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  • Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
  • By: Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (555 ratings)

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The Complete Guide to Fasting

By: Jimmy Moore,Dr. Jason Fung
Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
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Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about - yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it's an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international best-selling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.

The Complete Guide to Fasting explains:

  • Why fasting is actually good for health
  • Who can benefit from fasting (and who won't)
  • The history of fasting
  • The various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting
  • What to expect when starting to fast
  • How to track progress while fasting
  • The weight loss effects of fasting
  • How to ward off potential negative effects from fasting

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore (P)2016 Victory Belt Audio

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I have watched Jason Fung videos and like what he has to say sometimes. I do believe that the answer to Type 2 diabetes is diet related, but get so frustrated when people refer to the evidence that show that low carb diets work better at reducing weight and other health related numbers such as HbA1c. The evidence definitely does support this BUT only in the short term. In the long term, trial participants are unable to maintain the LCHF way of eating and revert to old habits.
So adding intermittent fasting to the mix would appear to work better than a LCHF diet. Surely that is because the overall calorific input is so drastically cut. Dr Fung talks about how the calories in calories out theory is wrong, but isn't intermittent fasting simply calorie restriction?
I would really have liked to have heard more about the body's insulin response to certain foods and how cutting back on those foods may normalise weight and HbA1c.

The contents of this book could easily have been covered in a single chapter and why oh why Dr Fung decided to partner with Jimmy Moore to produce the book is unfathomable.

Even more of a mystery is why anyone in their right mind would allow Jimmy Moore to narrate the book. He sounds like a junior school child trying to read new words.

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Must read, Game changer,

An absolute must read for those out there that struggle with obesity or diabetes. This book is full of info, how to, what not to do, history of fasting and the science behind it. IT JUST MAKES SENSE!! Read it, and even better TRY IT!!
Dr Jason fung (wow) changing the lives of thousands and many more when this gains more momentum.
Fasting, used over the centuries, something so simply, yet so powerful! And free to all....

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Started off pessimistic, changed my mind

At first I was ready to give the book away but the more I listened the more I felt I could give it a go. Throughout the listening period I have been slowly shortening my eating window with no nasty side effects and still maintaining an active lifestyle. This may be the solution I have been looking for because all the other experts have not been able to help.

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I wish I can get this one earlier.

Hands down the best thing happen to me is fasting in 2019. I stumbled this thing two months ago. I thought to give it a try. I do intermittent fasting a few times for the first two weeks. It just amazing. I just skip lunch these days and did a 36 and 48 hours fasting. The hunger gets better. Yes, I lost weight every easily and quickly, for 4 Kg a month, although I am not overweight or something, I just want to lose some belly fat.
I really wish I found this one earlier, coz I had went through dizziness and headaches, all manageable though.
Yes, the first month was relatively hard, I had cravings for carbs, and I thought about food all the time. I do have a piece of toast, rice or noodles occasionally. They tastes even better, haha, and that got me to appreciate food even more.
The good things came from this fasting are my skin condition changed totally, I’ve been oily skin all my life, but I noticed this change after the 36hs fasting. No pimples on my back. I didnot get cramps for the last period, don’t know this will last forever. And I do not have diarrhoea any more. And I feel so good these days. I guess I will stick to this thing, not for weight loss perhaps, but better health.
The reason I want to do is I want to help my mom to lose weight, and she got fatty liver, although she eats less and relative healthy, but she couldn’t lose weight, and she gain weight year after year. I tried on myself first, and it works so well, and I am sure this will help my mom.
I just want to thank you guys, you guys are lifesavers.

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Actionable information.

Another great read. Superb content. This has helped me so much.
I wasnt too happy at the narration, I ended up increasing the speed of playback by .05 then it balances alright.

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str8 up great actionable advice

I have been fasting on and off for a while . Making it up as I went along. Now I have a program that I will follow. I will fast for 24 hours 3 days a week.

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A must action in life. Average narrator.

Good book. Details fasting as a foundation for health. Shame it focused on fat loss benefit too much rather than the loads of other health affects for the non obese. Fairly Average narrator. Should have been read by author himself.

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Convincing!

This really is a complete and comprehensive guide, and makes a lot of sense. Well written and read too.

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A good insight

This book was good enough to make me give it a go. I'm not sure that I'm completely convinced - my experience didn't quite match the material in the book. I tried it for a month and have now decided it's not for me.

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Fantastic!

This book apart from having so much great knowledge is the most well performed health and wellness book I've listened to! It incorporates the fact it's an audiobook and is not read line for line. Extremely well done!

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