I wouldn’t in a million years make such a claim about Don’t Eat for Winter, but an independent reader, who purchased the book after discovering me and the concept on twitter, has made this bold statement in an Amazon review. I believe that it is World’s Greatest Diet Book Review, Ever!!! (from my perspective at least, LOL).
Here’s a few paragraphs from this wonderful review entitled: The World’s Most User-Friendly Approach to Fat Loss by Patrick J. Colliano:
“Don’t Eat for Winter” begins by explaining that in the centuries before food industry learned how to make every kind of food available all year, the foods that allowed us to pack on weight were available only in the autumn, which prepared for a harsh winter by supplying us with a sensible layer of fat for insulation and fuel for when food is scarce. By spring, the fat would be depleted and the process of finding food would begin anew, with the food sources that allow us to put on the protective layer of fat available in the autumn.
I’d never heard of the body’s ability to pile on fat described as a “talent” before, but Cian’s perspective makes a great deal of sense. Instinctively, our ancestors gorged on fattening foods which prepared them for the winter, when food was scarce and the insulating fat helped protect them from the cold. Now that the food industry has learned to make all kinds of food available to us throughout the entire year, our instincts to gorge on foods which allow us to put on fat (and had served us so well in previous millenia) are being accommodated all year. As far as our food supply is concerned, we are in a forever autumn. And the winter of scarcity that’s supposed to follow never comes.
Cian writes in a very plainspoken style, not bogged down with scientific jargon. He keeps it basic and direct. Anyone struggling with weight will find this book extremely user-friendly, even if they don’t feel ready to redesign their entire diet just yet. Just a working knowledge of how the body puts on fat and what triggers the fat-storing mechanism will go a long way in helping those who struggle with excess fat. Recognizing certain food combinations will instigate fat storage helps the reader avoid this and make better choices.
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with excessive fat, particularly those who are balked by the daunting prospect of having to plan out their entire diet and adhere rigidly to it. With just the basic understanding of how you enter fat storage mode and how to avoid it, the reader can incorporate changes as gradually as they need to. Even recognizing that a certain combination of foods served at a meal will put your body in fat storage mode will go a long way in helping the reader mitigate or even avoid the fat-storage mode. Then, over time, the reader can incorporate more strategies as they feel they are able.”
I can’t thank you enough Patrick!!! It was worth writing the book just to read this magical review!!!