Top critical review
3 people found this helpful
Yes, But The Proof Is In The Pudding
on May 15, 2008
5 stars for creativity and laughs. But as far as the diet itself, I give it 2 stars since it's a low-carb diet. Yes, if you follow the high protein, low carb diet, you'll lose weight. Guaranteed. But, the problem for everybody I've known who has tried it - and I know plenty - is that though you're allowed things not normally associated with dieting (heavy cream! butter!) and lots of other nummy things, the diet gets boring. As all diets eventually do. They say it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle. But it's a diet. And you have to stick to it for the rest of your life or you're back in the same pickle you were in before you started it.
People want carbs. They love carbs. They eventually miss carbs terribly . . .like an old girl/boyfriend who's not very good for you, but not terrible either, so you go back. And POOF goes the diet. And back comes the old way of eating. And the pounds. For me, the proof of the pudding for "The Idiot Proof Diet" is whether the authors, or anyone else who follows this kind of diet, keeps it off for the long haul. And the long haul means freedom from eating more food than one needs for the rest of one's life, not just a couple of years.
I admire their zeal. They're on a mission of good will, hoping to help others. But I'm curious to know how they do with the diet and if they sustain their weight loss into the distant future. That would be the only way to see, in their own cases, if their diet really is "idiot proof." Perhaps they could blog. God bless them, I hope it keeps working for a very, very long time. It's so difficult, I know.