Thursday, May 15, 2008

A must read book

Anyone who wants to lose weight, improve their health or who has been told to use drugs or diet to lower their cholesterol should read this book. I warn you, it's a fairly academic tome. The author spent five years researching and writing this book. It's an eye-opener!


Anonymous said...

As a non-dietitian nutritionist who also is plagued with a few medical conditions requiring me to ingest multiple medications daily, I was curious about this book. I first reviewed the book on, then, being, convinced that the author was stating my unformed convictions, reserved a book at my county library. The author's premise seems to follow what I have learned by trial and error: the more colorful the food is, the better. The less processed, the better. I have have added my own bias: since I love whole milk cheeses so much, that there are "honest" fat (disregarding the LDL, VLDL, HDL, etc. subgroups and categories of lipids) and "dishonest" fats. Butter and cheese while very high in fat are "honest" since they are minimally processed while manufactured potato chips, commercially baked goods, salad dressings, etc. are "dishonest." They are created or manufactured.

I have lost 40 pounds, and kept it off for over 4 years following this life style change. Of course, I am active, but do not deprive myself of any food. The secret is to watch the serving sizes, and keep in mind one's goals.

Momma P

Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

I think you'll really enjoy this book! It's good science writing, written for the savvy, smart layperson.

Agreed on the "honest" vs. "dishonest" ingredients--perhaps it's best to do as Michael Pollan suggests and "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

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Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

I also made a post about Michael Pollan's book on my blog," in February! I personally am a vegetarian (occasional cheese and eggs) but I try to eat mostly beans, nuts, fruit and vegetables. I eat some rice and other grains but try to stay away from too much wheat and use Ezekiel bread instead. I have no trouble with my weight with this diet. In fact, my body composition is probably better now than when I was much younger (let's just say I remember wearing bell bottoms and tube tops the first time around).