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Not what I expected. It's mostly just a cookbook. Two pages were valuable and those were the ones that said "food you can enjoy" and "foods you should avoid". That's all I needed to know. If you like to cook, the recipes are fine. However, I cook very plain. Just a piece of fish or chicken, salt and pepper and cook.
My boyfriend and I are on week 2 right now and we already see results. We enjoy and love it! This book is a great starter board for eating anti-inflammatory - we’ve already lost a little bit of weight and the chronic pain in my knees isn’t flaring up as much as it used to do. What I love about this book is that they provide simple recipes that are easy to follow. I wish there was a full 4 weeks we could follow instead of 2 but there are a bunch of recipes at the end that we haven’t gotten to yet so I imagine we will mix and match them ourselves. What I also like about the meal plans are that the authors find multiple ways to use similar ingredients throughout the week. We definitely see this as a sustainable venture to help us meal prep as well as get us on the road to being healthier again! The only critical feedback I would provide is that a lot of the recipes have a large amount of salt/sodium. I’ve been tailoring the recipes to fit my needs such as reducing the amount of salt in the recipes and I would recommend you do that too! There’s no reason to add so much salt because the meals taste great with a pinch of it. Only because of the salt do I give it 4 stars - I would give it 4.5 if it let me. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking to eat simply and reduce inflammation in their body.
This is my first book in relation to starting an anti inflammatory diet. I think its a good book for a beginner. It helps break down the reasons of why to consider an anti inflammatory diet with supportive research. The recipes are simple and they don't require out of this world ingredients. And if you can't find a particular ingredient, there usually is a simple substitution a Google search away. The recipes also make use of leftovers which is awesome. I liked 95% of the recipes so far. I didn't care for the coconut pancakes although I will try to tweak them a little. As I have just recently started this, I have not lost any significant weight. I do however feel much, much better. I don't feel as fatigued, my brain fog is slowly starting to dissappear and I just feel good overall. We will see in a few more weeks if its just a placebo effect. I hope not, because I truly do feel much better than I did before changing my diet for the better. This book offered me sound advice and a way to step into healthy eating, and I hope it does the same for you.
This book is helpful but really has more recommendations than actual recipes. But with that in mind, buying a Mediterranean diet might be a better idea of you're not a seasoned cook who's able to throw random ingredients around the house into a dish and make Gordon Ramsey say "That's actually pretty f****** good".
I wish she would have included the potassium and phosphorus levels in the recipes nutrition information as I have chronic kidney disease as well as type two diabetes, and fibromyalgia. It would have helped a great deal.
This recipe book arrived today. I do like the introductory information, the shopping lists and pre-prep steps. Many of the recipes are simple and look really appealing. The only thing I don't like is that there are very few pictures! Most recipes don't feature a picture of any of the steps or even the finished product! Otherwise, I like it.