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Very unique and very Informative
on 20 August 2013
Although this is quite expensive, I believe it is well worth the outlay. I have many books on diet and nutrition covering many different approaches to healthy eating and weight control and was surprised to find this such an informative and entertaining read. Whilst other diet and nutrition authors give extremely good information, the subject matter can, at times, be a bit 'dry' and the diets rather restrictive, but these two ladies not only know their stuff but live in the' real world' and have written the book in a thoroughly entertaining, enlightening and unique way.
They make no secret of the fact that they are practicing Christians and refer to the bible throughout; however this doesn't detract from the content of the book, which covers all aspects of living a healthy lifestyle including discussions on family life, sex, intimacy, menopause and its associated problems, supplementation and exercise.
I've read about very low carb diets, food combining diets, primeval diets, high protein diets, high fat diets etc, etc, but this book has a new approach in that they advocate not eating fat and carbs together at the same meal and making sure that when you do have a carb meal, that it contains protein and is portion controlled. They explain the science behind all their theories and have been living their lifestyle for a few years before putting their findings and experience into print.
I believe that anyone reading this book with a view to losing weight will succeed if all the guidelines are followed, but it will also help those who need to keep their blood sugar levels on an even keel without resorting to extreme measures which does not suit everyone, for various reasons. There are some ingredients that are used in their recipes that are more readily available in the USA and they do use alternative sweeteners like xylitol and stevia, but as long as you understand the principles of their approach it's quite easy to make up your own menus and use your own preferred ingredients.
Just one more thing, although it's a paperback, it's more like a hardcover book with a soft cover. It is about 3.5cm thick and measures 19x 24cm and is quite heavy, so don't expect a small item!