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The S Factor Diet: The Happiest Way to Lose Weight [Paperback]

Lowri Turner
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3 Jan 2013
Finally a diet that can promise to put a smile on your face - and not just because you're not forced to live on salads. Lowri Turner's revolutionary weight-loss approach will improve your dieting experience and make it less likely that you will give up and go back to your old eating habits. A side-effect of most diets is to starve the body of 'happy' hormones such as serotonin that actually help you to stay slim. Drawing from the latest scientific research, S Factor Diet explains how a lack of certain hormones can actually increase your appetite, and cause cravings to soar and your body's natural fat burning process to dwindle. Forget measly breakfasts and unsatisfying dinners - this book shows you how to lose weight while still enjoying hearty meals, full of well-balanced and hormone-boosting ingredients.

Kick off your day with Blueberry Pancake Stacks, tuck into a Chapatti Wrap with Chicken Tikka & Raita for lunch and enjoy Goats' Cheese, Rocket & Pesto Pizza for dinner. And you don't even have to deny yourself a sweet treat - indulge in a Lemon Cheesecake for a delicious dessert or a chocolate snack before you go to bed.

The S Factor Diet provides questionnaires to help you identify which of your hormones may be causing you to gain weight. Once you've worked out where the problem lies, you can follow the 14-day food plan and see the weight start to drop off in just two weeks! With more than 80 recipes to help boost your hormones naturally, this book will show you how to shed that excess weight easily - and keep it off for good.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Watkins Publishing LTD (3 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848990383
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848990388
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 17.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 450,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lowri Turner is a highly regarded television personality, radio broadcaster and consumer journalist. She currently writes about health and lifestyle for, among others, The Times, Top Sante, Women's Fitness and Diet Now, and she is also resident nutritionist for Grazia. She is a qualified nutritionist and specialises in women's health and weight loss in her clinic in London.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting but not very practical 22 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The introduction of this book explaining the science behind this diet is really interesting and makes a lot of sense; food affecting hormones etc. But the diet plans themselves are a let down- most meals are freshly cooked -lovely but not very practical if you have no cooking facilities at work and I'm not sure that mussel soup for lunch would keep well if cooked the night before . The recipes all require some cooking skills which not everyone may possess and a few ingredients may be hard to source if you do not have a deli/health shop nearby. What would be helpful is a comprehensive list of "ideal foods" for each plan from which you could use to devise your own meals within the recommended calorie intake or at least a few "packed lunch " type meals
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Concept, but the recipes... 23 Aug 2013
By Iola
Lowri Turner, UK TV presenter-turned author, nutritionist and diet expert, has developed the S-Factor diet based on some of the latest scientific research. The idea is that we can change our diets to include more of the foods that make us happier (and healthier), and this will help us lose weight. Yes, I could do with losing a bit of weight (and not finding it again), so I liked the concept.

The first section of the book contains an explanation of the effects of four key hormones--serotonin, leptin, dopamine and the adrenals--and a list of foods to eat to boost each hormone. There was also a series of questionnaires to help readers decide which hormone/s they are low in.

It then moves on to specific meal plans and recipes for the three phases of the diet: fast fat attack, steady weight loss and maintenance, with a different version of the diet and different recipes for each hormone focus area. This, for me, is where the concept falls down.

Many of the recipes are family meals because "dieters are more successful when they can prepare the same meal for everyone". First, this seems to contradict the idea of focusing on your specific S Factor diet requirements, as they may not be the same as those of the rest of the family (my husband and I have very different eating preferences, and I'm sure we wouldn't have the same hormone needs).

And while I don't feel my family are especially fussy eaters (teenage daughter excepted), there are very few recipes they would all like. No, Lowrie. Not everyone likes Chicken Tikka Masala. But what really got me was the preparation and cooking time: one of the breakfast recipes took takes two hours to prepare and cook. I don't think so ...

My final issue was with the maintenance section of the diet.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Roman Clodia TOP 100 REVIEWER
(3.5 stars)

Lowri Turner claims a scientific basis for this book which seems, to my unscientific mind, sensible: that cravings might be as much physiological as psychological and that by getting our hormones in balance issues of weight disappear. As someone with a stable, healthy weight, I found a lot of the advice here to be things that I do anyway. There are some interesting recipes here especially for healthy desserts and treats (almond butter cookies, champagne jellies, coconut sorbet, raspberry granita, chocolate truffles). So far, so healthy.

But then the book ventures off into what seems gimmicky and unnecessary to me: in a bid to cut out carbs, this suggests we replace grains such as rice, couscous and potatoes with ersatz versions made from... cauliflower. So here we have cauliflower whizzed up in a food processor until it has the consistency of grains of rice which are then steamed and served with curry; whizzed up a bit further it's supposedly a stand-in for couscous; or mashed it replaces potato in shepherds pie

Not sure about you, but a diet (and this is a diet for life) which involves cutting out food groups like this and which seems to be pretty incompatible with having any kind of social life which includes eating or drinking seems untenable to me.

So there is much that is sensible here: getting rid of refined sugar, cutting down on caffeine, saturated fat etc. and there are some interesting recipes that help do this. But this seems to me to go too far in the opposite direction. As a great fan of moderation I would be happy to adopt and adapt many of these recipes - but a diet for life where we can no longer go out for a pub lunch, meet friends for pizza, or gossip over pasta, wine and cake? No thanks!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like this book 9 Jun 2014
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I really like the explanation about the different hormones and how they affect how we feel if we don't eat properly, things that have not made sense in years do now! I have tried a few of the recipes and love them, can't wait to try more. Not sure about the weight loss yet, early days but here's hoping....
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