Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Book Review: All Diets Work
I know a post on Worldcon is due and I promise one will be coming with pictures very soon. I'm still trying to come down from the awesomeness that was Renovation 2011! So, until that happenshere is a book review for you!
As you may know back in February as the scale came close to a dreaded number I never wanted to see I decided to change my lifestyle and dove full force into being primal. Today 38 pounds lighter, 100% healthier, and filled with more energy than I've had since before the kids came along, I am doing great. I still have those last stubborn 12 pounds to go, but am confident that I will be leaving them behind in 2011! In light of my new found health, when I was approached by a friend to do a blog tour for a new diet book I was more than happy to read through it and see what else was out there. Just so you know, I don't know the author, but I did get a free book as part of this review. And now for the good stuff!
The Book is called All Diets Work that's the problem by Jen Brewer. The subtext says: 25 tools to help you stop dieting and start losing weight for good.
To be honest there wasn't really anything new in this book to me. But then again, I've read a lot of diet books over the years. So here is what I thought of the advice given. Or According to Sabine.
The thing I liked about this book is that it was quick and easy to read. At only 132 pages there are no long winded diet plans or complicated workout routines to follow.The information given for the most part was good. I do beleive that lifestyle change, not diet is the only way to lose weight and keep it off in the long run. There were several ideas that were fun to read and I could see them being very helful to people. Did I agree with everything said? No, but bear in mind the more I read about grains and sugar, the more I want to steer clear of them at all costs. That is not an easy thing to do. Many people look at me and say: Pasta? I could never give up pasta. For those people, this book may be just what they need.
There are 25 tools given to help you in your goal to weight loss. The success stories in the book are fun as each one tells you which of the 25 tools they combined to make their successful weight loss plan. At the end of the book there are food diary examples and plenty of useful charts that may make the purchase worth it just for that.
So my recommendation would have to be: Go Primal, its easy, it works, and you will feel like a million dollars! If you really don't think you can give up grains (trust me, you can live without them) then buy this book, it is a great way to get started on a plan that will change your life.