'On the 5:2 I lost 9 kilos and reversed my diabetes | Daily Mail Online
Dr Michael Mosley, the man who launched the 5:2 diet revolution, has refined and revised his original plan followed by Hollywood stars and politicians as well as millions of Britons with the help of the latest scientific research
This years Oscars ceremony will be remembered chiefly because the producers of La La Land were mistakenly told they had won Best Picture and then had to hand the award back. I, however, was far more interested in the appearance of the host, comedian Jimmy Kimmel, than anything else that was going on. Jimmy is a big fan of the 5:2 diet, which he credits with helping him lose 30lb and keep it off. It has helped me stay at 182lb, he said in a recent interview, and made me appreciate the food that I eat. (I am happy to report that as well as looking slim and healthy, Jimmy was also very funny.)
The 5:2 diet has changed my life, but it came about largely by chance. Five years ago I discovered that, like my father, I had become a type 2 diabetic. My father died at the relatively early age of 74 from complications of diabetes and I was desperate not to follow in his footsteps. So rather than start on medication I looked for alternative ways to improve my blood-sugar levels and came across something called intermittent fasting. This led to my making a documentary, Eat, Fast and Live Longer, and writing a book, The Fast Diet, with journalist Mimi Spencer, which became an international bestseller.
Intermittent fasting is not fasting in the sense that you are going entirely without food. You are simply cutting back on your calories a few days a week. T Continue reading