Live Happy, Eat Dirty Podcast with Kate Harrison (including The 5:2 Diet)

Live Happy, Eat Dirty is a podcast full of quick and dirty health and diet ideas for real people, hosted by me – Kate Harrison. Fed up with feeling guilty because you can’t be 100% perfect all the time? Live happy and eat dirty instead! In this practical and positive podcast, discover why cheese is our kind of superfood, what your gut can tell you about how to live a good life, and how part-time diets are the secret to staying in great shape for life. Hear guilty-free ideas and down to earth interviews by happily imperfect health author Kate Harrison, who loves to have her cake and eat it. In Live Happy, Eat Dirty, we say down with eating clean or feeling bad because you never want to try a triathlon. Instead, live the dirty life – enjoyable, laid back but balanced. We talk about food, diet in its broadest sense, positive mental health, gut science, intermittent fasting, 5:2 and strategies for a long and happy life. If you loathe detoxes and clean eating, but love evidence-based tips and eating well – you’re in the right place. Because you can be slim without giving up cheese, bread OR wine. You can be fit without ever trying a triathlon. And you can enjoy your life without having to be a saint. Episodes 1-20 were originally part of The 5:2 Diet Podcast and can still be enjoyed as a great introduction to the fasting lifestyle.
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Aug 10, 2017

In this special episode, Kate celebrates her 5th  ‘fastiversary’ – five years since she had her very first intermittent fast. She shares:


  • the 5 things that have changed since she started this journey in 2012
  • the two mistakes people make when they fast that makes 5:2 fail. After interacting with 55,000+ people in the 5:2 group, she can also tell you how to avoid the problems.
  • And finally 5 very honest confessions about Kate’s 5:2 life!


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May 31, 2017

In this special, 5:2 food and health writer Kate Harrison talks about going green – eating more veggies to superpower your fast days, your weight and your health.

To celebrate the publication of her new book, 5:2 Veggie and Vegan, Kate talks about her own history as a vegetarian since her teens, and her tips on how to max out the plant content of your diet to keep you, and your friendly bacteria, in great shape.

Plus she talks about how she develops recipes and why ‘eating the rainbow’ is the opposite of woo-woo- not to mention her loathing of the idea of ‘clean eating.’

To see recipes from the new book, and see lots of fantastic pictures of mouth-watering food that tastes as good as it looks, go to 


Important Note:

This podcast is for information only and is not intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. There are some people who shouldn’t follow this diet: children and teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. If you take medication have a pre-existing medical condition, including Type 2 diabetes, you should talk to your doctor before making any dietary changes. In addition, anyone with a history of eating disorders should definitely not undertake this without talking to their doctor or specialist.