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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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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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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.

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.  

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, 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 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.

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