It is really quite popular, there are over 50 people on the library waiting list, so I bought it on the Kindle.
I guess I have always been a new diet book junkie. I have probably read just about every one that has come out in the last 45 years!
I have come to the conclusion that I am hoping for a miracle diet that will help me lose lots of weight, overnight, without any sacrifices.
Well, I'm still looking! "The Blood Sugar Solution" offers very little new information. In fact many of points Dr. Hyman makes have been around since the 80's.
Please don't get me wrong. I'm not disagreeing with the message of eat less and exercise more. Most of his food recommendations are exactly what I have been eating for the last two months. I am slowly losing weight and almost never hungry.
But I feel his regime would be very hard to follow, and very difficult to stick with for a lifetime, which is what I need to do.
In the book he repeatedly recommends a variety of supplements, which of course he sells on his web site.
(For example for a little over $100 you can get the basic starter kit of supplements for women.)
He also has a 12 week on-line course he will sell you if you"are not getting the results you want" after reading the book and trying to follow the program on your own. You can try it "free for 7 days" here. (I wonder how much it costs?)
I also question his advice to not use the microwave, not drink bottled water, keep the cell phone six to eight inches from your head, and avoid WiFi, waterbeds, computer screens, and clock radios.
Aluminum foil hats anyone?
The book does offer a few interesting recipes. I may try a few.
In conclusion, some good, but old, ideas, some wacky points of view, but not a miracle diet.