Monday, January 27, 2014

Review: The Serotonin Revolution by Lowri Turner

The Serotonin Revolution: The Low-Carb Diet that Won't Make You Crazy by Lowri Turner
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Genre: Health and Nutrition Romance for Cynics Cover
ISBN: 9781848990418
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Source: Publisher
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N

Finally a Low-Carb Diet that can Put a Smile On Your Face.

A side-effect of most low-carb diets is to starve your body of the “happy” hormones it needs to stay slim. Drawing on the latest scientific research, respected journalist, TV personality and qualified nutritionist Lowri Turner has created a diet that balances the weight loss heroes (serotonin, dopamine, leptin and adrenals), to get you looking good and feeling fabulous! Forget meager breakfasts, lackluster lunches and unsatisfying dinners, The Serotonin Revolution shows you how to drop a dress size in two weeks, while still enjoying comforting meals. Discover over 70 delicious, easy-to-make recipes which will balance your hormones naturally. You’ll even be able to indulge your sweet tooth with cleverly crafted desserts and groundbreaking snacks! Putting you on the road to effective, long-lasting weight loss, The Serotonin Revolution is an innovative way to feel beautiful, confident… and happier than ever.

The Serotonin Revolution has a lot of promise. Author Lowri Turner has written a logical, convincing argument for balancing your hormones for weight loss. What’s more helpful, Ms. Turner helps readers determine if it’s their serotonin, dopamine, leptin and/or adrenal levels that are imbalanced. The Serotonin Revolution isn’t about limiting calories or doing any insane fad-diet routine, which I appreciated. The first half of the book made so much sense that I was excited to delve into Ms. Turner’s plan.

Unfortunately, where The Serotonin Revolution fell short for me was Ms. Turner’s food plan to help balance your hormones. Ms. Turner provides very specific menus of what to eat, and that simply doesn’t work for me. Not only do I not eat all the foods Ms. Turner proscribes (I’m a vegetarian), but I really like a health and wellness plan that gives me guidelines and then allows me to put together my own menus. I suppose I could study all the menus and determine what Ms. Turner is getting at through her food plan, but that’s incredibly time consuming and not as specific as I’d like.

Overall, I think The Serotonin Revolution has a great concept but falls short in the execution. If a second edition with an adaptable food plan comes out, I’ll happily give that a try.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.