Life in the Fasting Lane: How to Make Intermittent Fasting a Lifestyle—and Reap the Benefits of Weight Loss and Better Health (Hardcover)
An instant New York Times Bestseller
Take the guesswork (and fear) out of fasting with real-life and expert advice
In recent years, intermittent fasting—restricting calorie intake for a set number of hours or days—has become an increasingly popular diet strategy. While some in the medical community initially dismissed the idea as a dangerous fad, recent research not only validates the safety of fasting for weight loss but also offers compelling evidence of wide-ranging health benefits, from reversal of diabetes and other metabolic disorders to enhanced cognitive function and increased longevity.
But for many who are eager to try out fasting, the regimen can feel a bit intimidating. After all, abstaining from food doesn’t sound like much fun. People rightly wonder: How often can I eat? Will I be able to focus at work? Will I have enough energy to exercise? And perhaps the most concerning question of all: Won’t I be hungry all the time?!
Enter Dr. Jason Fung—world-renowned fasting expert—his colleague, Megan Ramos, and Eve Mayer, who has experienced the life-changing benefits of fasting through Dr. Fung’s program. Together, they’ve teamed up to write a one-of-a-kind guide that answers the most common questions people have about fasting—and offers a customizable program that provides real results.
In Life in the Fasting Lane, Dr. Fung, Ramos, and Mayer take the reader by the hand and walk them through the basics of a fasting lifestyle—from the science behind fasting as a health and weight loss strategy to the real-life choices and dilemmas people commonly encounter. While Dr. Fung and Ramos explain the fundamentals of fasting and offer a customizable approach, Mayer shares her in-the-trenches perspective and hard-won knowledge as a success story who turned her life around with fasting.
With chapters that address everything from meal planning to mental strategies; exercise to socializing, Life in the Fasting Lane is a unique and accessible guide to developing a sustainable and beneficial fasting routine that offers dramatic, lifelong results.
About the Author
Dr. Jason Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies and challenged the conventional wisdom about type 2 diabetes, weight loss, and fasting. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder of The Fasting Method (www.TheFastingMethod.com), a program to help people lose weight and reverse Type 2 Diabetes naturally with fasting. His work on fasting has been cited by CNN, The New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Toronto Star, and many other media outlets.
Eve Mayer is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur recognized by Forbes as one of the most influential women in social media and as one of the 8 women to follow on Twitter by CNN. After decades of struggling with obesity and reaching 300 pounds, she discovered fasting and changed her life. Eve speaks and consults worldwide on digital marketing, diversity and inclusion, wellness and fasting. Eve has over 120,000 followers at Twitter as @EveMayerMedia and is the host of the Life in the Fasting Lane podcast.
Megan Ramos is a clinical educator. She joined Dr. Jason Fung and his colleagues as a research student with a keen interest in preventative medicine when she was just 15 years old and has since become a leading expert on therapeutic fasting and low-carbohydrate diets. She joined Dr. Fung to co-found The Fasting Method by IDM in 2012, which uses intermittent fasting and low-carb diets to help people achieve weight loss, Type 2 Diabetes remission, and improve symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome.
"We love how Eve, Megan, and Jason discuss the emotional connection to food and eating. They work together to bring you all the information you need and Eve's infectious personality comes through in her writing;making it very engaging." — Maria and Craig Emmerich, authors of The Carnivore Cookbook
"Life in the Fasting Lane offers a new look at the science of intermittent fasting through the lens of personal experience. Eve, Megan, and Dr. Fung have written an easy-to-read primer on all things fasting: what it is, why you should care, and how to do it.” — Benjamin T. Bikman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology and Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University
“As a family doctor, I’ve treated hundreds of patients suffering from obesity and its complications—most have tried all kinds of diets and exercise regimens, to no avail. These patients unfortunately received the wrong advice, for decades. To lose weight and keep it off, your hunger must be under control, which means you cannot just focus on what you eat, you must prioritize when you eat and don’t eat. This book is a guide to sustainable weight loss. Read it. Change your life.” — Dr. Evelyne Bourdua-Roy, M.D., author of Eat Fat to Lose Weight with the Keto and Low Carb Diet
"Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos are two of the world’s most knowledgeable practitioners advocating the health-promoting value of scientifically-based fasting. In this unique collaboration they have partnered with Eve Mayer, herself a survivor of the inappropriate medical and surgical management of obesity, to produce a highly readable, state-of-the-art book describing all one needs to know to follow a safe and effective fasting program for optimizing personal health. Be warned. It is a revolutionary book. It might just save your life." — Tim Noakes, emeritus professor and author of Lore of Running and Real Food on Trial
“This book is a timely and practical blueprint to reclaiming your vitality. Eve Mayer, Megan Ramos, and Dr. Jason Fung have created a guide that entertains, enlightens, motivates, and inspires. I cannot recommend Life in the Fasting Lane enough for both the beginner and more experienced faster" — Vanessa Spina, SNS, Author of Keto Essentials