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Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2018
This book is disappointing, especailly with all the amazing reviews other people have left. I bought it for an in depth guideline to the Keto diet because this is something I want to do, but this diet is confusing and I wanted guidance. There is some info on Keto in this book, but it is intermixed with an "I'm better than you" attitude to pretty much everything, that i don't even want to read it. I will skim it for answers, but that is it. For instance, the book talks about getting rid of sugar. Then the author goes on to tell people that her kids NEVER eat sugar (in fact, one of them got sick just from drinking a sugary drink on a plane, yawn) and that she actually has chosen to home school her kids because she doesn't want them to have access to bad food that a real school environment would obviously subject them to. Because of course public school kids are all strung out on pixy sticks at recess, passing them around like playground crack while they scarf down fatty chips and talk about how much they hate healthy food. Duh.
Obviously, by saving her kids from that hellish environment, this author is sooooooo much better than we are. Obviously.
This book also contains more advice for living a healthy life than it does the Keto diet, in my opinion. Here's my issue, I don't have a lot of free time. Between work and home obligations, the time I have to sit down and read a book is very limited. I want a book that maps out the diet in a clear, concise manner. I don't want to read about how I should take a super cold shower or reduce stress by going on a vacation (DUH) or that I should find my happy zen or chi or whatever the hell it is called. The author also mentions doing multiple workouts a day. While that does sound lovely, as does the vacation, I barely have time to read the dang book let alone get in multiple daily workouts. Working out to lose weight is obviously not a new idea, we all know that. Again, duh. Reducing stress to lose weight is again something we all know. I don't have time to read about all of that.
The book also gives a very big overview of why people are fat. Sugary drinks, over consumption of carbs, no exercise, blah blah blah. Again, I already know that! This book is basically someone who thinks they are better than you telling you why you suck so much. And I paid money for that. I could just let the mom in the school drop off line in yoga pants tell me all of this for free.
If you are looking for an easy to follow tutorial on the Keto diet, do not get this book. If you are looking for an easy list of simple recipes, weekly meal plans with foods people actually eat and some help figuring out this confusing diet...do not get this book. If you want to read a bunch of nonsense about taking vacations to reduce stress or adding yoga to your life or taking super cold showers, I guess this ridiculous book is perfect for you. If you like those things, you are most likely the yoga pants mom in the school drop off line who already does yoga, works out 5 times a day, has amazing vacations and never lets your kids drink soda or eat junk food and you probably don't need this book either.
Oh, and the family picture in front of the jungle waterfall is super douchy and should have given me a clue as to just how preachy and annoying this book was going to me. The whole "Look at me, my family vacations in exotic places while we avoid sugar and do family yoga" concept is not for me.