For many people who’ve been on countless diets in the past, the same old yo-yo dieting cycle gets a bit tired after a while.
In his new book, former marine, Robert Ferguson, promises you can get a dream body, without ever going on another diet.
But, does it deliver the goods?
Diet-Free For Life Principles
The main concept behind this book is that you can be free from the “dieting” mentality, which can be so crippling to success. The book attempts to demonstrate how you can eat a range of foods, and still lose weight.
The basis of the diet is eating lean proteins at each meal, with what Ferguson calls “fast and slow carbohydrate” combos. He also encourages a little healthy fat with meals, and eating every 2 to 3 hours.
For me, the best part about this book is the 21-Day Mindset Makeover. It’s like a step-by-step guide of daily prompts to help you in sustaining what you’ve already learned. And, it’s a nice addition, as many popular diets don’t even attempt to tackle changing your thoughts.
The section on exercise is also helpful, and it’s laid out in such a way that you can build up to the full workouts. I like Ferguson’s “Circufit,” which is really just circuit training. I actually tried one of the Circufit workouts yesterday morning, and it was a pretty challenging workout, but enjoyable.
Finally, there is a section on fat loss for vegetarians, which is often missing in diet books, and there are around 120 pages of recipes at the end of the book, if you need a little inspiration.
The idea of fast and slow carb combos is basically the glycemic index, so nothing new there. However, I think this book strikes a good balance, since it doesn’t recommend avoiding certain foods, but rather if you are eating, for example, “fast carbs,” they should be combined with “slow carbs” and some lean protein, for best effect.
This book would be helpful for anyone trying to get off the diet roller coaster, so that they can lose weight in a balanced, healthy way.
Diet Free for Life is available on Amazon for $16.