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5.0 out of 5 stars
My New Bible, 3 July 2008
Ok, so I admit after seeing this in Victoria Beckham's bony hands (and obviously observing her man on the new Armani adverts *sigh*) I felt compelled to buy this book, even if it was just for the read! I was not disappointed. Being a medical student, and paranoid about my figure constantly I would like to say that I know more than the average person when it comes to nutrition, yet this book points out the blindingly obvious, that most of us would just look past! After reading this, I started to implement things into my day-to-day routine (and I am still working on it, after all this isn't a faddy diet but a lifestyle change!) but I can honestly say it has made the world of difference. After the first few days I felt so much better!
I read a few reviews stating they had 'bowel problems', which doesn't surprise me as you are eating that much fruit and vegetables your body is in shock from all the nutritious fibre, it's lapping up those vitamins and minerals! It settles after a little while, as your body gets used to new foods.
For anyone wishing to embark on a permanent lifestyle change, or even just a hilarious read this book is fantastic! I always go back to it and read it again just to remind me at times why i'm doing this (especially when my mates are tucking into a huge tub of ben n jerrys ice cream!) and as soon as I start to read it again it takes me back to my motivation at square one! Plus it's small enough to put in your bag for those restaurant visits ;o)
For anyone who does take up this challenge in the UK, will probably have some difficulties finding places to buy vegan products that they reccommend. However, I have found that the best thing to do is make your own 'treats' e.g. cookies, cakes etc from scratch there are LOADS of cook books on amazon. If anyone would like to ask me any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you. My advice would be; DO IT!