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It's All About The Science
on March 1, 2011
You have to approach this book with an open mind. It is purely science based; although it is the author's interpretation of the science. It is very easy to read with short, sweet (pun) chapters. The editing is not the most polished, but it's not a novel. Who really cares if the word fat is overused or there's a few grammar errors.
I see so many negative reviews because it doesn't agree with their own concepts. In fact, objectively speaking, this book attacks this very approach -- that things work because they worked for me and therefore they should for you too. These people haven't read the book, no way, and they are not criticizing the facts, the science. They behave exactly like the current dietary gurus who are too stupid to see it's not working. Because you're a vegan stick person is not proof this isn't valid science -- insulin sensitivity has you covered
Put yourself in one of two camps. Either you look at all the fatties and think they are weak minded slovenly gluttons or you think there's something physiologically wrong with them. If you're in the first group, which btw includes my own doctor, you need to read this book and consider the science. Not because I want to convince you, but because I want you to convince me it's wrong. Don't tell me that CICO isn't valid when you don't even understand that's not what he's saying. If you think it's a personality weakness problem, I have no time for your own mental deficiencies -- read the book before you criticize! If you're in the second group, if you're a frustrated dieter -- all dieters are -- then this book will open up a whole new world of possibilities. Even if you think you know it all, there are ideas here that will make you say "ahhh!"
Speaking from personal experience, and I have quite a bit, this book is close to the ultimate. I participate in most major diabetes forums and am in touch with possibly thousands of diabetics around the world. I watch a lot of people adopt a low carb lifestyle, some even vegan. I see medications being reduced and dropped. I see the weight falling off. I see people getting active. I see people getting healthy. Dozens? Hundreds? I am seeing personal friends doing the same. One is down 105 lbs in six months after a lifetime of constant gaining despite trying every diet out there. And it's all almost effortless. And it's working for me too. I'm down 25 lbs, my A1C (type 1) is 5.6%, DW & I joined a gym, my retinopathy has stalled completely, and I feel great. My lipids are perfect too! I've approached this as a science experiment, and the science has held up. I feel confident in saying 100% of people that follow this advice succeed. 100%!