30-Day Fat Burner Diet: Control Your Weight Forever Paperback – 1 Jan 1999
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'After the first few days I began to feel wonderful alert and fit and thoroughly detoxified.' (Sunday Times) ' Weight loss 10lbs in four weeks., Nobody had that weak and wobbly feeling associated with dieting. Weight loss varied from 3lbs to 7lbs (per week).' (She magazine)
About the Author
Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is Britain's top nutrition expert and is the author of over 20 health books.
Top customer reviews
I use this way of eating myself and find it works. I recommend it to anyone who needs to lose body fat. If you only stick to it 5 days out of 7 you'll still see great results.
It provides a good range of ideas for meals over a 4 weeks period which I found very helpful. I was introduced to new foods that I would never normally have looked at in the supermarket, and now this has become my lifestyle.
One of the reviews stated that with such small portion sizes, she does not see a 20oz piece of chicken filling her, but you would be surprised, becuase you can fill yourself up on salad and veggies. And lets face it, most people over eat anyway so cutting your portion sizes would seem very difficult to start, but once you are used to it, you wont feel hungry.
I found this way of eating gave me a lot of energy, cleared my skin and made me feel better about myself, especially when the kg's started to come off. I would definately recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about loosing weight, but also wanting a healthier lifestyle.
After having tried it now for nearly three weeks I have had some good results. However it has draw backs, hence the 3 star rating.
Firstly the book tends to push you to buy supplements from one particular manufacturer, more than others mentioned.
Secondly the recipes in the back of the book, whilst fairly delicious, sometimes have inaccurate quantities for the ingredients. By this I mean that some recipes have huge quantities for certain ingredients, while others have enough ingredients just for one. However it does not state at the start of each recipe how many people it’s meant to serve. So you can end up wondering if the huge meal you’ve made your self is meant for just one person or may be more. When you’re trying to loose weight quantity is rather critical.
Thirdly, the book can tend to be a little vague on how you are meant to undertake certain cooking methods. For example the paragraph on steam frying seems slightly unclear on how long you are meant to steam fry food for.
Lastly, and this is the main criticism, the book states you should try to completely break the addiction to alcohol, chocolate, sugar and cigarettes. Whilst I agree with the latter, you cannot be expected to completely sacrifice these pleasures in life – chocolate and alcohol is a very big part of British culture. Also it does not really offer any informal regime as such for when you can cheat. It just recommends you cut these addictions as soon and as best you can. There have been other diet books which factor in luxuries such as this.
Therefore you can end up thinking that you already knew most of this anyway – cutting out the sugar and booze is bound to make you loose weight, common sense.
However on the good side the book does offer you new ideas in food which will really make you burn fat (provided you can get the quantities of each ingredient right).
So in a nut shell it’s quite a good book after a fair bit of trial and error. So I do recommend you buying this purely for the new ideas it has.
Thanks for reading this.
Another excellent book from a true genius.
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