Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Let's Do Lunch (Book Review)

Roger Troy Wilson tried and failed at seemingly every diet plan available. Since none of them worked for him, he decided to use a trial-and-error approach to develop his own plan.  His account is recorded in Let's Do Lunch.

Although the cover of the book promises that you can eat "all the CALORIES and CARBS you want" and lose weight, there are some significant restrictions on the foods that this plan allows.  Yes, you can have carbs--as long as those carbs are in the form of whole grain cereals, dark brown rice, or fruit.  The plan eliminates or severely restricts most of the carbs that we crave:  pasta, potatoes, and bread.  Part of the concept is that eating fresh fruit--all you want, but at certain times of day--will diminish cravings for refined sugar and other "forbidden" foods.

This diet plan isn't for everyone.  I'm not a health care professional, but I suspect that the abundance of fruit would make this unsuitable for diabetics.  I also noticed that quite a few of the suggested foods and recipes contain ingredients that are high in sodium.  The author advises that you consult your physician before beginning this (or any) diet program, and I'll second that advice.

For more information, visit the Thomas Nelson product page for Let's Do Lunch, read an excerpt here, or visit the Let's Do Lunch website.

Disclosure:  Through the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze program, I received a copy of this book--at no cost to me--for review purposes. All opinions are my own.


  1. My biggest weakness is potatoes, pasta, and bread. I guess I would have a really hard time with this diet. Probably the #1 reason I can't seem to lose weight ;)

  2. Wow, I thought I heard of all the diets out there, but never heard of this one. I think the best way to lose weight and keep it off if everything in moderation. I limit carbs to lose weight fast, but it is hard to continue eating that way for a long period of time.
    Happy iFellowship Day!

  3. It sounds like a good book. I need to get it. Thanks for your review.

  4. i love pasta... but the fruit thing does work!
    When I was pregnant and craved sweets, I would eat some form of fruit and it worked for me! :)

  5. Sounds like a great book! I'll have to check into it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hmm sounds interesting but not so sure I could stick to it. The fruit part is nice but I'm a bread fan :)

  7. Oh! I don't think God made forbidden foods, well, except the one Eve wasn't suppose to eat. ;) Thanks for stopping by! It is so fun to meet you!!


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