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Jamieson does a noble job of spelling out the detrimental effects on the body of sugar, caffeine, and an overload of fat, carbs, and protein, all of which are present in your typical fast-food meal, let alone a "super-sized" one. (Spurlock's diet included a repulsive 30 pounds of added sugar and added sweeteners over the course of the month.)[p22] Those horrified by Fast-Food Nation will find familiar territory here, but will also receive constructive advice on how to alter one's diet for the better. Jamieson also spurns wheat, corn, and dairy products, citing them as potential allergens (interestingly, she points out they're all heavily subsidized by the government), and she recommends viable sugar and caffeine substitutes. Nearly 90 recipes round out her treatise on healthy eating, and although some are not unusual (revamped versions of Guacamole, for example, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies), a few others like Miso Tofu Cheese Spread will be a bit of an acquired taste for those so accustomed to burgers and fries. --Erica Jorgensen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love the concept. Appreciate recipes. Great info on state of SAD (Standard American Diet). Interesting that she helped Morgan Spurlock recover from his fast food challenge.Published 6 months ago by Sharon Anderson
Like many diet books, this was filled with data and most of the book sw spent trying to sell you. Be prepared to walk away with no idea as to what to do for your own diet.Published 10 months ago by Randy
I've read most of it and learned a lot from it. Has lots of great information which I used in teaching a teleclass on Detox and Cleansing. I would recommend this book to a friend.Published 12 months ago by Pauline
I really love this book! I hate dieting but this book made me realize how the way I eat is related to how I feel and my health. I look at food completely differently now. Read morePublished 12 months ago by vcooper
All the recipes are delicious. Great information and very helpful! When we did this diet in our house for three months, we didn't even miss meat a little bit. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Laurie Emmer
Alex Jamieson was NEVER a vegan, not for the mealy-mouthed reason she gives here "that she wasn't doing it for the animals," no, she was never a vegan because the whole time she... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gary Clemans-Gibbon
Alex gets to the point and talks to you, not at you. She explains why and how and leads you by the hand and says "It's time to do this step next and this is why. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Patricia A. Hopkins
Detox or not, these recipes are awesome! Love love love the Thai Protein Noodle Salad and the Chickpea Patties especially. Read morePublished 20 months ago by marsha
This book is very interesting. I am glad I bought it, because she explains the fast food industry and why we should not eat sugar and caffeine in a simple way. Read morePublished 24 months ago by CsClark