I read “The Blood Sugar Solution: The Ultra Healthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!” I know, BIG title – and I think it lives up to its name. Have you read it already? I’d love to hear what you thought in the comments section below.
There is a lot of information in there so I am just going to write about through the filter of this question: “Is this just another fad/quickie diet?”
There is so much good information in this book about our bodies future if we continue to eat the ‘typical American diet.’ There is also great information in there if you just said to yourself “Well, I don’t eat that way. I cook most of my own food, I eat vegetables… etc.” No matter who you are or what you eat, it will make you think, and possibly make you shift your thinking on food and what you put into your body.
It is built around a 6-week plan where you eliminate most everything processed as well as all allergens. To some this may seem extreme. I did it for one week, there were tons choices of food to eat (and good recipes) and you don’t have to buy any fake diet food (a major plus in my book). So, it could trigger old dieting mentality stuff and that may not be what you need or is best for you right now – and – I think your body would thank you for the high quality fuel you are forced to eat, because that is all there is on the ‘plan.’
Remember a few months ago when I swore off dairy? I didn’t really do it, at least not until I read this book 2 weeks later and used that week on their plan to jump-start my non-dairy life. I didn’t eat ANY dairy for 4 weeks, and to this day it has been very minimal. For this, I will always thank Dr. Mark Hyman and his Blood Sugar Solution.
So, I guess that is the point. You could pick this book up and get something out of it. You could use it as a tool to help yourself feel better in your body or experiment with eliminating something you think might be hurting you. Or you could pick it up and declare world domination over food, get all caught up in it and end up feeling great because it really is about putting the good stuff in and leaving the bad stuff out. Whatever you choose I wish you well because this one doesn’t weird me out a bit.