Top critical review
Disappointing - too many processed branded ingredients
on 13 June 2017
I was really disappointed with this book. I saw the other reviews referred to it as "too American" and I thought that referred to the terminology and the measurements only, which I could deal with. However, I found that a lot of the recipes included a lot of branded processed foods that are not only not available in the UK, but no explanation why these processed foods are better than just using basic fresh ingredients. I am not going to start eating cheese strings or Paul Newman salad dressing, I can find better low fat cheese and I love olive oil and vinegar dressing (which is a MUFA).
The 4-day plan looks like severe food restriction and I'm sure would give anyone a flat tummy. I once had to live on only grapes for 3 days and got a concave tummy, I would rather do that than eat cheese strings and packet turkey.
I will take from it the advice to eat some MUFA at every meal (which I will do by increasing my intake of olive oil, avocado and nuts), so there is some value in that, hence the 2 stars. But I'm disappointed as I think a professional nutrionist could have done a lot better.