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Life in the Fasting Lane

Written by: Dr. Jason Fung,Eve Mayer,Megan Ramos
Narrated by: Brian Nishii,Courtney Patterson,Piper Goodeve
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Publisher's Summary

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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to be read after obesity code

Answers many questions on fasting, solutions to problems in fasting, Also gives us lots of ideas for successful fast.

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The way to good health.

Undoubtedly the best book ever on fasting and the benefits it had not just for weight loss but for regaining and maintaining great health. Practical and clear. Go for it. Good health guaranteed.

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A good read for a beginner

I listened to this book on my long walks and I loved the personal stories

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Practical and helpful guide for IF

this book is less about Dr Fung and more about Eve Mayor, who made a U turn on her health issues due to IF. What I liked about this book was that it shared a true common perspective of what it is to go on IF and what you go through post that. Personal feeling of guilt and happiness, challenges faced, people's reaction and your own behaviour- this book is relatable and covers something or the other of that. I totally agree with one line- when you are feasting, you want to fast and when you are fasting you want to feast. Its more of an inspirational book and feels like you are listening to a friend who has tried IF and can guide you through it. Enjoyable and worth it.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rachel
  • 29-01-23

brilliant

very interesting . worth a listen. will definitely try fasting now . explained very well .

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  • LMN
  • 10-01-23

Motivational for New & Overweight Prople

Largely motivational for overweight people and introduction to fasting and intermittent fasting. Highlights the benefits with tips for staying on course. Doesn’t cover the diet in detail or the food ingredients or nutrition per se at depth and is focussed on why you should start fasting and it’s repeated countless times. Overall a motivational and introduction to this way of life. Well presented in that particular & introduction targeted respect.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-08-22

Obese people who want to change take note

This is a very interesting book which gives hope to obese people without blame. It's in your hands to make changes.

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  • Tina Ingram
  • 09-03-22

Gripped, going round for my third listen

Loved it !! light bulb life moment !!! fascinating and empowering. Was so depressed by so many years of crazy eating!! forgive myself and get that intrinsic wellbeing within. Immense thanks . The future is bright

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-06-21

Excellent book for new and seasoned fasters

I've read a number of books on fasting and all have provided different perspectives and ideas on fasting. This is hands down one of the best books I've read on the subject and I particularly like the different perspectives from a Doctor, a clinician and a woman who has struggled with weight her entire adult life. IF became a way of life for me almost 6 months ago and I'm feeling amazing. I started off slowly and gradually built up my fasting muscle. I've also been able to keep things pretty flexible mixing up my eating windrow lengths etc. I very recently did my first 47 hour fast which I never before would have thought possible! Weight loss has been gradual (from 73 to 67kg so far) and my body composition changes are noticeable. My energy is high and as time goes on it's become easier to incorporate into my lifestyle. I hope it does for you too!

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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
  • 16-12-21

Weightloss is about controlling HUNGER!

Read it then start. Or, read it as you fast. I have followed Dr Fung for ages, then listened to my Dr and stopped fasting and stacked on weight which only fasting could control. Now, I ignore the Dr and am doing the extended fasts my insulin resistance requires. I have hope again, I am no longer saving for the gastric balloon. I listen to this book over and over to support myself and the mindset of "Weightloss is about controlling HUNGER, not calories". I did a 6.5 day fast listening to this book.

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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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  • John Brady
  • 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.

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  • Adriana Belotti
  • 14-01-23

For beginners

This book is good for people who are not yet used to IF or are failing at it and need a bit of motivation. It’s too basic if you have been on the IF lane for a while and are achieving your goals.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-06-22

Fantastic!

Really loved this book for many reasons. It incorporated 3 people and therefore 3 different styles of teaching and delivering information. The information is super informative and helpful. It’s delivered in a way that is understandable. My health will be significantly improved after reading this book. Thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-05-22

interesting information on fasting

I enjoyed the story and had to listen until completed, easy and clear ! I loved all the stories!
I will try the fasting method for more energy and weight loss.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-05-22

I loved it!!

Fantastic. I'm learning Soo much. The content, voice etc. I start listening and non stop. thank you for this Audiobook.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-03-22

Great book but...

Good book. But I can't stand the parts narrated by Megan Ramos, she sounds like a robot. Really hard to listen to her..