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at last some sense from a world leading nutritionist, 7 Jun. 2009
Perusing the shelves of diet books these days you will have noticed all sorts of diets with fancy sounding names - the hollywood diet, the south beach diet, the cave-man diet, F-plan, P-plan etc etc, all of which claim to have the secret that will make you thin. These books tend to be single message solutions - eat more protein, eat less carbs, eat bananas and papaya, drink green tea, don't eat dairy. the list is endless. Generally these books are written by people with minimal qualifications in the field of human nutrition (often celebrities cashing in on their fame) and by and large the diets they advocate work in the short term (all diets do), but fail in the long term.
Seeing the title 'the instinct diet' you might think this book is one of the same stable of fad dieting books. But you would be wrong. This book is written by one of the worlds leading human nutritionists. She has drawn on her vast experience and the conclusion she reaches is that solving the obesity problem requires a multi-level approach. There is no magic bullet that will solve the problem. You need a whole range of strategies that will allow you to regulate your intake and control your weight. This may seem an obvious message. But generally it takes somebody to point out the obvious for us to actually see it. That is what this book does. She uses her tremendous knowledge of human nutrition to come up with useful approaches to tackle the problem. So this is not just another fad diet book. It is written by somebody who actually knows what they are talking about, and as a result it may be different in another way as well. It may actually work.