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Not So Fast

A few weeks ago I bought a copy of the bestseller The Fast Diet to see what it was all about. In case you don't know, it was published as a result of the interest in the BBC Horizon documentary about Intermittent Fasting (IF), written by the programme presenter Dr Michael Mosley and journalist Mimi Spencer. I believe that fasting is beneficial, but not necessarily advisable for everyone, so I wanted to read the book to discover new information and research, but also I was curious to see if it contained any words of caution.
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Sweet Treats – Part 2

I divided this newsletter into two parts because it will make a huge difference to take the information here in Part 2 having first read Part 1. Anywhere else, you'll see advice to substitute as a straightforward swap, such as using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. Quite apart from the fact that artificial sweeteners are a bad idea, these swaps will only work for some things, for some people, and only up to a point.
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Q&A: Improved sleep

Having read your book I have been implementing some of your suggestions and finding myself in a much happier place in my relationship with food than I think I have ever been. There are some slightly wonkier days, but nothing overwhelming, and I am feeling very different in terms of health.
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Sugar in Moderation

What's especially tricky about an addiction is the system of beliefs that inevitably surround it. So much is written about the biochemical causes, such as blood sugar control, hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances. I don't doubt they're involved, but the ways of thinking that support the addiction are rarely discussed and absolutely crucial to understand.
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