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Disapointing if not a tad dangerous,
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This review is from: Escape the Diet Trap (Paperback)Several people i know have tried this book, and it appears extreme to say the least. They are experiencing vomitting with any carbs they reintroduce into their diets. Save your money and buy veg instead. A far better use of money
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Initial post: 14 Feb 2012 18:33:22 GMT
Delta Whiskey says:
Which just goes to show how bad carbs are for you. The body doesn't need carbs. I have lived the Atkins lifestyle for the last year, averaging less than 20 grams of carbs a day and losing over 130lbs in the process.
Posted on 15 Feb 2012 09:21:26 GMT
It's very clear this person has not read the book for the following reasons
1. You can eat lots of veg, green veg are unlimited as are salad type veg, mushrooms and other veg.
2. This is not a diet
Posted on 15 Feb 2012 12:49:36 GMT
I wonder if Chelle has actually read the book? It is part of a new way of thinking about diet, but by no means extreme. Dr Briffa advocates eating a wide variety of healthy foods, mainly fresh and unprocessed, to give a balanced diet. It is not necessary to eat carbohydrate as the body can use alternative sources for fuel, but Dr Briffa doesn't say that you have to cut it out entirely if that doesn't suit your lifestyle. His 80:20 rule means that you can eat well most of the time and still allow yourself the odd indulgence provided that the overall balance is right. The idea that this could be 'dangerous' is quite risible. Maybe the experience of your acquaintances is simply due to bingeing?
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 13:46:30 GMT
I can only agree with the previous comments made here. There is no way that someone following the principles in this book, with common sense, would become ill as described. The reduction of cereal-based products, such as bread and pasta, is a sensible and relatively easy way to lose weight over time and, as the book says, without the hunger that causes diets to fail.
Posted on 22 Feb 2012 15:53:31 GMT
J. McGrory says:
Perhaps you should read the book instead of being a spokesperson for your friends?!...and don't knock it till you try it!...I also suspect you might be a vegetarian yourself hence the comment about buying veg - but if you had read the book you would see that vegetables are a main food group included in this 'lifestyle choice' book.
Posted on 22 Feb 2012 15:55:11 GMT
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Posted on 1 Jan 2013 17:57:51 GMT
Chancery Stone says:
Why would the reintroduction of carbs cause vomiting? Which carbs, and how much? That's like saying your alcoholic friend threw up after going back on the drink. If these "several people" ate three tubs of icecream apiece, followed by a pound of toffee each, then of course they threw up. If you have a criticism, let's have some specifics, and some rationality.
Posted on 15 May 2013 14:59:23 BDT
L. Morgan says:
LOL, I've lived low carb, high fat for nearly 10 years now, I fall off the wagon big time at Christmas and birthdays etc and never experienced vomiting!! Have i been doing it wrong, or is just that, hey, processed carbs ARE BAD for us!! Hmm doesn't that vomiting tell you anything?
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