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didn't realize you had to follow her recipes and buy specific foods. way too time consuming and complicated. where I live, in northern Ontario there is no way I have access to some of the foods required. was somewhat helpful as to figure out what foods that are 'good for YOU'
I have to say, I so badly want to give this book a better review. It has amazing thoughts and insights in it, and has really helped me understand health in a whole new way. I feel less pressure to exercises and eat a certain way. However, I really struggle with the way the plan is set up and to follow. I read and followed her first book with great results, but so many questions left unanswered. This book has addressed more, but the plan is extremely hard to follow!! I'm a physical therapist and want to suggest this book to my patients because I love the principles, but follow through is extremely difficult (and I have no kids.) I can't imagine how moms do this. I even tried buying the audiobook with the PDFs and it's still unhelpful. The shopping lists don't align with what the recipes need. I find myself going to the grocery story EVERY day because I don't have what I need. She also doesnt provide a good plan for how to cook, except for chopping up vegetables ahead of time (which you will still probably run out of). I just love the plan but wish it was better organized and easier to use. The stress of following perfectly takes a lot of joy out of the process. I hope in future books she 1. Provides an ACCURATE shopping list (to prepare for each day of the plan). 2. States what to cook when. 3. Compiles the information better (so you don't have to constantly flip between book and recipes) 4.Explains how to do your cleanse if you test positive to something on the cleanse.
I bought this book a year ago. I followed the cleanse part to a tee and lost 11 lbs, but then got lost in complication. After a year of picking up, putting down, picking up the book, I finally have a grasp of how it works through the full 30 days. I have the breakfasts down pat, and I've frozen a lot of soups over the months, so I now have that down. I did experience sickness and headaches during the detox period which shows me that the cleanse is working. The grocery list doesn't go with the menus so I made my own. I cook everything for the week on Sunday, and I make double and triple batches of soup to freeze for the month. I also make a menu list on my own paper for each day telling me exactly what to do that day and to prepare for the next day. I still have to add the exercises though. I know this plan works, I just have to get past day 4 lol. New Years here I come!!
I did The Plan and it worked great! This one is very similar but it did not work this time. I felt I was on a scanvenger hunt for food I never heard of or would ever even buy regularly! Then the portion sizes were ridiculous. I have no where to store all of that food! Ridicio? Escarole!!!???? Whole Foods didn’t even carry this! What the h is escarole anyway???!!!
This review is about the book itself, and not whether The Metabolism Plan worked. The author is highly repetitive in her writing, and fills it up with testimonials. If she didn’t do those two things, the book would only be about 20 pages - a lot easier to follow. The other issue I have is that some of what she writes is just not true. So, if something seems hard to believe, fact check it. For example, she tells us to never drink water after dinner because it will hinder digestion. Per the Mayo clinic and other reputable institutions- this is absolutely not true. Water can aid in digestion. I will update this review once I go through the entire 30 days.
I would really love to give this 5 starts because it is a great book, but this is not easy to follow for most people. Most people don't have the time to prep all these meals. I've read the plan also and I was hoping the inconsistencies would have been addressed in the second book. Shopping lists are not accurate I found I was missing ingredients when I went to cook. Also it's breaks down each days meals but doesn't ever tell you how much to eat, besides protein and nuts and seeds nothing else is broken down with serving size.
A good way to start out a life changing diet protocol, but I found it very restrictive and unable to maintain the diet due to the elaborate need of cooking meals all in one day...and then having to warm up and still steam and prepare vegetables for salads as well as making a meal for my family. It has some really good ideas on how to find your own "trigger" foods, yet I could not get past 10 days-the first 3 is a detox, then the week is the first week to test foods and exercises...