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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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Jul 4, 2018

In today’s podcast, Kate talks about how she stumbled on a new chocolate that could help your gut.

She talks to Andrew Marten of Ohso chocolate about how his own IBS was the trigger to changing direction and launching chocolate bars. Find out why chocolate can get more good bacteria to your gut better than yogurt or kefir, the pleasures of eating miniature bars, and why peppermint is a very domineering flavour.

Find out more at ohso.com and see the website for 25% off your first order (UK listeners). 

NB: This is not a sponsored podcast - Kate just liked the chocolate (and did get a free taste!)

Jun 20, 2018

‘Live’ foods which add back the good bacteria are the perfect way to ‘eat dirty’ – and dairy kefir can be a delicious way to enjoy the benefits. It used to be tricky to get hold of, but now different brands are appearing in the chiller cabinet, as well as in specialist health shops.

In this episode, Kate talks to Ciaran Adam, who helped to develop a range of new kefirs for The Collective Dairy in London. He talks about how our current ‘clean’ lives may not be good for our health – and how fermented foods like kefir make a positive difference. Plus why fruit plus kefir can be an explosive combination…

 Read more at The Collective Dairy.  

May 2, 2018

If you’re on a mission to improve your diet – and those friendly bacteria – then raw pickles like sauerkraut and kimchi are one of the easiest ways to add the good guys back in. And in this edition, Kate chats to Mendel of Loving Foods in Manchester, whose journey to improve his eczema led to the creation of a whole new family business.

Mendel talks us through the best ways to make probiotic foods, including:

  • The importance of burping your pickles;
  • The world of ferments from Japan to India;
  • Fermented drinks including the ‘champagne’ of Tibet.

We also debate the best use of kimchi and kraut (my money is on a cheese toastie) and learn why cabbage, turmeric and black pepper combine to form the perfect pick-me-up in a jar.

Loving Foods also helped with their tips on fermenting veggies in The Dirty Diet book. You can buy their products from Amazon and direct from their website, as well as in health food stores (mostly in NW England, but now they've got new premises, the distribution is expanding).

 

 

 

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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.

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 thedirty-diet.com 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.

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!

 

To join the group, click here. And to find out more about the Dirty Diet, sign up at www.thedirty-diet.com

 

 

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.

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

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