This has more practical ideas for controlling weight--and attitude--than any book I have ever seen.
Either I have evolved on my own or else this is just a great book, but what ever, I am a believer!
I have finished the book and can't find anything wrong about this approach.
I am pairing it with the ideas of Fuhman. Fuhrman gave me the reasons for a plant-based diet. I don't understand
portions from Fuhrman's approach. The 6 week plan is only 1000 calories. Huh? I believe I need to eat about 2000 to be comfortable right now and still lose weight. My weight is presently 250-260. A range!
See, I am learning. I am not supposed to think in only one number! I am supposed to think in terms of a range. When I can stay at the the lower end of that, well, re-evaluate and hopefully go lower.
And Fuhrman's idea of eating 2 lbs. of veggies a day leads me to still think in terms of huge portions. That is not a healthy attitude for me.
has 2 weeks of actual menus and portions and recipes in 'normal' sized recipes. (One of Fuhrman's soups made 10 quarts! ) I have been trying to follow the Fuhrman way but my produce bill is huge and my prep time in the kitchen is taking over my life.
says 10 min. prep time for breakfast and for lunch is 10 min. And prep time for dinner is never more than 30 min.
One thing I don't get- is that
says I should be able to get his plan in place immediately and just do it and lose inches in the first 2 weeks. He makes it sound like the Miracle plan we all want. I have been trying to change my eating habits for say 50 years! and have not gotten my weight under control yet. (There was a 15 year period when I did pretty well-but was still highly, highly stressed. I had to think about my eating every minute to hold on.)
Two weeks!? Yeah Right!
The end of the book talks about people who cannot get their weight under control--guess who that is!
But I don't want surgery. And until I change my eating habits I can't rely on drugs even as a temporary crutch like he suggests. I am glad he discussed all that drastic stuff. At least it makes me know he is realistic.
I am getting closer to being able to do this more efficiently. Losing 10 lbs. a year is the very, very best I have done in recent history.
Pray for me!
And keep any huge catastrophes away from me. Dh's stroke 7 years ago destroyed me for a few years. I don't want to handle something like that--again--though it is always a possibility. I am 66 with health problems. So who knows what is in the future.