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There are so many diets out there. Some are so detailed and restrictive that they are almost impossible to follow because it takes so much time and planning just to figure out what you are able to eat. Some diets entirely cut out whole categories of food, leaving you with an unhealthy, unbalanced eating plan. Dr. Gott's diet does neither of these things. It is very simple, all you have to remember is four words, "No, flour, No, sugar". The only things that are cut out are flour and sugar, both o ...more
I've been not eating gluten and sugar among other things anyway, so I figured I would check out to see what Dr. Gott says about the whole thing. Dr Gott thinks that you just need to eliminate all flour from your diet (so no bread, or pasta or tortillas, etc.) and all sugar and voila! No more excess weight. According to him, once you reach your goal weight, you can start eating bread products again, but not sugar. He does, however, think sugar substitutes are fine, something I find not fine.
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This makes a lot of sense and is a quick and to the point read. I have been on it for 6 days now, and its not too hard. I just read the book today, so I actually could have been eating a bigger variety of things than I realized...making it even easier. Yes, you need to read all labels to check for sugar/syrups but I don't feel deprived. The facts/research in it are quite eye opening and sad really. The average American consumes 45 teaspoons of sugar per day (according to government studies)! We ...more
Not bad. I liked another person's review: "The title says it all". I also liked that he basically stressed two points: 1) You have to reduce calories and/or increase exercise to lose weight and 2) weight loss takes a long time and you have to be satisfied with small losses over a decent amount of time - persistance pays off in the end.