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Mimi Spencer is best known for co-authoring the best-selling The Fast Diet with Dr Michael Mosley, which introduced the concept of 5:2 intermittent fasting to the world. The Fast Diet has sold over a million copies worldwide, with translations into more than 30 languages. Mimi went on to write The Fast Diet Recipe Book and Fast Cook.
Mimi's background is in lifestyle and style journalism, with an early career as a fashion writer for Vogue, the Evening Standard and then as editor of ES Magazine. She has been a columnist for You Magazine (Mail on Sunday), Observer Food Monthly and Waitrose Kitchen, while also writing lifestyle, fashion and food features for The Times and many national magazines.
Sam Rice's career has taken her from management consultant and travel business owner, to sommelier, wine columnist and more recently, food writer.
Following the premature death of her youngest brother, who suffered from type 1 diabetes, she decided to overhaul her diet in the interests of living a longer and healthier life. She wrote about the process in her book The Happy Eater, 4 Weeks to a Better Relationship with Food, which was self-published in 2014.
Mimi, 48, lives in Brighton with her husband and two teenage children. Sam, 46, now lives in Bali with her husband and two children. They met at the school gates and have remained firm friends ever since. They have always wanted to work together and The Midlife Kitchen is the perfect collaboration based on their mutual interest in fantastic, healthy food.
Future-proof your life through your forties, fifties and beyond with these delicious, fuss-free recipes that restore, rejuvenate and revive. From Seared Sirloin on Pan-Roasted Veg to The Mother of All Greek Salads, Best Lunch Wrap Ever to Three Fire Ginger Cake, the recipes in this book come together to create a vibrant menu bursting with mouth-watering flavours.
This tells you all the things you need to know about losing weight – diet and exercise but it also gives you great hints and tips on how to make the most of what you’ve got and how to feel good about yourself even with a few extra pounds. There may not be too much new to learn in here but it reminds you about the important things in life and is written in a very entertaining way.
The Sunday Times bestseller, now in paperback. 'No fads. No gimmicks. Just delicious, health-boosting food' - Daily Mail As featured in The Times and the Daily Mail. Are you at a point in your life where health is becoming more of a priority? Midlife is a glorious opportunity to wrestle back control of your eating in the interests of health, happiness and a long life. Busy lives require simple, sustaining recipes that incorporate health-giving ingredients without too much fanfare or fuss. This is what The Midlife Kitchen is all about: eating gorgeous ingredients in the most delicious combinations to give yourself the best possible odds for a healthy future. Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice have created more than 150 recipes to restore, rejuvenate and revive. With these recipes, you can future-proof your life through your forties, fifties and well beyond. Each recipe features their colour-coded star anise system, which highlights the specific health benefits of the dish.
From the author of the bestselling 5:2 Fast Diet and Fast Diet Recipe Book - - Mimi Spencer presents the super-fast 6-week programme to kickstart your Fast Diet for summer. Based on the original, bestselling Fast Diet, this modified approach will take you off cruise control and give your 5:2 lifestyle a summer-time turbo boost. The Fast Beach Diet includes A clear six-week plan to encourage fat loss of up to 2lbs per week New tips and tricks to get you through your Fast Days Plateau-busting ideas to jumpstart the 5:2 A brilliant new HIT exercise programme to maximise your fitness and fat loss - in just five minutes a day 25 new calorie-counted summer recipes, and plenty of healthy speed cooking ideas for busy days With detailed meal plans and extra motivational support, this book will get you beach-fit for 2014. Think of it as a boot camp for the 5:2. For six weeks only.
The Fast Diet has revolutionised the way we eat, and transformed the way we lose weight. In this stunning new cookbook, Mimi Spencer returns with more than 120 simple nutritious recipes to provide the definitive support system for the 5:2 diet. There are ideas here for everyone, with chapters ranging from Warming & Wonderful (comfort food for hungry days) to Lightning Quick Suppers (speed cooking for when you want to walk in the door and eat in ten minutes flat), along with a whole section devoted to substantial meals for men. Fast Cook is the perfect adjunct to the original Fast Diet Recipe Book, offering a new repertoire of really fast Fast food to help you conquer hunger and lose weight with ease.
FOLLOWING THE NO 1 BESTSELLING FAST DIET, this fabulous cook book offers 180 carefully crafted, nutritious, low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the 5:2 weight-loss system into your daily life. Ranging from simple breakfasts to leisurely suppers, the recipes are all expertly balanced and calorie-counted by Spurs and Chelsea nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker designed to fill you up and stave off hunger. There are also detailed menu plans and plenty of encouraging tips, including kitchen-cupboard essentials, the latest nutritional advice and a whole section of speedy meals for busy days. This book offers a groundbreaking companion guide to the Fast Diet. You will never have to worry about planning your Fast Days again.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO EAT WELL, MOST OF THE TIME, AND GET SLIMMER AND HEALTHIER AS YOU DO IT? WITH THE FAST DIET IT IS. This radical new approach to weight loss is the diet that everyone is talking about. It really is as simple as it sounds: you eat normally five days a week, then for just two days you cut your calories (500 for women, 600 for men). Scientific trials of Intermittent Fasting have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off but also lower your risk of a range of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Dr Michael Mosley, the medical journalist whose BBC Horizon programme alerted the world to the Intermittent Fasting phenomenon, presents the fascinating science behind the 5:2 diet. Mimi Spencer, award-winning food and fashion writer, explains the practicalities of how to go about it. The Fast Diet also includes a calorie counter and a whole section of 'Fast 500' and 'Fast 600' menu plans which will enable you to incorporate this groundbreaking weight-loss system into your daily life.