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Since the #1 New Year’s Resolution is “lose weight”, a new diet book seems like a natural choice for the first Fashion Flash book review of the new year. The Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution provides insight into choosing the weight loss plan that would work best for you. As the corporate medical director of the legendary Canyon Ranch, the author has the training and experience to back his views. He divides people into two groups– Hunterswho do best on a low carb, high protein diet — eg Atkins, Paleo, South Beach and Zone diet. Farmers need a whole grain/low fat diet to be slim ad healthy. Examples of the Farmer style diet include the DASH diet, Weight Watchers and the Dean Ornish plan.
Dr Luponis explains the body chemistry behind each dietary profile and even has two sets of supplements and exercise plans to complement the meal plans. The science seems sound and it provides a very satisfying answer to the age old question– which diet gives the best results. The answer? It depends on your own body profile.
The book incudes Canyon Ranch recipes for both hunters and farmers which look delicious but are designed to serve 8 people. This can be both expensive and lead to serious overeating. However the recipes provide an idea of the range of meals available for both diet plans. I am definately a “hunter” but eat much more like a “farmer”. This might explain why I need three sizes of jeans in my closet as my weight goes up and down. I have a made a New Year’s resolution to try out the hunter eating plan in January to take off my happy holiday pounds.