The 5:2 Diet podcast contains all the tips, interviews, news and information you need to lose weight and feel great on the eating plan everyone is talking about. Intermittent fasting is flexible, easy and free, and the health benefits are the subject of extensive research. The podcast is presented by Kate Harrison, British author of four 5:2 books, who fasts weekly and lost 31lbs/14kg. The podcast offers tips and ideas for new and experienced fasters, including answers to common questions, health news, seasonal food ideas and interviews. Kate also runs one of the largest Facebook groups on fasting, and her website is www.the5-2dietbook.com Do YOU 5:2? This podcast makes it easy.
Intro and Outro music: Festival by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, YouTube Audio Library
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.
Kate gets personal about health, weight & kindness
Wondering if fasting is sustainable long-term? This week, Kate celebrated her sixth ‘fastiversary’ – six years since she tried fasting for the first time. In a deeply personal and heartfelt podcast, she pays tribute to her mum, explores why kindness and self-care matter in weight loss, and reveals the big secret she's been hiding...
Diet & Gut Health Question Time with Kate and Helen
Today's podcast is all about you - we asked our Facebook group members for their questions. We’re covering a great range of topics, from cellulite to the ketogenic diet, plus how to bring the gut back to good health after surgery and medication, and the ideal timing for enjoying kefir and fruit. We even look at the thorny topic of cellulite - with the answers supplied by Kate along with Helen Phadnis, our dirty diet registered dietitian and expert in all things food and health related.
Tame your irritated gut - IBS Special
On today’s podcast, we’re talking about one of the most common problems to affect the gut – and what we can do about it to make IBS less irritating… as a lifelong sufferer, Kate shares what she’s learned about calming a sensitive gut, while registered dietitian Helen Phadnis looks at medical and diet approaches to improving this common and distressing condition.
Why chocolate could be a winner for gut health!
In today’s podcast, Kate talks about how she stumbled on a new chocolate that could help your gut.
She talks to Andrew Marten of Ohso chocolate about how his own IBS was the trigger to changing direction and launching chocolate bars. Find out why chocolate can get more good bacteria to your gut better than yogurt or kefir, the pleasures of eating miniature bars, and why peppermint is a very domineering flavour.
Is kefir the cure for a too-clean world?
‘Live’ foods which add back the good bacteria are the perfect way to ‘eat dirty’ – and dairy kefir can be a delicious way to enjoy the benefits. It used to be tricky to get hold of, but now different brands are appearing in the chiller cabinet, as well as in specialist health shops.
In this episode, Kate talks to Ciaran Adam, who helped to develop a range of new kefirs for The Collective in London.
Loving your gut with fantastic ferments
If you’re on a mission to improve your diet – and those friendly bacteria – then raw pickles like sauerkraut and kimchi are one of the easiest ways to add the good guys back in. And in this edition, Kate chats to Mendel of Loving Foods in Manchester, whose journey to improve his eczema led to the creation of a whole new family business.