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The Body Fat Solution: Five Principles for Burning&hellip by Tom Venuto
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing!, 8 Feb 2013
What a shame. I had high hopes for this book as Tom Venuto is clearly an important figure in body building and strength training world seems to have moved on from the 'old days' nutrition habits. However it would seem that this book is struggling to move forward from those habits. Despite telling us that we shouldn't be afraid of fat (quite true), the book goes on to advise keeping them to a minimum and to concentrate on eating lean protein - chicken breasts, turkey, nonfat cottage cheese and yoghurt. Now, I'm no expert, but the last time I looked nonfat cottage cheese and yoghurt weren't particularly high in protein and contained almost as much carbohydrate as protein - unlike their full… Read more
The De-Stress Diet: The Revolutionary Lifestyle Pl&hellip by Anna Magee
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sustainable changes, 20 Jan 2012
Although I don't consider myself to be particularly stressed, I have gone through some extremely stressful periods during the last few years and exhibit very many of the symptoms of someone who is chronically stressed. As a result I was excited to read this book. Rather than try to implement everything at once, I added a few changes at a time and paid particular attention to the nutritional guidelines. For the first 3 or 4 weeks, I seemed to be constantly ill, however I did seem to recover more quickly than I normally would, and once that period has passed I have to admit that I'm feeling great.

I don't miss grains at all and no longer have a 3pm slump. I have more energy in the… Read more

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