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Old 06-29-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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Question Abs Diet????

Has anyone read the book, tried it or have any opinions about it??? I know myself well enough to know that I need a plan I can follow for life, not just a way to get the weight off and hope to keep it off. All that I have heard of the Abs Diet says it is a lifelong plan.....But I am looking for an unbiased opinion, not information from the publisher or author.

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Old 06-30-2006, 02:14 PM   #2
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I haven't heard much about it, but I subscrib to the theory that if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. And from anything and everything I've read and seen, you can't spot reduce anything.
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I have done the abs diet. It is a great book. I can across it one day while watching Good Morning America and then I purchased the books. You can get them really cheap at Walmart or off of Amazon.

I am using the meals with my exercise program now and even before I added the exercises, just the meals alone will help you get rid of weight especially around the mid section.
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My brother followed it for a few months. He lost a lot of weight and looked great.
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Old 07-10-2006, 06:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input everyone. I won an auction on ebay for the book and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I really thought that it sounded like a sensible approach to weight loss....my hubby gets Men's Health mag and the editor is the book author. I have seen a few articles in his magazine that refer to the Abs diet and it seems like a fairly easy approach to sensible eating. I can't wait to get my hands on it now!
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The diet isn't really about "spot reducing" or anything like that-even though "abs" is in the title.

Basically this diet concentrates on eating lower calories-which will make anyone lose weight-BUT, it also concentrates on eating whole foods...less or not at all processed foods-with high nutrient content-basically getting more nutrients for the calorie. That part of the concept is very good. I don't follow The Abs Diet, but the foods that are recommended are ones that I eat naturally and recommend anyway...oatmeal, blueberries, etc.
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I have heard about it and read some of the key points through a men's health site. It is actually pretty sound and have heard it works from others I know who have tried it. As stated it is a diet all around not for spot reduction and is not some gimmick. I am using info from this diet to kinda just form my own variation cause I don't mind going a bit slower in progress.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:58 PM   #8
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Well, I finally got the book and read it cover to cover. It looks like what I thought it would be, a map to better health with weight loss as an added bonus. I think that this is a way of life more than a "diet" and exactly what I need....a plan to get me on a better path.
Thanks for all your input!
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:31 PM   #9
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My DD ran across the Abs diet in a magazine (it touched on the foods that were "approved" on the diet). She's been going to the gym and working with a trainer who outlined a diet for her. I've been trying to get her to do the Super foods diet, but she balks at anything I say. Well, she noticed that the Abs diet was about 80% like the Super foods diet and she finally sees what I see!
Like Aphil said, it is low cal, healthy, whole foods. I don't see anything wrong with it myself.
My only problem with any diet plan is when they give you daily menus to follow. I just can't stand anyone telling me that for Bfast today I have to have such and such, etc. That's why I like calorie counting and the super foods--I pick out the foods that I like that are on the super foods diet, throw in a couple that aren't but that won't sabotage my diet and I eat what I like. It's been working for me.
Good luck with the Abs diet--I think you'll do great with it!
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