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TV doctor Michael Mosley was hailed as a weight loss guru after creating his own diet, such as the 5:2 and the Fast 800. And it turns out he, too, lost a lot of weight over the years and reversed his type 2 diabetes.

But how did he do it?

He was diagnosed in 2014 and it was then that he realized he needed to change his eating habits to promote “sustainable long-term weight loss” that would eventually reverse the situation.

At the time, he described himself as “thin on the outside, fat on the inside”.

In a world full of diets, fasting is one of many methods of weight transfer, and Dr. Mosley insisted he’s turned his life around using his own diets that promote fasting alongside to a healthy diet.

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The Fast 800 website states that it is an “evidence-based, sustainable approach to weight loss and good health.”

It offers non-vegetarian and vegetarian meal plans created with enough protein and fiber to help people reach their goals, while including plenty of variety and flavor to keep them feeling satisfied.

It quickly became one of the most popular weight loss plans, with thin people typically losing around 10kg in three months.

Dr. Mosley and his team of experts recommend taking the program online for up to 12 weeks, which can be used to jump-start weight loss and improve metabolic health.

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“And it can be achieved, it really can be.”

On days when people can’t cook, they can eat a meal replacement, which is high in protein, fiber and healthy fats.

According to the website, they also contain vitamin supplements specifically designed for a low-calorie diet, designed to cause the body to burn fat by inducing mild ketosis.

It should be noted that meal replacement shakes may cause some side effects, such as headaches, constipation, or fatigue.

This could be due to dehydration, which is why the program encourages its followers to increase their water intake to two to three liters a day.