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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book Review: The Burn

The Burn by Haylie Pomroy is a diet book with a specific purpose.  Based on the principles presented in The Fast Metabolism Diet, Haylie Pomroy presents 3 specific diets for specific goals.  Additionally, each diet presented is written to combat a specific dietary hurdle.  The 3 diets are the Digestive Intervention, the Hormonal Intervention and the Inflammation Intervention.

Positives: Pomroy has created lengthy descriptions of why each intervention might need to be considered.  This is helpful in making sure the reader chooses the right diet.  Pomroy also includes conversation to help guide the reader not to cheat.  For example, Pomroy writes a list of preparations that need to be done ahead of time for maximum success with the plan.

Pomroy is specific to make sure the reader understands this is not a lifestyle change, but a diet to try to get over a weight loss stall.

The menus presented offer wide variety and with the amount of food and liquid to be consumed assuring the participant should not be hungry.

All the foods for the recipes can easily be found in any grocery store, nothing is pre packaged.

Negatives: The recipes provided to not offer substitutions.  For someone with a food sensitivity, such as migraines from citrus, this will basically make at least the Hormonal Intervention diet impossible.

Additionally, the menus are not very high in protein outside if lentils and chicken.  For those if you who are not used to including vegetables in your daily diet, these would be a stretch.

Over all, I found this book to be comprehensive in presenting a method for losing a few pounds quickly in a reasonable way.

In exchange for a free copy of this book via Blogging For Books I was asked to give an honest review.

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