The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung

The Complete Guide to Fasting

By Jason Fung

  • Publication Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 211 Ratings)

Book Overview

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 bestselling 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.

The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.

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Recent Reviews

  • Great content, poor format

    4
    By Mandy0924vogt
    The book is great, I highly recommend reading it. But understand that this is not an ebook, it’s a PDF. It also has a LOT of places where words run together without spaces in between them. If this will bother you, then buy a physical copy.
  • Great Book, Horrible Formatting!

    3
    By Umbergerba
    This book is highly informative and very well written. It has tons of information regarding all aspects of fasting and ketosis. However, the iTunes version is atrocious. There are formatting issues throughout the entire publication, with word run-on’s and spacing issues all throughout, these issues make it very, very difficult to read. The fact that the publisher allowed this to even happen is nothing less then sheer unprofessional, proofreading laziness. I work in the digital publication industry and I understand how things could be overlooked occasionally, but this is gross negligence on the publishers part not to double check the final publication, and especially not to fix this in a timely manner, especially when there are people complaining about it throughout the reviews. They could fix this publication in a matter of an hour, if someone would just get on it.
  • The Complete Guide to Fasting

    5
    By frozen juanito
    Really good book…easy to read, easy to understand. My poor forehead hurts so much from me slapping it constantly with my hand saying, “That makes sense!” The book explains why all diets fail…They may work for a while, but then the body will adjust to whatever changes you make. It takes a full removal of food to make the lasting change of reducing insulin levels in your body. And remember kids, it’s the high insulin levels that cause all of the problems…do yourself a favor and get the book.
  • Good book, bad iBook

    1
    By roselma
    Arguably, this is the best resource for information on fasting; however, as many others have noted, actually using the information therein is difficult because this is not an ordinary iBook, it is a PDF. The two most irritating implications of this for me are that one must zoom in on each page and one cannot highlight or annotate the book. Also highly irritating is that many words are runtogetherlikethis.
  • Good content but bad formatting

    1
    By miTnosnhoJ
    This is basically a pdf version of the paper book. You cannot change the font size, which is very small. Do not buy this on the iBook Store.
  • The complete guide to Fasting but Jason Fund MD

    5
    By Bri Leary
    I have read cover to cover and this book is so good about going into the history of Diabetes and treatments weather good or bad. The hormonal and digestive education is key to understanding how we work and have survived ! I have been doing intermittent fasting for a few years and feel great, however , the missing technique has been EXTENDED FASTING ! I needed the this to get by my resistance to losing weight and the assurance that I will not lose muscle or drop.
  • Five Stars But Format Problems

    5
    By ARickC
    Solid information and clearly written. But poor formatting on iPad a Mac run together words. For example — “ Theunderlying assumptionofmacronutrient” a many page problem.
  • Great Guide to Fasting

    5
    By markgraf31
    I've never fasted before but have recently started a low carb, moderate protein and high fat diet to lose weight and help my blood sugars to get under control (I have Type 1 Diabetes). This book makes fasting a very logical and heathy way to lose weight and be overall more healthy. I will be doing my first fast tomorrow and am excited to learn more as I go.
  • Tremendous resource for fasting info

    5
    By Seanaapl
    Over the last 6 months I’ve implemented time restricted eating (16-18 hour daily fasts) and have been looking to go beyond that for the theraputic benefits. This book lays out the science along with real world experiences of all the different fasting durations. Other books seem to focus on one type or only a couple types of fasting. The book is focused on examples of obese/dialbetic patients which is who Dr Fung treats. Not falling into that category made it a little less useful but it’s still the best book of fasting I’ve found.
  • PDF instead of iBooks!

    1
    By jfkaess
    I should have read the reviews before buying this. It's a pdf file and is bot formatted fir iBooks. Here's what that means: 1. You can not copy and paste anything in the book 2. You can not highlight anything in the book 3. You can not change the font size of the text T is completely unacceptable that Apple allowed this to be sold as an iBook.

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