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SOS Diet: Stop Only Sugar Diet 
 by - James Surrell

3 Stars

Other diets are way too complicated! The SOS (Stop Only Sugar) Diet has only three simple rules: Rule 1. Low Sugar, Rule 2. High Fiber, and everybody's favorite is Rule 3. No More Rules! The short and simple SOS Diet, by Digestive Health expert James A. Surrell, MD, involves only a minor lifestyle change. You too will soon become a "Label Reading Detective" and easily and almost effortlessly lose 5 to 8 pounds per month. Check out the many SOS Diet success stories at Like so many others who have never lost weight on any other program, you too will be very successful on the SOS Diet. Get started today!

James A. Surrell M. D. is a board-certified colorectal surgeon and holds fellowship status in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He devoted 14 years to formal education with 4 years of pre-med, 4 years of medical school, 5 years of general surgery residency and one year of colorectal surgery fellowship. He has a special interest in nutrition and weight loss programs. As Director of the Digestive Health Institute, his practice is focused on digestive health, including nutrition, dietary weight management and colorectal cancer screening and prevention.

I wasn't impressed or unimpressed with this book. I think the author pretty much tells us stuff we already know, or should know. If you think you need a 10.00 book to reconfirm all that, well that's your choice. He is telling us we need to cut sugar out of our diet and add more fiber - there, I just told you the secret to this "diet". I don't mean to sound cynical but... as someone who has been very successful dropping nearly 30 lbs in the past couple years - I think I know that less sugar means you loose weight. Now - if someone can figure out how to put willpower in a book - now that would something new!

I guess if you don't know anything about weight loss, healthy diets, eating right, your body - maybe some things would be new to you in reading this book. But I didn't find anything new. So if this book was not given to me for a review I would not have bought it.

It does tell you which foods to stay away from - candy (duh), white bread ( again duh), dried fruits, honey, syrup... etc. and it lists food that are good for you and high in fiber - whole grain breads, whole grain pasta... etc. He dedicates a whole chapter about staying away from tobacco use.

I don't know - I just think this book is kind of silly. It can all be summed up in one chapter. It is all stuff we should already know - unless you live under a rock. We all know we need to stay away from sugar if we want to loose weight! But we can't! Reading the book doesn't make you do it. Reading the book doesn't give us the willpower. We all just need to start making better choices!
I did! and I lost weight. And I didn't use a book.


  1. I'm watching my blood sugar and therefore watching my carbs and sugar. It's amazing the difference I've seen.

  2. Good morning, I am with you on this one, things we have always been told and ole will power is the key....I try to do this since I am diabetic but we all sneak in sweets occasionally. I have tried to do more dark chocolate since I now have heart problems too-comes I think as we get older. always enjoy stopping by for a visit,thanks for your comments. Have a great weekend

    Paula O


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