“25Days” is different from a lot of other health books I’ve read. It starts with the story of how the author, Drew Logan, ended up dying three times in the same day due to his heart not beating. Due to so many times with lack of circulation, he suffered some short-term memory loss. This created problems for Drew as he couldn’t remember his workouts and diets. To counter this problem, he started investigating our brain and how it relates to our behavior. This, in turn, lead him to developing his 25Days theory for fitness.
The basis for 25Days is that it takes about 25 days to rewire our brain to avoid the cravings for unhealthy food and instead look forward to healthier provender. Instead of dictating what you can an dcan’t eat, Logan gives guidelines on what you should look for in each meal. Lean proteins, healthy fats, and fibrous carbohydrates are the pillars of your meals. He gives a list of the most healthy in each category, but leaves it up to each individual to choose how they pare them in food.
The other element that he adds in is a workout schedule. He alternates between strength-training and stretching workouts with active recovery days built in. What I liked about this is that it’s customizable and is not exclusive to any light-to-moderate cardio workout you might already be doing. Just like with the food, I feel like this allows everyone to make this a part of what already works for them rather than excluding what they do in order for what Logan thinks is best. To be honest, none of the workouts look overwhelming to anyone who’s starting this program from scratch. It looks just challenging enough to get results but not something that non-athletes should be afraid of.
My one critique is that there’s not a discussion for how vegetarians can adapt the dietary guidelines. Out of the list of lean proteins listed, only eggs are vegetarian. While eating plant-based proteins may not fit exactly into Logan’s idea of a good diet, it should have been addressed in the book somewhere.