Podcast 9: Foodie Fasting in France with Belinda

In Podcast 9, Kate interviews Belinda Berry, who turned fasting into a gourmet experience by using the delicious local produce from where she lives in south-west France, to create light but tasty meals. Belinda and her husband Graham have lost 15 kilos each – that’s over 30 lbs – since beginning intermittent fasting in early 2013 – which means she’s now wearing clothes three dress sizes smaller.

Even better, Belinda feels much healthier for it, with improved blood sugar and cholesterol results… and a whole new attitude to her passion for cooking, which led to her publishing her own cookbook, 5:2 Healthy eating for life.

So listen to the interview now, to hear about how a huge Hawaiian shirt kicked off their weight-loss journey, and also how curries, cinnamon, and even ice-cream feature on the menu chez Berry.

Belinda and Graham Hawaiian shirt
Belinda and Graham and that Hawaiian shirt – now big enough for two!

Podcast Notes

Belinda’s great blog, Focus on Flavour.com, is full of delicious recipes and ideas – and if you’d like to sample her cooking for yourself, you can book onto one of the photography courses she runs with her husband in France.

Her lovely full-colour book, 5 2 Healthy Eating for Life, is available via Amazon, and all profits go to the appeal for Lexi-Sky.

To read more about the research around one of Belinda’s favourite spices, cinnamon, and whether it may have positive effects on blood sugar, you can read these links.

Important Note:

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.