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Fast Beach Diet - are you giving it a go? Pop over here!

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AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Jun-14 16:43:42

If you've heard about the Fast Beach Diet on Mumsnet and fancy giving it a go, you've come to the right place.

Share your recipes and progress with others - or just the fact that you're feeling stabby on a fast day.

Mimi Spencer will be popping in every week to see how you're doing and pass on any pearls of wisdom that might be helpful. She'll be here at 1pm next Monday and then at the same time every Thursday from the week after that.

If you're wondering what we're on about, here's some more info about the Fast Beach Diet.

Best of luck with it!

sarinka Fri 06-Jun-14 17:06:58

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BagelWithMapleSyrup Fri 06-Jun-14 17:22:59

I've been following the 5:2 way of eating for over a year now, and really don't understand this new version. According to your link: The main difference between the Fast Beach Diet and the original 5:2 diet is that this is a short-term plan, so eating healthily on the five non-fast days will help to get you feeling great in just six weeks.

So how is that different? 500 cals per day for 2 days, then healthy eating on the other 5. That's the same as 5:2! You just do it for 6 weeks, then revert to a non-fasting lifestyle? Then the weight will go back on.

This is clearly just a gimmick. The reality is, people who want to lose weight for summer should start 5:2 and then carry on with it to maintain the weight loss. But that doesn't sell books, I guess!

I find it disappointing that a healthy and sustainable way of eating is being branded as a quick fix.

Joules68 Fri 06-Jun-14 17:54:20

Are MN endorsing this now?

Mitchy1nge Fri 06-Jun-14 18:22:58

it feels like one of those pro-ana sites round here sometimes

LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 06-Jun-14 18:58:55

Does a wee bit, yeah.

Mintyy Fri 06-Jun-14 19:19:01

Not stickied any more? What's going on hq?

The Guest Post from Mimi Spencer has also been unstickied and stickied and unstickied again today.

Mintyy Fri 06-Jun-14 19:21:07


UrsulaBuffay Fri 06-Jun-14 19:39:13

Fucking hell women's mags are bad enough pushing this shit (and nothing else) down our throats

ThaneOfScunthorpe Fri 06-Jun-14 19:45:42

On the other thread people were less than complimentary about this idea, including me.

MN isn't the place to peddle 'get summer ready' beach diets, surely? Shouldn't you be promoting a more sustainable way of eating?

If we need fad diets we can buy a trashy magazine.

LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 06-Jun-14 19:50:10

YY, it'd be much better to have healthy eating.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Fri 06-Jun-14 20:41:29

I stopped buying women's mags because I was sick of this diet peddling.
Hadn't realised how relatively free MN was of all that stuff until today.

What's going on? Why does Mimi Spencer's 'new' diet get free publicity here?

MegBusset Fri 06-Jun-14 20:59:04

It won't be free, that's why!

Joules68 Fri 06-Jun-14 21:11:16

Mini has a book to sell...... Looks like MNHQ are 'using' us

Mintyy Fri 06-Jun-14 21:14:56

And now not stickied again!

How very strange. Either you endorse this book or not hq??

Or is it something funny going on here?

Mitchy1nge Fri 06-Jun-14 21:16:13

am formally retracting objections since MN have featured my blog and want guest post from another that am editor of blush

but am still not pro-the-misery that is the diet industry

Joules68 Fri 06-Jun-14 21:16:26

*mimi!!! Not mini

Mintyy Fri 06-Jun-14 21:21:59

You are CHEAP Mitchy!! shock shock

Mitchy1nge Fri 06-Jun-14 21:23:23


yeah, sincerely soz and all that

ThaneOfScunthorpe Fri 06-Jun-14 21:26:48


I think MN's unstickied as they're hoping the angriness will just drift away ... forgotten.

Mitchy1nge Fri 06-Jun-14 21:31:10

they did have that bloke who advocated cutting out whole food groups recently

I love chat about weight management and exercise and so on but remain unsure that MN should endorse behaviours that are very eating disordered like restricting a whole daily intake to 500 calories, that is fucked up (isn't it?)

Mintyy Fri 06-Jun-14 21:38:49

Yes, John Briffa.

The two threads I have been on about this today have been stickied and unstickied at various times. Very disconcerting.

But the thread I started in FWR has not been stickied - I wonder why.

funnyossity Fri 06-Jun-14 21:41:37

"feeling stabby" - yes I gave up this fad health idea (5:2) as I felt capable of murder (that's not normal for me!)

RedSquash Fri 06-Jun-14 22:28:26

Was there the disclaimer that it's not safe for everyone? I couldn't see it...

MamaMary Fri 06-Jun-14 22:33:18

How much did Mimi pay Mumsnet for all this promotion?

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