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A definitely "doable" program,
This review is from: Dr. Colbert's "I Can Do This" Diet: New Medical Breakthroughs That Use the Power of Your Brain and Body Chemistry to Help You Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Life (Hardcover)
This book is packed with good ideas and information that everyone should have without the usual diet-book delve into scientific jargon that one just skips over. Although there are the usual chapters on carbohydrates, proteins, and fats Dr. Colbert has talked less about the chemical makeup of the food type and more about how it works and what is good and bad about it. The chapters are short so if you feel you need to absorb the information before continuing on there is no overwhelming feeling of having to finish a 100 pages first. I found it interesting that he differentiates between glycemic index and glycemic load. His program is low glycemic load with the carb:protein:fat ratio of 40:30:30. Yes you can have carbs - low glycemic carbs. I think that is one of the things that makes this diet doable, there are no really "forbidden" foods other than junk foods. Also he has you eating every 3-3 1/2hours with a calorie range of about 1800 for women which is higher than most diets. He considers anything below your BMR to be putting your body into starvation mode which of course means you plateau out quickly and then gain again, a common problem with many low calorie diets. Although he seems to focus on organic vegetables and meats he does include many brand name suggestions. He also includes a section on bible verses that promote healthy eating and positive actions and thoughts though this is not a bible-study program. Well written, lots of information that is easily readable and food that is available for everyone.
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Carol W. Lilley says:
I don't see How ANYONE can go on the diet that is in Dr. Colbert's I can do this Diet! I gave my daughter a kidney in 2003 & I have to be careful as to what diet I go on to look after my one & only kidney. I WOULDN'T SUGGEST THIS BOOK TO NO ONE, I sure can't eat just the stuff in this book. I WASTED MY MONEY!!!!!! HOW DO I GET A REFUND FROM Dr. Colbert! He SHOULDN'T BE ON GOSPEL CHANNELS ADVERTISING THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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