The Plan Diet Book Review
About The Phases of The Plan
The Plan diet is indeed a diet, as there are many different tests and restrictive foods you must adhere to when going through your 20+ days. It is recommended that you aim for at least 10 grams of protein at breakfast, 15-40 grams at lunch, and then 70 at dinner time. It is not recommended that you cut out calories, but the testing as you will see below is the most important part of the book. 
This is the 3 day detox phase where you will create a set baseline for your body to start the diet from. You will be testing your body the second and third day, but not the first, when it comes to different foods. According to Chewfo,
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“You start out with flax seeds, blueberries, coconut milk or rice milk, carrots, zucchini, onion, beets, kale, shiitake mushrooms, butternut squash, broccoli, mixed greens, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, broccoli with orange oil and lemon juice, pear, apple, citrus zest (orange oil or lemon oil), 1 teaspoon of brown sugar / honey / agave nectar per serving. Day 2: Almonds and rice. Test raw, unsalted almonds (a handful), and brown rice (a cup for women, 1 ½ cups for men). Day 3: Chickpeas, chicken, roasted vegetables. Test low-sodium chickpeas (1/2 cup), baked chicken without salt (2-3 ounces for women, 4 ounces for men), and roasted vegetables (1 cup for women, 2 cups for men).” 
This phase is best known as the testing phase where you will figure out whether certain foods are friendly or reactive to your weight loss. It lasts for 17 days, in which the 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 17th, and 20th day you will not test anything out but let your body reset. Some examples of testing days would be to test a new restaurant, vegetable, protein, or even meal for breakfast to see how your body reacts to the foods.
This is simply testing on your own and it goes past the 20 day mark. By this point in time you should have a variety of friendly foods you know your body agrees with, as well as know the reactive foods that sets your body off. You can still test new foods out in as much or as little as you need to in order to maintain the weight loss, or to keep on losing weight. For all of the phases, it is really important you stay hydrated and use only approved spices from the diet plan. It is also good to mention that sweets and treats are always tests, no matter what phase you are completing. While the book says you can indulge in whatever foods you want, there are still a ton of rules and guidelines to follow. For example, it is not recommended that you eat more than 1 serving a day of dense carbs and you have to limit fresh fruit to only 1 serving per day. As you can see, there are rules to follow, and the book’s advertisements do not make that apparent to the reader up front.
Word On The Street About The Plan
The whole goal behind this diet book is to teach people how to create eating plans for themselves, and still maintain their weight or lose weight. It is not recommended that a dieter exercise more than 30 minutes a day on this program, and the type of exercise you do also needs to be “tested.” So what did actual customers have to say about how well this plan worked for their weight loss and overall health? Planning food intake each day can be time consuming, let alone having to do different tests for almost three weeks time. Is it doable? Lyn Recitas wrote this book with a no mess around mentality, and expects her customers to approach the eating plan the same way. Krista (2017, 3 star),
The Bottom Line: Is The Plan Worth A Read?
Yes. This book has a lot of good points you can take and run with, but it will take some work, that is for sure. For those who liked the diet program, they felt like the meal plans were truly customizable to their personal needs. For those who did not like the diet program, it was clear that the rules were too strict, it was too time consuming to test, and it was not family friendly, which can be hard if you are in charge of cooking for multiple people. Because everyone’s bodies are different, this could pose a hang up if you are taking care of more people than just yourself. There were no huge red flags that made this book seem dangerous by any means, so overall there is not a real risk involved in trying it out.