Fit For Life Diet Plan Book by harvey diamond

3/5, 3 from 13 reviews
Harvey Diamond & Marilyn Diamond
0446300152 (ISBN13: 9780446300155)
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  1. Alex
    book looked gimmicky
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Sep 9, 2018
    A coworker gave this book to me with a suggestion to skim through the first few chapters as it was not quite informative. Intrigued, I read a few pages and Jesus, was he true. The chapters looked more of infomercials and not a diet book. For a major part, the author claims he has discovered the secret about healthy life but does not say it straight and simple. He meanders and takes up more pages in the book until he reveals his secrets - raw veganism.

    I do not mind it because it makes more sense to reduce the amount of meat etc. and increase the number of veggies and fruits. What I did not like is an overdependence on raw veganism. Any child will know that if you eat only vegetables and fruits, you will lose weight and there is no rocket science behind it. Eating more fresh veggies and fruits is also sound advice.

    The other problem with this book is that the evidence put forward is anecdotal, and either disapproved or scientifically unsound. To be fair to the author, he does put in a disclaimer, but it talks about the reference to God, but I do not think that these things have a place in a book which is talking about eating properly for healthy living. The author is also very dodgy about various studies he quotes. The one that stood out for me was the Pottenger's cats experiment and the extrapolation of the study to humans and stating that cooked food is not good for humans. Now, this is stretching things a bit too far.

    He also conveniently ignores about the importance of exercises and states walking is enough if more than 50% of your diet is raw….

    Though the book has a good premise, it is messed up with the presence of many evidences that have been trashed by the scientific community.