The Complete Guide to Fasting - Jason Fung

The Complete Guide to Fasting

By Jason Fung

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
Score: 4.5
From 609 Ratings


Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about--yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it's an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In "The Complete Guide to Fasting" he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.

"The Complete Guide to Fasting" explains:

- why fasting is actually good for health
- who can benefit from fasting (and who won't)
- the history of fasting
- the various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting
- what to expect when starting to fast
- how to track progress while fasting
- the weight loss effects of fasting
- how to ward off potential negative effects from fasting.

The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.


  • Peggy

    By Cool Pegster
    Very interesting and informative. I’m new to intermittent fasting. With the help of this book I’m doing great with my fasting routine.
  • Changed my life

    By fwc1956
    Very powerful! 215 pounds ago I started with a 14 day fast and then alternate day fast for 6 months. That was 2 years ago and I have maintained my weight with only 6 or 7 pound gains here and there which I easily adjust for. Learning how to burn fat has led to a healthier body and sharper mind at 65 years old.
  • Excellent resource

    By LVinXM
    Dr. Fung shares his knowledge in such a clear and simple way. I highly recommend this book, as well as watching his videos on YouTube.
  • Great book

    By Pcbike
    Very educational book, I definitely recommend it.
  • Good information, bad format

    By Igor96720
    Reading this book lacks a lot for a digital version. There is no chance to change the size of text without zooming in or out of an entire page.
  • Improper formatting

    By c zirconium
    The book is probably helpful and full of great information, but I wasted $10 buying it in a format that I can’t read. Very disappointed that Apple didn’t do a better job formatting.
  • Very informative

    By Lulu Penny
    Best guide to intermittent fasting and extended fasting
  • I totally blew it.

    By Bobbyphysher
    I should have got the sample first. You can’t use scroll view, every page looks like a tiny pdf, have to zoom in to read. I wish I could get my money back. This must be what the Toronto Raptors felt like!
  • Lady Dilfaster

    By Lady dlfaster
    Loved it so much information. Need to read it over again.
  • They were right, so hard to read!

    By OaklanDallas
    I use iBooks to read because of my dyslexia but this book was impossible