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4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected but still has promise, January 7, 2014
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This review is from: The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast (Hardcover)
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Let me start out by saying that I really like JJ Virgin and she offers some really solid programs. I don't really suffer from some of the food allergies, but I tend to eat the way that she describes in the book. The biggest surprise for me was the complexity of the recipes. In my previous experience with her books, she jokes about hating to cook. I really expected this book to be more very quick, simple and relatively no-cook recipes. These recipes actually include a longer list of ingredients than I expected and there are some unusual items such as monk fruit extract. Not to say that this is necessarily bad, depending on what you are looking for. A lot of the recipes look very good. I was just looking for more recipes for those nights when I need something quick and easy after a long day at work. These would generally take a little more time and they are not easily made with things that I always have on hand. They also include some steps that you need to start in advance, like soaking nuts.
The non-recipe information is also very good. She describes some of the lesser known ingredients in detail and offers several types of meal plans. Whether you are a vegetarian, paleo, family....she has you covered. Definitely a good resource for healthy eating. I am deducting one start just because I would have liked to have seen more simple recipes
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Initial post: Feb 3, 2014 7:35:53 PM PST
Tatts798 says:
I am curious as to how you have seen this cook book when it hasn't been released yet? I am waiting for it anxiously!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2014 8:24:21 PM PST
Tiger says:
I received an advance copy to review

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 9:49:15 AM PST
Kris G. says:
Thanks for review. She has definitely gotten away from simplicity in the past couple of years. I like her workout ideas and her shakes but she is now too focused on food elimination. She has become too extreme for me. I prefer to watch her you tube videos (short and sweet) about diet and exercise. Love her burst training! That really does work!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2014 3:16:12 PM PDT
S. Musicant says:
I agree her burst training workouts are great. & I like her shakes too...I just learned at her website there's a new vanilla and new chocolate....but frustratingly, like the originals which I did buy and do like -- I'd really like to be able to buy something smaller than a $70! container....would love to buy a small sample packet....
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