My Diets

The Diet Secrets Uncovered series of 10 books are now available in digital and paperback format. Click HERE to see my new website and find out more!


2 Weeks in the SUPER FAST Lane focuses on my exciting seesaw strategy where carbs are not the enemy and are included every 4th day, butter and chocolate are on the ‘recommended’ list and there is no calorie counting or laborious weighing and measuring. This diet involves 2-3 good, filling meals per day with a gap of 5 hours between and no snacks – but you won’t need them! Dieters report up to 12lbs lost in 2 weeks! Click here for more info, prices and where to get your copy.

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2 Weeks in the FAST Lane focuses on my very popular and successful ‘little and often’ eating plan (featured on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) which particularly suits dieters who struggle with a growling stomach, invasive sugar cravings, have minimal time to plan ahead and whose timetables are a bit erratic! Dieters report up to 10lbs lost in 2 weeks! Click here for more info, prices and where to get your copy.
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If you like soup, you’ll love my Soup Can Make You Thin diet! It’s almost impossible to get as much nourishment into a small space as you can in a bowl of soup and studies show that regular soup eaters consume less calories per day (but feel fuller) than those who shy away from a bowl of delicious soup in addition to or in place of a ‘solid’ meal. This is in no way a soup-only diet – there are plenty of other meals and snacks involved but soup is the main player. Dieters report up to 10lbs lost in 10 days! Click here for more info, prices and where to get your copy.
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34 thoughts on “My Diets

  1. Hi Michele. Portions are for each of the food types listed… so … 2 portions or fruit, 2 portions of nuts and 2 portions of starchy carbohydrates. These are the recommended ‘maximums’ per day in each case and the suggested diet plans are based around these principles. Hope this helps!

  2. Dear Fiona
    I am just getting started on the 5-4-3-2-1 plan and have a question about number 2. There are a wide variety of different foods listed. Are we allowed 2 portions from each of the lists or 2 portions from all of the lists ie 1 portion fruit and 1 portion starchy carbohydrates versus 2 portions fruit and 2 portions starchy carbohydrates.
    Michele Baki

  3. Hi Louise. Sorry not to have gotten back to you sooner. Hope the diet is still going well. The only mistake you might be making is in being a bit repetitive in your choices. Vary your daily snacks as much as possible (there are plenty of other suggestions in the book so your oatcake choice doesn’t have to be your only snack of choice!) Also, half an avocado every other day would be my suggestion rather than one a day AND make your own soup whenever you can. Whilst there are lots of good shop-bought soups, once you start making your own and refrigerating and/or freezing them in convenient portions, you will never look back – I promise!

  4. Hello!
    I am looking to lose as much weight as possible in two weeks before my vacation. I am 23 years old and currently 148 lbs and 5’6. My goal weight is 125-130 (Pre-baby weight- just finished breastfeeding). I am working out for 30 minutes first thing in the morning.
    Which one of your diets should i follow to lose the most weight? And how much weight do you think i would be able to lose?

  5. I’m just nearing the end of my second week on Two Weeks in the Fast Lane. I must admit that the first week was a bit of a shock to my system but i’m happy to report that my second week has felt much easier, in that I’ve not felt anywhere near as hungry as I did the first week. I lost 4lb the first week but then had a day off the plan which has hindered my results as I went a bit crazy and it looks like I have only lost 1.5lb this week (final weigh in tomorrow). Not lost as much as I would have hoped but I’m still pleased with the results and am going to continue. I feel though that I might be making some small mistakes in that I am eating an avodaco every day – is this not a good idea? I am also loving the oatcakes and eating 2 or 3 as an afternoon snack with a suitable topping and then sometimes having the same again at bedtime – too many oatcakes in a day perhaps. I have also not made any of my own soups (all shop bought). Do you think I would have better weight loss if I made my own soups? All in all, i’m very happy with the plan and feel that it is sustainable and is re-educating me which is what I needed.

  6. Hi Shez. I am a fan of FODMAP diets for bowel disorders and often refer to them in my books/diets. I am not quite sure why, if you are following a FODMAP diet (which let’s face it, is not an easy shout!) you would want to confuse the issue by trying to follow another diet alongside? My advice would be to stick as closely as you can to the guidelines you are currently following and when/if you begin to feel a great deal better and/or have managed to rid yourself of some of the digestion problems that are very much involved in IBD, get back to me and perhaps I can suggest some other strategies. Hope this helps.

  7. I have IBD (UC)so a result of which means i am on a low FODMAP diet which steers me away from brown rice etc and towards white rice..are any of your diets compatible?

  8. Fiona

    Thank you kindly for your reply. I will mostly likely download the fitness one tomorrow, as I wish to get back to the gym and regain my fitness. It can be very debilitating at times. Mostly when excerciseing, so I’m trying to find a balance, what are the triggers and foods to balance it and those that can give me the energy to do the works with having symptoms. Also will look at the other book you mentioned as my job pretty stressful.
    Once again thank you for your help.

    Kind regards


  9. Hi Ian. None of the books directly deal with reactive hypoglycaemia but all focus on achieving and maintaining optimal blood sugar levels throughout the day and night. My advice would be to download whichever book is best suited to you (perhaps Single Men and Women or Stressed Executives – they are free to download today and tomorrow through, have a read through before checking the basic principles of the diets with your GP or health practitioner (which he or she will likely approve of) and have a go! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries – happy to help.

  10. Hi Fiona

    Does any of the boos touch on reactive hypoglycaemia. I have been digonsed as struggling to do the gym etc and lost muscle due to being fatigue and gained fat around the midsection?

    Can you help on the subject

    Kind regards

  11. In 2 Weeks in the Super Fast Lane I recommend both full fat yoghurt and % fat yoghurt. All suggested meals have been carefully tailored to ensure the regular consumption of healthy fats but certainly not an overdose – everything is carefully balanced.

  12. Hi Fiona,
    Thanks for replying. The other thing is that now it seems to recommend full fat natural greek yogurt rather than low fat, the same with cheese. What do you think as you mention 0% fat greek yogurt in your book!

    Sent from my iPhone


  13. Hi Joanne. Dairy is not frowned upon in the 2 Weeks in the Fast Lane. The over-riding message in both fast lane diets is ‘less is definitely more on the saturated fats front – which includes dairy foods’ so both include yoghurts and certain cheeses. However, by the time I was writing 2 Weeks in the Super Fast Lane, the research which had previously been encouraging but inconclusive, had moved on at a pace and I was able to confidently include a little butter and cream in the diet. Additionally, as this diet focuses on two to three good meals a day with no snacks, which suits some people better than the five to six smaller meals and snacks route, it is important that each of these two to three meals are filling and satisfying and a little, top quality saturated fat achieves this. I hope this clarifies. The fascinating thing about nutritional science is that it continues to merit increased research which is why each new diet I devise or weight loss book I write offers slightly different approaches to allow readers to ascertain which diet will best suit them and their lifestyle.

  14. Hi,
    I don’t understand, in my two weeks in the fast lane , dairy is frowned upon but now butter and cream seem fine?

  15. A bedtime snack is geared towards keeping blood sugar levels balanced through the night so you don’t wake up and can’t get back to sleep. I don’t recommend fruit later in the day as it can prompt insulin spikes. Here are the suggestions:
    A couple of mini oatcakes with nut or seed butter and a couple of slices of cold turkey breast
    A mug of Green & Black’s hot chocolate made with soya milk
    A small tub of natural cottage cheese with a handful of mixed seeds
    One egg lightly scrambled on an oatcake or rye cracker
    A small carton of natural live yoghurt with a swirl of honey
    A small plate of porridge made with water and topped with a spoonful of Manuka honey

  16. Hi Rina. Feta and Swiss cheeses offer good levels of protein and calcium and respectable but not hefty levels of health-enhancing milk fats. Aim for 30g per day (around the size of a matchbox).

  17. in the book it’s saying feta cheese is ok to eat but the feta I have is 22% mf is it ok? And how much of it in grams is ok?
    And how many grams is ok for swish cheese?
    Thanks :)

  18. Not a major problem, however, regular gum chewing means you take in excess ‘air’ which can cause bloating plus the act of chewing on any food gets the digestive juices going so can actually stimulate appetite rather than blunt it! These are not issues for everyone but best you are aware!

  19. I couldn’t drink black coffee till I became lactose intolerant then I drank it black with sugar. Since I found the Azera range I can drink it without sugar as it’s very soft if that makes sense so on this diet I can manage black coffee even first thing in the morning.

  20. Hi Carol. Double cream every time but yes, just a splash (and no sugar)! It is rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which has been shown to encourage fat loss and muscle gain – once milk is skimmed or semi skimmed it loses most or all of the CLA. And… the fat helps fill you up for longer which is always a bonus when you are trying to lose weight. Hope this is helpful.

    Read more: 10 Fantastic Fatty Foods

  21. I cant face black coffee which is preferable. a splash of cream or splash of skim milk?

  22. Hi Janice. My first piece of advice would be to concentrate on all the other drink recommendations in the diet and perhaps experiment with a few fruit and herb teas (which don’t work with milk) to see if you can find a favourite. Failing that, a little skimmed or semi skimmed milk in your tea or coffee two or max three times a day is not going to cause any major disruption to the diet!

  23. By reading these posts I have now answered my own question. However I still absolutely hate tea or coffee without a splash of milk. Is it an absolute “no no” or is there a way I could compensate by cutting back on something else? Your advice would be much appreciated.

  24. Hi Roberta. If you really can’t face fruit prior to your mid morning snack and don’t relish cold food, have a bowl of porridge with a drizzle of honey, topped with a handful of toasted almonds or scrambled/poached eggs on dark brown toast with a little butter – OR – it’s not everybody’s ‘cup of tea’ but I am a big fan of a bowl of soup early doors, particularly when the weather is cold – try it, really fills you up and all my soups are very nourishing!

  25. Hi Fiona, I’m really struggling with the fruit in the morning. I really don’t like cold stuff. Any substitute you may be able to suggest? many thanks

  26. Hello,
    I recently purchased this ebook. I am very excited to get going and over the last 2 days I have been making changes as I go (I am still reading it)
    I am confused though I live in the USA and don’t know what an oatcake is….Is it like a tea biscuit/pita/wrap…?
    Thanks :)

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