Do people start the lcd without reading the book?
Why are there so many questions asked that are clearly answered in the book? I always see people asking if wheat bread is okay or if sweet potatos are okay?
I understand there are areas that are not covered in the book, but some questions make me laugh / cry sometime.
I have some ideas:
Everyone is inundated with info on how to lose weight, etc. So much varying advice, it gets stored in the same area of the brain and when accessing Tim's info, it might get mixed up a bit. People who think whole wheat is healthy translates that it is BROWN and therefore not white. People who only eat white and bornw foods see sweet potatoes as health food so it "seems" like a good choice.
Folks with food/weight "issues" have another voice, the Feast Beast, that tries to steer them into eating off protocol. That voice is what brings up the questions from those who have actually read the book. Also, those with food baggage or the Feast Beast will quickly translate some of the DGW stuff into daily protocol!
TIP for those who have weight problems/overeating:
Tell yourself you NEVER eat off protocol. Dieters Gone Wild days, you still never eat off protocol becasue protocol IS no holds barred, right? Anything that tries to get you out of that commitment to yourself is the Feast Beast! You answer a "what about this or that, you deserve just a bite" etc sort of crap is met with "No, I NEVER eat off protocol!"
I read the ebook on the NookColor, so the page numbers still work. However, there are success stories in the book with people who don't folllow the diet strictly, so it does lead to some confusion. The book really doesn't read like any other diet book I've ever seen. (Which I like.) I found myself constantly re-reading, and even bought the hard copy too, thinking that it might be easier to follow. The rest of the confusion probably comes from people not having underlying knowledge about sugar, the glycemic index of foods, etc. And wishful thinking...
I know 3 or 4 people on the SCD, and only 1 has the book. The rules are simple enough that people can be successful without reading the book... whether they stick with it in the long run remains to be seen! I know for myself, it took a book like this to make me actually feel empowered regarding my own health. I just assumed that because I sit on my butt all day for a living that I was destined to have a physique that bore a strong resemblance to the Grinch.
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