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Fasting is emerging as one of the most exciting medical advancements in recent memory. Its list of benefits extends far beyond weight loss and includes improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, protection against cancer, and better cognitive function. 

While many of us may be able to handle the physical effects of fasting, the mental and social challenges are often daunting. There are so many opportunities to eat during the day, and sometimes it's rude not to participate in meals. What do you do with the time you used to spend eating? How do you navigate social situations while fasting? How can a food addict mentally prepare for a fast? 

Life in the Fasting Lane fills all of these gaps, and more, by bringing together three leading voices in the fasting community to provide a book written for both the body and the mind, helping people cope with all aspects - physical, social, emotional, medical - of fasting. It blends cutting-edge medical and scientific information about fasting with the perspective of a patient who has battled obesity the majority of her adult life.

©2020 Dr. Jason Fung, Eve Mayer and Megan Ramos (P)2020 Hay House

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A good follow up to The Obesity Code.

Enjoyed the whole book. A very practical and real life version of previous books I have read by Dr Jason Fung.

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Excellent guidance

Loved the explanation given by the authors for starting and maintaing the fasting procedure. Myself started fasting at a slow pace for the past 4 weeks. This guidance might give a great help and motivation to continue and explore fasting to its full extent.

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Perfect Guideline for IF

The Book presents a complete factual evidence on how IF could be useful for building a better lifestyle and the flaws behind the Calories Deficit theory.

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Its time to pen down your goals!!

Thank you Eve, Megan & Jason for your effort for bringing the simplest and non expensive way of health gain....it is so encouraging to listen to your initial struggles with weight loss or the health complications and how guys had overcome them, is truly remarkable and inspirational...it gave lot of self confidence to try and achieve the success with intermittent fasting....thank you so much for taking a step forward to change the lives!!

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  • Marikka
  • 09-08-20

Nothing new if you've read the Obesity Code

This is for you, who wants a personal reference for fasting and enjoy listening to people's success stories. However, if you have read The Obesity Code , this book will have practically no new information for you. There is nothing wrong with it, the narration is great and the information valid, it's just that it is basically a truncated version of The Obesity Code with inserts of Eve Meyer's experience with fasting. Not what I thought I would get.

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  • Rinnie
  • 10-05-20

My journey has just begun

I've been contemplating fasting for the last two years. Read all of Dr.Fungs books and have been doing it in stages. I don't eat after 7:00 p.m. and don't eat again until noon. I feel I'm ready for longer fasts because I no longer have the urge to snack. This book is a good guide to ease me into my next phase. I enjoyed hearing the stories and can relate to them. Thank you Dr. Fung for being innovative and daring to step out of the pharmaceutical box.

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  • Yolanda Berry
  • 20-05-20

Mixed, mostly positive

I'm a big fan of Dr Fung, and I believe I've read everything he's written, at least 3 times. This isn't just because I'm a slow reader, its also because he recycles his work. The only thing new he has in this book is a short discussion on Behaviour Economics (and as a BE, I approve).

Eve and Megan added a lot of perspective to this book. But I didn't like how the story unfolded. I'm reading this book and I have not had weeks to 'flex my fasting muscle' So to narrate it in the "now that you've spent 3 months on IF and are comfortable ..."

I'm an IF'er of about 18 months, and I love it for so many reasons. and I 100% agree that you need to start slow to build the muscle. All in all I found it a little too much 'off the shelf self-help', and not enough personal stories. I understand why, but I felt a little choked.

But if you want to get started on IF, then this is a fantastic start!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-20

5 star all the way!!

An amazing book that couldn’t have come at a time where I felt all was lost with my constant weight issues for over 30 years.

An easy detailed listen that really is your last resort if you need to get off the yo yo dieting and binge eating disorder you may have developed over the years.

I’m 7 pounds down already in 2 weeks

A gift from god xx. Thank you Jason and his team x

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  • Gene
  • 04-10-20

Great if your reason for fasting is weightloss

Very little of Jason Fung in this book. What is provided by him is taken from the Obesity Code. Mostly how to lose (a massive amount of ) weight with fasting and how to fit that into your working and social life. Great encouragement for massively obese but didn't do anything for me

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  • Roxanne
  • 20-01-21

fantastic

Discovering Dr Fung, is possibly the best thing that's ever happened for my health and overall well being!

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  • mlaa
  • 10-11-20

A revelation!

Having been dieting for nearly 40 years and finding myself at my heaviest weight ever, it is a revelation to learn that my failure to lose weight is not a failure on my part but of failure of the science behind all the diets I have tried!

A well written book outlining both the science and methods of fasting with the added bonus of personal accounts. I will definitely be re listening and recommending this to everyone!

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  • DrR008
  • 03-09-20

thinking differently now

a really good book, it gives you ways to incorporate fasting into your life, holiday or work events.

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  • Miranda Whitmore
  • 03-08-20

Fabulous Book

I found this book very informative. having read the obesity code this book was a natural progression for me. Written by people with a vast amount of knowledge and experience, I found it a great source of information.

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  • Rachell Kay
  • 15-07-20

Could not follow as well as other fasting books

Could not seem to follow as easily as other fasting books I have read unfortunately

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  • Tony Callaghan
  • 25-06-20

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A very good book and proof that we all can improve our lifestyle and health

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  • Terri
  • 19-05-20

Fantastic read!

This is a well structured and well researched book. It gives excellent information and background to Fasting, but leaves the reader free to choose what works best for them. I especially enjoyed the science because it was easy for me to understand without feeling like it had been watered down. Great work, I've already recommended this book - even before I completed it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-20

Great read

Great book full of interesting facts and strategies. Highly recommended for all looking into fasting

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-21

Practical fasting

Fabulous insight into practical day to day fasting. Informative with scientific background and lay person experience too. Essentially saying that fasting isn’t one size fits all. Experiment with different ways to fast as it should fit into your life so that it can be a lifestyle not a diet.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-21

Probably a good intro

Fung et al are excellent on the implementation of fasting, especially the longer versions that diabetics may need. Their presentations on keto and / or low carb diets and their scientific basis are less polished, but may be adequate for beginners. Numerical details re carb amounts, GI, and GL were poorly translated into audio format. Nonetheless, hats off to these 3 for their groundbreaking life-saving work.