“Do NOT get this book if the following circumstances apply to you:
You live in a rural area. If you do, about a third of the items on their shopping list will not be available to you. I would have to drive about a hundred miles to get some of these. Our local grocery stores do NOT have the following:
Mint Leaves Fresh
Cold-Pressed Organic Flaxseed Oil
Packages of Organic Deli Turkey
Frozen Peaches (mixed fruit but not peaches)
It is a very "fluffy" book. Lots of feel good type messages. Lots of personal testimonials - which are people that were provided all the necessary ingredients to do this diet. I guess it could realistically be done by an upper middle class income person living in a metropolitan area.
Basically this book is JUST a big endorsement for BRANDS like:
Clif, Odwalla, Larabar, Luna, Amy's, Seeds of change, Cedarlane, Yves, Boca, just to name a few meal replacement (bars and frozen) the sad part is that I have never heard of any of them. The only brand I was familiar with: Natures Path and Kashi. Of the 44 items listed, those two familiar brands comprised 9 of the total items.
Warning Warning Warning to ALL rural librarians:
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK FOR YOUR LIBRARY!!!!
IT IS TOTALLY USELESS TO YOUR PATRONS!!!
I am totally PO'd because I wasted so much money on this book. My state funding has already been cut by 5%. I have been told to expect another 25% cut by the summer. (just in time for my children's summer reading program)
I know other libraries are also going through tough times - especially rural libraries!
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!
One more THING... There is a cookbook with recipes that you are supposed to buy with this AND you join some kind of club that you access from their website for a price.
THIS BOOK IS A R I P O F F!!!!!!”