UK’s celebrity diet doctor, Gillian McKieth, is the author of You are What you Eat. Following the success of this blockbuster, McKieth became a household name in much of England.
In her second book, she has taken the basic principles of ‘You are What you Eat’ and broken it down into a doable, step-by-step 28 day plan called Slim For Life.
McKieth has revealed a natural and healthy way of losing weight. The main attraction of the book is that it is for people who do not want to depend on supplements or weight loss pills to lose weight.
The main principle is to eat food that is nutritionally satisfying, instead of choosing food only for taste. To achieve this, one must condition the mind to look at food differently and develop a taste for those foods that the body needs.
To control hunger pangs, it is important to eat foods rich in fiber. Green vegetables and fruits are good. In fact, all kinds of wholesome, natural, unprocessed foods are allowed. Followers are also directed to eat 5-6 mini-meals a day. This not only delays hunger, it also keeps blood sugar levels up and keeps energy levels high.
The diet book also seeks to inculcate long term habits by recommending techniques to plan meals and snacks for the day. Interestingly, the author suggests that followers try new cooking methods to satisfy their palate instead of turning to fast foods.
The >Slim For Life diet is broken down into four stages. In these stages, the author takes you through increased nutritional awareness, detoxification, weight loss and weight maintenance.
McKieth recommends exercise and makes it a part of her strategy to lose weight and remain slim. She recommends exercises both for the body and mind.
The Slim for Life Diet Review
McKieth runs a famous fitness and wellness clinic and she has many athletes and Hollywood stars on her client list. The diet has all its underlying principles right. Instead of concentrating on what to throw away, the author has focused attention on what can be eaten. She has also suggested ways in which food cravings and hunger pangs can be controlled. The 28-day plan she suggests is a way of unlearning bad habits and learning new, healthy food habits.
The book is a delightful read and is packed with practical tips, detailed eating plans, lots of nutritional information and tons of helpful practical tips.
Excellent photographs add to the attraction of the book.
- A great new way of looking at food
- Recommends only natural ingredients
- Perfect for vegetarians and vegans
- Promotes long term health and well being
- Recommends daily exercise
- Requires a lot of planning
- Needs time for cooking and planning
- Some of the ingredients may be hard to get
- Somewhat restrictive
- Difficult for non-vegetarians
- Recipes do not have nutritional information
This book is a commonsensical approach to weight loss and healthy living. The food recommendations and exercises make it a well rounded plan. Sure, the plan is a little difficult to implement and it does take time, effort and will. But, if you are willing to follow McKieth’s recommendations you can achieve excellent results.