Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Whole 30-A Book Review

 
 
 


Overview from Barnes and Nobel:

Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their stories of weight loss and lifestyle makeovers. Hundreds of thousands of them have read It Starts With Food, which explains the science behind the program. At last, The Whole30 provides the step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their entire life in just one month.

Melissa and Dallas Hartwig’s critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives. Their approach leads to effortless weight loss and better health—along with stunning improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. Their
first book, the New York Times best-selling It Starts With Food, explained the science behind their life-changing program. Now they bring you The Whole30, a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system. The Whole30 features more than 100 chef-developed recipes, like Chimichurri Beef Kabobs and Halibut with Citrus Ginger Glaze, designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. The book also includes real-life success stories, community resources, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey to “food freedom.”





I don't often read these types of books. But I am wanting to do The Whole 30 program, so I felt this was the best way to fully understand what I am getting into to.

This book has a lot of information. It explains the program and all the do's and don'ts. It also explains basic cooking techniques, as well as not so basic techniques. There are a lot of interesting recipes. Such as how to use a sweet potato instead of a bun for your hamburger.

I had purchased this book as a NookBook and it doesn't work well on the Nook format. You can click through when there is a link but then it is hard to click back to your place. I learned to look at my page number every time I clicked a link.

One of the negative things I have to say about the book is the authors tend to talk down to people. I don't need that! I am an adult, making a decision how I want to eat, and I can change the rules how I want and will not be made to feel guilty. I know then that means I am not following the Whole 30 program, but it is what it is.

A big share of this information is found on their web site. So I probably could have saved my money. I don't know how many of the recipes I will actually use.

I give the book 3 stars. I got a lot out of the information about the program. Now, I'll let you know how it works for us!!

19 comments:

  1. Good luck will be interested to hear how it goes. I also find reading anything other than a novel on an e-reader can be a bit tricky.

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    1. I just don't read much other than novels!

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  2. I hope the program will improve your quality of life as promised! I'm glad D and H are behind you on this change - otherwise it's so difficult to make big changes.

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    1. Yes, there is no way I could do it if they didn't want to do it also

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  3. Thanks for the review. I hadn't even heard of the book until you mentioned it. The talking down would have turned me off too. But I do wish you the best with it. I will be curious to learn how it goes for you.

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    1. I think a lot of books written by 'experts' tend to do this!

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  4. I am looking forward to you guys doing this, like I mentioned before, because I know we need to change how we eat. Seems like a somewhat useful book, but I agree, I don't like it when talked down to; should be more encouraging I think.

    betty

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    1. They are very encouraging. Just that tinge of "holier than thou" that I found displeasing

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  5. Thanks for that review. I was actually thinking of buying the book too but now I don't think I'll bother.

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  6. Hmmm ... condescending would be a big turn-off for me. (Well, that and I'm pretty sure portion control's in there somewhere - that's why I love Adkins.)
    I think it's neat, your doing due diligence before hand... no surprises.

    Cheering you on from my perch in the desert!!!

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    1. No, there is no portion control here. For the most part you can eat as much as you feel you need to!

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  7. Interesting.
    Most diets don't work like they say.
    I've been told by someone who has tried many odd things to lose weight that the best diet to follow is the one for diabetics.

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    1. They don't consider it a diet, Jennifer. More a way of finding out which foods are causing problems in your life!

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  8. Diet books are difficult. They want to convey the info, but websites and such do that better. Too bad they talked down to the reader.

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