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Very Poorly Edited
on July 25, 2013
The bones of this book are fine. This is a good way to "detox" by eliminating most sugars (refined and natural) suddenly, and then slowly reintroducing the more natural sugars back into your diet. I also think the long-term maintenance is manageable. There are recipes included which is helpful, even if they aren't that tasty.
However, this is one of the most poorly edited books I've read, which makes it very user unfriendly. The information is scattered, and not centralized anywhere.
Example 1 : After the 3 day detox, you are on Week 1 of the plan. Now, you can introduce some natural sugars and dairy. On pages 95-97 you learn about "approved foods" for the week. You are also directed to pages 7, 233,239, & 236 for an "approved-brands list". At the end of page 97 there is a Week 1 sample menu that includes things not mentioned on either the "approved foods" or "approved-brands list". So in addition to having to flip back and forth between half a dozen pages to get a comprehensive view of things, you end up with a meal plan suggestion that includes brands and food items that you weren't told you can have. Super confusing.
Example 2 : At the end of it all you are directed to the chapter "The Sweet Life: Your Maintenance Plan". At first it seems easy enough (though you are given a very restricted list of approved brands and food items), but it talks about limiting your starches to "approved starches". For which there is no comprehensive list. You need to refer back to 4 separate pages and recap the approved starches from each week, and then refer to the approved brands list after that.
More examples, but these two give you the basic idea.