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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2014
Finally an approach that suits me particularly well. The detox is; no grains/ no dairy/ no starchy veg/ sugar/ coffee/ alchohol but lots of good oils, tasty plentiful veg and protein meals. My sugar cravings are gone, I lost 3 kilos in 10 days and another kilo since (while eating plenty and having a modest amount of the things that weren't allowed) and can now see that I can be slender for a lifetime. The recipes are really tasty for example; olive tapenades or spinach pesto with crudités for afternoon snacks and delicious curries or fish thai salads for dinner. Some people report not enjoying the breakfast smoothies but they work well for me. They keep me going for hours because they contain lots of seeds and ingredients like a generous dollop of coconut oil. Of course, a good blender helps. The only reservation I have is that soup and/or salad (with a protein) lunches take a little time to prepare, which is why I end up grabbing something quick (2 boiled eggs are allowed per day thankfully- a great thing if you don't eat meat). I will need to learn cook more and use the freezer for a range of soups and smoothies for busy days. I really like Mark Hyman's approach. His experience for many years helping the rich get healthy means that he's had the time and resources to really work out what is going on and design something that works very well for the rest of us.