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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book, 4 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Flat Belly Diet: How to Get The Flat Stomach You've Always Wanted (Paperback)
I bought this book on a whim, and regretted it. I don't normally write reviews but this book annoyed me so much...

The 4 day anti bloat menu is basically a crash diet. It seems based on sound principles such as to avoid bloating you should eat less salt but then contradicts itself by including processed foods like cheese strings, and turkey slices from a packet - full of salt! It also includes in the evening meal difficult to follow instructions - e.g. 2oz of roast potatoes.. Is that home made? using how much oil? from a packet?And 2oz makes it hardly worthwhile anyway!

The 32 diet part does have the odd reasonable recipe - but most of them aren't up to much. The recipe in the back seem ok until you realise the weird method of adding an arbitrary extra bit of food to make it up to 400cals - a flat belly meal apparently. So you could have chicken roulade (chicken breast with a bit of spinach in it) and you might think to make that a meal you might add some brown rice or maybe a salad - nope they recommend an orange. Or how about ginger grilled soy chicken, what would you have with that oriental inspired recipe? - probably not hummus and peppers as suggested in this book.

Now all that might be fine for 32 days. But then you get to the end of the book and the authors recommend in order to keep to your figure you can stick to this diet for.... the rest of your life.

This book may have some interesting ideas in it, but the execution of the diet is dismal. Don't buy it!
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Initial post: 6 Mar 2009 14:23:10 GMT
g says:
Thank you Liverpool fan for your candid review - had been toying for ages whether this book would be a must buy and have decided the principles may not be what I am looking for. Thanks for taking the time to put pen to paper or rather fingers to keyboard - much appreciated
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