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The Complete Guide to Fasting Audiobook

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Amazon Customer 02-08-17
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    "Optional headline??? Guess again. :("

    Great information! Normally I struggle with all of the scientific data and numbers, but that wasn't the case.

    What I did struggle with in this particular book was the editing. It was very choppy and you can tell the difference as it jumps around a bit. It sounds like it might have been recorded in two different places and sounds somewhat robotic in places. If those issues could get fixed, it'd be awesome!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 12-17-16
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    "Must read for those interested in health/nutrition"

    Loved it! As with Jimmy Moore's other books, this book provides practical advice for fasting/eating along side easy to understand explanations for the science behind how the body uses energy. The methods in this book are evidence-based and supported by years of medical research, unlike so many other dieting books. Definitely one of the best books on nutrition, preventative measures and lifestyle choices to put healthcare in the hands of patients rather than the pharmaceutical industry. Much needed information in today's age of diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome and the preponderance of unsubstantiated nutrition advice on the internet.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Ienjoyreading 01-10-17
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    "Dr. Fung and Jimmy Lead the Pack!"
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    Thank you! I've fasted 24-48 hours in the past, painfully! I needed to do a 7 day fast for health reasons and so, got your book in hopes it would help me through. Did it ever! Today I finished my 7 day water only (and a little green tea) fast and I know I was successful because of your information. I didn't quit on day 2 knowing day 3 and beyond would be easier. Without your information either I would have quit or been miserable for the entire time. Instead I breezed through and rode with the difficult spots. During my fast I got to my ideal body weight though I expect to add some lbs back on in the coming days. On top of all of that, great narrating Jimmy! This book was well organized and easy to listen to which I cannot say for many books of this kind.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 01-15-17
    Michael 01-15-17 Member Since 2007
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    "great science and implementation tips."

    Fung explains the science behind weight and eating issues including the seriousness consequences to our health as a society as well as why it's so hard practically to implement change. with both the knowledge and experience he them explains very successful strategies to deal with these issues succesfully. I was able to complete a 5 day fast easily even before I was done reading the book.

    To many the initial response will be 'I can't do that' to whit I say TRY IT, you might surprise yourself.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    James 02-24-17
    James 02-24-17
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    "great info...bad narration"

    The info in the book is fantastic but I wish there would have been a better narration.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Marty L. Maxwell 12-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Filled with lots of good info!"

    Now I understand when I did my 7 day fast (water only no supplement) Bad idea! Thanks s why I was lightheaded. So much info of how to fast properly. I feel much more confident now. Thank you Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung for taking the time and putting all the benefits and facts about fasting.

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    MCT Carriere 06-03-17
    MCT Carriere 06-03-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Hard to get through"

    I have listened to many books, several hundred hours. This one was rough to get through. The reader has no emotion, the same tone throughout the entire book. Which makes it difficult for the listener to comprehend what is being said. I would highly suggest if you choose this book that you read it to yourself instead of through audiobook. I listen to this book three times and was able to get very little out of it due to the way it was being read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Scott PDX 04-07-17
    M. Scott PDX 04-07-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Ug"

    I didn't love Dr Fongs book, "The Obesity Code" because the info wasn't in a straight line. He kept hinting at crap and not fulfilling the promise of more. In fact, I had to figure it out myself! The answer that we NEEDED is, "HOW DO I RESET MY BODIES SET POINT so that I don't regain weight after hitting a plateau?" The answer (I inferred): fasting. Sooooooo, I bought the fasting book. This guy runs a clinic about fasting and doesn't bother to tell me exact protocols and what works exactly best for WHO until, LITERALLY, the last five minutes of the book. Irritating.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Thomas 05-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Did not like"

    jimmy should stick to his podcasts because I can't stand listening to him read this book. Hire a professional please! The books seemed to repeat the same thing over and over again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    reham aarti boise, ID USA 03-21-17
    reham aarti boise, ID USA 03-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Usual jimmy"

    Same as his other two books, the information is good, but he repeats himself constantly! This didn't need to be a whole book, it could have been 1/3 of the size, just the facts!

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    "Like finding the light switch."

    Wow.

    Just. Wow.

    I'd tried the 5-2 diet but it didn't work out for me. Now I understand why. Since reading this book I've developed the confidence to manage my hunger and now it's gone from a banging drum to a gentle tap.

    I shed a stone in a month and I feel great. This is so blooming easy - and obvious. I'll update this review in six months and tell you if I managed to keep the weight off.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Charlee Allison
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    Would you listen to The Complete Guide to Fasting again? Why?

    This guide to fasting is full of excellent content for anyone looking tonnes fasting to step up their level of health.<br/><br/>I bought this book because was very recently diagnosed with diabetes type ll. I've been following the guidelines laid down in this book and I'm amazed at how it has affected my blood sugar level. I will continue to use the information in this book to reverse my diabetes and I would recommend it to everyone who owns a physical body and wishes to live a longer, healthier life.


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  • Lyndsey Mayhew-Dehany
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    "Excellent book on fasting for health"

    I have read a little on fasting but this book really clarified it for me. Well written and clearly read, ideal for anyone interested in fasting for health, weight loss or diabetes.

    I really liked the way it answered all those niggly questions I had. Thank you for writing it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • TESSA J TAYLOR
    4/15/17
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    "Fantastic"
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    I'm very interested in this whole fasting concept. My GP highly recommends anything to do with Michael Mosleys idea of the 5:2 diet that's what lead me to this book. I've listened to this audio book twice now and found I missed information the first time so a second time is useful. I'm 35 years old and have 5 children. I had up until a few years ago a very busy home life as well as job, but then I became very ill. I could never lose weight. When I was in my teens I weighed next to nothing, I had a very slim figure and ate the world. Then late teens I noticed that changing as was diagnosed with an under active thyroid. To date this is still not managed as it's either a little under or extremely under. So for 20 years I've quite possibly been on every diet gimmick and well you name it I've been there and done that. The only success I've ever has is on the 5:2. But I only lost 1lb is a week. I need to lose 7 stone so I need better results. This book has given me better understanding of fasting for longer! What to expect what to look out for and what actually is happening inside my body. <br/>I will update this review as I start my fasting today. I have no set time frame in mind, I just want to see how long my body takes to reach the different stages! I also have MS and two types of arthritis- I've cleared fasting with my doctors. I had to point them towards this book as they at first looked at me like I was insane. <br/>I do very highly recommend this audio book though regardless of whatever results I get. It's super clear, explains dr language in English and he's someone who's been through it all. So he knows exactly what fasting is, not just the science.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • thomas field
    4/11/17
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    "Love it"

    What a fantastic no nonsense down to earth book. The info in this book will save your life. I'm so glad I found dr fung on YouTube, he makes so much spence and really knows his stuff. Fantastic book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • K. Young
    Scotland
    1/3/17
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    "Very useful"

    The subject has been covered elsewhere but not as well as this. Very comprehensive. Well researched and well presented.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Cliente Amazon
    5/3/17
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    "A true fountain of knowledge"

    the content and delivery by the authors and Jimmy as a narrator is impeccable which makes the knowledge within easier to follow

    thank you both

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/25/17
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    "Wow"

    As someone who is constantly eating to maintain muscle and strength i was sceptical of the idea of fasting this book has convinced me - Part of a good health regime needs to incorporate fasting. The book is persuasive arguments for fasting and very informative regarding the science behind the process in its varying forms.
    Slight downside... i found the readers voice quite annoying at times.... sorry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • li
    2/15/17
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    "So good"

    You won't regret listening to this! So informative and well researched. Fasting is so achievable.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr R H Jenkins
    1/9/17
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    "Interesting"

    An useful overview of the subject presented in an interesting and engaging fashion. Would recommend.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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