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The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Design&hellip by Arthur Agatston
I pulled this diet off of the internet before I read the book. In essence, this diet requires a two-page print-out to adequately follow the diet, NOT A 320 PAGE BOOK!
First, let me say that I am totally satisfied with the diet. I have lost 15 pounds in a month, and that included the holiday season. So, the diet is great.
The BOOK, however, falls short. The most important thing, it seems to me, is the glycemic index, and the book offers this information on a very limited number of foods. For example, peanuts are fine, but what about almonds? Like other reviewers, I found the recipies to be a total waste of ink.
My advice is to find the diet online and then, if you MUST, check… Read more
The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Design&hellip by Arthur Agatston
I pulled this diet off of the internet before I read the book. In essence, this diet requires a two-page print-out to adequately follow the diet, NOT A 320 PAGE BOOK!
First, let me say that I am totally satisfied with the diet. I have lost 15 pounds in a month, and that included the holiday season. So, the diet is great.
The BOOK, however, falls short. The most important thing, it seems to me, is the glycemic index, and the book offers this information on a very limited number of foods. For example, peanuts are fine, but what about almonds? Like other reviewers, I found the recipies to be a total waste of ink.
My advice is to find the diet online and then, if you MUST,… Read more
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown
2.0 out of 5 stars WAY overrated., Dec 27 2003
As suspense thrillers go, this one is ho-hum. The first half of the book really drew me into the novel. I found myself turning the pages relentlessly. I couldn't WAIT to see what happened next. But then I got bored. Really bored.
This suspense-driven thriller was ultimately without substance. Brown does a good job of giving us all a thumbnail refresher on our ancient history, but to what point? I found myself losing interest quickly around the midpoint of the novel and had to force myself to slog through the second half of the book just to finish it.
Brown's pedantic suspense devices became insufferable, and the plot fell completely apart. I found his religious commentary to be… Read more