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The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison

The 5:2 Diet podcast – all the tips, interviews and information you need to lose weight and feel great with intermittent fasting. It’s easy, flexible - and free: this podcast will help YOU 5:2. Presented by Kate Harrison, author of The 5:2 Diet Book and three other books on this lifestyle: www.the5-2dietbook.com
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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 31, 2015

This specially recorded 10-minute meditation accompanies the 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. The meditation combines positive messages and relaxation techniques to help you on fasting and non-fasting days. 

This will take around 10 minutes and help you feel relaxed and inspired. If you enjoy it, let me know and I’ll record more! Read more about the book and the techniques in the shownotes.

Important: Because you’re aiming for a state of relaxation, you should not use this when you’re in charge of machinery, driving a car or otherwise need to be completely aware of your surroundings.

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.

Apr 24, 2015

The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison Podcast 10: Simone’s guide to losing weight with a disability

In Podcast 10, Kate talks to the truly inspiring Simone Illger, who has lost over four stone in weight despite a disability and mobility issues that make exercise very difficult.  Thalidomide, a drug taken by Simone’s mother during pregnancy, led to her being born with severely shortened arms and legs.  After a lifetime battle with her weight, Simone combined simple calorie-counting with 5:2, and hasn’t looked back.  She has a wealth of tips, ideas and great observations about why fasting has helped her achieve her goal, and allowed her to become much more active and confident into the bargain. 

Simone discusses how she turned her back on gastric by-pass or other weight loss surgery and found the answer in fasting twice a week; talks home gyms, sports bras, and unconscious eating. And she explains why mayo and peanuts are off the menu, but cauliflower steaks are now a firm favourite.

 Read the notes at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast10 or subscribe on iTunes - and download free samples from Kate's books on Amazon.

The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison Podcast 10: Simone’s guide to losing weight with a disability

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 15, 2015

The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison Podcast 9: Foodie fasting in France – Belinda Berry’s gourmet 5:2 life

In Podcast 9, Kate interviews Belinda Berry, who turned fasting into a gourmet experience by using the delicious local produce from where she lives in south-west France, to create light but tasty meals. Belinda and her husband Graham have lost 15 kilos each – that’s over 30 lbs - since beginning intermittent fasting in early 2013 – which means she’s now wearing clothes three dress sizes smaller. Even better, Belinda feels much better for it, with better blood sugar and cholesterol results… and a whole new attitude to her passion for cooking, which led to her publishing her own cookbook, 5:2 Healthy eating for life.

So listen to the interview now to hear about how a huge Hawaiian shirt kicked off their weight-loss journey, and also how curries, cinnamon, and even ice-cream feature on the menu chez Berry.

Read the notes at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast9 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.

Intro and Outro music: Festival by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, YouTube Audio Library

 

Mar 13, 2015

The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison Episode 8: Interview with ‘Mr and Mrs 5:2’ who lost 9 stone/57 kilos between them

We interview a couple who’ve made 5:2 their joint mission – and between them, lost almost 9 stone (57 kilos) in weight… Lizzie and Kevin Baker from Wiltshire in the UK featured in my first cookbook, The Ultimate 5:2 Recipe Book, where we called them Mr and Mrs 5:2. They talk about how their rivalry has helped them stay on track, the health benefits of their new regime, and how they still enjoy wonderful home country cooking on fast and normal days. 

 

Read the notes at the5-2dietbook.com/podcast8 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.

Feb 7, 2015

The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison Episode 7: Pippa’s inspiring 5:2  success story plus weigh-in advice

We interview inspiring 5:2 dieter Pippa Cotton, who not only lost 4 stone/25kg but also discovered a new passion for fitness thanks to a £5 DVD – and also much improved health. She chats to Kate Harrison about her story, her new eating habits, and going from being too unhealthy to exercise, to being active every single day. 

Kate also shares the latest instalment from her diary, and chats through one of the hot topics in the 5:2 Facebook group (facebook.com/groups/the52diet): when, and how often, to weigh yourself. And she shares her original diet diary from 2012. 

Read the notes at the5-2dietbook.com/podcast7 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.

Jan 22, 2015

Episode 6:

The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison Episode 6: your flexible 5:2 diet – how to enjoy family life, holidays and special occasions – and still stay a healthy weight

Intermittent fasting lets you enjoy the good life and food without guilt, and this podcast offers lots of hints and tips for managing holidays, celebrations, and family meal times. We also discuss how to talk to family members about fasting. Plus Kate reads another extract from the diary she kept when she embarked on 5:2 – and raves about the power of beetroot. And she shares her thoughts on the diets discussed in the BBC mini-series, What’s the right diet for you? screened in January 2015.

Read the notes at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast6 or subscribe on iTunes

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.

Jan 17, 2015

The 5:2 Diet Podcast with Kate Harrison Episode 5: the other five days – how to enjoy your food when you’re not fasting, including treats, without undoing your hard work

Can you eat normally when you’re not fasting on 5:2 – and should you calorie count, or try to keep to a limit? In this episode, Kate talks about how to adjust your eating to a healthy, balanced diet where treats are allowed and nothing is banned. She demystifies BMR, TDEE and WOE – and reads out her diary entry from her first post-fasting Friday… and reflects on what she’s learned since 2012.

Read the notes at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast5 or subscribe on iTunes

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.

Intro and Outro music: Festival by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, YouTube Audio Library

 

 

Jan 8, 2015

Episode 4: What to eat on a fast day – a menu of food ideas

Are you confused about what to eat on Fast Days – whether to avoid carbs, buy ready-made or cook from scratch? Kate talks about the heroes and villains of fast day food; shares the idea of mini ‘ doll’s house meals’; and weighs up the pros and cons of home-made versus ready. Plus she runs through some delicious menus, answers three listener questions about breakfast, balance and evening snacking, and reveals  the cult of the cauliflower…  

 See more at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast4  or subscribe on iTunes.

 

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 31, 2014

Episode 3: Your Fast Day Survival Guide

Are you trying to get through your first fast day, or do you need a boost on your fasting journey? This episode will get you through – thanks to  5:2 writer Kate Harrison’s top 5 fast day tips, a list of reasons why this approach works so well, plus the honest diary of her own first fast day – and lots more to keep you on track for the day.

 See more at the5-2dietbook.com/podcast3

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.

 

Finally, never disregard professional medical advice or delay medical treatment because of something you have read in this book.  

 Podcast description

The 5:2 Diet podcast contains all the tips, interviews, news and information you need to lose weight and feel great on the eating plan everyone is talking about. Intermittent fasting is flexible, easy and free, and the health benefits are the subject of extensive research. The podcast is presented by Kate Harrison, British author of four 5:2 books, who fasts weekly and lost 31lbs/14kg. The podcast offers tips and ideas for new and experienced fasters, including answers to common questions, health news, seasonal food ideas and interviews. Kate also runs one of the largest Facebook groups on fasting, and her website is www.the5-2dietbook.com  Do YOU 5:2? This podcast makes it easy.

 

Intro and Outro music: Festival by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, YouTube Audio Library

Dec 30, 2014

Learn the 5 things you MUST do before  your first 5:2 Fast Day – and hear tips from successful fasting writer Kate Harrison – plus instalment 2 of her very honest 5:2 Diet diary, written as Kate embarked on intermittent fasting for the first time in 2012. The podcast is full of information on setting a goal, deciding how frequently to fast, charting your progress and choosing the perfect day to try the approach for the first time.

 

See more at www.the5-2dietbook.com/podcast2

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.

Finally, never disregard professional medical advice or delay medical treatment because of something you have read in this book.  

 

Podcast description

The 5:2 Diet podcast contains all the tips, interviews, news and information you need to lose weight and feel great on the eating plan everyone is talking about. Intermittent fasting is flexible, easy and free, and the health benefits are the subject of extensive research. The podcast is presented by Kate Harrison, British author of four 5:2 books, who fasts weekly and lost 31lbs/14kg. The podcast offers tips and ideas for new and experienced fasters, including answers to common questions, health news, seasonal food ideas and interviews. Kate also runs one of the largest Facebook groups on fasting, and her website is www.the5-2dietbook.com  Do YOU 5:2? This podcast makes it easy.

 

Intro and Outro music: Festival by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, YouTube Audio Library

Dec 27, 2014

Episode 1: what 5:2 is – and what it can do for you?

In this first podcast, Kate Harrison from the5-2dietbook.com introduces 5:2 – what it is, why it’s so easy to get started, and an overview of why intermittent fasting can help you lose weight for good and improve your health. Plus Part 1 of Kate’s (not quite) secret diet diary.

 

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.

Finally, never disregard professional medical advice or delay medical treatment because of something in the podcast.

 

Podcast description

The 5:2 Diet podcast contains all the tips, interviews, news and information you need to lose weight and feel great on the eating plan everyone is talking about. Intermittent fasting is flexible, easy and free, and the health benefits are the subject of extensive research. The podcast is presented by Kate Harrison, British author of four 5:2 books, who fasts weekly and lost 31lbs/14kg. The podcast offers tips and ideas for new and experienced fasters, including answers to common questions, health news, seasonal food ideas and interviews. Kate also runs one of the largest Facebook groups on fasting, and her website is www.the5-2dietbook.com  Do YOU 5:2? This podcast makes it easy.

 

Music: Festival by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, YouTube Audio Library