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The premise of this book is good, common sense diet advice with a genetic twist to it all. I figured that I could listen to it in bed, but found that there is more that I needed to do to get the most out of the book. To be fair to the book, I needed to have a notebook to actually write down the "Commandments" as the author went through them.
One reason I gave it a 3/5 rating is that it's pretty much the same advice given by any other diet book...know your patterns, avoid certain foods, revamp/reinvent/find new comfort foods, don't skip meals, that kind of stuff.
However, the book does get into more physiology, and actually surprised me with info on taste bud research. It explains & gives how to steps about how we can deal with the fact that our patterns may very well be genetically programmed. That was good! That kind of stuff is woven into every chapter, and is refreshing.
Overall, I'd suggest having a notebook handy to jot down the list of Commandments if you'd like. It's also good for the neat tidbits that pop up in each chapter.
My main reason for the 3/5 rating was not the common sense stuff, but the author's voice, a thick New York accent, which made the book NOT an in bed listen. (I feel mean saying that, but it was a bit jolting...)
I'd still really suggest the book if you have some time to spend with it, focusing on not just the words, but the actual WORK you'll have to do with the good information provided. If you're not willing to take time to evaluate yourself, take notes, or do what the book suggests, then don't buy it. If you can take some time with it, then YES get the book :)
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Imagine changing your entire psychological perspective about eating as the chapters roll out. You will be shocked and awed into understanding the roll of strategic mental preparation that THE THIN COMMANDMENTS DIET offers.
If you want to go to an arena of thought that is two steps behind the actual moment when you will actually eat, this audio book will take you there. You will start to understand and be given the opportunity to practice a huge variety of motivational strategies that are so authentic you want to reach out and hug the author for finally telling it like it is.
Of greatest consequence is the author's spotlight on YOUR FOOD HISTORY. Always overlooked by traditional plans, this emphasis on how you have responded to individual foods in your personal life is such an important clue to the road map to success.
I read that the author had a New York accent, but find that the autenticity and sincerity of this author reading his prescription for success is just what is needed to believe in this book like the bible.
You must listen to this work if you are ready for the finest, truest most effective mental rehearsal personal to you to precede your next meal.
Obviously I learned alot! Will relisten daily and will now lose twenty pounds.
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