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I'm only a little way through the book, but i'm liking what i'm hearing. Would be great for people that really have no idea how to curb their unhealthy eating habits (as AJ did when first starting her weight loss).
I was relieved (and found it refreshing) that the narration was by an Australian, as sometimes I find heavily American accented books irritating. I'm Australian if you haven't guessed.
I look forward to meeting the new me as I take on board some of the suggestions from the book!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Yes, yes, I've heard it all before. All the tips are no secret, but the way she explained them that makes all the difference. The way she elaborated each tips makes it easier to accept and understand. It's important to understand losing weight because unless you do, you'd gained all of the weight back. This is also a very good audio to listen to if you fall off the bandwagon. What could be easier than to just listen to her motivations and tips in order to renew your resolution?
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
If you know the basics about dieting or nutrition this will leave you feeling frustrated, impatient and out of pocket. This book is suitable for the absolute novice, someone that has never heard of ?cardio? or ?aerobics? and thinks eating from a smaller plate and avoiding second helpings are revolutionary ideas. For anyone that has ever been on a diet the messages in this book will seem so basic as to be insulting: eat breakfast, control food portions, don?t overeat, do exercise, watch your fats and carbs, don?t eat empty calories and don?t splurge at the weekend. Duh! What annoyed me the most about this book is that I bought it because I wanted to know the ?lazy? way to lose weight (after all, that is the title of the book!). However, there is nothing lazy about the diet on offer - because yes, this is a diet, even though the author would have you think it was a way of life. I wanted to find out more about the mental side of weight loss and whilst this book included a chapter on the psychology of weight loss it was far too brief to be really helpful. Even worse, as the book progressed, the author started coming across more and more as a smug thin person, keen to remind the listener of how she managed to lose weight and run marathons and fit into skinny jeans, the implication being that if she managed to do it then there really is no excuse for you not to do the same. What the author fails to acknowledge is that she was ?lucky? enough to reach rock bottom which prompted her to start losing weight in the first place. In other words, she had a strong ?why?. Without a strong ?why? you have to rely on will power which can only take you so far. My suggestion: try Paul McKenna?s ?I can make you thin? or ?Psychocybernetics?? they will help to address the mental aspects of weight loss. The ?Lazy Girl?s Guide? is misleading and disappointing, give it a miss unless you really don?t know the first thing about weight loss.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful