Six weeks ago, I was given this book by my mother who absolutely swears by it. I was sceptical at first but decided to give it a try anyway. For me, the results after just two weeks were very noticable and I found that with a little organisation- as suggested in the book, the detox was simple and pain free, which for someone like me- a once dedicated meat eater, is very important.
Unlike the previous reviewer, I didn't find the recipe suggestions (which is what they are) to be rigid or unimaginative. The book was my introduction to many grains and pulses that I'd never come across let alone tried before and it has led to me seeking out ever more adventurous alternatives to white rice and wheat. The book is extremely good value for money and the advice that Carol and her nutritionalist has to offer is clear, concise and easy to follow. I knew, when I was given the book, that I was not receiving a scientific paper or an article from the New Scientist- so I think the previous review was grossly unfair.
Having used the book for two weeks, I felt absoluelty wonderful, I woke up feeling refreshed in the morning, I have lost weight, have drastically changed my body shape and my skin looks healthy and hydrated. My husband saw the difference and also went on the detox- as has my sister. My eating habits have changed altogether and I am never hungry, so I tend not to crave the foods Carol suggests you avoid. I do not ever see myself making a return to sugar in my tea or eating white rice at home and I now know that I can take or leave meat and fish. Last but not least in these times of recession, my wallet has really benefited from the swop from expensive meats and fish purchases to the wide and varied fresh fruit and veg purchases we now make intead.