January 30, 2015
I just started reading this book, and I’m not sure if I’m a fan or not. Book was a Christmas gift last year, and I have tried to get through it several times. That’s usually a bad sign. I have read several books by this author, but all of them in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I love Mma Ramotswe and enjoy reading about her adventures in Africa.
This author definitely knows how to write, I’m just not yet convinced I want to invest myself in this story line. We’ll see…
September 18, 2013:
Half way through the reading of The End of Diabetes I’m finding it chocked full of information about how to approach to plant-based, high nutrient lifestyle that is defined as a “Nutritarian” diet by Dr. Furhman. My only concern with the book at this point, is that it includes so much biology/physiology lingo in the text that I’m concerned some people might get discouraged with it and quit reading before they get to the good stuff about nutrition and how it heals bodies of all kinds of ailments. I’m only half way through the book right now, and it all sounds good when you can wade through the doctor-speak, but I will hold off on offering a final opinion until I have finished the book. For a while now I have called myself a Flexatarian, because I eat mostly veggies, but dairy and meats too, in small amounts. I may soon start calling myself a Nutritarian, though, because for me it really is primarily about the nutrient value to the food I eat, and not merely counting calories or eating smaller portions of the foods I like. Calorie count is important too, and I would not say it’s not, but my journey is to better health, as well as weight lose, so I may be on a different path than most weight loss bloggers.
July 19, 2013:
Wheat Belly scared me, I will not lie. The initial supposition of the book seemed flawed to me, as soon as I began reading. At the beginning of the book Dr. Davis says all you have to do to lose weight and get healthy is give up grain, yet toward the end he provides an eating plan that includes much more restrictive behavior modifications than simply dropping the wheat. I did drop the wheat in August of 2013 and I lost a few pounds; pounds I probably would have dropped any way. The good news: I did see a reduction in my itchy scalp problem, and I did see a reduction in the sensation of bloating that I often experience after eating bread. I also believe that my cravings for sugar diminished, although I also quit a lot of the sugars and artificial sweeteners I had been using during this time, so how much of this is due to dropping flour, and how much to dropping sugar is yet to be known. I think they are first cousins anyway, with regards to the problems they cause, especially when trying to reduce body size. I will say that I believe eating processed white flour in its many forms is responsible for the sickness this nation struggles under to a great degree; I will say that. By the time I began reading this book, I had already changed my eating patterns and food choices quite a bit, so had that not been true I might have seen more drastic results from quitting the wheat. It was hard to stay away from all processed flours and the many items made using them. This plan is pretty restrictive, which is why I’m not sure many individuals could do this for a life time. I want a life time/lifestyle solution to my eating problem, so I think I will keep marching on…
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