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I can t figure out how to rate this book Do I rate it purely on writing, or on content And how would I rate the content, the diet, without trying it to see how it works I m at a loss.The first half of this book reads a lot like an infomercial You ll read about clients who have been angry yes angry at her because this was so easy , and you ll read about how this is not a diet, and about how much food you get to eat, etc.It sounds great A little too good to be true And then you get to I can t figure out how to rate this book Do I rate it purely on writing, or on content And how would I rate the content, the diet, without trying it to see how it works I m at a loss.The first half of this book reads a lot like an infomercial You ll read about clients who have been angry yes angry at her because this was so easy , and you ll read about how this is not a diet, and about how much food you get to eat, etc.It sounds great A little too good to be true And then you get to the actual diet Which isn t a diet , but eliminates all corn, wheat only sprouted breads tortillas 2 days a week dairy, caffeine not even decaf coffee or tea is allowed refined sugar, and most fats That, to me, is a diet For 28 days, no yogurt, no cheese, no coffee Definitely no desserts, ice cream, not even a hamburger at a cook out that is a diet It made me a little angry, after all of the hype, to read how difficult this diet will be to follow Although she states over and over that all of these ingredients can easily be found in any grocery store, that is definitely not true in my area I will have to visit a health food store for items like almond butter, and sprouted bread But, to be fair, my local grocery store has horse and buggy parking and the entire store is smaller than the entrance area of some super wal marts.I googled the diet and found a couple of blogs where women have tried it, and apparently it does work Other sites have stated that of course it works, it is an extremely low calorie, low fat, diet Quite a few have tried the diet, lost up to 10lbs the first week, but then quit the second week because it was so restrictive That is my fear, that it is just way too restrictive for 28 days.The exercise is just as regimented I ve been running 3 times a week, this program allows running only two days a week, day one and day two phase 1 of the diet On days 2 3 strength training only, and days 4 7 yoga or meditation only I m nervous that I would lose the progress I have made with my lung capacity and running on that schedule It also eliminates all flexibility Currently if I have to switch my run days around do to weather, or our schedule, it s no big deal but on this plan, if it s thunder storming on Monday and Tuesday, or the kids schedules get in my way, I either have to find a treadmill or skip my run for the week and substitute some other cardio exercise That concerns me almost as much as the restrictive food choices But I DO need to addstrength training, I ve known that for awhile The facts and science seem sound, although I have not researched them to be sure they are accurate, they make a lot of sense The three phases each week allow for a lot of variety The diet is do abe, it s just not as easy as she hyped it up to be in the first few chapters.With all of my reservations, the book still just makes enough sense to make me want to try it I think I will ease myself into it first Rather than starting the full diet straight off, I will try a week of making sure I drink that much water half your body weight eating every 3 4 hours at least 5 times a day making sure I eat within 30 minutes of waking up, and for the first week I will try her specific breakfast recipes I m not expecting the drastic results that her diet offers, but those are sound principles that I should have been following all along anyway.She is honest that this is like a medical treatment, and you have to treat it as such If a dr told me I had to follow a specific therapy after a surgery, I would do it, no matter how difficult In theory In reality, I tend to follow the drs instructions only about half as long as they prescribed them for, and that is why I doubt my ability to follow 28 days of this diet as well This is my miracle book I m following the instructions as closely as possible, and I m loosing weight for the first time in years All with good food, and with feeling like I ve been eating enough, or some days, too much I wish I had this book 5 years before I spent a ton of money on doctors, diet supplements, exercise classes etc. This wasn t for me The bad news is that the recipes are not as flavorful as I want and I find a lot of the food either too salty or bland. If you follow the plan faithfully, you will spend a LOT of money on groceries devote as much time to planning, shopping, preparing and eating your food as you would working a part time job drinkwater than you ever thought you could eat a wide variety of foods and you will lose weight If you continue to use the principles she puts forward after the 28 days are up, you will continue to lose weight 35 lbs in three months and counting. So, having gotten quite sick of carrying my fat around, I decided to be a bitpositive and try Pomroy s fast metabolism diet I ve now been on it for 11 of the 28 days recommended, and I plan to go through to the end, and perhaps even go beyond that to lose all 30 35 pounds, getting myself to my ideal weight of 130 135 Let me say, before I tell you how the diet is going for me, that it s clear to me that this diet is not for people who have a large amount of weight to lose say,than So, having gotten quite sick of carrying my fat around, I decided to be a bitpositive and try Pomroy s fast metabolism diet I ve now been on it for 11 of the 28 days recommended, and I plan to go through to the end, and perhaps even go beyond that to lose all 30 35 pounds, getting myself to my ideal weight of 130 135 Let me say, before I tell you how the diet is going for me, that it s clear to me that this diet is not for people who have a large amount of weight to lose say,than 40 50 pounds I know this because I was once around 90 pounds overweight and at that time in my life, this diet never would ve worked for me It s very restrictive and it s designed for the person who s already familiar with healthy eating and who also works out, at least to some degree If you arethan 40 50 pounds overweight, the habits that got you to that point are probably unhealthy, and jumping into something like this will probably be overwhelming That s not to say there aren t people who could bust through the barriers of those bad habits, but I know I couldn t have, not because I didn t have resolve, but because making such a dramatic change would ve doomed me to failure from the outset In my opinion, it would take a huge amount of resolve to go from being 90 pounds overweight and not exercising to giving up dairy for a month, eating only healthy fats and ONLY three days out of each week the rest of the week, you basically eat NO fats except what s already in the lean meat and whole grains you re allowed and to exercising regularly It would have been tough, to say the least Also, it s important that you either already know, or are willing to learn, a bit about cooking for this diet Since you can t use bad fat butter, mayo, sour cream, etc or sugar ketchup, BBQ sauce, store bought salad dressings, etc to flavor your food, you have to be creative, which requires some knowledge of how to build flavors I use lemons limes and apple cider vinegar with salt and pepper on arugula, for example, and it s actually delicious Most veggies can be flavored with lemon and vinegar, and you won t even miss the oil, especially if you add the right amount of salt and pepper This diet requires adjusting your palate, but if you do it right, and you know a little about building flavor, you ll be fine Also, in the 3rd phase of each cycle, you get to use good fat like hummus, avocados, nuts and nut butter, olive oil which gives you that fix you might have missed for the first two phases of the cycle What s lovely, too, about the 3rd phrase is that it s the longest, so you get to use those healthy fats basically nonstop for three bliss filled days.Finally, you also need to be organized with this diet You need to plan ahead for the week instead of just running to the store when you need something One of the main concepts of the diet is not letting yourself get to the starvation point If you feel hungry, and your stomach is growling, you have to shove something in your pie hole You can t let the hunger linger because that s what slows your metabolism, and it also makes your body consume your muscles, not fat So, you need to have the foods allowed for whatever phase of the diet you re in around at all times For instance, since I know that for phase 3 the last three days of each week I will need to have avocados ripened and ready to eat, I go and buy them while I m in phase 1 or phase 2 and let them sit on the counter until they re ripe, then put them in the fridge for later in the week Anyone who eats avocados knows that, generally speaking, you can t just go and buy an avocado at the store and be able to eat it that same day You need to plan ahead, is the point, for every phase It requires time and organization Having said all of that, I went into this diet already knowing quite a lot about healthy eating, but I still had the attitude that especially at this age 40 , I m basically going to have to starve myself if I want to lose weight I had this attitude because I was doing moderate to high cardio 5 days a week and doing strength training and Pilates on top of that, and I felt that doing that amount of exercise should allow me to consume a lot of calories every day, but it didn t I went through a phase when I first moved myself out of the obese category where I basically starved myself all day and then ate a big nay, ginormous dinner, plus three quarters of a bottle of wine Eventually, I burned myself out with that and started feeling exhausted every day And I decided I needed to take better care of my body, so started eating a small breakfast two eggs , having some green juice in the afternoon with some crackers and hummus, and then eating a regular sized dinner along with three quarters of a bottle of wine At first, I put on about 5 8 pounds, then the scale hovered around 150 for a while Then, over about eighteen months, I ended up gaining around another 15 pounds, which is where I found myself at the start of this diet When I was in the 150s, I almost felt I could live with that, but when I tipped 160, I resolved to do something about it because I absolutely don t want to be this overweight, especially after knowing what being ten pounds away from my goal weight feels like So that s where I was when I started the fast metabolism diet Now, first off, Pomroy recommends giving up caffeine for the 28 days I, however, refuse to give up my morning coffee I m not a huge caffeine person, but I need that one cup in the morning to give me a little wake up But it s a fairly small cup, and I don t put any sugar in it, just a little creamer, and that s it In the first week, I didn t want to give up wine either, but my weight loss was too slow, so I ve now given that up, at least for the time being I do believe I could get away with one glass of wine a few nights a week, but for now, I m really giving it my all to stay off the alcohol until the diet is over The great thing about this diet is that you do actually consume a lot of food, but it s very nutritious food My digestive health is wonderful and my energy level is high I can t say that I crave the bad foods that I love cheese, for example , but I have had moments of missing them At the same time, my body feels totally nourished in a way I don t recall ever feeling before, and when I m hungry, I eat the designated snacks or meals that I ve already bought and put in the fridge and I don t oscillate about whether I should eat something that s not allowed I just do what I ve already planned, and it works great The exercise regimen is also kind of great because I used to run myself completely down trying to make up for all the calories I consumed I hated going to the gym some days, but I knew I had to go This diet gives me permission to vary my workout and to be less stressed out about it I do two days of cardio, two days of heavy strength training, and two days of Pilates The variety is a relief, and my body feels healthier than ever.So far, I ve lost 7 pounds, which is a huge triumph because that s despite cheating last week with too much wine and lingering Christmas candy Because I made those bad calls in the first week, I think I m going to have to do at least an extra, if not two, week on the diet to make up for it Either way, it s almost worth it just for how healthy my body feels UPDATE I ve officially finished 28 days of this diet, and I ve lost 10 pounds total Not as accelerated as Pomroy claims in the book, but I cheated by having caffeine every day and a large glass of wine here and there Otherwise, I followed the diet exactly I was feeling really amazing because of all the nutritious eating for a while there I think I still would be if it weren t for a medical condition that has returned electric shock drumming in my foot, which wakes me several times a night every night, resulting in a lot of stress as well as lost and disrupted sleep and which the doctors can t seem to identify Hopefully this condition will leave me soon, and I ll return to good health The stress, of course, is terrible for weight loss and a whole bunch of other things That s not the diet s fault though I think it s a healthy and sustainable way to drop some weight, and I plan to do it indefinitely, though a little less strictly, since I still haveweight I want to lose and it s especially important right now that I maintain my health as best I can You can find a detailed summary of this diet at the bottom of my review I made it so I could post it on my refrigerator and it has helped me a lot I understand there is also an app to help you through the phases I ve been fortunate to have a fast metabolism for most of my life, but was dismayed to note it slowed down considerably once I reached my 50 s I ate less and less but still kept putting on pounds and inches I didn t see how I was going to change this trajectory until I found this bo You can find a detailed summary of this diet at the bottom of my review I made it so I could post it on my refrigerator and it has helped me a lot I understand there is also an app to help you through the phases I ve been fortunate to have a fast metabolism for most of my life, but was dismayed to note it slowed down considerably once I reached my 50 s I ate less and less but still kept putting on pounds and inches I didn t see how I was going to change this trajectory until I found this book I m happy to report that this health plan did wonders in restoring my fast metabolism.The nutritional plan is rather strict, but well worth it There are a lot of little details and I missed many of them the first week or two Despite this, I still had great results The only days I felt deprived were the Phase 2 days since I am not a big meat eater But it really is not that hard to get through the two Phase 2 days and then you have the enjoyment of Phase 3, when you can enjoy healthy fats When I did this diet with my daughter, she compared the final hours of phase 2 to the eager anticipation of Christmas Eveonly a fewhours and then you can delight in nuts, etc So when anyone in my home is doing this diet, our standard line every Thursday night is, Tomorrow is Christmas I found I quite enjoyed the exercise recommendations running on Phase 1, weight lifting on Phase 2, and yoga on Phase 3 I believe the exercise is key to the success of this plan I hadn t run for years and had never lifted weights so it was very satisfying to get into shape.When I first did this diet back in October of 2013, I dropped the 10 pounds I d been trying to lose for years, and amazingly, was able to keep it off even while indulging in plenty of holiday goodies Not only that, I also felt like I shed 10 years as well as the 10 pounds I seriously feel great living this health plan.It has been over two years since I first did the fast metabolism diet I ve repeated it a few times about every 6 months or so Sometimes I just do it for one week, other times I go the full four weeks I m always happy with the results because it really works to speed up my metabolism on top of helping me meet my weight loss goal So I drop the weight and it stays off for a good long time before I start thinking that it s time to do the diet again.I tried most all of the recipes in the book but find I like adapting my own recipes to meet the criteria for each phase Also, you can find tons of recipes for each phase on Pinterest and Haylie Pomroy s website Here is my detailed summary of The Fast Metabolism Diet The Five Major Players 1 Liver manufactures carnitine which escorts fat to the mitochondria This influences 90% of the metabolic rate.2 Adrenals secrete hormones regulating the body s response to stress of all types physical, mental, emotional, environmental 3 Thyroid performs many metabolic tasks so T3 is key to the metabolic rate RT3 is secreted in times of stress and blocks the T3 receptors4 Pituitary stimulates the thyroid5 Body Substance white fat, brown fat, and muscle brown fat is thermogenic and enhances your metabolic rate because it releases a ton of energy from food It is stored around the neck, under the collar bone and behind the shoulder blades.Three Phases Phase 1 Unwind Stress and Calm the Adrenals Days 1 2Phase 2 Unlock Stored Fat and Build Muscle Days 3 4Phase 3 Unleash the Burn Hormones, Heart, and Heat Days 5, 6, 7Rules 1 You must eat five times per day2 You must eat every three to four hours except when sleeping3 you must eat within 30 minutes of waking4 You must stay on the plan for the full 28 days keep repeating if needed until you reach your target weight, then repeat either full 4 weeks every 6 months or 1 week every month 5 You must stick to the foods allowed in the phase6 You must follow the phases in order7 You must drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day8 Eat organic whenever possible9 meats must be nitrate free10 Exercise according to your phase11 No wheat excepting sprouted or natural yeast wheat 12 No corn13 no dairy14 no soy15 no refined sugar16 no caffeine or alcohol 17 no dried fruit or fruit juices18 no artificial sweeteners or fat free diet foodsPhase 1 high glycemic, moderate protein, low fat phase High in carbohydrate rich foods brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, rice milk, rice pasta, tapiocaHigh in natural sugars mangos, apples, cherries, cantaloupe, melon, kiwis, figs, peaches, pears, pineapples, strawberries, watermelonHigh in B C vitamins Lean beef, turkey, tuna, lentils legumes, oranges, guavas, kiwis, lemons and limesModerate amounts of proteinVegetablesgreen beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, cucmbers, chilies, onions green, yellow, red , jicama, kale, leeks, lettuce except iceburg , mushrooms, parsnips, peas, peppers, pumpkin, spinach, sprouts, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, squashHerbs, etc Brewer s yeast, broth, all dried and fresh herbs, garlic, ginger, ketchup sugar free , mustard, pero, Liquid Aminos, pickles, pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, curry, raw cacao powder, nutmeg, onion salt, sea salt, salsa, tomato sauce or paste, stevia, vanilla, peppermint, vinegar except rice Low fatPhase 1 Exercise Do at least one day of vigorous cardio, like running, or an upbeat aerobic based exercise classPhase 2 high protein, high vegetable, low carbohydrate, and low fat phase High in foods that support liver function leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage, onions, garlic, lemonsHigh in lean proteins Lean beef pork, chicken and turkey, low fat fish cod, halibut, smoked salmon , tuna, turkey bacon sausage, nitrate free jerky, boiled egg whitesRich in alkalizing green, low glycemic vegetables kale, collard, chard, lettuce, arugula, watercress, mustard greensHigh in carnitine producing foods Beef, chicken, cod asparagusNo fruits or grains except lemons and limes Low in fatVeggies same as phase 2 but no beets, carrots, peas, pumpkin, sprouts, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, squash or zucchini Herbs same as phase 2 but no salsa, tomato sauce, paste or ketchupPhase 2 ExerciseDo at least one day of strength training weight lifting Focus on lifting heavy weights with low repsPhase 3 high healthy fat, mod carbohydrate, mod protein, low glycemic fruit phase High in healthy fats nuts and seeds, avocados, coconuts, olives, olive oil, safflower mayo, TahiniHigher fat proteins in moderate amounts salmon, sesame and almond butter, hemp seeds, hummus, tuna, turkey bacon sausage, shrimp, whole eggs, crab, clams, chicken, lean beefLower glycemic fruits blackberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, plums, raspberries, cranberries, grapefruit, lemons and limesLower glycemic vegetables artichokes, asparagus, beans, cauliflower, bok choy, leafy greens, spinach, seaweed, sweet potatoesModerate amounts of unrefined carbohydrates Barley, wild rice, oatmeal, quinoa, sprouted grain breadThyroid stimulating foods such as seaweed, coconut, oil, shrimp, lobsterFoods rich in inositol and choline Legumes, liver, nuts and seeds almond milk , brussel sproutsVeggies same as phase 1 plus rhubarb, radishes and those listed under healthy fats and low glycemic vegetables Herbs, etc same as phase 1 plus carob chipsPhase 3 exerciseDo at least one day of stress reducing activity like yoga, deep breathing, or enjoy a massagePortion sizes for 15 40 pound weight loss goal Food Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3Meat 4 to 6 oz 4 to 6 oz 4 to 6 ozFish 6 to 9 oz 6 to 9 oz 6 to 9 ozLegumes 1 2 to 3 4 c 1 2 to 3 4 c 1 2 to 3 4 c.Grains 1 to 1.5 c none 1 2 to 3 4 c.crackers 1 to 1.5 oz none 1 2 to 3 4 ozbread 1 to 1.5 slice none 1 2 to 3 4 sliceOats 1 2 c uncooked none 1 4 c uncooked 15 lb goal 1 c cooked none 1 c cookedOats 1.5 c cooked none.75 c cooked 20 40 lb goal No uncooked.Fruit 1 to 1.5 1 to 1.5 1 to 1.5 cup or piece Lemons limes unlimited veggies Unlimited Unlimited UnlimitedOils None None 4 6 TablespoonsHummus None None 1 3 1 2 cupGuacamole None None 1 3 1 2 cupAvocado None None 1 2 3 4 Raw nuts None None 1 4 3 8 cupnut butter None None 2 3 Tablespoonsdressings 4 to 6 Tbsp 4 to 6 Tbsp 4 to 6 TbspSmoothies 12 to 16 oz 12 to 16 oz 12 to 16 oz Herbs, spices, broths, condiments are all unlimited for all phases I feel inspired after reading this I like that you eat from every food group and you only have to eat specific foods for 2 days at a time It seems like it would be easier to maintain than many other diets I may change my rating after I ve tried it.In January 2017 I went on this diet and I lost 18 pounds in 28 days My sister lost 15 More importantly though, I felt so energized, my body seemed to run better than ever it was a noticeable difference My hair, nails, and skin were stronger and I feel inspired after reading this I like that you eat from every food group and you only have to eat specific foods for 2 days at a time It seems like it would be easier to maintain than many other diets I may change my rating after I ve tried it.In January 2017 I went on this diet and I lost 18 pounds in 28 days My sister lost 15 More importantly though, I felt so energized, my body seemed to run better than ever it was a noticeable difference My hair, nails, and skin were stronger and healthier than I ve seen them in years I felt so good on it that I decided to keep going I m not as strict with it I ll allow dinners out here and there that aren t phase specific and I m exercisingbecause I really had to pull back with that during the diet But as my new normal for the next while I m going to be eating like the diet and have these occasional nights out or whatever I must have a fast metabolism now because not a single time I ve had a treat meal have I gained weight yet I don t go nuts and pig out on really unhealthy things but still, this feels like my body can handle extra on occasion and I don t have to feel guilty about it I amexcited for a workout after a meal like that I m on week 6 now and down 23lbs and counting I will say though that this diet requires a LOT of planning I plan the entire week before it happens And every day I think about what s coming the next day so I m prepared This is all about preparation So be warned for people with busy schedules.Ending week 11 at 40lbs lost It s been 70 weeks and I ve lost 106lbs For several months I was stalled in my weight loss because I was not strict at all and had a lot of extra snacks but since getting back to basics 2 months ago I m down 25lbs *Free ⇟ The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight ⇫ Haylie Pomroy ha ayudado a miles de pacientes a perder hastalibras en cuatro semanas todo a traves del poder quemagrasa que tiene la comida Conocida como la guru del metabolismo, Haylie nos recuerda que la comida no es el enemigo la comida es, por el contrario, la rehabilitacion que necesitas para revitalizar tu metabolismo lento y averiado, y convertir asi tu cuerpo en una maquina quemagrasa Con este plan alimenticio vas a comer bastante Vas a comer tres comidas completas y al menos dos snacks al dia Y vas a perder peso Lo que no vas a hacer es contar calorias ni gramos de grasa No vas a eliminar grupos enteros de alimentos No vas a renunciar a los carbohidratos, no te haras vegetariano ni renunciaras a la comida que amas Por el contrario, iras cambiando de alimentos cada semana de acuerdo con el sencillo y probado plan alimenticio, cuidadosamente disenado para inducir cambios psicologicos concretos que activaran, como nunca, tu metabolismo En cuatro semanas no solo perderas peso, sino tambien veras como desciende tu nivel de colesterol, como tu nivel de glucosa en la sangre se estabiliza, como se incrementa tu energia, como mejora tu calidad de sueno y como se reduce, drasticamente, tu nivel de estres Todo esto gracias al poder milagroso de la comida real, deliciosa y satisfactoria Figuren Von An- Und Abwesenheit Haylie nos recuerda que la comida no es el enemigo la comida es House of Testosterone por el contrario Cloth Dolls la rehabilitacion que necesitas para revitalizar tu metabolismo lento y averiado Blood for Dignity y convertir asi tu cuerpo en una maquina quemagrasa Con este plan alimenticio vas a comer bastante Vas a comer tres comidas completas y al menos dos snacks al dia Y vas a perder peso Lo que no vas a hacer es contar calorias ni gramos de grasa No vas a eliminar grupos enteros de alimentos No vas a renunciar a los carbohidratos Love Across Color Lines no te haras vegetariano ni renunciaras a la comida que amas Por el contrario Football Rules Pictures iras cambiando de alimentos cada semana de acuerdo con el sencillo y probado plan alimenticio Gluttony (The Elite Seven, cuidadosamente disenado para inducir cambios psicologicos concretos que activaran La télé nuit-elle à votre santé? como nunca Der Weg zum wahren Reiki- Meister. tu metabolismo En cuatro semanas no solo perderas peso Lady Legend (Wild Hearts, sino tambien veras como desciende tu nivel de colesterol Kidnapped and Catriona como tu nivel de glucosa en la sangre se estabiliza Apiculture : Connaître l'abeille, conduire le rucher como se incrementa tu energia Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests como mejora tu calidad de sueno y como se reduce Hagberg and Benumof's Airway Management drasticamente The Mate Challenge (Sassy Mates, tu nivel de estres Todo esto gracias al poder milagroso de la comida real Practicing Christian Unity deliciosa y satisfactoria Diet is easy to follow, but her instructions are too wishy washy Many conflicts between the recipes at the back and detailed charts The charts are incomplete, you need to re read sections thoroughly in order to grasp the my way or the highway instructions HATE, Hate, hate the kindle version Charts are too small and with the disorganization of the book chapters and headings, I am constantly going back and forth I had to contact the book s publisher to get pdf versions in order to actually Diet is easy to follow, but her instructions are too wishy washy Many conflicts between the recipes at the back and detailed charts The charts are incomplete, you need to re read sections thoroughly in order to grasp the my way or the highway instructions HATE, Hate, hate the kindle version Charts are too small and with the disorganization of the book chapters and headings, I am constantly going back and forth I had to contact the book s publisher to get pdf versions in order to actually read the meal plans.I am a serial dieter I can follow a well laid plan carefully therefore I get results The recipes are pretty great but they are so lacking in quantity and variety Pomroy supposedly has cookbook coming out in Dec 13.It is a real shame that her scientific background, which serves as the basis for the diet process, is touched on superficially This book needsMore recipes,attention to detail andstep by step instructions Scientifically sound, it is working for me, but I can see others getting easily frustrated and giving up before 28 days.Oh, and she has a forum on her website Another case of rushing to get things out thereit s not moderated and dieters are floundering with seeking answers First of all, DO NOT buy this book online or for an e reader This is what I did and regretted it You can t print out the charts in order for you to follow the darn thing I went to my local library and got it from there STILL, the charts are done in grey and dark grey and not printer friendly I gave it two stars instead of one because I did really like her explanation of the five major players in the role needing to take care of for a faster metabolism It was very informative and have a bet First of all, DO NOT buy this book online or for an e reader This is what I did and regretted it You can t print out the charts in order for you to follow the darn thing I went to my local library and got it from there STILL, the charts are done in grey and dark grey and not printer friendly I gave it two stars instead of one because I did really like her explanation of the five major players in the role needing to take care of for a faster metabolism It was very informative and have a better understanding because of this Aside from this Chapter, everything else I read in this book sounded way too familiar from other diet books The recipes are non impressive and have gotten better low fat recipes elsewhere.In conclusion, I recommend that anyone who is even considering a diet should ask yourself what kind of weight are you trying to lose Are you in your 20 s, 30 s, or older I was trying to lose the few couple of pounds I gained around my waist due to being over 40 and pre menopausal Ask you doctor questions about your own particular situation and then find a good diet match for your case