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The information provided about recipes lack fiber calories info. It's combined as complex & fibrous Carbohydrates. Since this is an old edition. It's good. It needs to be updated with pics. It's still a worthwhile purchase.
I got this book expecting high-protein recipes. However, the first 60-odd pages give a well-researched summary of the science of weight-loss, and reasonably-clear advice on working out what your intake of calories and grams of carbs, fat, and protein ought to be. (The main conclusion of this section is that - regardless of who you are - you need to eat a ton more protein than you probably do today, with high protein intake been needed if you want to gain muscle or lose fat or both.) I really liked the intro: the author demolishes common diet myths, and he has provided thorough references of his sources, available in an appendix. The rest of the book has recipes, so you'd expect those to fit with the nutritional advice, right? As in, put together one of the breakfast recipes, a lunch recipe, and dinner recipe, and you expect to be be somewhere in the right ballpark of the intake calculations that the first 60-pages of 'nutritional intake' advice lead you to, right? Unfortunately... not. My weight and body fat isn't extreme, but even so most of the recipes in the book would be non-starters if i wanted to keep to the intakes the book recommends. For example, the entire vegetarian section recipes are so low in protein that I don't see how they would be of any use to anyone trying to implement the nutritional intake advice: the macro nutrient intakes are just not compatible with the intake advice. Similar issues apply with many of the recipes in other sections, sadly. However, there were some recipes that line-up with the advice and - aside from the emphasis on eating more fish (yuk!) - they fit the bill of being simple enough to be practical, as well as fairly appetising. I guess you could make the low-protein recipes and serve them with protein shakes... but then there'd be no point in buying this book for these recipes: pick any sensible healthy-ish eating recipe and add a shake as needed. Overall: disappointed that many of the recipes don't reconcile to the macro intakes it recommends in the nutritional introduction section, but the intro section itself is well well-researched. I've not read any of this authors other books (non-recipe books) but i expect a good deal of the same advice appears in those too, so they might be worth a read instead of a recipe book that's only so-so on recipes.
If you want the UK version of this book, do not purchase yet. As of 4th October 2018 if you were brought to this page via Mike Matthew's link there is a problem. I downloaded both the audio version and the Kindle version and they are both still the US editions. I have contacted the publisher and reported here so we will have to wait and see if it is resolved.
I really like this book. The advice is presented in an easy to understand format with chapter highlights in case you want to go back and get the 'take-away' points again. We have a dietitian in the family and much of Mike's approach chimes in with stuff I've been party to for some time but having it all in one volume is great. The recipes are well thought out and this is now my go-to for food choices. Following Mike's advice has seen my weight drop from just over 90kgs to just under 80kgs since last December. While this might not seem a huge amount over a 10 month period, I feel confident that this new lifestyle will be sustainable and my new vigour will mean that I stay where I am.
Good read so far, i feel there are some nice recipes in here. I recommend you check this author's other book out on how to build muscle. I've read it a few times and feel the information in there can help a lot of people build a stronger, healthier body.
It’s a decent book explaining everything about nutrition, things you’ll need in the kitchen and then suggesting some recipes, but honestly I expected more. Like teaching how to put ingredients together to hit your macros and switch them so that you don’t get bored, also meal planning, what to do when you get bored of a meal plan, etc. Good book but expected more
I've had this book for quite a while now so have tried a lot of recipes and all have been fab and very tasty. My gf even asks me to make meals from the book all the time but the another great thing is the fact you can count your calories.
A very well written and easy to follow recipe book. A great introduction about nutrition that everyone should read. Still only 3 stars as the recipes come in contradiction with nutrition advice. Most recipes cannot be combined to create a full meal plan that will keep you within your macros. Also a lot of ingredients are hard to find and used in only one or two recipes making grocery inconvenient. It is a great book to have so you can try something different two or three times per week that will give you a break from the chicken rice and broccoli routine but still plain bodybuilding food and shakes will need to stay as the main food source in your diet as the amount of fat and protein that you should eat proposed by the author cannot be achieved by combining his recipes into a full meal plan.