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The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising "Healthy" Foods That Are Making You Fat--and Lose Weight Fast

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18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

I am hearing far too many women in my life saying "I don't

I am hearing far too many women in my life saying "I don't eat much" in response to my compliments on how great they look or when I ask how they lost the weight. They look so saddened when they say this. The thing is I was one of them in my 30s and in my 40s I...
I am hearing far too many women in my life saying "I don't eat much" in response to my compliments on how great they look or when I ask how they lost the weight. They look so saddened when they say this. The thing is I was one of them in my 30s and in my 40s I was still one of them except I wasn't losing weight any longer. Then, the Plan entered my life and I began to eat so much food, all different types and could not seem to finish a meal on the Plan because I was full so fast. Previously, in an effort to stop the 15-20 pounds of weight I had gained due to hypothyroidism (I thought) . I was eating healthy foods and 1200-1400 calories per day, I dedicated myself to 5-6 days/week of 1-1.5 hours of working out, finally becoming vegan with an occasional fish (wild & locally caught). I watched my friends on the same diet dropping weight, but my acne, PMS and hypothyroidism continued, but with the large amount of exercise I was finally maintaining an 8-pound weight loss. I had to keep it up just to maintain!! (sigh...I was exhausted). I was skeptical because I had tried it all: weight watchers, medifast, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, all organic, with exercise, without exercise and all of them started great and ended with weight gain. So, I watched my friends for a year and still, they were having success and healing their health issues as well. I did try to convince Lyn Genet that I was different so her plan may not work with me. Taking one more chance, I committed to the Plan with the same loyal, honest, commitment I had to the others. I lost weight....FAST! 5 lbs. the first week and it just kept coming. That is what kept me going, that I lost immediately...not 1-2 pounds/month like I had the rest of my 30s and 40s, but daily. I ate foods I had cut out (with trepidation, but I did it), I had wine and chocolate every night, ate gourmet meals that were fast to prepare, cheese, potato chips, bread (hadn't had those in forever and I dropped 10 pounds in 20 days!) Foods that were making me gain: wild white fish, scallops, sun-dried tomatoes, hummus (which I ate daily for protein). I cut those, out, NEVER count calories, and I have kept it off. Not only that but I am medication free when I eat Plan menus consistently. Amazing! Miraculous!! It is only 20 days, you can do anything for 20 days, commit and do your best to do it 100% and it will happen for youI am hearing far too many women in my life saying "I don't eat much" in response to my compliments on how great they look or when I ask how they lost the weight. They look so saddened when they say this. The thing is I was one of them in my 30s and in my 40s I was still one of them except I wasn't losing weight any longer. Then, the Plan entered my life and I began to eat so much food, all different types and could not seem to finish a meal on the Plan because I was full so fast. Previously, in an effort to stop the 15-20 pounds of weight I had gained due to hypothyroidism (I thought) . I was eating healthy foods and 1200-1400 calories per day, I dedicated myself to 5-6 days/week of 1-1.5 hours of working out, finally becoming vegan with an occasional fish (wild & locally caught). I watched my friends on the same diet dropping weight, but my acne, PMS and hypothyroidism continued, but with the large amount of exercise I was finally maintaining an 8-pound weight loss. I had to keep it up just to maintain!! (sigh...I was exhausted). I was skeptical because I had tried it all: weight watchers, medifast, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, all organic, with exercise, without exercise and all of them started great and ended with weight gain. So, I watched my friends for a year and still, they were having success and healing their health issues as well. I did try to convince Lyn Genet that I was different so her plan may not work with me. Taking one more chance, I committed to the Plan with the same loyal, honest, commitment I had to the others. I lost weight....FAST! 5 lbs. the first week and it just kept coming. That is what kept me going, that I lost immediately...not 1-2 pounds/month like I had the rest of my 30s and 40s, but daily. I ate foods I had cut out (with trepidation, but I did it), I had wine and chocolate every night, ate gourmet meals that were fast to prepare, cheese, potato chips, bread (hadn't had those in forever and I dropped 10 pounds in 20 days!) Foods that were making me gain: wild white fish, scallops, sun-dried tomatoes, hummus (which I ate daily for protein). I cut those, out, NEVER count calories, and I have kept it off. Not only that but I am medication free when I eat Plan menus consistently. This book is re-inspiring me and has everything in it to be successful!

posted by Lisa00 on January 4, 2013

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14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Don't get the Nook version

Like other reviewers have said, the nook version is awkward. There are recipes that you don't see. The side bar information is sort of plunked into the text.
I felt that there was a lot of good information in this book and for that I would give it 5 stars. But there is...
Like other reviewers have said, the nook version is awkward. There are recipes that you don't see. The side bar information is sort of plunked into the text.
I felt that there was a lot of good information in this book and for that I would give it 5 stars. But there is definitely too much text on specific people's results. It overwhelms the book.

I didn't do much of the plan as I have yet to get to the recipes and sort of gave up on it. Now, maybe if I had the actual book...

posted by Pitollie on February 22, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Read entire book before starting

    I made the mistake of not reading the entire book before starting The Plan. I read through the 3 day cleanse, then after I started the cleanse I read on. There is info further into the book that you need to know before you get started. Make sure to read entire book before starting.
    Could have been formatted better.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Good but...

    This seems like a good and informative book on how to lose weight but what they dont tell you is that it is recommended for men and women over the age of 35. I am younger than 35 and now have a book that wont even help me.

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2013

    I purchased this book after seeing Lyn-Genet on Dr. Oz.  The Pla

    I purchased this book after seeing Lyn-Genet on Dr. Oz.  The Plan is not an easy undertaking.  After three weeks
    trying to "prepare" for beginning the diet and trying several of the recipes, I am giving up.  The recipes are too
    arbitrary and some of the "special" foods are not always available.  I tried the recipe for flax granola with roasted 
    raw flaxseed.  Both ways, I was just chewing on seeds with some added nuts and dried fruit.  I think the Plan needs
    to be revised for the average person who has to "fix" their own meals.  The best thing this book did for me was make
    me aware of how my body responds to the foods I normally eat. I would not recommend the book as a "diet" but just
    for information.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Highly recommend -- very informative!

    I recommend this book even if you don't want to participate in the plan. There is a lot of good information about diet choices. I was eating a very healthy diet but could not lose a pound -- in fact, I would gain. According to "The Plan", there were foods that were resistent. I made some adjustments to my diet and am very pleased, not only because I lost 8 lbs in 14 days but I feel great. By the way, I am not starving; I just temporarily eliminated the foods that were causing a problem (aspergus for one) and will re-introduce them from time to time to say if I have a reaction.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    I was sadly disappointed with this book.  I was exploring it bec

    I was sadly disappointed with this book.  I was exploring it because of it's lists and information concerning inflammation.  In it's defense I did find the information concerning this authors views on this subject.  I found the food highly unpalatable and the ingredients expensive.  If I were living alone I might have made it through "The Plan" but my family wouldn't touch the food.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Interesting

    The book provided some interesting facts, however, the plan itself seems very detailed. You would have to be dedicated to follow this plan.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Monetarily Recommended

    Menus are to complicated to follow for some one who works in a group home and has to eat what the clients eat because they have to follow the menu that has been established by the dietician by the agency. This diet may be easier to follow for a retired person or some one that can bring their own meal. I am not allowed to eat something different than what my clients eat.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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