Saturday, March 26, 2016

Book Review: Fast Metabolism Food Rx

I originally decided to read Fast Metabolism Food Rx:  7 Powerful Prescriptions to Feed Your Body Back  to Health since it promised to help with a variety of health issues.  I am all in favor of taking a more natural route when dealing with health problems.  The first four chapters are background information on the author's methods.  Each of the seven health issues - GI stress, fatigue, hormones, mood, cholesterol, diabetes, and autoimmunity.

Each of the prescriptions begins with a list of power foods and is complemented by a meal map and a brief section of recipes.  Honestly I found it all to be overwhelming.  I had hoped it would help give me ideas W's acid reflux issues.  I simply cannot see me convincing him to eat cooked green beans or spinach as a mid-morning snack.  I would also like to see more meal ideas or recipes.  The author does mention more recipes can be found on her website but having them included in the book would have been more convenient. The website recipes are related more to her other books.

I was happy to see one of my concerns addressed in the "Your Frequently Asked Questions - And Some Answers".  One of the questions is "Sometimes I feel too overwhelmed to follow a plan.  Are there simpler ways to benefit?".  The author offers five mini-steps toward progress.  I think this is something that I would feel better doing.  I was able to gather some helpful information and will work on making some small changes.

disclosure:  I received this book from Blogging for Books but was not otherwise compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own!

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