Reviewed by Becky Speller
OK a bit of background about me. I am a serial yo-yo dieter and have tried every diet on the market (more or less), I also have a large library of ‘diet’ books or miracle cures as I call them. So I was sceptical to say the least when being asked to review this book, but in the same way excited as I usually am when I think I have found the magic answer to my obesity issues.
The author has had a serious health scare caused by obesity, and therefore you can relate to him straightaway. We all listen to someone more who has suffered the same problems. It is hard to take seriously a celebrity who thinks they were overweight at a size 12! He has also done many years of research, so rather than crash diet he managed to lose his weight healthily and steadily, and even better has kept it off. David Hack stresses that this is a change of lifestyle rather than a diet, and promises to change your attitude to food and exercise in 7 weeks.
He also backs up his claims with sound scientific facts that are in plain English and easy to understand. Some of these books just baffle you with science and you give up half way through before finishing the whole book.
The diet is basically sticking to natural foods and no processed alternatives. It is also based upon sticking to how our ancestors would have eaten, sticking to lots of fruit and veg and small amounts of meat. This to me is the key to losing weight and has worked for me many times in the past.
Another thing I like is that he doesn’t forget to mention taking exercise and breaks it down into easy steps. The only thing I would say is being a busy mum who also works full time I would struggle to exercise in the morning before I eat!
At the end of the book is your 7 week plan and again David Hack walks you through it and makes it sound easy.
A really interesting read which has certainly got me thinking that this is the best way to go. If you love cooking from scratch and are interested in a really healthy natural diet this is the book for you.
RRP: £9.99 (paperback)
Available to buy from Troubador here.