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I'm losing a steady 1 kilogram per month, just following the diet guidelines from this book. Due to overtraining in the past, I decided to take a break from exercise. The only thing I do is making sure I walk 10000 steps a day. I hate breakfast and I've been forever drinking a cup of coffee in the morning so I just drink it black. Skipping breakfast is pushing the three meals further into the day so people who get hungrier in the evening, like me, will find it easier to stick to the program. I had severe bloating before this, now it's gone. I'm not hungry anymore, so I don't think about food all day long. As soon as the weather is milder, I'll start taking the cold showers and walking a whole hour in the morning, as I always do in spring. I'll ease back into exercising more but I'll take my time. Exercising alot made me gain weight in the past, made me awfully hungry, so I'll be careful this time. I like the way the author reads his book, it's very professional, and it's motivating. Nice job, Venice!
Bizarre though it may seem, this programme works. It takes a bit of getting used to but it's worth sticking with. I found the vocabulary a bit OTT at times but maybe that's because I'm not the target audience. But if you want to lose weight, don't let that put you off. Give this a go.
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My thighs do not make me cry- they are a part of my leg that travels from hip to knee and I've never seen them as a cause for tears- and were they tragic I could simply comfort myself by the thought that they can be clothed and out of sight for quite 95% of life.
This is a book for people who cry about their thighs- people who want to be skinny- this is a book for 'girls' for 'chicks'- it's for teenage girls- and promises in six weeks to make their friends cry 'OMG!' when they've become impressively skinny.
The message is that anyone can get skinny- I don't doubt this- but the book never tells you that if you have, (for instance) a hefty bone-structure in the shoulders or hips you may be as thin as you like and still never look svelte- and, besides- who wants to go through life with a a confidence based solely on the fact that you're thinner than your friends? Stand up straight, look people in the eye and smile. Above all, remember Marlene Dietrict- 'A man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman, any woman, with good legs.'
I haven't room to go into the contents of the book- mainly harmless enough, though rather extreme- but the point that has to be made is that; TRUMPETS DO NOT BLAST FORTH WHEN YOU BECOME SKINNY- the book pushes the dieter along with the promise that friends will gasp in amazement- they probably won't- or they'll only gasp once, and then get used to it. DO NOT expect the world to fall at your feet because you've lost weight- from that point of view weight-loss is an ultimately thankless task- because there will always be a good 20% of the population who, without effort or special diet, are effortlessly thinner than you are.
It's certainly good to be thin- and this book has some interesting ideas- But to aim to shrink six weeks so your friends will gasp is not a balanced solution to the problem. The one comfort is that the book might save some teenagers from doing worse things in an attempt to slim.
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This book made me frightened - some of the suggestions were quite extreme, even though the initial chapters were well researched and made sense. To me, it was another fad, I'm sorry to say.