Not very many people in today's culture will find this diet attractive or convenient. First of all, it addresses the myth that "low fat" or "fat-free" is better. It is a lie and many young women have been mislead into thinking that lowfat is a more healthy diet. God intended us to eat healthy fats and unprocessed foods. So, we should eat real butter, cheese, and milk abundantly! The diet requires a bit of change, but you can make slow changes over the course of a year, and they will make a huge impact on your overall health.
After reading this book about 2 years ago, here are some things that I changed. We did not make these changes all at once. 1) We eliminated breakfast cereal and replaced it with eggs and old fashioned oatmeal. 2) We eliminated hydronated oils and replaced with butter, coconut oil, and olive oil. 3) We eliminated sugar and replaced it with honey and stevia. 4) We eliminated commercial grains like pasta and bread and replaced it with brown rice or brown rice pasta,and occassionally sourdough bread. 5) We eliminated milk from the grocery store and started buying raw milk from a local farmer. 6) We added probiotic foods to our diet.
We really enjoy this book. It really made us think about all the modern not so good stuff we are putting in our bodies. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about a healthy organic lifestyle.
some people swear by this diet, but i found it very unrealistic, expensive and very labor intensive
Being as I haven't finished the book, and that forever is a Real Long Time, I will just say that Jordan has made an excellent case for us to re-visit the way we eat/live. I know that I have already made a few style changes, and will be making more over the years. He writes with a very compelling style--not a page turner, but certainly good reading!
The book is easy to read, the diet isn't easy to follow. The book tells you the history of the author and explains how this Bible-based diet came about (and cured his very serious illness). It does have fascinating information about how the body works and how God intended for it to work, but that todays Standard American Diet (SAD) is incredibly unhealthy for all of us.
Doing the actual diet would take a lot of self-discipline and a lot of pre-planning so that you had enough of the "right" foods in the house. There are three phases to the diet, with different foods you can eat and foods you must eliminate completly. The author also encourages praying and fasting to increase your spiritual health and make the diet more successful. His point of view is that this isn't a "diet" it's a lifestyle change for the better, with you feeling and looking better because you are taking care of you body the way God intended.