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This book has a lot of helpful information and some delicious looking recipes, but beware... the recipes require multi-step cooking, a lot of prepping, and are somewhat complicated. If you are a non-cooker or don’t enjoy time in the kitchen, this is not for you.
Unlike the other reviews, I only lost 1 pound that stayed off. My weight was all over the place while following this guide. That may be because I was limited even more by what I could eat due to my allergies to zucchini, eggs, and other recurring ingredients in the recipes. I think the concept is good (identifying and eliminating reactive foods), it just didn't work for me from a weight loss perspective. Although I did learn about some food sensitivities I wasn't aware of (white potatoes and rice!), confirmed some I suspected (tomato and cantaloupe) and learned that some foods I thought were reactive for me (red wine, chocolate, and sheep/goat cheese) were just fine! Knowing those things was worth the challenge of the 21 day cleanse/testing phase and the price of the book.
I read and enjoyed the original book, "The Plan." This new book rehashes some information from the prior book, which is fine. It is more specific on some counts, such as including measurements for the spices in recipes (previous book referred a lot to "to taste"), doses for supplements. Also more recipes, as one would expect from a cookbook. Includes instructions for the 3-day cleanse, a little different than the 3-day cleanse in "The Plan." The new cleanse seemed fine to me, though the food prep seemed a little more time-consuming following the new instructions (and the original is already very time-consuming). I am not sure this book would be a great stand-alone book if you have not read the original "The Plan," but hard for me to comment on that since I have read the original. I picture, however, that this is better as a supplement/next step for those who have read and enjoyed the original. I chose 4-stars for that reason - seems that the book may not be totally useful on its own.