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The NO GUESSWORK Diet

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It didn't really tell me anything I didn't know but then I have read a lot on the subject previously. If you haven't, then it might be a good book for you.
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Thank you NetGalley and publisher for the digital advance reading copy of this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, there was a great mix of science and anecdotes to explain Dr. Hunt's weight management plan.

This book gave me a lot of food for thought about what and how I consume my food, and also how I look at exercise as part of a healthy weight management plan.

Highly recommend this book!
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Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC e-book. I have not been compensated for my opinion and this is an honest review.

The premise of this book is to discover your individual daily carb target for optimal weight loss and maintenance. The author suggests that everyone begin at 75 and make slight adjustments after two weeks. This strategy was repeated numerous times in slightly different wording, and it began to feel less and less individualized each time. It is almost certainly not as simple as this was made to sound, and the author makes it a point to not dismiss the difficulties of people with obesity. There are a few menus included to assist. Overall, the information provided would have been easier to read from a website or newsletter than in a full-length book.
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I often get ill, and off of so many different foods. So I wanted to look at a new and refreshed idea at a diet I could try, to hopefully make me feel a bit better and help me get more healthy. I really like the book and the ideas it gave me. I found it easy to use and to implement. tHe ideas in it are great and really are foods you will enjoy, especially if you are finding it hard not to overeat, in lockdown. A brilliant read!
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I thought this sounded like an excellent diet to follow. I’m one of those people who needs to have a plan for weight loss. I’m unable to just cut back. I’m going to give this diet a try.
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Inspired by his patients whose weight loss significantly improved their medical problems, Dr. Rameck Hunt devised this program to (literally) take the guesswork out of losing weight. Lose weight and keep it off for life? Sounds great to me.

Dr. Hunt reiterates the basics: carbs from sugar and processed foods are “bad” and lead to obesity and keep us from losing weight. Exercise alone isn’t enough to burn enough calories to lose weight.

The thing I liked about this book is how easy Dr. Hunt’s suggestions are to incorporate into my life. He has a personable way of writing which was a pleasure to read.
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No Guesswork?  Absolute nonsense!  This book is not at all what it purports to be.  It is just another diet book touting the same old weight-loss tropes.  Rameck Hunt is just pedalling yet another keto diet, extremely thinly veiled as a revolutionary new 3-stage diet plan.  He claims that this is not a keto diet, but the differences are so minuscule and semantic that this denial is frankly laughable.  How is a diet based on substantially lowering your carb intake and eating freely of other 'healthy' foods not a keto diet?

Rameck Hunt is what he terms an 'obesity doctor', but one who works from the premise that obesity is a disease.  No, measles is a disease.  The bubonic plague is a disease.  Cholera is a disease.  Obesity is the end result of overeating.  The cure for this is not a vaccine, a pill or a spoonful of medicine.  The cure is eating less, and I speak from a position of 55 years of 1st-hand experience.  I am considered clinically obese and I have battled my weight my whole life, but I am not in denial regarding the reason for my being overweight, nor do I seek an excuse that exonerates me from all blame.  My situation may be a little different from most others and I shall not go into that here, but when I reduce my calorie intake I lose weight perfectly well.  Therefore, no disease, just plain old overeating (broadly speaking).  The subject is very complex I know, and this over-simplification is just that, a gross generalisation utilised as a device to question the validity of the author's premise.

I found the book fatuous and patronising to those of us who battle with our weight.  Rameck Hunt claims kinship as he had occasion to lose a few pounds himself before developing his diet plan.  Well whoopie do!  Not exactly the same experience as those of us who battle against this constantly, always having to think about every single morsel we put into our mouths - minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, year after year!  He has no idea.

The book will probably sell extremely well.  This type of book always does and for obvious reasons, however, I cannot but see the author as just yet another bandwagon jumper.  Does he honestly want to help overweight people?   Yes, I believe he does, but I just don't think that this plan of his is the answer to any overweight person's prayer (and I refuse to use the pejorative term 'obese').
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Dr. Hunt gives an in-depth look at how carbs and food can affect our bodies in a way that everyone can understand. His No Guesswork Diet is easy to understand and to follow. The No Guesswork Diet is customizable to what works for each individual because he understands that our bodies all work differently. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to lose weight or just get healthier.
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I didn’t think a diet book would hold my interest, but I found No Guess Work Diet engrossing. It balanced personal stories from real people facing a weight challenge with medical data supporting how the plan will help you achieve your objective. I also like that the diet is personalized, rather than being one size fits all.
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**I received and voluntarily read an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

First and foremost, never follow any diet plan without checking with your doctor or other medical professional first. With that being said, there's some great information. I've known people who have followed similar diets before and it seems to have worked.

Nothing new or groundbreaking, but a different way of looking at some previously given diet advice. The science is here that is lacking in many celebrity versions of this diet, complete with graphs and photographs.

The diet at the end didn't seem as restrictive as many, so it's a nice option for someone looking to boost their own no carb/low carb diet with other meal options they may have not considered.
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written well, with lots of science behind the facts.  I didn't learn anything particularly new about eating but it reaffirmed my choices for a low carb lifestyle.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy in return for my honest review.
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Very informative, this book talks about  entering a low carb diet. Similar to Leto but not quite, it was an interesting read. It might be a bit technical at times, having a lot of scientific information. A great read for people who are trying to find their perfect diet plan.
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It was an ok book, it just wasn’t my kind of book............................................................
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Dr Rameck Hunt, who is an expert on obesity at the University Medical Center at Princeton and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, offers the position that it is not always a person's fault they are obese or overweight. He concludes that it is down to the body and how it handles carbs and for each person, there is a tipping point in the body, be it a certain amount of grams of carbohydrates the person has to reduce to help shift excessive weight.
The explanation for Dr Hunt's new proposal is clear and science-based and dispels the long-held belief that eating fat, good fats such as avocados, nuts, grains and olive oil are to be removed from your diet to help lose weight.
The book breaks down a plan to reduce your carbs and lose weight into 3 separate phases, offering ideas for protein-based meals and also snacks to help keeps any hunger pains away.
Contained within the book are some case examples of patients who have successfully applied his methods and confirmation of his app to help you with your new approach to diet.
The only problem with the meal and snack ideas is that if you are a vegetarian or vegan there are not many options for you as a lot of the meal and snack ideas are meat-based.
This is a great book for those who want to swap calorie counting and approach dieting based on Dr Rameck Hunt more scientific approach as well as introduce a more macro-based dieting approach.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This diet book has some fantastic information in it and so much of it makes sense without feeling like your mind is going into a whirlwind of too much information.

One great thing about this book is it makes you understand that not being able to shift excess weight is not your fault.

I am yet to try this diet but will definitely be giving it a try. There are some good, simple meal plans at the back of the book too which is a great help and won't break the bank.
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There is a lot of information in this book. It is based on scientific information and it adds it helps explain any of the big diets. It should help you decide which one you would like to try.
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I didn't find this any different from any other low carb diet books and also it has no recipes despite having a meal plan.. it just says 'google them..' mmm.  Not really worth it for me
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If you're interested in a healthy low carb lifestyle without going full on keto then this book is for you. Dr Hunt lays out a comprehensive step by step plan on how to find you "carb number" (the amount of daily carbs you need to stay under to lose weight) and how to modify your diet to get there. 
I've been doing low carb for a year after i slowly gained 15 lbs when i started peri-menopause. I tried every diet under the sun to no avail until i decided to try cutting down on my carbs. At the moment i'm about 3 lbs away from my target weight and will be following the No Guesswork Diet to get to my target weight and stay there.
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This book is about low carb, or the keto diet. There's a lot of research and informations in how a low carb diet would be good for you and then at the end there are some keto friendly recipes. I'm not a fan of low carb or keto diet because it's temporary and it's hard to really do a low carb diet forever. I prefer to stick to anything that comes from the earth like fruits, veggies, beans, herbs and I try to avoid pre made food, frozen food and fried food. I've tried low carb before and it's pretty hard but it works for a while. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
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This was an extremely informative book on the positive ways of moving forward with dieting. A bit too much to get my head around for me but can see how it could be invaluable to others. A good approach to food if you need some advice and guidance away from the general low fat diet. 

Thank you Netgalley.
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