Do you want to lose weight, feel great and live longer, without having to comply with a strict diet? Periodic fasting might be just the thing for you. Studies have shown that eating significantly less for limited periods of time produces better results than sustained dieting, and that reducing calorie intake is beneficial for chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Periodic Fasting introduces the concept of eating normally for five days, followed by two days of restricted eating (also known as the 5:2 diet). During fasting, the body has a chance to use its inherent healing capacity to restore our health and wellbeing. Unlike many popular diets, periodic (intermittent) fasting puts you in control of what you eat. ItÆs as simple as eating normal, healthy meals on non-fasting days and making sensible choices on fasting days. There are no special diet foods or supplements, and everyone in the family can eat the same meals, making this an ideal weight-loss programme for families with differing nutritional needs. There are guidelines and menu plans for both fasting and nonfasting days, and examples of meals and snacks that make up the 600 calorie limit on fasting days. Sixty tasty and nutritious recipes for breakfasts, lunches and dinners include variations on how to adapt the dishes for fasting days. The recipes and recommendations in Periodic Fasting make it easy to adapt to this eating lifestyle, and your body will thank you.