The Kensington Way: A Diet and Weight-loss Book

A book review on The Kensington Way: the Revolutionary Diet & Lifestyle Plan for Losing Weight & Creating Perfect Health.

Cover of The Kensington Way

The Kensington Way by Stephen Twigg, a holistic health practitioner who counts the late Princess Diana among his clients, is a weight-loss program that relies on combining specific foods, rotating food choices, and using mind-body techniques – such as affirmations – to transform you from fat to fit.

The right food combinations—fish or poultry with vegetables, for instance – take off pounds, Twigg contends.  Conversely, the wrong ones – like proteins coupled with starchy carbohydrates—keep them on.  Likewise, he says, all the foods you eat should be on a five-day rotation, except for fruits, vegetables, and yogurt, to eliminate the toxins in the body.

Is this brilliant science – or sheer nonsense?  “Whenever you put limits on what you eat, it leads to weight loss because you eat fewer calories,” Cheryl Rock, PhD, RD,

 Family and Preventive Medicine professor says.  “But this plan isn’t healthy because you’re likely to miss lots of nutrients.  There’s little guidance on portion control – and no scientific evidence that food combining works.  The food-rotation concept is another trick to make you not eat stuff you’d normally eat.  The whole thing is amazingly unscientific.”

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17 Comments
  1. Posted November 18, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Nice post athena…Kumusta ka na?

  2. Posted November 18, 2009 at 6:52 am

    good review

  3. Posted November 18, 2009 at 7:22 am

    nice…………….

  4. Posted November 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for this review

  5. Posted November 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Seems an interesting book.

  6. Posted November 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Nice review. Thanks for the info1

  7. Posted November 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Who cares whether it`s scientific or not. Does it work?
    If it works we can test to see why after.

  8. Posted November 18, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    This is a great article. To remove toxins, I heard to drink lots of water. I wonder if there are any other ways.

  9. Posted November 19, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Good post, have to find that right combination to keep the weight off. ha ha ha

  10. Posted November 19, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Great posting.

  11. Posted November 19, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Great review.

  12. Posted November 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Nice review!

  13. Posted November 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

    A very interesting article, thanks

  14. Posted November 20, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Losing weight is one of the hardest things you can do. It doesn’t just have a profound physical barrier stopping you, mentally it can be extremely draining too. To lose weight properly, you need determination and focus and whilst its okay to have the occasional indulgence, it must be controlled.

  15. Posted November 20, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    That’s nice post Athena. I reduced my weight by simply eating a cup of rice each meal. That’s from 71 kg to 63 kg in 2 months! Thanks!

  16. Posted November 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Hi athena. Nice post you got here! Im from the Philippines too. :) I’m just new here :)

  17. Posted December 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    You may scoff–I lost 15 pounds several years ago on this plan. I didn’t even follow it to the letter–basically ate proteins & vegetables 3 times a day. If I was happy with my weight, I could have a few carbs-bread, rice, or potato. I just googled this book because I need to lose weight again and no longer have the book. It’s quite simple. Food combining works because it improves digestion.

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