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The No-Grain Diet: Conquer Carbohydrate Addiction and Stay Slim for Life

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Don't be put off by the sample menus

I'm a big fan of Dr. Mercola, and I was quite pleased when his book finally came out. Most of the material is not new since it's available in his website, but it's easier to access now since it's all in one spot. The one thing I was really disappointed with was the sa...
I'm a big fan of Dr. Mercola, and I was quite pleased when his book finally came out. Most of the material is not new since it's available in his website, but it's easier to access now since it's all in one spot. The one thing I was really disappointed with was the sample menus for the first three days. Unless you love to cook, you will be quite dismayed when you see it. You are supposed to eat small meals every two hours for the first three days, but no sooner are you done eating one meal then it's time to start cooking the next. Nothing on the menu is grab & go, so to speak. While I agree that eating 'real' food is the healthiest, I think that Dr. Mercola grossly underestimates how difficult it is for people to change their cooking and shopping habits. Let's face it, most people don't really cook from scratch anymore. Most meals consist of whatever can be thrown together in 20 minutes or less with minimal thought and preparation. Suddenly you're being asked to cook completely new dishes with new ingredients, lots of veggies with added prep time, etc. Let's not forget additional time preparing a grocery list and shopping since you're completely changing your shopping habits. Don't get me wrong, these are very necessary changes, but most people can't accomplish them overnight. When you read the sample menus, don't be put off. If you don't have time to cook all those meals, then substitute. Stick with the recommended food lists, but choose the more familiar items. Make use of a variety of cheeses, fruits, familiar veggies and salads that are portable and quick to prepare. As you get more familiar with the basic priniciples you can gradually get fancier with your meals.

posted by Anonymous on May 7, 2003

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Diet but The Book...

The No-Grain Diet itself is excellent. I'm on it and have successfully lost weight and improved my health. The book, however, is not very entertaining, and I was even more disappointed that so much of it was devoted to recipes. Good information poorly presented.

posted by Anonymous on January 21, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2003

    Not good for those of us with compromised livers or kidneys

    This is a great book for people who have no problems with protien digestion. All the protein required is not easy on the liver or the kidneys, not to mention how the diet does nothing to alkalize the body. I'd love it if my favorite on line Dr. would knock down my theory.

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