Aug 10, 2010

Book Review: Let's Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson

"I want to say again that you must trust the plan. To begin with, you must eat until full whenever you are hungry, no matter how often that is and no matter how many calories you consume (even if you start by eating 10,000 calories a day). You must trust that by eating Let's Do Lunch foods, your blood sugar will stabilize, and your body will force you to become less hungry with each passing day." Let's Do Lunch, pg  8.

For the record, I don't do diets. However, when I read the description of this book, I was intrigued, and since the book was for review, I took a chance.

Roger Troy Wilson weighed 425 pounds when he discovered the Let's Do Lunch program. He's lost 230 pounds and has kept the weight off for 15 years. This is the part of the story that drew me to this book, but I have to admit that I was a little disappointed.

This book full of testimonials on how the program has worked for different people. There is no scientific or nutritional reasons why the diet worked for Roger, and why it should work for anyone else. Basically, we have to trust him that if we follow these guidelines, we will lose the weight that we want, without having the exercise and while eating all the calories and carbs that we want. Personally, even after reading the book, it seems far too good to be true.

The end of the book is filled with recipes that are allowed on the diet. In fairness, I've not tried them. Some of them look interesting, and I may experiment with them at a later date. This book did not convince me that I should diet, and I'm not sure that this diet would be the one for me. What the book did do was make me reexamine how I think about food.

(I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review).

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