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…
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.
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.
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.