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2.0 out of 5 stars
Unnecessary and overcomplicated, 12 Jan. 2013
The beauty of the fasting diet is its simplicity. You fast for two days a week, or three days or every other day. On the other days you eat normally - it doesn't matter what. This book simply takes us back to the depressing 'diet book' formula, with quotes from dieters, recipes (there is even one for scrambled egg - I never knew how)recommendations for ready meals and endless repetition of the obvious. The most tedious section is on working out mathematically how many calories you are going to be eating over the week. You don't need to work out calories! Everybody knows how to add up to 500 or 600 and if really necessary, look up calories in a book, but the simplest thing is just to stick to green salad or a couple of eggs - use your common sense. The rest of the time just eat well and healthily. Obviously you don't do it if you are pregnant or have diabetes etc. etc. A trip to the doctor for people with health problems is a good idea, but that's it. I bought the book because I couldn't understand how anyone could write about nothing and was curious - it was only £1.09 on Kindle. It seems that you can write about nothing - by overcomplication and by repeating yourself ad nauseum.