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:
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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.

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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.