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02-13-2006, 01:03 AM
Those of you who remember me, just saying hello again!
Well, anyway, I wonder if anyone of you knows this TV-program called You Are What You Eat? ItĀ“s a British program and thereĀ“s this Dr. Gillian McKeith who gives people advice how to eat better etc.
Basically IĀ“ve noticed that she gives kinda good looking recipes and I found her website too.. http://www.mckeithresearch.com/
I just started wondering if anyone of you know her.. or the program. We can see it here in Finland once a week.. I think itĀ“s a terribly motivating program and everytime IĀ“ve seen it I just want to start eating more and more healthier.
There are some nice recipes on her website, although I havenĀ“t checked them all out, so IĀ“m not sure whether theyĀ“re all raw or not.. but if anyoneĀ“s interested in healthy veggie food (some cooked) go and have a look.
Otherwise, if someone knows this lady/her program, IĀ“d be interested to hear your opinions about her/it.
02-13-2006, 04:57 AM
We get the YAWYE program here in the UK. I have followed Gillian McKeith's food plans twice now - once for three weeks and then for 4 weeks just a few weeks ago. The food is about 70% raw 30% cooked I think. It's good for transitioning to a raw diet.
02-13-2006, 09:17 AM
Hollygo lightly...Hi, My Great Gandparents came over from Finland...My Grandpa spoke fluent Finn to me ...so cool :) :) :) I had to mention that as I saw you're from Helsinki.
I haven't seen the show yet, but does sound interesting. thanks for letting us know...take care ...
02-13-2006, 10:07 AM
I had more time for Gillian before she went mainstream and began to tailor her views to the masses. I bought the book "You are what you eat" for my husband when it first came out but it was so far behind where I was at the time that I had no interest in it myself. I feel the same about the show but I still think that she is doing a lot of good and I can understand why she has had to "dumb down". There is no point in her producing a show for oddballs like me.
I bought one of her early books back in the early ninetees and I thought it was very good. I also buy a lot of her "Living Foods Bars" and rely on them as my emergency rations. To be honest I would be a little lost without them. The vitimin C one is the one I like best.
02-13-2006, 10:34 AM
Nice that people know that show.. well, I suppose the Brits should know it since it is British.. :D
what a coincidence! hehe.. I suppose you donĀ“t remember a word in Finnish :D or, at least, I think the pronunciation can cause some difficulties.
I donĀ“t know whether you watch Late Night with Conan OĀ“Brien, but I have to mention that heĀ“s now here in Finland and theyĀ“re going to shoot some scenes here.. Finland has gone wild with him!
Anyone know how I could prevent getting a flu? I have that annoying feeling in my nose that IĀ“m gonna get a small flu... wish I didnĀ“t..
I'm in the UK and have seen the show - personally, I think McKeith can be a total Pain In T.A., and is frequently very rude to people. Having said that, I do feel she is doing a lot of good with people who desperately need to turn their eating habits around (even if that doesn't necessarily mean that they need to aim for 100% raw). Ine might even argue that her arrogance and rudeness might be positive assets in giving people the metaphorical boot up the backside that they require in order to see the changes through.
I also find McKeith's writing style to be very amateur, and not as discerning as it should, ideally, be (and she has many critics). However, again, I do feel that the sum total is positive and I must say that I really enjoyed one of her lesser-known books Living Food for Health: 12 Natural Superfoods to Transform Your Health (http://http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/074992540X/qid=1139852585/sr=8-5/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i5_xgl/203-1325761-6589510), irrespective of the irritating and somewhat-underwhelming writing style (and the arrogance - here anecdote about a London cab driver simply oozes arrogance :(). It remains a useful and positive book, and one which, by and large, promotes raw as a means to achieving excellent health. It's a cheap paperback and I recommend it.
The show is not so much aimed at the likes of members of this forum, however it is very good from a motivational point of view - some of the transformations she manages to achieve with the participants of the show are little short of miraculous :)
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