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Letsdo Lunch Hardcover – May 18 2009

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: W Publishing Group; 1 edition (May 18 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785229396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785229391
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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About the Author

Roger Troy Wilson is the founder of a multimillion dollar corporation, a TV newscaster, a Club golf and tennis champion, and a partner in a Wall Street brokerage firm and an oil and gas company. Using the methods he outlines in Let's Do Lunch, he has kept his weight off for years. Wilson and his wife, Anita, reside in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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I just finished reading Let's Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson and was amazed at his recount of his tremendous weight loss. Mr. Wilson did, in my opinion, follow a dangerously unbalanced diet plan. He did, however, manage to lose over 200 lbs.
I can totally appreciate his struggle to lose weight; I too have had moments of weight imbalance.
I do not agree with what he deems as "unhealthy". I don't think it's ever healthy to "overeat" or to "gorge". His idea of a diet, while it may have worked for him, certainly would not be my idea of a healthy lifestyle.
While the diet plan explained in the book is interesting, I would highly recommend that prior to starting a diet you should do some research, and also check with your doctor. I do like the fact that the author supports the idea of a healthy diet; the approach may not be the best way to achieve it.
I'm not so sure I'd recommend this book to others. I'd be fearful of unhealthy outcomes.
Thomas Nelson provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy in exchange for my opinion.
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Intrigued by Roger's claim to have lost so very much weight I decided to give this diet a try. The promise of a full tummy and no sense of deprivation was a draw too, I'm sometimes almost deafened by the sound of my gurgling innards complaining of their emptiness. So, I jumped in with both feet. Made lots of the delicious recipes and froze them, logged in every day to the chatroom and actually bonded with some of the other dieters there. If you have a problem with the programme or a question, Roger will answer it himself and give all sorts of encouragement. Lovely man, obviously very dedicated to his work. For three months I stuck to it religiously and, to be honest, it was no hardship because even now I use some of those recipes. We were advised not to jump on the scales in the beginning because the results would be disheartening so I didn't. Then the three-month mark was up ... weigh in time ... I could hardly wait to see how successful I'd been. Drum roll please! Ta-da! I'd lost three whole pounds. Three pounds lost in three months; I could put that back on over a coffee break. <Heavy sigh.> The search for a diet that works continues. I've just received 'A Course in Weight Loss' by Marianne Williamson which purports to get to the emotional and spiritual root of stuffing one's face to excess. Stay tooned ...
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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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I must admit I am overweight and have been for about 5 years now. I really wasn't excited about getting this book to review because most weight loss books I have read I found to be boring and the recipes always were kind of boring.
I started reading this book one afternoon and I couldn't put it down. For once a interesting diet book with nice tasting recipes that are easy to make!
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159 of 162 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e1be780) out of 5 stars A Fruity Diet With Incredible Results Oct. 27 2005
By Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man - Published on
Format: Hardcover
As someone who has lost over 180 pounds naturally through diet and exercise, I have grown to love and admire anyone else who has been able to do the same for themselves.

That's why I was so anxious to read Roger Troy Wilson's story about losing an unbelievable 230 pounds in his new book called Let's Do Lunch. As a low-carb weight loss success story myself, I just HAD to know how he lost his weight and kept it off for many years now.

Well, what I discovered was the most peculiar and unique "diet" plan I think I have ever seen in my life. It's definitely NOT low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, or portion-controlled. None of those ever worked for him no matter how hard he tried to lose weight on them. I don't know where Wilson came up with this way of eating, but it helped him shed the pounds and keep it off. Anything that can help you do that is worth taking a look at.

In Let's Do Lunch, Wilson not only shares his story about ballooning up to a "5-foot waist" (my waist got as big as 5'2"!), but also the many letters of thanks he has received from those who have enjoyed his special program. The enthusiasm these people have after losing weight is contagious and makes you want to know how the Let's Do Lunch plan works.

As a very successful businessman, Wilson knew he had a problem with obesity but ignored it for many years. As many of us former 400+ pounders will attest, the rollercoaster ride of lose, gain, lose, gain was ruthless. Trying time after time to find that one way of eating that will sustain us for the rest of our lives was challenging and draining. Surely there had to be a better way to control your weight?!

For Wilson, there was. And actually he can thank his son for getting him started on the greatest achievement of his life. When they say the old phrase "out of the mouth of babes," it was definitely true for Wilson.

His son had put some grapes in the freezer to have as a refreshing and delicious treat later in the day. But when Wilson found the grapes in the freezer, he immediately thought they were ruined and started blaming everyone for it. He went to his wife first, but she said she didn't do it. So then he calls his son and I'm sure he responded something along the lines of, "Chill out, Dad, it's cool. You've never tasted grapes this good before!"

And so Wilson tried one of these frozen fruits and was just amazed by how incredibly delicious they were. So he kept eating and eating them. He did the same thing the next night and the next night beginning a pattern that eventually led to the basis for the Let's Do Lunch program that helped him shed those pounds.

While Wilson makes it clear this is not a fruit diet, fruits of all kinds are highly encouraged to eat in the quantities of your choice. Besides the fruit, most of the rest of the Let's Do Lunch plan is fairly close to livin' la vida low-carb -- eliminate sugar, starches, and unnecessary carbs and consume more protein for satiety. As for the high sugar content in all of that fruit he endorses, Wilson said he doesn't think that sugar is fattening although the sugar found in candy bars and sweets is fattening. Hmmmm.

I chuckled when I read about how the "thin" version of Wilson is getting so much attention these days because I can personally relate to that experience. You life really does change after losing such a dramatic amount of weight. But I am envious of Roger Troy Wilson. He got his tummy tuck after losing weight and is so happy with it. This is a struggle for so many of us who have lost weight, but now have the hanging skin to look at every single day. Someday it will happen, someday. Wilson said it has made all the difference in the world how he sees himself when he looks in the mirror.

In a nutshell, the Let's Do Lunch weight loss plan calls for four things: eat fruit, make lunch your priority meal of the day, eat less fattening foods that you enjoy, and have corn, beans, and peas instead of bread, pasta, potatoes or rice. That's it. Do those things and you are well on your way to losing weight the way Wilson did it.

Of course, you will want to read Let's Do Lunch to get a better understanding of the who, what, where, why, when, how of this new way of eating. His "Helpful Tips" chapter answers all of those nagging questions you may be having about dieting in general and how Let's Do Lunch works to melt away the fat from your body. You'll have to turn to page 55 to see how often you should weigh yourself. It's not what you think.

Wilson also helps you deal with the inevitable cravings you will experience, what to do when you feel the desire to cheat, how to order when you eat out at a fast-food or sit-down restaurant.

But I know you are wondering about that little word known as exercise. Am I gonna have to sweat myself to death on this diet? In a word, nope! Wilson said exercise is not required on his program, but it will most certainly enhance the weight loss and health benefits you will enjoy if you do. Your body will also become more toned, energetic, and active. When you shed over 100 pounds off of your body, you cannot help but start moving faster and faster in every activity that you do. I am more active today than I have ever been in my entire life. And I'm sure Wilson is as well.

There is a structured 14-day eating plan for people who need to be told how to eat. Follow it strictly if you need guidance about doing the Let's Do Lunch plan. Wilson even provides a handy grocery shopping list about what you can and cannot buy to eat on his program. And in case you were wondering, what would a book about weight loss be without throwing in a few favorite recipes at the back of the book?

Wilson has made the Let's Do Lunch so user-friendly that you won't have any trouble reading it from cover to cover in one sitting. What an amazing story of weight loss triumph and success Wilson has to share. While my path to becoming skinny was very different from his, I have great respect and admiration for anyone who can get their obesity under control for good.

Won't you be the next Roger Troy Wilson to change your life forever? If so, then Let's Do Lunch.
48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e1be7d4) out of 5 stars it has changed my life June 2 2006
By niki - Published on
Format: Hardcover
i have been following this program of eating for 4 1/2 months...longer than any diet i have ever been on in my life..i have no cravings....did you hear that?......i have NO cravings..i used to live from one craving to the next...i was the queen of junkfood...and now i couldn't care less about the foods i thought i couldn't live clothes are hanging on me....i'm shrinking.......if i can do this,ANYONE CAN.....
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e1bec0c) out of 5 stars Eat Till Your Full and Still Lose Weight Dec 12 2005
By Greg Bartley - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I have prayed for God to send me a way of losing weight and He has through this book. I have lost 14lbs. in 6 weeks and I don't ever go hungry. The great thing is that the book recommends fruit but you don't have to eat fruit if you don't want, but it does help stop the cravings for regular sugar. Plus you get to eat till your full. Of course there are some things that you can't eat anymore such as breads and desserts but the pros outweigh the cons. I recommend this book to anyone who needs to lose from 1 pound and up. This is also not a diet that you can't have carbs because you can eat all the beans and corn and all the great vegetables that you want. You can even eat popcorn. It is wonderful and a God send. I praise God for this book and Roger Troy Wilson!
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e1befcc) out of 5 stars YES LETS DO LUNCH!!!!!! Oct. 16 2006
By Deborah Phillips - Published on
Format: Hardcover
REPEAT AFTER ME.......I WILL NEVER DIET AGAIN!!!!! I have been on every diet known to man and nothing ever stuck. Id lose for a short time and gain it right back. In six weeks both my husband and I have lost 13lbs and have never been hungry!!!! This is NOT a FRUIT DIET as some have claimed. My husband doesnt even LIKE FRUIT but he enjoys the smoothies every morning in fact he makes them himself!!!! You have to READ THIS BOOK not just glaze over it and expect to understand it. IN fact the author even recommends you read it 3 times in order for it to become second nature. Once you've tried this way of eating, even if you stray off the path once in a while (say Thanksgiving Dinner) you wont be able to wait to get back to eating from the acceptable choices again. I feel my health improving daily as the pounds continue to slip off my body without any exercise as well. I will exercise one day soon, one day when I dont have this additional 50lbs to drag around the track!!! Do yourself a FAVOR and give this a try, I promise you wont be dissapointed!! GOD BLESS
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d6f40cc) out of 5 stars EAT UNTIL FULL & ELIMINATE ALL OF YOUR CRAVINGS Jan. 19 2006
By Decca - Published on
Format: Hardcover
First of all, Let's Do Lunch is totally different from all other diets. All other diets fail for one of two reasons -- either you end up being hungry all the time, or you end up craving foods that are not allowed on the diet. With Let's Do Lunch, you are never hungry because you eat until you are full at breakfast, lunch and dinner; and, all of your cravings for fattening foods are eliminated by eating non-fattening foods of that same food group. For example, eating recipes with non-fattening carbs in them, like all the different beans, corn, corn-on-the-cob, Orville's Butter Popcorn (which has no butter in it), peas, salads (with your favorite aged cheese crumbles on top, and with your favorite dressing) eliminates your cravings for bread, pasta, potatoes, rice and cereals; and eating the sweetest non-fattening fresh fruits like cherries, grapes, frozen grapes, watermelon, bananas, pineapple, fruit smoothies, etc., eliminates your cravings for desserts, candy and other sweet snacks. All of this and you eat as much protein as you want, but you eat it with one meal a day (you can eat protein with more than one meal, but if you do you will lose your weight a little slower). I couldn't be more impressed by Let's Do Lunch. It deserves to be on the Oprah Show, the Today Show, etc., because I truly believe it is the only way out of our society's problem with obesity.