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Life in the Fasting Lane

How to Make Intermittent Fasting a Lifestyle - and Reap the Benefits of Weight Loss and Better Health
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Fasting is emerging as one of the most exciting medical advancements in recent memory. Its list of benefits extends far beyond weight loss and includes improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, protection against cancer, and better cognitive function. 

While many of us may be able to handle the physical effects of fasting, the mental and social challenges are often daunting. There are so many opportunities to eat during the day, and sometimes it's rude not to participate in meals. What do you do with the time you used to spend eating? How do you navigate social situations while fasting? How can a food addict mentally prepare for a fast? 

Life in the Fasting Lane fills all of these gaps, and more, by bringing together three leading voices in the fasting community to provide a book written for both the body and the mind, helping people cope with all aspects - physical, social, emotional, medical - of fasting. It blends cutting-edge medical and scientific information about fasting with the perspective of a patient who has battled obesity the majority of her adult life.

©2020 Dr. Jason Fung, Eve Mayer and Megan Ramos (P)2020 Hay House

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Great read

Great book full of interesting facts and strategies. Highly recommended for all looking into fasting

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  • Marikka
  • 09-08-2020

Nothing new if you've read the Obesity Code

This is for you, who wants a personal reference for fasting and enjoy listening to people's success stories. However, if you have read The Obesity Code , this book will have practically no new information for you. There is nothing wrong with it, the narration is great and the information valid, it's just that it is basically a truncated version of The Obesity Code with inserts of Eve Meyer's experience with fasting. Not what I thought I would get.

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  • Rinnie
  • 10-05-2020

My journey has just begun

I've been contemplating fasting for the last two years. Read all of Dr.Fungs books and have been doing it in stages. I don't eat after 7:00 p.m. and don't eat again until noon. I feel I'm ready for longer fasts because I no longer have the urge to snack. This book is a good guide to ease me into my next phase. I enjoyed hearing the stories and can relate to them. Thank you Dr. Fung for being innovative and daring to step out of the pharmaceutical box.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-2020

5 star all the way!!

An amazing book that couldn’t have come at a time where I felt all was lost with my constant weight issues for over 30 years. An easy detailed listen that really is your last resort if you need to get off the yo yo dieting and binge eating disorder you may have developed over the years. I’m 7 pounds down already in 2 weeks A gift from god xx. Thank you Jason and his team x

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  • Yolanda Berry
  • 20-05-2020

Mixed, mostly positive

I'm a big fan of Dr Fung, and I believe I've read everything he's written, at least 3 times. This isn't just because I'm a slow reader, its also because he recycles his work. The only thing new he has in this book is a short discussion on Behaviour Economics (and as a BE, I approve). Eve and Megan added a lot of perspective to this book. But I didn't like how the story unfolded. I'm reading this book and I have not had weeks to 'flex my fasting muscle' So to narrate it in the "now that you've spent 3 months on IF and are comfortable ..." I'm an IF'er of about 18 months, and I love it for so many reasons. and I 100% agree that you need to start slow to build the muscle. All in all I found it a little too much 'off the shelf self-help', and not enough personal stories. I understand why, but I felt a little choked. But if you want to get started on IF, then this is a fantastic start!

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  • Gene
  • 04-10-2020

Great if your reason for fasting is weightloss

Very little of Jason Fung in this book. What is provided by him is taken from the Obesity Code. Mostly how to lose (a massive amount of ) weight with fasting and how to fit that into your working and social life. Great encouragement for massively obese but didn't do anything for me

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  • DrR008
  • 03-09-2020

thinking differently now

a really good book, it gives you ways to incorporate fasting into your life, holiday or work events.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-2020

Fabulous Book

I found this book very informative. having read the obesity code this book was a natural progression for me. Written by people with a vast amount of knowledge and experience, I found it a great source of information.

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  • Rachell Kay
  • 15-07-2020

Could not follow as well as other fasting books

Could not seem to follow as easily as other fasting books I have read unfortunately

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  • Tony Callaghan
  • 25-06-2020

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A very good book and proof that we all can improve our lifestyle and health

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  • Terri
  • 19-05-2020

Fantastic read!

This is a well structured and well researched book. It gives excellent information and background to Fasting, but leaves the reader free to choose what works best for them. I especially enjoyed the science because it was easy for me to understand without feeling like it had been watered down. Great work, I've already recommended this book - even before I completed it!