Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: James A. Surrell, M.D.
Publisher: Bean Books, LLC.
“As you will soon learn, with the SOS Diet, you can forget about counting calories, forget low fat, low cholesterol and low carb diets, forget glycemic index, because it just is not all that complicated!” James A. Surrell writes in the introduction of his book, The SOS Diet - Stop Only Sugar.
This paperback book is one hundred and forty-four pages and targeted toward readers who want to lose weight as a lifestyle change. After dedication and acknowledgement pages, there is an unknown authored foreword along with the doctor’s introduction. After fifteen chapters regarding the simple regimen, there are seven appendixes, a glossary, index, and author biography.
Surrell believes firmly that sugar is the cause of obesity as Americans consume approximate one hundred and forty pounds yearly of the substance. If we would stop eating sugar, especially in refined format, we would shed pounds quickly and easily.
Starting the first chapter with success stories from several participants, he explains medical research, other diets that are too complicated, and the essentials dos and don’ts of his plan. There are also chapters on cholesterol, pros and cons of sugar, sugar substitute safety, the digestive system, fiber, colon cleansing dangers, fast food choices, anti-cancer foods, snacks, and myth busters. The appendixes include a dozen delicious treats, fruit/vegetable content, irritable bow solutions, portion control, avoiding diverticulitis, colon/rectal screening, and healthy lifestyle choices.
A promoter of sugar substitutes, reading food labels, and having about thirty grams of fiber while drinking six to eight glasses of water a day, the book makes common sense for those who have over-indulged in sugar and want to drop pounds quickly.
By exercising and not eating candy, desserts made with refined sugar, white breads and pastries, white potatoes or rice, chips, beets, grapes, dried fruits, honey, syrup, carrots, salad dressings, ketchup, jams, juices, milk, high-sugar content yogurt, non-diet soft drinks, sweet wines, and regular beers, one will lose waist-line inches. Instead, his diet includes eating whole grain/wheat breads and pasta, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, low sugar yogurt, some nuts, peanut butter, apples, green vegetables, dry wine, and light beers along with specific name-brand muffins, cereal, and milk and any sugar-free food.
While this is a standard diet like others currently on the market, its simplicity of concentrating on omitting “anything sugar” makes a valid, doable way to lose pounds and become healthier, producing a better lifestyle.
This book was furnished by Westwind Communications in lieu of an unbiased review.