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The Previous Versions of this Book are SO much Better - I'm disappointed and sorry I bought THIS version!!!
on January 3, 2014
First, let me say that the Lean For Life Diet is fabulous!! Great results! Here, I am talking ONLY about the book. I was so excited that this new version was coming out and preordered it, based on how happy I have been with the previous versions! I am SO disappointed!! I am familiar with the previous versions of this book, in fact I have them all, both in paperback, and where available, in kindle format. I read this new version straight through, and I hate it!!! Compared to the earlier versions, it is very choppy and hard to read. I liked having all the items that were shoved into the appendix in this version within the daily readings in the old versions. They felt more like a daily workbook; a handy guide as you work through your weight loss journey. This new version felt like I was reading a poorly written novel. I found all the gray boxes with Dr. Allouche's medical theory to be tedious and an interruption to what I am interested in....the actual process/steps to losing weight. I would've much preferred that Dr. Allouche's information was what was to be found in the appendix. I soon found that I was not interested in what he had to say, and like commercials on the TV, I began to skip them all. I also found very little new information other then Dr. Allouche's additions. I would not recommend this version of the book. Rather, I would recommend the earlier versions in a heartbeat. I believe they are much better written and easier to read/follow. The older versions are much more user friendly! Finally, I found it interesting that the equilibrium phase was covered in just a few pages...glossed over. In the previous version, this phase required a whole book. I have ALL versions, and I will go back to following the earlier versions....I'm sorry I purchased this one! Buy the older versions!!!!