Aug 242010

Let’s Do Lunch is a diet book and program like none other I have ever seen.  For starters, it is fairly short.  Most others I have been acquainted with are much longer.  It also approaches weight loss from a totally different perspective than I have ever thought of before.

Let’s Do Lunch doesn’t start with counting calories, eliminating carbs, or doing some stranger things like only eating one kind of food. Nor does he impose strict exercise regimes.  In it, the author suggests starting by eating fruit.  And then reordering the way we approach our meals.  Mainly with our protein consumption.  After sitting and mulling over his ideas for awhile, I think they have some if not a lot of merit.  Our current diet as a culture is atrocious.  Roger advocates (without coming right out and shouting it) that we need to move from the processed and convenience foods that are prevalent in our society today and go back to where the food came from.  Eat food closer to it’s natural state if you will.  Weight loss can be achieved by eating the least fattening option, eliminating sugar and changing the order of the meals and moving our largest meal of the day earlier.

Roger isn’t just some nutritionist or skinny guy spouting off his theory of dieting and lifestyle change.  He did it.  He once had a waist that was five feet around and weighed in excess of 400 pounds.  He tried every diet that came along and nothing worked.  Sure, he would lose a bit of weight, but then it would all come back and then some.  He started by eating frozen grapes 15 years ago, and he lost over 200 pounds with the changes he made and has kept it off.  This is what simply worked for him and he felt led to share it with others.

My husband and I are planning to implement his ideas into our lifestyles. I need to lose some weight (we had two children 17 months apart…pregnancy wreaks havoc on a woman’s body, on top of being already a bit on the chubbier side before that) and I hope this is the answer.  I know that counting, eliminating totally and deprivation diets aren’t for me.  Nor are they good for the children.  I don’t want them growing up with a negative body image from watching Mommy obsess.  This diet isn’t about obsessing over food, and being legalistic with it.  This is about lifestyle changing and reordering.  Even if I don’t lose weight, I think we will be healthier with a better attitude about food and it’s purpose. Along with the kinds of foods we allow into our home and consume.

If you are looking for a new approach to weight loss and lifestyle changes, this book is for you. I highly recommend it.

I was given a copy of Let’s Do Lunch by Thomas Nelson through their BookSneeze program in exchange for my reading it and posting a review on it on my blog and a consumer website.  All opinions contained herein are mine and mine alone.  I received no other compensation..

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