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Brighton author shares her diet tips

The Argus: Kate Harrison of Brighton has self published her 5:2 Diet Book on Kindle Kate Harrison of Brighton has self published her 5:2 Diet Book on Kindle

An author was so impressed by the success of her “part-time” diet she has written a book about it.

Novelist Kate Harrison has already lost 17lb since starting the 5:2 diet six months ago.

The diet uses a method where people eat whatever they like five days a week and then fast for two.

On those two days people eat very small and low calorie meals instead.

The theory is that simply by eating less for one or two days a week you can trigger physical and mental changes that can lead to losing weight and helping your body and brain repair itself.

Ms Harrison, 44, from North Laine, Brighton, said: “I had been a yo-yo dieter for years and nothing really seemed to be working.

“At first I was not sure because I thought fasting would mean having no food at all and I like my food too much, but then I realised it was not quite like that.

“It is about educating your body and learning how to cope with restricting calories at times.

“It takes a few days to get used to it but after a while you get used to it and it really does start to work.

“Knowing that I can eat what I like on other days makes it easier to adapt.

Alternative way

“It is an alternative way to lose weight instead of methods like slimming clubs. Obviously they can do a great job and work for many people, but this is certainly something different to consider.”

Ms Harrison set up a Facebook page about the diet which quickly attracted attention but found very little useful information to support what she was doing.

She said: “I was looking for something that would offer advice and tips but there was nothing really suitable so I decided to write it myself.”

The 5:2 Diet Book is full of suggestions and success stories which Ms Harrison compiled following interviews with more than 40 men and women who have been trying it.

Working out

She said: “I’ve found that men in particular seem to like it. It is quite simple and straightforward and there are no rigid rules. It is really flexible.

“It is certainly working for me and I have not put any weight back on since starting it, even though I’ve been out more because of Christmas.”

The book, which is currently only available as an e-book, was launched at the end of November and is consistently at number one in the Diets and Weight Loss section on Amazon.

Ms Harrison is better known for her Secret Shopper series of novels, which have been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan Comedy Romance Award.

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7:15pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Morpheus says...

17lb in six months. Just over 1/2lb a week. How amazing!
17lb in six months. Just over 1/2lb a week. How amazing! Morpheus
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7:37pm Wed 26 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

I should write a book about how to lose weight.
Page 1 - Eat less
Page 2 - Ermm, ermm, ermm , that's it!

The diet business is a total rip off. If you eat less you will lose weight. Simple.
I should write a book about how to lose weight. Page 1 - Eat less Page 2 - Ermm, ermm, ermm , that's it! The diet business is a total rip off. If you eat less you will lose weight. Simple. sussexram40
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8:21pm Wed 26 Dec 12

emase1 says...

Diet business is not a total ripoff at all, I know many people who eat very few calories and cannot lose weight. It depends on way to many factors that most people don't know about. The diet industry has its bad apples, however giving people information on how to lose weight if needed seems perfectly legitimate. If you need help losing weight check out my blog too. www.EatGoodStaySlim.
com
Diet business is not a total ripoff at all, I know many people who eat very few calories and cannot lose weight. It depends on way to many factors that most people don't know about. The diet industry has its bad apples, however giving people information on how to lose weight if needed seems perfectly legitimate. If you need help losing weight check out my blog too. www.EatGoodStaySlim. com emase1
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8:50pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

sussexram40 wrote:
I should write a book about how to lose weight.
Page 1 - Eat less
Page 2 - Ermm, ermm, ermm , that's it!

The diet business is a total rip off. If you eat less you will lose weight. Simple.
I am going to write a book as well but it is VERY VERY VERY VERY different to Sussexram40 above.

Page 1. Don't eat as much

Page 2. Ermmm. That's it

Can you see the subtle different from The Rams?

PS This "author" who I have never heard of needs to buy a computer because there is loads on this diet. In fact over 2 million pages. And there was a BBC documentary as well.

In stead of setting up ridiculous "facebook pages", how about going for a bike ride or swim instead?

Stupid woman, stupid diet. Simply trying to make a few quid from desperate fat people.

Shame on you.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I should write a book about how to lose weight. Page 1 - Eat less Page 2 - Ermm, ermm, ermm , that's it! The diet business is a total rip off. If you eat less you will lose weight. Simple.[/p][/quote]I am going to write a book as well but it is VERY VERY VERY VERY different to Sussexram40 above. Page 1. Don't eat as much Page 2. Ermmm. That's it Can you see the subtle different from The Rams? PS This "author" who I have never heard of needs to buy a computer because there is loads on this diet. In fact over 2 million pages. And there was a BBC documentary as well. In stead of setting up ridiculous "facebook pages", how about going for a bike ride or swim instead? Stupid woman, stupid diet. Simply trying to make a few quid from desperate fat people. Shame on you. Algeria Touchshriek
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9:23am Thu 27 Dec 12

sussexguy says...

The BBC Horizon programme featured Dr Michael Mosely and can be seen complete on You Tube. It is certainly not a new diet and there is no need to buy a book on it.

Someone should write a book on rip-off diet books.
The BBC Horizon programme featured Dr Michael Mosely and can be seen complete on You Tube. It is certainly not a new diet and there is no need to buy a book on it. Someone should write a book on rip-off diet books. sussexguy
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10:17am Thu 27 Dec 12

Paolo123321 says...

diet books are a rip off, I hate fat people who moan about there weight. Simple solution, stop eating! My nan once said to me "look at the films of people in concentration camps, did they have obesity problems?" Stop eating cr*p! exercise! SIMPLE
diet books are a rip off, I hate fat people who moan about there weight. Simple solution, stop eating! My nan once said to me "look at the films of people in concentration camps, did they have obesity problems?" Stop eating cr*p! exercise! SIMPLE Paolo123321
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10:29am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bob! says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I should write a book about how to lose weight.
Page 1 - Eat less
Page 2 - Ermm, ermm, ermm , that's it!

The diet business is a total rip off. If you eat less you will lose weight. Simple.
I am going to write a book as well but it is VERY VERY VERY VERY different to Sussexram40 above.

Page 1. Don't eat as much

Page 2. Ermmm. That's it

Can you see the subtle different from The Rams?

PS This "author" who I have never heard of needs to buy a computer because there is loads on this diet. In fact over 2 million pages. And there was a BBC documentary as well.

In stead of setting up ridiculous "facebook pages", how about going for a bike ride or swim instead?

Stupid woman, stupid diet. Simply trying to make a few quid from desperate fat people.

Shame on you.
I can improve on that:

Page 1. Eat less

Page 2. Exercise more.
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I should write a book about how to lose weight. Page 1 - Eat less Page 2 - Ermm, ermm, ermm , that's it! The diet business is a total rip off. If you eat less you will lose weight. Simple.[/p][/quote]I am going to write a book as well but it is VERY VERY VERY VERY different to Sussexram40 above. Page 1. Don't eat as much Page 2. Ermmm. That's it Can you see the subtle different from The Rams? PS This "author" who I have never heard of needs to buy a computer because there is loads on this diet. In fact over 2 million pages. And there was a BBC documentary as well. In stead of setting up ridiculous "facebook pages", how about going for a bike ride or swim instead? Stupid woman, stupid diet. Simply trying to make a few quid from desperate fat people. Shame on you.[/p][/quote]I can improve on that: Page 1. Eat less Page 2. Exercise more. Bob!
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10:29am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bob! says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I should write a book about how to lose weight.
Page 1 - Eat less
Page 2 - Ermm, ermm, ermm , that's it!

The diet business is a total rip off. If you eat less you will lose weight. Simple.
I am going to write a book as well but it is VERY VERY VERY VERY different to Sussexram40 above.

Page 1. Don't eat as much

Page 2. Ermmm. That's it

Can you see the subtle different from The Rams?

PS This "author" who I have never heard of needs to buy a computer because there is loads on this diet. In fact over 2 million pages. And there was a BBC documentary as well.

In stead of setting up ridiculous "facebook pages", how about going for a bike ride or swim instead?

Stupid woman, stupid diet. Simply trying to make a few quid from desperate fat people.

Shame on you.
I can improve on that:

Page 1. Eat less

Page 2. Exercise more.
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I should write a book about how to lose weight. Page 1 - Eat less Page 2 - Ermm, ermm, ermm , that's it! The diet business is a total rip off. If you eat less you will lose weight. Simple.[/p][/quote]I am going to write a book as well but it is VERY VERY VERY VERY different to Sussexram40 above. Page 1. Don't eat as much Page 2. Ermmm. That's it Can you see the subtle different from The Rams? PS This "author" who I have never heard of needs to buy a computer because there is loads on this diet. In fact over 2 million pages. And there was a BBC documentary as well. In stead of setting up ridiculous "facebook pages", how about going for a bike ride or swim instead? Stupid woman, stupid diet. Simply trying to make a few quid from desperate fat people. Shame on you.[/p][/quote]I can improve on that: Page 1. Eat less Page 2. Exercise more. Bob!
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12:15pm Thu 27 Dec 12

BlackRocker says...

I suspect the phrase 'self published' might turn out to be a clue to its usefulness.
I suspect the phrase 'self published' might turn out to be a clue to its usefulness. BlackRocker
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2:45pm Thu 27 Dec 12

GIVE UP says...

These stories ( adverts ) normally come with before and after photos on New Tears Day
These stories ( adverts ) normally come with before and after photos on New Tears Day GIVE UP
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