If something sounds too good to be true…
Intermittent Blasting: The Simple Truth behind Consistently Losing Weight and Keeping It Off… for Good! by William King
I agreed to review this book at the request of the author, who kindly supplied me with a copy. I took this book because I have a weight problem myself, and have tried many things to lose weight. What could possibly be wrong with trying something new, right?
I am not a nutritionist, so I cannot speak for the nutritional value of Mr. King’s suggested methods. There is a foreword written by Doctor Maurice Werness, who explains the way the body reacts to the reduction of calorie intake. To be honest, I found the foreword to be more enlightening than the entire rest of the book.
It could be that I somehow missed the entire point of Mr. King’s methods, but it seems too good to be true. It reads more like the dream of someone who is trying to lose weight than as a “how to” book.
I am not saying that this method did not work well for Mr. King. I would have liked to see before and after photos. Visuals do far more to encourage others to lose weight than anything else. To have the comparison photos might very well be the catalyst required to gather disciples to follow this dietary plan.
It is not that the volume is written too much from a technical standpoint, it simply is not a miracle cure. I would say the same for any author hawking his or her own special weight loss plan. I am glad it worked for the author, yet it has nothing special to separate this method from any other.
I have dreams of losing a good deal of weight, and I hope it will work out. I just cannot fully endorse this plan. I give the book a neutral score of three stars.
Quoth the Raven…