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BD's Big Diet Book

BD's Big Diet Book

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BD's Big Diet Book

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Jan 1, 2021


A different kind of diet book!
This one doesn't tell you what or how to eat, but rather gives you the experiences of more than a dozen different diets, allowing you an insight into each to enable you to choose the diet that's right for you!
Based on real-life experiences, detailing the highs and lows of each diet, with a scoring mechanism for each, this book gives practical help and advice on a variety of diets and dieting.

Jan 1, 2021

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Biography - David E. Gates.David E. Gates has published a number of books and short-stories.The Roots of Evil, his first horror novel, was voted "best to read" on the Novel Festival site in September 2017! previously won the SILVER prize in the AuthorsDB 2016 Cover Contest for The Ghost of Clothes and won best HORROR Novel Logline for 2016 for The Roots of Evil.He has previously won first prize (Gold) for The Roots of Evil and third prize (Bronze) for Access Denied in the 2015 AuthorsDB Cover Contest, and has made a film about the battlefield memorials in Ypres, Belgium called Ypres – The Battlefield Tours (available at has previously written film reviews for Starburst and Samhain magazines and interviewed the likes of Clive Barker, Terry Pratchett, James Herbert and many others. He has also written a number of short stories, a full-length motion picture screenplay, the screenplay to a short film and in his spare time hosts a rock radio show.“The self-publishing phenomenon enabled me to publish my first book, Access Denied, at the end of 2013. It’s a true story. A deeply personal and heart-wrenching account of my becoming a father and then finding out several years later that my daughter wasn’t mine.”David’s story and the effect this had on him, his family and loved ones is moving and tragic and is already getting great feedback.With 100% positive reviews Access Denied is, as one reader put it, “A well told, quite extraordinary true story that stays with you. A must read for both men and women alike.”Access Denied is available in Audiobook, Kindle and Paperback formats.“Since then, I’ve published my first horror novel, The Roots of Evil - a graphic, violent, intense and gore-laden horror story. Quite different from my first book.”An original short-story, a branch “off” of The Roots of Evil trilogy, called The Ghost of Clothes is available from online bookstores and at previously won a competition to write the second part of a short horror story, called Savages. The first and last parts were written by the famous horror writer Shaun Hutson and are hosted on Shaun’s website. David is also working on two sequels to his first horror novel.“In July 2015, I published a selection of travelogues called Omonolidee (I’m on Holiday). It’s a unique, funny and (very) candid collection of my experiences when I travelled to Florida, Egypt, Tenerife and other places.”David’s third book, Omonolidee (I’m on Holiday) – has received great reviews. Omonolidee (I’m on Holiday) is available in three different versions, Full Colour Illustrated from and Black and White Illustrated & Text-Only versions via Amazon.“Back in October 2014, my poem, Remembrance, inspired by the thoughts I had during the 100th year anniversary of the start of World War I, was read aloud in front of an audience at the Museum of the Royal Navy. The video of this was subsequently displayed on the big screen in the Guildhall Square. I was invited to read it again in front of a specially-invited audience later in the year. The film I made in 2011, Ypres – The Battlefields Tours, was also selected for screening at a film festival in Portsmouth and my World War I poems are on display at the World War I Remembrance Centre at Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill near Portsmouth.”“I’m currently working on a full-length novel called The Climbing Frame, publishing a movie script, producing a short film, developing and writing the sequels to The Roots of Evil and I am putting together another collection of short stories and poems.”The Roots of Evil wins best HORROR Novel Logline for 2016.The Ghost of Clothes wins SILVER – 2nd Prize in the 2016 Cover Contest!The Roots of Evil wins GOLD - 1st Prize, in the 2015 Cover Contest!Access Denied received 3rd Prize, Bronze, in the 2015 Cover Contest!The Wretched, an original horror story set in and around Portsmouth, was released in November 2016.Follow the author’s blog at

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BD's Big Diet Book - David E. Gates



The information in this book is based on my own experiences and is not sanctioned by any company or organization. The views within this book are mine and mine alone, except where I’ve specifically cited statements from others in respect of relevant experiences/products.

I am not a medical professional or healthcare representative and the reviews/records I publish here are based on the true representation of results from the programs I’ve encountered and/or undertaken. The results and comments therein are given purely as a guide. Any actions you take as a result of reading the texts in this book are taken at your own risk. No liability is accepted for any loss/damage you may suffer as a result of reading and acting upon any of the information within this book.


As a caveat, before you undertake any dramatic change of lifestyle, or begin any new kind of diet, it’s recommended to discuss what you’re planning with your doctor.

All diets work

Without exception, all diets work. Read that again. All diets work.

It's a difficult concept to swallow and something that might seem unbelievable if you've been on as many diets as I have and have also had limited or zero success with the various types of diet out there.

Dieting or weight-loss is a multi-billion-pound industry. What's the secret to it succeeding across pretty much every demographic? The answer is simple and probably not surprising. The answer is people. By their very nature, and this is not intended as a slight upon you who might be included in this description, a large proportion of people are generally living a lifestyle which is not akin to maintaining a steady weight or fitness regime.

In times when we were hunter-gatherers, we sought out our food. We lived on what the earth provided and what we worked to gain. We were active, almost constantly, as we strove to find our next meal. Even in modern times, we had jobs that were much more physical. Industries relied on hand-crafted work and skills to produce the objects of facility, functionality and fun that we used to employ. Now, machines undertake a lot of that work.

Over the past few decades, we've become sedentary. Even more so in recent years. As technology makes our lives easier, we've become lazier. We drive virtually everywhere when, before cars were so plentiful and affordable, we used to walk – even to the bus stop – or cycle.

As a kid, I used to cycle everywhere. At weekends I would cycle for miles. I would leave my home in Portsmouth and cycle to Clanfield and back, a round-trip of at least twenty miles. I wasn't one of the new-age cyclists that suddenly appeared and seemed to propagate the roads following the success of Team GB in the 2012 Olympics and Tour-de-France. I was just a kid that loved to explore.

I'd cycle over Portsdown Hill, down through country lanes that led me through villages such as Denmead, Bedhampton, Cowplain, Lovedean and Waterlooville. I'd stop at lakes, rivers and forests to admire the beauty of nature. I'd climb trees and rock-faces, to get a better view of the environment I was in. I'd explore caves and burrows to find out what was hidden.

To visit friends, I'd walk or cycle to their homes. It was rare we stayed indoors, except when the weather was particularly inclement and even that didn't always stop us getting outdoors.

Shopping was something our parents did and something in which we were rarely involved. A steady diet of chips, egg (fried) and beans, beans on toast and the occasional fish and chips were regular staples of the mealtimes. Roast dinner with vegetables on a Sunday, watered-down soup to enable a single tin to feed three children and an adult, with a slice of bread, were normal fare to us. We weren't overweight as a nation then.

So, what's changed?

Now we explore/visit friends/shop via a screen. Whether it be a tablet, laptop, PC or large LED television connected directly to a myriad of on-demand services, the interface is, for the most part, that they all require you to be sitting down to partake in the content they deliver. The way we consume entertainment has changed. And is still changing. Recent advances in technology sought to counter that sedentary lifestyle. The Wii forced you to get up to be involved in a game of tennis or bowling. The X-Box Kinect took that a stage further without a need to hold a controller – your body, as the advertisement loudly and proudly proclaimed, was the controller. Even now, there's the affordable advent of virtual reality devices that connect to a mobile phone and allow you, via a software interface, to enter an environment where you can physically interact with it. A clever device that allows you to walk around the artificial environment without leaving a four-foot circle inside your home has been developed. It's a unique invention using a technology that has a friction-free interface between your feet and the surface by way of special shoes that allow you to walk on a concave disc area smaller than a Twister game mat (remember those – in days when playing meant you had to get more physical too?)

Take-away food is delivered within thirty minutes – quicker than it takes to cook something much healthier. Ready meals are quick and easy with a cooking time of under ten minutes for most items and fast-food is the order of the day for a world that runs at such a frenetic lifestyle as we appear to have today. Following the recent Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, I found it astonishing that people were so desperate for McDonald’s and KFC that they were willing to queue, in their cars, for HOURS to get this type of food.

Yet, despite that frenetic nature of our lives, we strive and struggle to lose weight when we need to. I know, from experience, it's much easier to put weight on than it is to get it off.

During the mid-eighties, when I was in my late teens, I had what was described to me as a perfect physique. I used to cycle, walk and swim. A lot. Almost every Sunday morning I'd swim fifty lengths of a seventy-five-metre pool. I cycled everywhere I needed to go.

Then they closed the pool. It was meant to be closed for a few months over the winter for refurbishment but that soon developed into a period lasting a lot longer.

I bought a motorcycle which replaced the physical requirements of cycling.

And I discovered beer.

My regular fitness regime disappeared. I rarely cycled, utilising the motorbike to get me there quicker. Saturday nights I spent in the pub consuming large amounts of booze and my Sunday mornings became a lazy video-game session on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, one of a mass of new and affordable computers for the consumer market.

And the weight piled on. With my height, of six-feet or thereabouts, and broad-shouldered build, I was ideally to have a weight of around twelve-thirteen stone. Suddenly, although it wasn't that sudden if I'm honest, I was up to sixteen stone.

I cut out sugar in my tea, thinking that would solve all my problems. But it was small potatoes in the grand scheme of things. Talking of potatoes, I had started eating a lot more things like chips with large fat-ridden kebabs or burgers from dubiously sanitary vans and establishments following a night pubbing and clubbing. None of which helped of course.

A friend and colleague (it’s likely inappropriate to name him, so we'll call him Mr. G) who had also put on a fair bit of weight after becoming contented following marriage and moving to a delightful cottage in the country and discovering the delights of homemade organic

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