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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. www.the5-2dietbook.com
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Apr 18, 2018

In today’s Quick and Dirty podcast on a single topic. Kate explores the D in Dirty - which is all about diversity, especially veg and fruit - how adding more variety and quantity into your diet will reap terrific benefits - and give your tastebuds and friendly gut bacteria a treat!

Kate suggests practical ways to increase your consumption. She talks through options for:

 Brilliant breakfasts and brunches;

 Lunches to look forward to;

Evening meals that end your day on a high!

 Plus why eating your greens - and reds, yellows, purples and whites -  doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. 

Apr 11, 2018

We all have trillions of bacteria living on and inside our bodies – but how can they affect weight loss, diabetes and even your mood.

 In this interview with Dr Lesley Hoyles from Imperial College in London, you’ll hear all about the gut microbiome – the collection of bacteria and other micro organisms that co-exist with us in our guts, and influence so many aspects of our health.

The balance of bugs is affected by countless things, from how you were born, to the antibiotics you’ve taken, and whether you eat live yogurt or onions.

 

Lesley gives us a tour of research into the gut microbiome and how it’s set to change the medical world.  Plus we talk about getting dirty in childhood, weight gain in farm animals, and the one transplant you don’t want to search for on YouTube

Lesley runs the Bugs in your Guts Twitter account - well worth following - and the other ones she recommends for great information about microbiology and health are:

 Gutmicrobiotaforhealth

Isappscience.org/science-of-microbiomes

Britishgut.org

Americangut.org

Prof. Jonathan Eisen's Microbiomania and Overselling the Microbiome

 If you want to nurture your own microbes, The Dirty Diet is for you. You can read Lesley’s take on the future, plus lots more practical advice on looking after your friendly bacteria – and keeping the bad ones in check – in The Dirty Diet.  

 Sign up for your FREE  Dirty Diet blueprint & news to help keep your gut healthy

Or buy The Dirty Diet book here for UK delivery.

And here for international delivery.

Apr 4, 2018

In today’s episode Helen and Kate talk dirty about carbohydrates – why they’re an essential part of our diet, and why cutting them out is so difficult to maintain. We also reveal our own top of the pops when it comes to starchy carbs… and talk about exciting new research on 5:2/Dirty Diet-style fasting and how it may benefit our health.

 

Featuring Kate Harrison and  dietitian Helen Phadnis - also known as NomNomNerd! Carbs are fuel for the body - and the fibre they contain fuels our friendly gut bacteria too. But they've been demonised on many diets, so Helen explains their role in nutrition. Kate also tells how low-carb was only ever a short-term fad for her. 

Plus we reveal the simple cooking method that helps carbs become even tastier - and more beneficial to your microbiome.

Kate also talks through the results of new research showing the potential health benefits of intermittent fasting, carried out by the University of Surrey. You can read more about that here or download the full (technical but interesting) PDF.

If the talk of oats has made you want to tuck in, there’s a free recipe for my very delicious Dirty Diet style choc-cherry granola in the Blueprint, Sign up for it here - it's completely free.

 

You can buy The Dirty Diet book here for UK delivery.

Or here for international delivery.

Mar 28, 2018

Bread has had such a bad press lately – we talk to a campaigning baker who has found ways to enjoy her own produce despite a sensitivity to wheat. Discover the secrets of good bread and why it has a place in your diet. 

If you’re boggled by bread or afraid of Big Bad Gluten, this podcast is a must-listen. Because bread and other grains can form a brilliant part of a healthy diet for most of us. 

In this interview with micro-baker Frances Reid, we learn:

  • Why time is the most important ingredient when it comes to great bread;
  • How Frances swapped working for a charity for baking dozens of loaves in her ordinary oven;
  • How she’s managed her own sensitivities so she can still enjoy her own creations.
  • sourdough croissants

 And if you want to try baking your own, learn

  • Why it’s almost impossible to kill off your starter;
  • Why a loaf will change depending on where in your home you let it rise;
  • How sourdough croissants are a labour of love.

Plus how to find good bread if you don’t have time to bake your own. And Kate talks about her own experiments with sourdough baking – and the tips she includes in The Dirty Diet: Ditch the Guilt, Love your Food.

Mar 21, 2018

Fed up with over-hyped and overpriced ‘superfoods’? In the second episode of our brand new podcast, we  look at some unexpected new superfood candidates, including smelly cheese.

 

In the second episode of Live Happy Eat Dirty – we celebrate the positive steps we can take to be healthy, happy and in good shape.   And we preview the new book, The Dirty Diet – ditch the guilt, love your food. 

Featuring Kate Harrison and  dietitian Helen Phadnis – also known as NomNomNerd!

Including:

  • Gorgonzola or goji berries – which is the real superfood?
  • Why flapjacks and fruit crumble are part of a healthy diet….
  • And hooray for crunchy-munchy foods and coffee!  

We also talk about the idea of ‘smart harvesting’ and how the microbes in our gut explain why some of us put more weight on than others.

And why The Dirty Diet was almost called The Cheese and Pickle diet…

For lots more information about the effect of microbes on your health and weight, we really recommend the Gut Microbiota for Health website.

Sign up for your FREE blueprint (available from publication date March 22 2018)

And buy The Dirty Diet book here.

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 fast: 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.

Mar 12, 2018

Welcome to Live Happy, Eat Dirty – a podcast full of quick and dirty health and diet ideas for real people, hosted by me – Kate Harrison.

Including:

*Why Kate hates clean eating and why dietitian Helen Phadnis worries about the effect on dieters.

*The BBQ test for orthorexia

*The flexible rules for Living Dirty:

  • Diversity
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Restoring the gut microbiome
  • Training ourselves to be healthy
  • Your health and weight goals

 

Sign up for your FREE Blueprint here.

Ideas and interviews from the worlds of psychology, nutrition and more. If you loathe detoxes and clean eating, but love evidence-based tips, staying a healthy weight 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.

Ditch the guilt - a happy, dirty life is so much more fun.  

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 the5-2dietbook.com/podcast18 

 

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.

Dec 30, 2015

In this New Year special of the 5:2 Diet Podcast, host and author Kate Harrison offers encouragement and practical advice on the 3 strategies that will help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

Plus, she shares her thoughts on detoxes and ‘miracle’ diets… and why she believes intermittent fasting is a more sustainable bet. Plus Kate also explains how she sets goals and ambitions for a new year, using a fun 5-step programme that encourages you to dream a little, and then plan ways to make dreams come true (from getting a better smile, to changing career or moving countries!).

You can download the FREE ebook Make Your Dreams Come True via Kate's website and read the shownotes at the5-2dietbook.com/podcast17

 

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.

Oct 30, 2015

The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison Podcast 16: Q&A

In Podcast 16, we answer your questions about calorie counts on fast days, how to talk to medical professionals about your goals, and why we can feel colder when we're fasting... and Kate shares her current favourite soup to warm you back up again on long autumnal nights...   

Read much more at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast16 or subscribe on iTunes - and download free samples from Kate's books on Amazon.

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.

Sep 28, 2015

Super-charged September is designed as a boost to get you back on track with 5:2. Every day for a whole month, there’s a challenge or a question or an inspiration to help you: the idea is you do it alone or share your thoughts to help others in the group.  Are you on board?

For much more on 5:2, see the website - and to share YOUR answers and responses to all 30 Challenges, join our free, friendly & private Facebook group.

 

May 31, 2015

This podcast is a summertime special to accompany my new summer e-book 5:2 Summer Ready, which takes favourite tips, recipes and ideas from my four 5:2 books – it’s the ideal short introduction if you’ve never read a book on intermittent fasting. (If you do have my other books, you won’t need this new e-book – but this podcast will be perfect for re-inspiration!). And even if you're in the southern hemisphere, where I know summer is a memory right now, I hope you'll find it useful!

The podcast includes tips on boosting your fasting success; my views on the 'summer body' controversy; ideas for enjoying that summer feeling all-year-round AND, a specially recorded 10-minute meditation (which you can also download and listen to separately).

I recorded the podcast on Brighton beach, just past the West Pier – so you’ll hear authentic wave sound effects, not to mention our giant seagulls! There are lots of tips plus a very special relaxing meditation to help you relax and stay on track with your healthier, more confident life…

 

Go to the shownotes to read more and find links to fitness apps and much more.

You can also download the Meditation separately to use whenever you like.

May 24, 2015

In Podcast 12, we’re featuring our first dieter from New Zealand, Trudie McCallum. Trudie had spent almost three decades following a variety of diets, losing and regaining up to 100 kg and also spending up to NZ$1000 (around £500) ‘just to get weighed.’ Then in 2013 she discovered 5:2, lost 13kg (28 pounds) and is loving the freedom it’s given her and her husband Kenny, who has also lost 10 kg.

Trudie talks to Kate Harrison about the careful planning that allows her to eat three small meals on a fast day, the improvements she’s seen in her confidence and blood pressure readings, and how she’s spreading the word to others about intermittent fasting. 53-year-old Trudie, who works in retail, is  also a big fan of the 5:2 Facebook group, where people all over the world are sharing their successes.

See how Trudie’s enjoying her new life at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast12 - subscribe on iTunes - and download free samples from Kate's books on Amazon. Kate also has news of her summer special podcast and mini Summer Ready e-book new for June 2015.

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.

Apr 30, 2015

In Podcast 11, we feature  a remarkable woman who set out to lose 11 stone in weight 15 months ago… and has lost nine stone/57 kilos and gone from a size 32 to a UK size 14… After a lifetime of dieting, Sharon Munsey from Bideford in North Devon had very low expectations when she started doing 5:2, but now she’s gone from a size 32 to a UK size 14 and has just taken up running for the first time, at the age of 54.

Sharon talks to Kate Harrison about how she’s lost her chocolate cravings and fills up on soup and porridge instead, and the thrill of shopping on the high street again after decades of buying ‘big tents to wear’ online. She also reveals how she eats on Fast and non-fasting days, and loves how fast days make her feel.

Sharon’s story is proof you can change your life through intermittent fasting – whether you want to lose 10lbs or 10 stone.  

See her before and after photos – they’re so inspiring, from her trim new shape to her newly emerged cheekbones!  - at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast11 or subscribe on iTunes - and download free samples from Kate's books on Amazon.

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.

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