I’ve now been a healthy weight since 2012 – thanks to the intermittent fasting approach, which allows me to be the size I want AND enjoy all the foods I love.
It’s been such a liberating 6 years – and during this time, I’ve also been following all the scientific research on the importance of our gut bacteria to our weight, mood and immune system.
But it’s also been a bad time for normal eating – faddish ‘clean’ diets have urged us to ban the ingredients our bodies and bacteria love – including fibre-rich grains, and body-building cheese and yogurt.
People in my 60,000+ strong 5:2 Facebook group who want to be healthier are understandably confused!
That’s why I wanted to bring what I’ve learned together about sustainable weight loss, ditching guilt and gut health into a complete plan.
Working with expert registered dietitian Helen Phadnis – who has spent over a decide helping clients and hospital patients improve their health through diet – I’ve designed a plan that encourages eating for pleasure not punishment. You set your own goals and choose your own meals – allowing for any allergies and special diets, of course – I’m a vegetarian myself.
Like the amazingly successful 5:2 diet, it includes fasting days – but with the flexibility to go up to 800 calories if you wish. But The Dirty Diet devotes lots of attention to the Plenty Days too – you’ll eat Plenty on 4-5 days a week. With a very generous 1800 calories to play with, we want you to experiment and embrace the widest diet possible – your tastebuds and your gut will love you for it. With 50+ new recipes from chocolate granola to blue cheese & potato bake and lamb meatballs, you’ll love eating dirty.
The plan explains the science behind fasting, health-promoting bacteria and forming good habits.
And my Blueprint helps you personalise your meals AND your goals so you can stick to it and get where you want to be.