I’m pretty happy that Todd wrote this post for me. I see Kevin Trudeau’s smiling, shiny face pretty often at the library, beaming away from the face of books that circulate frequently. He’s quite popular in the “Cures” department, the “free money” department, and now, the Weight Loss department. I hope you feel safer knowing that he is helping to keep you safe from THEY. Every single book looks so dumb that I can’t bear to pick one up. And of course, by laughing at it, I’m sure I qualify as one of THEM. Thanks Todd, for taking on this onerous duty. If you’re up for a 500 calorie diet, read on!
Guest post by Todd Boyer
I picked this book up at the book store at the airport while traveling home. I figured that it looked like something that I could polish off during the flight.
Into conspiracy theories? There’s some interesting arguments for one concerning the drug companies, food manufacturers, the FDA, the FTC, and some super secret society of the rich and powerful. In fact, this makes up majority of the book.
The author makes excellent points about consuming clean, natural foods. Also, limiting your exposure to products that contain preservatives and chemicals that have been attributed to making us sick. Honestly, if the book ended there, this review would be heading in a different direction.
The meat of the book is a “weight loss protocol” that was authored by a British endocrinologist, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, in the 1950’s. The author offers this up in four phases. The first and fourth are his own additions, while the second and third are supposedly taken directly from Dr. Siemens manuscripts.
It was these two “phases” from the original writings that dumbfounded me. The essence of it is a daily injection of HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin), which is a hormone produced during pregnancy.
HCG is available by prescription only (although not in the US), and is produced by drug companies from animal and human placenta, and is an extract from the urine of pregnant women (the last is the preferred variant according to Mr. Trudeau).
500 calories of duh
In addition to these daily injections, the “protocol” calls for eating a mere 500 calories per day. I do not even know where to begin with this. The extreme low calories prescribed are flat out not safe, period.
I’d have thrown this one out of the 737 that I was on if not for a fear of attracting attention from the Air Marshall sitting two rows in front of me (I spot these guys every time).
Losing the weight doesn’t have to be this complicated, or secret, or conspiratorial.
About the author:
Todd Boyer writes to inspire and motivate about losing weight and getting strong at PhitZone.