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The De Vany Diet: Eat lots, exercise little; shed 5lbs in 1 week, lose fat; gain muscle, look younger; feel stronger by [Vany, Arthur De]
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"The diet that really works...Art De Vany is Superman's slightly fitter granddad...His reasoning is immaculate and he knows more than your average doctor or nutritionist" (Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times)

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The amazing diet that lets you eat lots, exercise little and lose weight easily - from the publishers of the phenomenal Atkin's Diet

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 506 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006K1Y6VW
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
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I heard about Art De Vany in an article in the Times in 2008, headlined "The Diet that Really Works", now behind the Times' paywall. Bryan Appleyard, an excellent journalist, described adopting Art's lifestyle plan and rapidly dropping weight, appearing 10 years younger to his boss, and feeling generally happier, without the suffering of his previous yo-yo dieting (there's still a youtube video of him describing it). It seemed interesting, as it's trying to simulate the metabolic environment we evolved to have, but I was about to embark on a vegetarian phase so tucked the information away for a long time before revisiting it and putting it into action myself (more on that later).
De Vany is a retired economics professor who devised the system of privatising radiofrequencies, and wrote the definitive book on the economics of the movie industry. He developed his interest in metabolism after his son developed type I diabetes, and experimented with diet to optimise blood sugars. The diet he arrived at was strikingly similar to a hunter-gatherer diet, rich in meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, but eliminating liquid calories, grains, legumes, dairy and processed foods. Before going into economics he had been a baseball player and has a long time interest in weight lifting. These strands came together in his website, which became a focus for people interested in the "paleo" movement - looking at the lifestyle we evolved to have as a necessary condition for optimal health. Art developed his programme of evolutionary fitness, where brief, intense, sporadic exercise takes the place of cardio, jogging etc.
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De Vany shows you in this book how to change the way you eat and train physically. Adapt these changes, they will make you feel better and look younger - after following the guidelines for a month, I can testify that they work extremely well.

Gone are all the slumps before and after noon where the sugar rush from the breakfast or lunch has worn off, leaving you sleepy. My energy levels are now much more constant, enabling me to keep going through the whole day without slowdowns.

The food you will eat will taste better - and the variety of it has increased as well after incorporating the diet into my life. Green salads with meat, fish, vegetables and fruit in colorful tones - none of the grey or brown only left in my menu.

Giving up all the sugar and non-food items (cakes, biscuits, ice-cream, sodas) and grains (breads, beans, pasta, cereals) is not only good for you and your health, it is easier than you think. After the first week your body no longer craves for them and it becomes less of a strain of willpower to keep avoiding the sugary foods you are bombarded with everywhere.

And you do not need to avoid these foods at all costs - once you think about it, the only exciting thing for your brain about these foods is the taste - there is no need to eat the whole cake at one go to enjoy it. Two bites of it will satisfy your brain and leave you with a good memory of having tasted something good without ruining your blood sugar levels and your waistline.

Also, please do follow the training guidelines given by De Vany. There is no excessive need to train hours upon end. 2 to 3 training sessions 20 - 30 minutes each per week, with high intensity levels are enough.
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I use the diet sporadically - so for a week or two I will follow the eating plan
then (usually) some event will turn up where I relent and eat some carbs ! This means I'm maintaining
my weight rather than losing it. However it's easily the best diet to follow - no counting, starving, special drinks or tablets etc.

The diet is simple (no carbs, no processed meat, H.I.I.T. exercise). If you want to know a bit more about the man and his qualifications and past history then get the book. For diet advice just read his blog.
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It isn't great literature but these books never are. What it did do, however, was provide the impetus for my 20lb weight loss over three months and a decision to adopt this type of nutrition permanently. Energy levels ups and I feel 10 years younger,
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I was looking forward to this book providing some novel insight into evolutionary fitness. Sadly it does not deliver. Much of the information is just standard "don't eat carbs", other parts are just plain contradictory like his arguments regarding fat. With regards to exercise it seems very watered down and aimed at not scaring people into doing too much. Gary Taubes book about why we get fat is a far superior book as he provides a well thought out and researched argument rather than cherry picked studies and contradictory statements.
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