the best way to measure success with intermittent fasting?

Jumping on the weighing scales once a week might seem like the obvious choice for monitoring your weight loss progress, but this is not the only method, nor even the best.

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Health Benefits

How can fasting reduce my risks of developing Alzheimer's and other neurological conditions?

Intermittent fasting can help keep your brain and nerves in good health as you age. We find out more.

I don't see hunger as a problem to be solved anymore. I eat better even when I am not fasting. Getting into new and better habits! We love it!

How can intermittent fasting improve my relationship with food?

Learning to cope with feelings of hunger is empowering, and helps to break unhealthy relationships with food.

Studies in animals are encouraging and suggest fasting reduces the rick of cancer

How can intermittent fasting reduce my risk of cancer?

Fasting stimulates the body’s repair mechanisms making cancer cells less likely to develop. Fasting also deprives cancer cells from the glucose they need to live on.

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Maintenance

Successful weight maintenance strategies

Many people successfully lose weight but few keep the weight off. Continuing with intermittent fasting and careful monitoring is the way to successful maintenance

You lose weight steadily. And it is sustainable forever.

When should I enter weight maintenance?

Phase one of your healthy weight project is over, now it’s time to start on phase two: maintenance!

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Metabolism - the basics

Exercise is SO good for our health. But it doesn't affect our weight much.

How does exercise affect metabolism?

Exercise has many effects on the metabolism, including changing the fuel being used and altering metabolic pathways to make exercise easier on the next occasion.

We are surrounded by advertising and temptation. We get into bad habits, like eating when we're board. Stock up in food in times of plenty.

Why do we eat more than we need, and gain weight?

The constant availability of high sugar, high fat food is just one of the factors driving the obesity crisis: we delve deeper.

Exercise is SO good for our health. But is doesn't affect our weight much.

Balancing calories used with calories eaten

Unless they are really trying, most people maintain a fairly stable weight, gaining or losing weight very gradually. How does the body regulate our weight?

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Need to take a break from fasting?

Why do I feel so hungry even on non-fast days?

You have been following your intermittent fasting diet with no problems but now you feel constantly hungry – it could be a sign that you have been over-stressing your body.

Should I stop intermittent fasting?

If you are experiencing hunger problems, severe stress, or an acute illness it might be a good idea to take a break from intermittent fasting.

Should I fast when I'm stressed out?

Some stress is good for our bodies but too much is harmful. If you are very stressed, fasting might not be a good idea.

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Not losing weight?

How should I eat on my non-fasting days?

If you’re not losing weight despite keeping to your fasting plans, maybe there’s a problem with your eating days.

The scales can lie! Understand the reason your weight fluctuates

Why the scales don't tell the truth - understanding weight fluctuations

When we say we want to lose weight, we mean we want to lose fat, but the scales don’t tell us how much fat we’ve lost.

Why am I not losing weight?

Are you frustrated that despite your efforts you are not losing weight? We can help you understand the problem and how to fix it.

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Science

The basics of nutrition and healthy eating

We are bombarded with dietary advice from all directions. At FastDay we don't tell you what to eat, instead we try to explain some nutritional principles so you can eat mindfully.

What scientific studies have been done on intermittent fasting?

Studies using animals have shown the power of intermittent fasting to extend life and health; studies in humans are only just beginning but early results are encouraging, with improvements in weight and health markers.

Science of fasting

Science of fasting – the basics

Humans have been fasting for its spiritual benefits for centuries but it is only recently that science has begun to investigate fasting as a way to improve our health.

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Side effects of fasting

Side-effects of losing a lot of weight

If you lose a lot of weight, you might experience side effects such as saggy skin. Here are some side-effects from your success and how to deal with them.

How can I improve my sleep on fast days?

Fasting tends to make your brain more alert which is great during the day but can be a problem at night when you want to sleep.

Prevent constipation after fast days

How can I prevent constipation after fast days?

Eating so much less on fast days can often result in constipation. We have some ideas on how to keep things moving.

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Switching to fasting from commercial diets

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Tips & Hints

What can I do in advance to prepare my body for fasting?

Worried about how you'll cope with your first fast? Check out these three simple steps you can take to prepare your body.

You can eat whatever you want if it is homemade...

This video was shared with me and I thought it was so good I just had to pass it on to my fellow fasters.

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Troubleshooting & myth busting

Side-effects of losing a lot of weight

If you lose a lot of weight, you might experience side effects such as saggy skin. Here are some side-effects from your success and how to deal with them.

How can I improve my sleep on fast days?

Fasting tends to make your brain more alert which is great during the day but can be a problem at night when you want to sleep.

Prevent constipation after fast days

How can I prevent constipation after fast days?

Eating so much less on fast days can often result in constipation. We have some ideas on how to keep things moving.

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Useful things for fasters

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What happens when we fast

How do the different fasting methods affect the benefits of fasting?

Investigations into how best to fast are in their infancy but there are indications that, within limits, a longer period without any calorie intake may be better than spreading your calorie allowance over the day.

Feeling hungry=Body in repair mode

Changes in our bodies when we fast

As soon as we have finished absorbing the nutrients from our last meal our body enters the fasting state during which repairs are made, we burn our fat stores and become a more efficient organism.

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