A few years ago (when my children still liked dressing up as tigers – now it’s Minecraft, minecraft, minecraft) I started to write a book about the 5:2 diet.

When my children still dressed like tigers

Now back in those days the 5:2 diet was brand new and there were literally no books about it. But people were fascinated by the diet that promised weight-loss for only 2 diet days a week.

I’ll level with you. That book was terrible.

The advice was muddled. The recipes were unreadable.

I didn’t give up. I’m far too stubborn.

The next year I released a totally new recipe book for the 5:2 diet. This time I used an entirely different approach. The polar opposite, in fact.

This time, I put my heart and soul into the book. I created and tested some really great recipes. And I told people the simple rules they needed to follow. I didn’t write a ‘sciencey’ book, with lots of facts and figures that no-one wanted to read. Instead it was simple advice that I knew worked. By that stage I’d lost over a stone on the 5:2 diet and I was looking and feeling fabulous.

Over the last few years, I’ve published seven books on diet and healthy eating. And I’ve developed a style of recipes that people absolutely love.

Ever wondered why your glossy cookery book, written by a famous chef, sits unopened on your bookshelf? It’s because those recipes aren’t ‘real’. They’re complicated, use faffy ingredients and take aeons to prepare.

My recipes are designed to be cooked by real people every day. It’s after work quick suppers, all-in-one freezer meals and deliciously simple lunchboxes.

What do you get if you cross perfectly portioned calorie-counted recipes with the new easy-to-follow rules for the New 5:2 Diet?

A diet that is going to succeed for you. A simple diet. An un-fall-off-able diet. A diet that allows leeway for weekends and special occasions. A diet that fits in with your family and your lifestyle…A diet that works

And now I’m going to show you how to do it.



The first step is to explore the new rules for the 5:2 diet. Understand the mindset. Then we can move into making it work for you, and all the practical steps that support it.

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