The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet
Dr. Hyman's revolutionary weight-loss program, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution, supercharged for immediate results!The key to losing weight and keeping it off is maintaining low insulin levels. Based on Dr. Hyman's groundbreaking Blood Sugar Solution program, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET presents strategies for reducing insulin levels and producing fast and sustained weight loss. Dr. Hyman explains how to: activate your natural ability to burn fat--especially belly fat; reduce inflammation; reprogram your metabolism; shut off your fat-storing genes; de-bug your digestive system; create effortless appetite control; and soothe the stress to shed the pounds. With practical tools designed to achieve optimum wellness, including meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice on green living, supplements, medication, exercise, and more, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet Details

TitleThe Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet
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ReleaseFeb 25th, 2014
PublisherLittle, Brown Spark
ISBN-139780316230025
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GenreHealth, Nonfiction, Food and Drink, Food, Self Help, Nutrition, Diets

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet Review

  • Kelli
    January 1, 1970
    My friend gave me this book knowing my boring, healthy lifestyle and my issues with thyroid/metabolism. I went into it looking for something of value but not intending to follow the program. Well, after reading it I followed the program guidelines strictly but outside of the daily breakfast smoothie, I made different meals than the book’s menu section suggested. I see both a functional medicine dr and a regular dr. I was a little leery of all the (healthy) fat, but in 10 days time I had no coffe My friend gave me this book knowing my boring, healthy lifestyle and my issues with thyroid/metabolism. I went into it looking for something of value but not intending to follow the program. Well, after reading it I followed the program guidelines strictly but outside of the daily breakfast smoothie, I made different meals than the book’s menu section suggested. I see both a functional medicine dr and a regular dr. I was a little leery of all the (healthy) fat, but in 10 days time I had no coffee and I lost 10 pounds. Still not drinking coffee and staying away from all sugar & flour weeks later. I’m moving onto the The Blood Sugar Solution next, which will be easy because it is less strict than the detox.
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    I believe in eating healthy and was looking forward to this book. I thought it would be great to have a 10 day program of eating and exercise to get a quick start detox. I didn't realize that in order to do this I would need PGX fiber and supplements. I don't mind taking a multivitamin. But I wanted to detox to get away from all of the junk in our food! I am not interested in reading a commercial for Dr Hyman's supplements. This book should be free since he is just pushing his supplements. Very I believe in eating healthy and was looking forward to this book. I thought it would be great to have a 10 day program of eating and exercise to get a quick start detox. I didn't realize that in order to do this I would need PGX fiber and supplements. I don't mind taking a multivitamin. But I wanted to detox to get away from all of the junk in our food! I am not interested in reading a commercial for Dr Hyman's supplements. This book should be free since he is just pushing his supplements. Very disappointed in this book.I raised my review to a 2 since there are some decent smoothies and dinners.
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  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    I want to thank Dr. Mark Hyman and Goodreads First Reads Giveaway program for my copy of Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat & Lose Weight that I won.Although I do not need to loose weight, I am very interested in eating what I call 'healthy', with more natural fruits and vegetables in my diet. I especially enjoyed Dr. Mark Hyman's common sense approach to changing diet and eating naturally. I am 94 and have always tried to give my family well-balanced meals with an I want to thank Dr. Mark Hyman and Goodreads First Reads Giveaway program for my copy of Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat & Lose Weight that I won.Although I do not need to loose weight, I am very interested in eating what I call 'healthy', with more natural fruits and vegetables in my diet. I especially enjoyed Dr. Mark Hyman's common sense approach to changing diet and eating naturally. I am 94 and have always tried to give my family well-balanced meals with an abundance of natural fruits and vegetables. I enjoyed reading this book and found some new ideas for eating more veggies and using natural herbs. I will be sharing this book with my daughter when she comes to visit me next and have already told her about it. We enjoy sharing books of this sort together. Detox Diet has many good ideas that we both will be using.
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  • Susan Kelley
    January 1, 1970
    I picked up this audiobook because I do want to get healthy. Once I heard everything that I was expected to give up, I knew I could only do one or two things at a time, unless I went on a personal retreat without my family. However, I still wanted to hear what he had to say, I wanted tips on detoxifying my body. I became more and more disillusioned when Dr. Hyman was insistent about giving up media, electronics, etc., but wanted me to make sure I logged into his site daily. But I kept listening. I picked up this audiobook because I do want to get healthy. Once I heard everything that I was expected to give up, I knew I could only do one or two things at a time, unless I went on a personal retreat without my family. However, I still wanted to hear what he had to say, I wanted tips on detoxifying my body. I became more and more disillusioned when Dr. Hyman was insistent about giving up media, electronics, etc., but wanted me to make sure I logged into his site daily. But I kept listening. It was really just a small flaw, right? However, the more I heard, the more irritated I got. The entire book just sounded like a big ad for his products and the products he likes (paid sponsorship?). So, I had to stop listening. I will be taking some of his ideas and implementing change in my life, but I will stick with my own conscience about what is good for me.
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  • Jay
    January 1, 1970
    In his book 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, Peter Bregman suggests focusing on the one biggest issue to control your weight. For some people, this works brilliantly. If you aren't one of them, Dr. Mark Hyman uses a different premise:MYTH #7: IF YOU MAKE SMALL CHANGES IN YOUR LIFESTYLE, YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT.Don't be fooled by the title. The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast In his book 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, Peter Bregman suggests focusing on the one biggest issue to control your weight. For some people, this works brilliantly. If you aren't one of them, Dr. Mark Hyman uses a different premise:MYTH #7: IF YOU MAKE SMALL CHANGES IN YOUR LIFESTYLE, YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT.Don't be fooled by the title. The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast is about making massive changes to your lifestyle to get massive results. The program includes diet, exercise, psychology, support, and journaling. It introduces vitamins, supplements, routines and a detox bath. It steps you through 10 days, day by day, then encourages you to commit to 90 more before continuing with a modified program for life. During the process there are no sugar, dairy, glutens or processed food. Some of these can be reintroduced later if they aren't a problem. The book itself is well researched and well written. It takes you through its ten day program day by day, then sets you on a long term path for lasting health. By design, this book is intended to disrupt your life and shake up your habits. If you aren't ready to do that, this may not be the book you need. If you are, it can help you change your life.
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  • Donna Parker
    January 1, 1970
    Diet books abound, there actually seems to be no end to them as people search desperately for a way to be thin or healthy or a combination thereof. As long as you go for the healthy part, I don't think the thin part is a bad thing, just be aware why you're dong it.When I won this from The Goodreads First Reads Program I was very interested to read it; I had heard a bit about it and I was quite curious. Like most women I have tried every diet known to man and some that might have been of extrater Diet books abound, there actually seems to be no end to them as people search desperately for a way to be thin or healthy or a combination thereof. As long as you go for the healthy part, I don't think the thin part is a bad thing, just be aware why you're dong it.When I won this from The Goodreads First Reads Program I was very interested to read it; I had heard a bit about it and I was quite curious. Like most women I have tried every diet known to man and some that might have been of extraterrestrial origin.I usually have a suspicion of any diet or book that makes you spend a lot of extra money to do their diet. Sadly this is one of those books. It's basically a huge ad for PGX and has a lot of exact requirements that would not only be difficult, but cost quite a bit. Know what costs less? Eating in moderation which usually means eating less.The good news is, I don't think there's anything in this book that will do you harm, and some suggestions were quite practical...unless of course whatever is in PGX turns out to be bad for you.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    *I received a copy of this book as part of goodreads First Reads giveaway*The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet is a great book for those who are interested in the effects of sugar on the body. The book tells you about some interesting facts about sugar and illness, why people have a hard time with weight-loss, and some changes and steps to take to a healthier sugar-free you. I have heard many of the studies and information in this book before so nothing was really new to me. However, I did *I received a copy of this book as part of goodreads First Reads giveaway*The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet is a great book for those who are interested in the effects of sugar on the body. The book tells you about some interesting facts about sugar and illness, why people have a hard time with weight-loss, and some changes and steps to take to a healthier sugar-free you. I have heard many of the studies and information in this book before so nothing was really new to me. However, I did find it nice to re-read this information because I tend to forget how bad sugar really is for us. “Ounce per ounce orange juice has more sugar than cola” pg.34We all know sugar is bad for us but I think we fail to really know to what extent it can do harm and how much of it we actually consume. I always hear “just use moderation” or “just eat less” but for me food is like a drug. I can’t just have a little because once I have a little I crave more and more until I’ve made myself sick. Mark Hyman uses alcohol as an example; you can’t tell an alcoholic to drink in moderation, it just doesn’t work. The same is true with sugar. When something is addictive you can’t just have a little because that amount will just feed the craving. This book really teaches that moderation is not really working for people. You have to completely give up sugar. I didn’t do the 10-day detox at this time in my life but I can say sugar-free living is really the best. I have gone sugar-free in the past and it has worked for me, I felt amazing and found out I lost 50lbs (I didn’t even realize). I ultimately failed because I indulged in one sugary treat and suddenly craved more and it turned into this deadly cycle of wanting and craving. So I completely agree with Dr. Hymans that moderation does not work; only abstinence works. Read this book, it has some great information to help improve your health and lifestyle as well as help you be aware of what sugar does to the body.
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  • michelle
    January 1, 1970
    There is a lot of truth to What Dr. Hyman says in this book. I just finished the 10 day detox and really noticed a difference in my energy level. If you look at the recipes, you find you do eat carbs every meal (vegetables have carbs). This diet isn't a no carb diet, it's healing your body through real food and takes a holistic approach. I liked that every day he focused on a different aspect of living healthy (reducing stress, exercise, connecting with others, being mindful, etc.) Even people t There is a lot of truth to What Dr. Hyman says in this book. I just finished the 10 day detox and really noticed a difference in my energy level. If you look at the recipes, you find you do eat carbs every meal (vegetables have carbs). This diet isn't a no carb diet, it's healing your body through real food and takes a holistic approach. I liked that every day he focused on a different aspect of living healthy (reducing stress, exercise, connecting with others, being mindful, etc.) Even people that rated this book poorly, cannot argue that Dr. Hyman has some good advice. I don't see the book as a diet, but as a way to change how we eat. Diet is there in the title to sell books. Everyone wants to try a new diet. For me, I wanted a solid detox.As for supplements, I think we need them. Our food doesn't come from virgin soil with no pollution, fresh from the farm every day, etc. We need more vitamins than we get in our food. The typical American diet is killing us slowly. I'm a believer in what he says. Dr. Hyman also says at the end of the book you can go back to gluten and dairy and basically whatever you want. The key is to see how you feel when you eat different foods. You have to live the detox 10 days (strictly) and you will notice a difference.
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  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    Two red flags: detox and alternative medicine. Detox is a pseudoscience gobbly gook word used to sound important when applied to food and diet. It doesn't actually mean anything unless your addicted to heroin or suffering from last night's bender. Detoxing is a means of the body slowly breaking down a substance (like a drug), putting it through internal organs, and ultimately letting it flush down the toilet. The best detox for most drugs is water and time. Eating healthy will certainly help you Two red flags: detox and alternative medicine. Detox is a pseudoscience gobbly gook word used to sound important when applied to food and diet. It doesn't actually mean anything unless your addicted to heroin or suffering from last night's bender. Detoxing is a means of the body slowly breaking down a substance (like a drug), putting it through internal organs, and ultimately letting it flush down the toilet. The best detox for most drugs is water and time. Eating healthy will certainly help your body with vitamins, fiber, protein etc. but no food can detox a person. Also watch out for the term "cleanse" or for any quack suggesting concoctions be injected rectally (thankfully not in this book). Alternative medicine that works, is medicine. It is another nonsensical term used to sell questionable goods. Not all medicine needs a prescription, true enough, but there should be evidence, beyond anecdote, to back up claims.Back to the book. Breaking down the suggestions of Mr. Hyman, I have no doubt someone could temporarily lose weight on this diet. Since it is only ten days, probably not going to do a lot of health harm either. However, I have considerable doubts about a person being able to keep the weight off for over a year.Ultimately, this book appears to be an advertisement for Mr. Hyman's woo products and I'd strongly recommend anyone truly interested in their health and/or losing weight, find another author. http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/b...
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    I'm actually reading this book a second time, and I'm quite sure in the future, I'll pick it up and follow it again if I get to the point where I feel like my sugar intake has crept up and I've fallen off the no-sugar wagon. This time I'm skipping past a lot of the early details and personal stories, but all in all, this is a good read. It's very informative, yet simply and logically written. It's one of those "plans" though that requires a ton of prep (and when I say prep, I mean $$$ for supple I'm actually reading this book a second time, and I'm quite sure in the future, I'll pick it up and follow it again if I get to the point where I feel like my sugar intake has crept up and I've fallen off the no-sugar wagon. This time I'm skipping past a lot of the early details and personal stories, but all in all, this is a good read. It's very informative, yet simply and logically written. It's one of those "plans" though that requires a ton of prep (and when I say prep, I mean $$$ for supplements and very specific food items. ) What I do like about it, is that his basic menu formula is a good one AND doable. If sugar is your demon and you feel "toxic" and ruled by it, then this 10-day detox is what you need. By day 3 the no-caffeine headache was gone and I truly felt terrific. Weight seems to glide off and it's amazing how much better you feel (sleep better, more energy, etc). It's easy to focus on all the NO's (at first) in this "plan" (no processed foods, no grains, no dairy, no caffeine, no alcohol, no sugar, very little fruit). However, you really do begin to crave veggies and realize there are oodles of delicious veggies out there and lean meats that, when you spend a little time and energy shopping and cooking, can put together some truly wonderful (and super healthy) dishes. If cooking is not your thing, then I wouldn't try it. Otherwise, I highly recommend it. And If I can give up caffeine for 10 days, than ANYBODY can. ;-)
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  • Doug
    January 1, 1970
    Having been a 'beta tester' for Hyman's last book, and achieving some success with it, wanted to try his latest diet incarnation (which really isn't all that different from the one profiled in 'Blood Sugar Solution' - just a more concentrated approach - 10 days as opposed to 21). The problem with BOTH diets, for me, is that I can do ANYTHING for a limited amount of time, but once I garner some success, I tend to backslide into old habits of 'bad' eating. Will actually START the diet tomorrow (to Having been a 'beta tester' for Hyman's last book, and achieving some success with it, wanted to try his latest diet incarnation (which really isn't all that different from the one profiled in 'Blood Sugar Solution' - just a more concentrated approach - 10 days as opposed to 21). The problem with BOTH diets, for me, is that I can do ANYTHING for a limited amount of time, but once I garner some success, I tend to backslide into old habits of 'bad' eating. Will actually START the diet tomorrow (today is prep day), but reading through the introductory chapters gives me some motivation to succeed this time.
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  • Sally Kenney
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing data on how food is manufactured to be addictive and why you can't stop eating it. Really helpful info on effect of coffee on hormones that make you feel full and hungry. Alarming data about blood sugar levels. Followed the detox for 10 days and have lost 10 pounds (if you count the four weeks before tapering off caffeine, sugar, and carbs. I went without coffee for the first time in 40 years. It's a difficult regime to manage, but worth the effort, I believe. Now, everywhere I look, fro Amazing data on how food is manufactured to be addictive and why you can't stop eating it. Really helpful info on effect of coffee on hormones that make you feel full and hungry. Alarming data about blood sugar levels. Followed the detox for 10 days and have lost 10 pounds (if you count the four weeks before tapering off caffeine, sugar, and carbs. I went without coffee for the first time in 40 years. It's a difficult regime to manage, but worth the effort, I believe. Now, everywhere I look, from TED to the news, the evidence is just overwhelming. It is leading me to question some of the fundamentals of weight watchers.
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  • Joanna
    January 1, 1970
    The man doesn't shut up! I didn't even finish it because HE DOESNT STOP REPEATING HIMSELF! I ignored all reviews and bought it. Mistake
  • Audrey
    January 1, 1970
    simple and through. I appreciate that you can get the journal online and print it as you go along. it was helpful in staying on track.
  • Pat Herndon
    January 1, 1970
    Why do I keep reading this type of book? Diet Nirvana does not exist. Hard work, patience and persistence still are all that work. But, Dr. Hyman, who fills his books with lots of legitimate science, some comforting blame shifting and an assurance that exercise will not cure all, has written an easy to read to book that has huge nuggets of good information that aligns with some modern views on nutrition and weight control. However, he could not resist. He had to incorporate promotion of propriet Why do I keep reading this type of book? Diet Nirvana does not exist. Hard work, patience and persistence still are all that work. But, Dr. Hyman, who fills his books with lots of legitimate science, some comforting blame shifting and an assurance that exercise will not cure all, has written an easy to read to book that has huge nuggets of good information that aligns with some modern views on nutrition and weight control. However, he could not resist. He had to incorporate promotion of proprietary nutritional supplements into to his narrative... over and over...and over. Also, I became a more than a little suspect that all of his testimonials were written in the same writing style. I did jump over to his website after I listened to the audiobook and found more testimonials. I could practically read them in the voice of the book narrator, because the sentence structure was so similar to what I had listened to for hours. I also felt that Dr. Hyman addressed, but too easily dismissed the social aspects of eating. He did not give good advice on handling holidays, family parties, and other gatherings that are both social and revolve around food. Anyway, I am skeptical, but not closed to new ideas. I won't rush out and stock up on vitamins, protein powder or powder for a PGX power shake. I will [continue to] avoid carbohydrates and exercise regularly. One thing I did do? I bought some lavender oil to add to an epsom salt and baking soda very warm bath. Got to admit, I can't rave quite as strongly as those in his testimonials, but that bath did smell good and I was rather pampered by the experience. Read this book if you are diet book junky. Search for the nuggets of truth then do your best to avoid the blatant sales pitches for nutritional supplements.
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  • Aseel
    January 1, 1970
    this is my first book i get to read that discuss health issuesthe book kicks off A MUST KNOW MYTHS about health& weight loss. i like the fact that the book is not designed for weight loss,but addressing diabetic and high blood pressure. although fast weight loss is in the equation, physical health at stake is pointed at.i cant eat or drink diary products during the detoxit takes him tooooo long to get to the bottom linehere are a list of the DO NOT EAT1#All sugar products or anything contain this is my first book i get to read that discuss health issuesthe book kicks off A MUST KNOW MYTHS about health& weight loss. i like the fact that the book is not designed for weight loss,but addressing diabetic and high blood pressure. although fast weight loss is in the equation, physical health at stake is pointed at.i cant eat or drink diary products during the detoxit takes him tooooo long to get to the bottom linehere are a list of the DO NOT EAT1#All sugar products or anything containing sugar2#Gluten 3#All grains 4# Dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, ...etc 5# Beans, or legumes (this does not include green beans).6# All processed and factory-made foods. 7# All refined and processed vegetable oils. You can use olive oil & grape seed oil 8#Alcohol. 9# Caffeine. Caffeine also increases hunger10 # Other stimulants or sedatives. 11#Media overload, the incessant overexposure to phones, texting, the Internet, social media, and television that stresses our nervous system and often shapes our eating behavior and preferences.New Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), “Internet Addiction Disorder” is listed as a “condition for further study.” Yikes!
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  • Alyssa
    January 1, 1970
    I have never been obese or had high blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar. The reason I picked up this book was to attempt to detox my body from my constant sugar & carb cravings I had. It was time consuming & expensive to get started (I bought all the recommended supplements). I followed the meal plan as best I could with food sensitivities & did the readings, journaling, & detox baths everyday. I was never hungry but still craved sweets, often reminding myself it was only I have never been obese or had high blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar. The reason I picked up this book was to attempt to detox my body from my constant sugar & carb cravings I had. It was time consuming & expensive to get started (I bought all the recommended supplements). I followed the meal plan as best I could with food sensitivities & did the readings, journaling, & detox baths everyday. I was never hungry but still craved sweets, often reminding myself it was only 10 days. In the end, I did lose weight & learned how even minimal dairy & gluten affected my digestion & bloating. While my sugar cravings have remained this 10 day detox gave my metabolism a boost that allowed me to lose 10 lbs & get to a weight lower than I was 10 years ago - & keep it off well after the 10th day. It was not easy. I didn't have the energy to do my usual HIIT & Tabata workouts or even run 5km while following the plan. I no longer take all the recommended supplements (with exception of PGX & my regular vitamins) and could never have done it for the extended 90 day plan. However I do use some of the things I really liked (weighing myself daily, the whole-foods protein shake, detox baths, & the portions from the salad lists). 2 months after finishing I haven't felt it was necessary to detox again but would consider doing it in the future.
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  • Pamkj
    January 1, 1970
    This book is on a long wait list from the local library so I will return it early tomorrow in case it helps another customer on their search for weight loss ideas or motivation to start a healthier diet. In my opinion, it seemed to be a big ad for proprietary vitamin supplements we can order through the author's website. The 'diet' information regarding eating your vegetables, exercise daily, avoid grains and sugar, take a daily detox bath, and to become involved in your community are certainly This book is on a long wait list from the local library so I will return it early tomorrow in case it helps another customer on their search for weight loss ideas or motivation to start a healthier diet. In my opinion, it seemed to be a big ad for proprietary vitamin supplements we can order through the author's website. The 'diet' information regarding eating your vegetables, exercise daily, avoid grains and sugar, take a daily detox bath, and to become involved in your community are certainly not bad ideas. If I had never read a diet book, never tried to lose weight, and hadn't seen programs such as Dr. Hyman's PBS pledge season specials I may have gained more useful information from this very basic book.
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  • Dana
    January 1, 1970
    Well, the science reads soundly. I don't get the impression that this is a fad, although one has to be cautious these days. I do know it spoke to several conditions I have but never associated with food; nor did I see some of my eating behaviors as addictions. Go figure.Anyway, I embark on the actual diet beginning the 3rd of February. Here's hoping it pans out!
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  • Will
    January 1, 1970
    This book also tries to sell you supplements and other books and DVDs in order to achieve the goals of the book. It shouldn't be this complicated and expensive to eat a gluten-free, whole foods diet.
  • Alivaster
    January 1, 1970
    The book was very repetitive, so if you want to jump around, you're probably going to be fine. This book gave specific food options for each meal for the ten days. The main idea is that you're limiting your food intake, doing exercise, and reducing plenty of things that can give you bloat, inflammation, changes in blood sugar/pressure, and other problems. Overall, you're supposed to avoid gluten, grains, sugar, processed foods, beans, legumes, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol. So if you want to do t The book was very repetitive, so if you want to jump around, you're probably going to be fine. This book gave specific food options for each meal for the ten days. The main idea is that you're limiting your food intake, doing exercise, and reducing plenty of things that can give you bloat, inflammation, changes in blood sugar/pressure, and other problems. Overall, you're supposed to avoid gluten, grains, sugar, processed foods, beans, legumes, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol. So if you want to do that for 10 days, that might be more doable for you. If you're choosing to follow the actual diet plan and measurements, everything is listed out and easily explained. The recipes aren't difficult and are decently quick to make depending how many people you're making it for. The biggest downfall with this detox, and others, is that they don't allow much leeway. It requires you to buy a lot of specific foods that you may or may not already have/generally buy. This makes it really expensive depending where you live (i.e. if you live in the city and fresh produce is more expensive vs. suburbia where you have many stores and markets to get your produce). So if you want to follow the plan, be prepared to spend quite a bit money for it. I realize that the idea is that you need to work hard, be dedicated, and spend the money if you want to see the changes, but if you're on a budget, this might not be the greatest plan to go with. You can follow the general guidelines of what to avoid in this book, eat healthily, eat in moderation, and exercise and probably find the same results. Since some friends decided to follow the ten day plan, I decided to join them for the ride just to see what would happen. Tracking calorie and nutrition information, exercise, measurements of the body, weight, BP, and more. I will update our progress once we finish out the ten days.
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  • Ashley Nordbeck
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a very useful tool in fighting the effects of high blood sugar and insulin issues. It is the companion part to the Detox Cookbook by the same author. I found the information shockingly enlightening. The food industry, our emotions, our attitudes and our social circles (just to name a few saboteurs to good health) are exposed in this book as impedments to good health or contributors to diabetes/obesity- which Dr. Hyman refers to as diabesty. I know you might say to yourself 'oh right This book is a very useful tool in fighting the effects of high blood sugar and insulin issues. It is the companion part to the Detox Cookbook by the same author. I found the information shockingly enlightening. The food industry, our emotions, our attitudes and our social circles (just to name a few saboteurs to good health) are exposed in this book as impedments to good health or contributors to diabetes/obesity- which Dr. Hyman refers to as diabesty. I know you might say to yourself 'oh right another lose weight/fat fast diet book', but I feel that this book has credible scientific information, with layman explaination and application. It seems laborious at first, but the 10-day plan is laid out with day-by-day instructions. Dr. Hyman, not only addresses food issues, he also deals with emotions, stress, environment and the psycology behind obesity. Bottom line, the book is moderately priced and chocked full of good information, so I believe you might do yourself a favor and check it out.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Read the book book, the first paper book I've read in a long time (I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately). I enjoyed the science and strategies behind Hyman's explanations, and it was easy to follow and seems to make sense. I didn't follow the diet but I enjoyed learning about it. I took a month break in between reading the first half and the second half but eventually finished... Worth a look-through.Favourite quotes:"What makes you sick also makes you fat, and what makes you fat Read the book book, the first paper book I've read in a long time (I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately). I enjoyed the science and strategies behind Hyman's explanations, and it was easy to follow and seems to make sense. I didn't follow the diet but I enjoyed learning about it. I took a month break in between reading the first half and the second half but eventually finished... Worth a look-through.Favourite quotes:"What makes you sick also makes you fat, and what makes you fat makes you sick.""The biggest challenge you're facing here is not your waistline or your weight. It's not your belly. It's your brain. Changing the way you think about food so you get your mind working with your body, not against it, is critical to weight loss and healing.""We have a chance today to stop and detox not only from junk food, but also junk thoughts. We can declutter our thoughts and our minds.""Find an additional form of active relaxation: yoga, meditation, tai chi, qigong, biofeedback, playing music. (Watching TV or reading a book doesn't count.)"
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    When my MD said she followed this plan for herself, I got Dr. Hyman's books from the library and read them! I base my 3-star review on the book itself, which is a fairly quick read full of scientific-sounding information. The book is very persuasive, so maybe I should have rated it higher on its persuasive effectiveness. I have not actually followed this diet, so my review does not pertain to personal results.
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  • Nicholas Doyle
    January 1, 1970
    Deeply informative on how our body operates with food, how addictive substances plague our society, and what we can do to free ourselves from food addiction and live a healthier life. I've learned eating strategies that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Not that I've become some health nut with a perfect diet, but I'm more informed and know how to reset whenever my health is less than optimal.
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  • Ann Mireles
    January 1, 1970
    Hyman breaks down the days with instructions on what to do, he provides recipes, motivational health advice, inspirational stories of actual readers/participants, food industry secrets. He informs the reader before starting the process of detoxing from sugar of possible results and consequences (always check with your docotor). He encourages journaling your process and joining an online or personal community for support.
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  • Glenda
    January 1, 1970
    Eh... picked this up trying to help do a bit of a sugar detox since I have been stress eating sugar and craving carbs, but found it more of a 'whole 30' type of program where you give up pretty much everything for a while (except for Dr. Hyman's recommended supplements). Didn't find it particularly helpful for what I was hoping to get out of it.
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  • Marnie
    January 1, 1970
    Good advice from a proI have used this book as a reference since it was first published. This is the first time I have read all the way through to refresh my memory and inspire me to cook healthy food. I am in agreement with the Functional Medicine approach to treating an individual, which is Dr.Hyman's specialty.
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  • Sandy
    January 1, 1970
    Another book about eating right. Basically the same as Weight Watchers only they give you a meal plan and you don't count points. Didn't read the whole thing but skimmed the relevant parts and copied some of the lists.
  • Angelyn
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't follow everything exactly (ie the media fast and nightly bath) I did take the PGX fiber before meals and really enjoyed some of the dinners. I lost weight and inches without increasing my activity level. This detox was a great starting point to revamp my diet.
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