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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Only a few dislikes., 3 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Clean & Lean Flat Tummy Fast!: The healthy way to a totally toned tummy in 14 days (Paperback)
This book gives great advice. Though I am far away from getting a flatter tummy, I am on track. However, I am not following it exactly! I am doing all the exercises, however I work from 8 to 5 in a very active job so I am not doing as many (for example the morning cardio). I am also not following the diet, as I want to take a bit longer over losing weight, as my job is physically demanding and losing much weight over a short time isn't very good for you. I can't eat as much as the table says to as I don't stop until 12 for lunch then I am off again (which is 6 small meals a day consisting of vedg and protine), also I can't go without carbohydrates. I do however still stick to the "clean" part. As much organic as possible and cut out as much unneeded fat as possible. I also follow other advice he gives like eat brown rice, bread, pasta ect never white. I make sure I sleep at least 7 hours a night and all that jazz!

Now for the annoyances. First is the fact he uses his own "Bodism" stuff in this diet plan. This is very annoying for someone who would want to follow the plan exactly and will probably need to! For example there is fiber supplement, this is needed as there is almost none in the diet plan! But its expencive, very expencive and most others have too much sugar/fat in them.

Second is his obsession about sugar. White sugar, like bread ect, is much worse for you. HOWEVER your body still needs any kind of sugar! This "anything ending in -ose is bad" thing is terribly worrying. Fructose for example is found in all fruit. Added sugar is bad, but don't cut it out completly! I still have half a teaspoon of brown (unrefined) sugar in my one cup of tea with skimmed milk in the morning which is pretty much the only "added" kind I have and I am still losing weight off my tummy. Its important to your body!

Third this "cheat meal" he has is fine, but you can actually have a little more than one cheat a week as long as its small and not very often. However keep an eye on it! You could lose your way completly and start craving the treats too much!

Fourth, there is no mention of toxins from makeup, skin, body and hair care products ect The amount of toxins in them can be fanominal! Esspecially things that are absorbed into your skin. Not that you should avoid them, just be careful and keep in mind they still have many in! "Naural" makeup ect is best if you want to try and avoid them! But it is a diet fixated book so it isn't too bad, and he does cater for models so no wonder he doesn't mention them!

I would also recommend "Thin Thighs in 30 Days" as a companion, I am also using this book and they go very very well together!

Good luck!
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2013 17:10:07 GMT
sugar is not necessary for the body at all. Its the one thing we don't need. Having said that fruit (which contains natural sugar) has many health benefits in the vitamins and minerals present so it would be rather odd to cut out fruits completely.
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