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Strange view of normal
on 20 May 2013
Although the authors have all the credentials to know what they are talking about and the author's proceeds go to a worthy cause they seem slightly detached from reality. The premise is that you diet for two days and eat normally for the rest of the week however the "unrestricted" days look rather more restricted than "normal" eating.
Likewise the salads & packed lunches section for restricted days contains only one recipe that is not a salad, hardly the best "packed lunch". It also amused me that the vegetarian option for "Grilled Kipper with poached egg" involved leaving out the Kipper and having an additional poached egg.
Lots of statistics and charts but I would have preferred more recipes, that said we did try the "vegetarian cottage pie" which was one of the unrestricted days dinners and it was delicious but only 205 calories per serving, however made as described it is intended to serve 4 we made the whole amount with the intention of freezing ½ however the two of us eat it all, still 410 calories is not bad for a main meal although I would hardly call it unrestricted.
This book on the USA site has the more accurate title of "The 2-Day Diet: Diet two days a week. Eat the Mediterranean way for five"