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The 20/30 Fat & Fiber Diet Plan Paperback – Dec 9 1999


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; HarperPerennial ed edition (Dec 9 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062736507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062736505
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.6 x 22.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #378,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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I wasn't even obese, however, on the 20/30 diet I lost 21 pounds without very little effort and no pain. I didn't follow the Doctors advice religioulsy and I did'nt use my free days, didn't feel I needed to pig out. After one month I started to loose my taste for fatty foods. Now I look at old favorites, like pizza, and cringe. My Triglycerides went from 174 to 143(LDL is 74, HDL is 56), bp from 120/76 to 112/62. My skin and memory improved almost immediately. My attitude at work is far better and I'm generaly much happier. I am still loosing at 1/2 lbs a week. I don't find it difficult to limit fat to under 20g but getting fiber up to 30 g was difficult at first. Make sure you suppliment your diet with calcium, multi-vitamines, vitamine-E and Omega-3. Exersize is important. You need to tone and cut the fat. When you plateu, and you will sometimes as your body adjusts to the new diet, focus on building muscle. I think the reason people don't suceed on the 20/30 diet is that they either don't pay attention to calorie limits or don't change there hunting and gathering skills. You can't eat a sweet potato every night. First thing to do is replace all butters, oils and sugars. Butter: fat free Promise, Oil: squeezable fruit purie in the baking section, Sugar: Splenda. My secret weapons: oatmeal, sweet potatos, greatfruit, dried pitted dates. My husband has lost 25 lbs and he is just along for the ride (I do the cooking).
This diet has truly returned my quality of life. I thought I was just starting to age.
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Dr. Mirkin's book "20/30 Fat & Fiber Diet Plan" is a wonderful educational learning resource, not only for weight loss but for overall health. I am learning so many important facts from reading this book. I am now using the 20/30 plan to lose weight. The greatest benefit is that I am never hungry and I am still losing weight. Cancer and heart disease are prevalent in my family. Dr. Mirkin addresses the important health benefits of a low fat high fiber diet and how maintaing this style of eating can prevent both diseases as well as aid people who suffer with diabetes. The key chain counter that comes with the book is a very useful tool to keep track of the daily intake of fat and fiber. The chapter listing the foods you should eat, cut back on or avoid is very beneficial. Anyone can who wants to lose weight and still eat plenty of food or maintain a healthy lifestyle will benefit from the 20/30 Fat & Fiber Diet Plan.
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The basic nutrition information given in this book is excellent. If you eat only 20 grams of fat and 30 grams of fiber per day, you WILL lose weight and you WILL be eating a lot healthier!!
The author does an excellent job of explaining WHY this kind of diet will help prevent disease and promote excellent health.
However, I think that the 20 grams of fat allowed per day is on the low side. Also, in looking at the listings of foods (taking up about the last half of the book), I saw that the author really believes that we shouldn't consume any beef or chicken!! He has symbols for "eat all you want" foods (fruits, veggies, etc), foods to cut back on, and foods that have the time bomb as the symbol. Under beef, there isn't one single item listed that doesn't have a time bomb symbol!!
I have lost weight myself on a low fat/high fiber diet, and I'm currently on Weight Watchers. In my opinion, Weight Watchers is much more liveable in the long run. On Weight Watchers, you can have a favorite food if you just count the Points.
To be fair, the 20/30 Plan allows for 2 meals a week where you can eat whatever you want, as long as you don't go overboard. But the recipes in this book are based on mainly whole grains and beans. I do think eliminating meats is excessive. I think that the emphasis should be on LEAN meats and poultry, and small serving sizes.
If you can eat this way, I think that's great! I just don't think it's very practical for the average person who is trying to lose weight.
For low fat/high fiber healthy recipes, I highly recommend any of the Weight Watchers cookbooks (the newer ones that have recipes for the current 1-2-3 Success program).
Another interesting book on weight loss and healthy eating is Volumetrics. Please check my review of this book here on Amazon (as well as reviews of cookbooks - though not necessarily low-fat ones!<g>).
I wish you all the best in the quest for better health!
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By A Customer on June 11 2000
Format: Paperback
If you want to lose weight and you just want to get on with it, this is the book for you. The text is brief and easy to understand, the plan is simple, and the book even comes with a handy little gadget to keep track of your daily fat and fiber intake. I'm finding, though, that I simply can't manage 20g of fat per day. I've been down that road before, and those considering this lowfat of a diet should be aware of the possible side effects: dry hair and skin, splitting nails, and constipation. I do better at around 30g/day, which is still very low. The recipes I've tried so far are simple and very tasty. I especially like the Banana "Rice" Pudding, which uses rum and lots of spices for knock-out flavor. You'll find yourself scouting out the nearest health food store to stock up on interesting and delicious grains, but aside from that, the recipes don't call for weird, hard-to-find ingredients.
I'm not trying to lose weight right now, but I know from personal experience that this kind of plan works (which is why I'm not trying to lose weight right now.) I bought the book mainly for the recipes, and for the fat/gram counter, which -- take it from one who knows -- is a lot less cumbersome than writing down every darned thing you eat. As with all "counting" methods, the main bugaboo is what we're all doing more of: eating in restaurants. Like the average American, I eat out 3 to 4 times a week. Fat count? Fiber count? Who knows? The book does include excellent suggestions for restaurant dining, most of which have become automatic for me. This is a plan that works, either for weight loss or for maintenance.
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