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 and that Hawaiian shirt – now big enough for two!
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.
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.