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.
RSS Feed





All Episodes
Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 16, 2018

The first episode of the 5:2 Diet Podcast for 2018 comes with exciting news. Kate Harrison explains how the podcast is going to expand to include more tips, ideas and interviews to help you stay a healthy weight, and feel better in body and mind.

To tie in with Kate’s new intermittent fasting approach – The Dirty Diet: Ditch the Guilt, Love your Food – this podcast is going to get bigger and better, with episodes on:

  • Why cheese is a superfood (if superfoods even exist);
  • How carbs keep you human;
  • Eating more germs – why dirt keeps you alive;
  • House-training for humans – the science of good habits.

Plus, Kate will be chatting regularly to dietitian and nutrition expert Helen Phadnis, and many other people in the food, health and psychology world – as well as people who’ve achieved amazing things with this way of life. Kate's guinea pig dieters lost up to 15lbs in only 4 weeks on The Dirty Diet, and also saw significant improvements to their gut health, digestion, skin and sleep.

The new approach also means a new title – Live Happy, Eat Dirty: health & diet ideas for real people. Kate explains what that means and what’s coming up. If you’re already subscribed to the podcast, you don’t need to do anything to get the new episodes – but if not, subscribe through iTunes or your podcast provider.

To read more, go to or preorder the new book.

Or go to the shownotes on the 5:2 website

 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.