28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day
The Ultimate Guide to Starting (or Restarting) Your Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle So It Sticks
by Gin Stephens
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Pub Date 26 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 09 Jan 2024
St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Griffin
Gin Stephens is unstoppable! And she won’t even pause until she’s introduced every potential reader to Intermittent Fasting. In her 28-Day FAST Start Day-By-Day, she dispenses the “hows” and “whys” of IF day by day for a reader’s first month, giving IFers what they need to know, when they need to know it.
Supported throughout with inspirational case histories that add up to a troubleshooting primer, as well as tips, truths and tweaks, 28-Day FAST Start Day-By-Day also has an important write-in aspect. Most IFers “fail” because they don’t think the practice is working, or think it’s only working because they are naturally reducing calories by time-boxing their daily eating. With simple, direct check-ins at the end of each of the first twenty-eight days, readers will stay on track by noticing how their bodies are reacting to IF, acknowledging “non scale victories” and setting a goal for the next day: it’s Gin’s version of habit formation, and it works!
28-Day FAST Start Day-By-Day is a complete program. Almost everything except the time framework will feel new even to readers of FAST. FEAST. REPEAT., from picking an entry speed (“Easy Does It”, “Steady Build” or “Rip Off The Band-Aid”) on Day One, to discovering your “Appestat” (Appetite Thermostat) in the middle of the month, to “Master the Delay” on Day Twenty-Eight.
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This is a companion book to Gin Stephens' Fast. Feast. Repeat. book. And it will help if the reader has already read that book, which goes deep into the science of fasting and how the body responds to prolonged fasting windows. I read Fast. Feast. Repeat., and it's what got me reading this book.
This book is a manual and journal of sorts with just enough information to get you going, and personal motivation stories thrown throughout the chapters. This book will be best read in paperback format so one can take notes on it.
If you need an extra push into IF and more accountability, this book will do that.
28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day by Gin Stephens is the companion volume to Stephens’ earlier FAST.FEAST.REPEAT, and the volumes are meant to be used together. The Day-by-Day guide offers 28 days of encouragement to embark on a fasting lifestyle, with explanations, tips, inspiration, and journaling prompts. As in the earlier book, Stephens’ approach is flexible, enabling readers to adapt this lifestyle to their needs and preferences. If you are interested in trying fasting, this is an accessible, well-written guide to getting started.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC.
If you are beginning an intermittent fasting lifestyle this book is a great place to start. Stephens really does explain how this plan can be personalized for each of us and what works of us as individuals. The 4-week plan is also very flexible and if one decides it isn’t working it is ok to take a break and resume later. It can also be incorporated into most people’s lifestyle very easily.
One complaint I have read is that the book very much encourages the purchase of her book Fast, Feast, Repeat. The book is good and a great compliment to this book and is meant to be read as a set.
Thank you @netgalley and @stmarintspress for my free e copy of this book for my review.
I have read a couple of books by Gin Stephens and enjoy them all. I will be purchasing this book as soon as it comes out because it is a workbook style and will be so helpful for anyone new to or wanting to delve deeper into their intermittent fasting lifestyle. This book is a great easy read and yet has a lot of the science behind why IF works and is a perfect companion to Fast, Feast, Repeat by Gin Stephens.
Thank you to #stmartinspress and to #netgalley for the digital ARC in exchange for my honest and independent review.
This is a great book highlighting the fundamentals of fasting. I would recommend to anyone wanting to lose weight and/or lead a healthier lifestyle!
This is an amazing companion to Gin Stephens' Fast, Feast, Repeat book. I love how she lays out a plan and helps to reinforce the meaning behind the rules. Each day provides a to-do list and a checklist for effective fasting. As someone who is new to fasting, I found this day-by-day approach to be effective and motivational. I highly recommend this as a key tool in your journey to effective fasting.
This was exactly what I needed to get back into IF. I've read Fast, Feast, Repeat twice over the years and have been a very successful intermittent faster. Then I got pregnant twice and have needed the motivation to get back into fasting after a long 2+ years of nourishing a pregnant body. This companion guide reminded me of what I love about fasting and gave me the weekly tools to begin again and enjoy it fully.
Thank you to NetGalley, Gin Stephens and St. Martin's Press for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day by Gin Stephens
I really enjoyed this book! It is a great reference point and informative for both the beginner and those who are more knowledgeable on the subject.
This was a very helpful book. It had a lot of good information Intermittent Fasting.
This will be a great tool to keep on hand.
"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."
Thank You NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this amazing eARC!
I am an avid, everything vegan, immune boosting health aficionado. I have read all of Gin Stephens books and have enjoyed and learned from each and every one, and this one is no different. I am constantly advocating the immune boosting benefits of fasting to anyone who is interested and I am a regular 36 to 48 hour weekly faster. For those that want more information, I direct them to Gin's books. This one is great because it provides organized step by step guidance for those that are new to the protocol and encourages and expounds the many benefits. Thanks to Gin and her commitment to teaching this life saving way to improve your health.
Great Information for Intermittent Fasting
The author clarifies that this book is not to be confused or mistaken for his book: Fast. Feast. Repeat.: The Comprehensive Guide to Delay, Don’t Deny Intermittent Fasting. He states that this book, that I'm reading and writing this review for is a companion to Fast. Feast. Repeat. However, this is a stand-alone book.
He provides background information on Intermittent Fasting (IF) and explains the methods which he provides in this book. He discusses what a clean fast is, the basics and its importance. Plus, he provides a diagram to help readers understand the clean fast.
The author provides weekly plans during which you have a different IF schedule almost daily. During your IF, the authors provides daily guidelines and a journal type format that can be very beneficial in recording pertinent information during youth 28 day Intermittent Fasting.
This is a great book that can be very beneficial in your overall health. Highly recommend.
I wasn't expecting much, but have found a treasure of information. I've read so many diet books in my life, tried even more diets. I do like intermittent fasting, and have been doing it for many years, happily. I really like this author, she's a teacher, that studied diet books and medical studies, then put it together here. She quotes 2 of my favorite doctors that I trust in her studies. This author really put a lot into gathering all this. She presents it in a way that allows you to decide if this is what’s best for you, she acknowledges that we are all different, each body functions differently. She also backs that with various scientific reports. Forget the “diet” here and read this juts for the education alone, you will be amazed. I found myself shocked at one point when she explains how flavored drinks sugar free, calorie free really aren’t free, the body’s reaction shined a light on many symptoms I went through.