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mdececo

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I pre-ordered, from Amazon, Dee's new book, "The Science of Skinny" back in February and received it yesterday. I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening, staying past my bedtime, reading this terrific book! Dee has outdone herself with this one. It's clear, concise and loaded with great information. I've been following Dee's Plan for three years but have learned even more from her new book about how to stay healthy. I can hardly wait to implement some of the newest information. Guess how the rest of my day will be spent????:-)

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So glad you are liking the book!  Would you mind posting it on the Amazon customer review area of the Science of Skinny book at 


And thank you so much for the beautiful garden vegetables!

Best,
Dee

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Yes, will do! Enjoyed the lecture yesterday; I always come  away with something new, even after 3 years.

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How does the new book "Science of Skinny" differ from the "Plan-D" book?  Is Plan-D renamed with the Science of Skinny name or are they different with different and more information?  Is there minimal or a lot of information overlap?
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Da Capo Lifelong Books, a major New York publisher,  offered me a book deal to buy the publishing rights to my formerly self-published book Plan-D.  However, aside from a new title, the team at Da Capo wanted many changes to the book, as did I, so I took it as the perfect opportunity to update, improve, and re-work the book.  Certain chapters have been removed and replaced with completely new ones, and most of the older material has been completely re-written. 

Here's what's new in The Science of Skinny:
 
- Many of the topics covered in the Plan-D book (released in 2009) have been updated to reflect new scientific evidence on how foods affect our body, both processed foods and healing foods
- Some chapters have been removed and replaced with new material that wasn't in the Plan-D book
- The Plan-D program, now called The Processed-Free Plan, has been greatly enhanced, with a new 2-week "Skinny Beginnings" phase to help kick-start your metabolism and burn fat more efficiently from the start!
- Two weeks of new meal plans for both vegetarians and omnivores
- A lot more educational science about how foods work in the body to create health or disease (in the same accessible format as in the Plan-D book)
- More detail on alkalizing foods and how to make sure your pH is balanced. 
- New detail on how to support your body's main fat burning organ
- A greatly enhanced chapter on Skinny Super Foods
- New info on raw milk, grass fed beef, soy, and GMO's
- An extensive list of trusted food products that I personally recommend
- All (but a few) of the 70 recipes are completely new
- Many more details too numerous to list have been added to the content
 
I spent nearly a year writing The Science of Skinny, and it is essentially a new book. Because of the research and info that went into its creation, I have affectionately called it "Plan-D on steroids" (Though that's just a matter of speech to help put the new book in perspective. I would never give steroids to my books!)

Some of the customer reviews on Amazon are from people who have also read Plan-D.  Here's a line from one of them:

Dee's book "Science of Skinny" is her second book and even better than her first. I've learned so much from her. 

All of the reviewers have given the book five stars.  You can check out the Amazon customer reviews here.  

You can also check out and "like" the Facebook page for The Science of Skinny.  There's lots of action going on there with people talking about how much they like the book.

I welcome anyone else in the forum to let us know your thoughts about the differences between the two books.

Thanks for your support! 

Best of Health,

Dee



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Wow - thanks Dee!  Your explanation of the differences is awesome.  I am struggling with the sugar addiction and suffer serious depression.  I admit that it is quite debilitating.  I tried Plan-D and am going to try again now.  Maybe a few personal sessions would help.  Thank you for caring so much about all of us.
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You are welcome.  Sugar addiction messes with your brain chemistry and can actually lead to depression.  It is debilitating, no doubt about that.  There is hope though!  Personal sessions may be beneficial.  You can find out more here.

A responsibility was instilled in me early in my weight loss process to extend my hand and heart to all who share the struggles I once did and who seek to improve their health.  Helping others helps me stay on the path.

Best,
Dee

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Dee: I have two questions about the products you list in your book as recommend processed free food products. First, Westbrae ketchup has maltodextrin (from corn) listed as an ingredient. Second, Food For Life bread products contain malted barley. You list these products as sugars. Help me understand why you okayed them. I've been searching for a sugarless ketchup and bread. I'm going to have to make the ketchup receipe that's listed in this forum. It sounds like the best and easiest one I've found.
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At the time of writing my book (manuscript was completed nearly a year and a half ago) the Westbrae ketchup did not have maltodextrin.  Companies change their formulas without telling anyone, so unfortunately that one is no longer recommended.  Which leaves you and me with no real options for sugar-free ketchup.  

I try to help people find products that are accessible and the least processed, but in many cases there just aren't any. I have not found a commercially available catsup that is completely processed-free.  Still on the hunt.  I guess if you have the time and inclination, you can make your own catsup.  Most people won't do that and will settle for something that is the lesser evil.

Westbrae does have a catsup made with fruit juice sweeteners and no maltodextrin that has only 1 gram of sugar per serving, which is less than most of the other "natural" catsup brands that have 4 grams of sugar per serving (4 grams of sugar is equivalent to one teaspoon).

The reason I list barley malt in my book under names of sugar to look for is because most barley malt  added to foods is made from pharmaceutical, artificially produced enzymes and chemicals, which render a sugar just like any other refined sugar.

The Food for Life company uses organic malted barley made in the traditional way from sprouted barley.  The centuries-old process uses only the grain's own enzymes created in the sprouting process to make a thick syrup.  Malted barley is a whole grain sweetener that is about half as sweet as refined sugar and has a consistency and flavor similar to that of molasses.

On Food for Life's website they say: "We don't use refined sugars. Instead, we use malted barley, a natural sweetener produced from sprouted barley, which is basically a carbohydrate comprised mostly of complex carbohydrates rather than the "sugar" carbohydrates."

You won't be able to find a yeast bread that is completely sugar-free, because a small amount of sugar, natural or otherwise, is needed to activate the yeast to make bread. The nutrition fact panel on Food For Life's Ezekiel bread lists 0 sugar grams per serving (slice), which means that the amount of malted barley per serving is minimal and less than 1 gram.

There is a bread on the market called Paleo Bread that is grain-free (made from coconut flour) and does not contain yeast or sugar.  



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Thanks so much Dee. You are such a wealth of information. I will check out the other Westbrae ketchup and I'm going to make the receipe mentioned. Your last book (and i have them all) really opened my eyes this time to sugar and white flour. It's unbelieveable what's in our foods when I read ingredients. I'm cooking more now. I've made your vegetable stew in the slow cooker and my husband loved it, and he's not one for healthy food. He's my work in progress.
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We are all works in progress. :-)
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