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This review is from: The Vegetarian Low-Carb Diet: The fast, no-hunger weightloss diet for vegetarians (Paperback)
I will start by saying that my opinion of this book may be coloured by my age and state of mind! I am 60 and have a jaded view of dieting. I just found this book way too complicated .... someone else might view it positively as providing lots of detail. Yes, I think it is for young, enthusiastic people.
The first 60 pages are taken up with 'how the diet works' and 'case histories', then the '14 day Carb Cleanse' starts. After that, lots of recipes. I also felt uncomfortable about her pushing 'stevia', which is a sweetener that is illegal in the UK but can be bought from the US.
I chose the book because in 1975 I bought a copy(75p!) of Rose Elliot's 'Bean Feast' which I love and still use occasionally now.
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Initial post: 27 Jul 2012, 15:39:45 BST
sophie apples says:
Stevia is not illegal in the UK, and if it is, it's for no good reason (other than perhaps market giants). It is a perfectly healthy, natural sweetener.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012, 22:51:17 BST
I was simply quoting what the author herself says in the book.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012, 23:07:39 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
You can even buy it in Asda - it does have a funny after taste though.
Posted on 27 Apr 2013, 16:51:35 BST
Thanks for that. I won't be buying it. Too many diet books are padded out with unwanted/useless information. If they stuck just to the facts of the diets, most books would be pamphlets!
Posted on 16 Mar 2015, 09:24:20 GMT
Sonrosado Roses says:
Stevia was illegal in the EU at the time of publishing this book. The EU has now allowed it.
To be honest I prefer aspartame & sucralose, stevia has an even nastier aftertaste. (I spent 6 months of my life researching the safety of aspartame, it is carcinogenic, cancer causing in huge quantities. But then so are coffee and sugar, yet no one is screaming to ban coffee) Stevia isn't 'healthier' there's far less research that's been done into this particular sweetener.
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