Thursday, September 3, 2015
Review: The Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno
Review: This book is ludicrous. While I agree with her basic premise - that eating more natural-state foods and less processed foods is a wise choice - the book itself is nothing more than another fad-diet full of gimmicks and I'm-so-awesome-you-can-be-too. It's low-fat, so no wonder you have to eat 5-7 times a day - you will ALWAYS be hungry! She credits this diet with losing the weight, but I think it was probably running "so hard and so long" (pg 12). The book is easy to read, despite copious repetition (which happens when you have so little worth saying), but the advice is generic at best. Drink water (duh), eat veggies, not cake (duh), men can eat health too (duh) - it's nothing you can't find on any basic nutrition website. She's also jumped on the "superfood" band-wagon. There is an entire chapter devoted to supplements, which, if your food is as nutritional awesome as she cleans, why do you need supplements? And clearly, you can't do this diet with oatmeal and bee pollen because she spends a ridiculous amount of time extolling the virtues of these items. The recipes are simple and easy to follow, but again, nothing you can't find on the Internet. Over all, this is a waste of time and money. Don't bother with her nonsense. You can get the same information from googling "eat clean" as you can from this book.
Bookmarks: 3 of 10
Date Finished: 8-20-2015