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(NECN: Jackie Bruno) – How would you like to be on a diet that allows you to eat whatever you want?
It sounds great, but there's a catch. It's called "the fast diet." It’s the weight loss plan outlined in a new best-selling book.
And yes, it is a big catch: you have to fast for two days of the week. And that's something that a lot of people told us they just couldn't do.
‘The Fast Diet’ is the latest fad for weight loss. It’s attracting a lot of attention for its simplicity. You fast two days and eat whatever you want the other five.
“Eating whatever you want sounds good, but fasting doesn’t sound good to me,” says Chris Flannery.
On fasting days, women can eat up to 500 calories and men can eat up to 600.
“I don’t think I could do it. I think I would be starving all day. I just couldn’t do it,” says Tracy Matthews.
“I think that it’s silly and maybe not healthy,” says Carol Savas.
“For other people, it might be a good idea, but I don’t think it’s a quick fix. At least that’s what I know at my stage in life,” says Betsy Peck.
“Even if you did lose the weight, I feel like you would just gain it right back…the results just don’t last that long,” says Maggie Dunn.
But the diet’s creator, Dr. Michael Mosley, says the results do last. Once you reach your ideal weight, you only have to fast once a week.
Even though we couldn't find anyone doing this diet, this book, by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer, is number two on Amazon bestsellers, so it seems a lot of people are buying it.
Figure out how to do the fast diet right with registered nurse and health coach Jacqui Bryan.