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Food plan is a MYSTERY
on May 15, 2011
I purchased a copy of Robert Ferguson's "Diet-Free for Life" yesterday and spent most of today plowing through it. I read it twice, up to where the recipes start half way through the book. The second time through I highlighted what I thought I needed to learn this food plan, and then I wrote notes in a journal. I sincerely want to learn and follow this food plan, but I feel that the book is grossly lacking in details to help a person follow the plan. He does a good job of explaining how the body functions, and what happens when using an ordinary diet as opposed to his food plan. But he never mentions what I consider the main point of the diet, and that being which of his three formulas for fat release should a person use at specific meals during the day. He also does not give a complete list of the fast carbs, and the slow carbs, and I do not believe he even called them simple and complex carbohydrates. He does not state WHEN to eat the fast carbs and WHEN to eat the slow carbs. He gives portion size in "grams," but the recipes that are in the second half of the book are in "ounces." Not everyone was trained in both the metric and the English systems. I can not begin to convert the recipes into portions. In the book Ferguson talks so much about his various clients who are supposed to have lost great amounts of weight and he does not give enough information to the people who bought his book and who want to plan meals and lose weight. I went on-line to see if I could get some help to figure it out and I saw many people all over the internet asking for help with my same problems I have as I try to develop menus for myself with too little information. I am wondering if the omission was done on purpose so that people had to purchase the expensive pre-planned meals that he sells on his site. I read that they were $400 but I did not investigate myself.
I am certain that this food plan is a revised and simplified version of Dr. Barry Sears "The Zone." That is okay with me but I feel that it is unethical that no credit is given to Dr. Sears.
I sincerely want to try this plan but because of lack of information I am at a great disadvantage in being able to plan my meals for my personal weight loss. Even the recent article in the women's magazine "First" did not explain WHICH formulas for meals to use. It could possibly be a good plan to lose weight but many will not know because Ferguson was not clear in his presentation of the plan.