The Fat Resistance Diet was written by Dr. Leo Galland, and his son Jonathan and the book was published back in 2006. Right on the front cover it states that the book will “unlock the secret of the hormone leptin eliminate cravings, supercharge your metabolism, and fight cravings.” The book looks down upon cutting carbs, and counting calories and states that the secret to weight loss lies within your hormones and letting the body naturally reset to losing weight on its own. The book was written off of different scientific studies on Leptin, which is in our bodies to control appetite and metabolism functions. Included inside the book are recipes and a few meal plans to go along with those recipes.
Dr. Galland has his own office seeing patients, and the address and contact information is: Dr. Leo Galland 156 Fifth Avenue Suite 519 New York, NY 10010
(212) 989-6733. Dr. Galland has written other books, and been nominated for one of America’s Top Doctors by the New York Magazine, as well as appeared on shows like Oprah, and Martha Stewart radio.
Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Fat Resistance Diet?
Those who are willing to put in the time, and prep meals as well as read the content and understand the foods they are supposed to be eating, you may see some pounds come off. On the website, there is a lot of talk about the prestigious scientific journals, and studies that were done to fuel the book but they are nowhere to be found on the website. This is rather disappointing, especially because an actual doctor wrote this book. We did find some authentic reviews from customers who have purchased the diet book, and given it a shot themselves.
Victoria Patton* said, “Exercise, avoid trans fats and processed foods. Not much here that we haven't already been told a thousand times. My biggest complaint about this book is that if you don't want to follow Dr. Galland's menus for each stage, you won't know what to add to the next stage without going through his meal plans and figuring out what is different.” Victoria wanted to see lists of what you could and couldn’t eat and felt this would have made the plan a lot easier to follow. The overall vibe from the book confused her, and she didn’t find the information very helpful after stage 1.
“The best thing I can say about The Fat Resistance Diet is that the recipes are very, very good. Easy to prepare as well.” Voices, Renee Cook*. She went onto explain that the shopping list is very large and expensive, and the meals require a lot of prep time so if you are short on time this plan will not fit you best. The recipes and the meal plans are not located near each other which was not user friendly to those people actually trying to cook and follow the recipes.
Emma Hunter* said, “Nothing new here. The book was disappointingly heavier on menus, recipes and citations than on substance. I did not find this book particularly informative, interesting or compelling. There was about 25 pages of genuine information and explanation.” Emma went onto say that she has found much more compelling explanations about how dietary changes can impact human health from other sources. She has a hard time believing people that read the book will actually stick to it for a few months let alone a lifetime. If she had been looking for a cookbook, then her review might have been different but she was not looking for a cookbook.
Is The Fat Resistance Diet Easy To Follow?
The overall consensus is that this book has a lot of recipes; foreign food lists, and is very time consuming to follow. If you are short on time, this is not an easy diet to follow and may not be the best for you. Side effects have not been said to be awful, but there was word about finishing the diet program and not feeling great which comes as a surprise after the hard work has been done.
There are three stages when looking at the Fat Resistance Diet, which makes this program as one that needs to be followed directly to see results.
Stage 1: Rapid Weight Loss
During this stage, the dieter will be targeting the inflammation in their bodies by eating 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, alongside of protein to clean out the body. The types of foods encouraged for consumption in the first stage has been said to help reduce insulin levels in the body, as well as improve body chemistry so that it can prepare to lose weight.*
Stage 2: Long Term Weight Loss
During stage 2 you will be adding many more food options to the table, and you will go through stage until you hit your goal weight. Grains, oatmeal, and rice are allowed during this stage, and it is said that your insulin levels should be normal after detoxing in stage 1. Recipes are provided to the reader during this phase, so that they can get creative in the kitchen.*
Stage 3: The Ultimate Weight Loss Program
The final stage 3 is said to be just a maintenance phase with more recipes that would be allowed during stage 2. This stage is nothing out of the ordinary, and is just a repeat of stage 2 essentially.*
When looking into the social media support, there was a link on the website but it takes you to a completely different book to read. This is more for marketing purposes and not for actual customer support. The diet book is not that much different from the others on the market, as it has you eating healthy meals and prepping. There is no supplements to take a long with the diet program, and this book ahs been said to be a borderline cookbook. Many readers were let down due to the fact that they wanted actual substance versus recipes and menu plans to follow. Overall, this book has been okay but it is not a homerun by any means.
*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary
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*Individual results will vary.