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I decided to try this after a friend recommended it. I followed the diet for 28 days ...
on 30 September 2014
After two years of steady weight gain, and never having followed a diet-plan before, I decided to try this after a friend recommended it. I followed the diet for 28 days and lost 12 pounds, which was great. I didn't buy organic everything and didn't drink mineral water because it's too expensive. I also switched the hard-to-get items with more readily available (and cheaper) alternatives. The initial week was hard (headaches, tiredness), which I put down to caffeine withdrawal. But right through weeks 2, 3 and 4, I still felt tired a lot of the time, and hungry. The amount of protein is far more than I would ever normally eat and I found this slowed my digestion, which meant I had the opposite to others - constipation! For the final week, I halved the amount of protein and doubled the veggies and felt a lot better. As others have said, the author's style is patronising, the content is repetitive, there are a lot typos in the book, and the portion sizes are very confusing, with several inaccuracies. But some of the recipes are really excellent - I have made them several times and the whole family loves them - and the diet re-introduced me to some really healthy alternatives to wheat that I haven't used for a while.