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I would say I am glad I bought this book...as a social drinker who would not classify themselves as an alcoholic. However I can clearly see where drinking has a negative impact on my life and has to go if I want to achieve the goals I actually care about...weight management and other personal goals that require focus and energy.
I thought the author was a bit over the top at times, but his message rang true and there is some good information and common sense stuff you might need to hear, if you are struggling with some issues based around this socially acceptable drug habit.
Has it "cured me" of my desire to drink? Sure...until I go out Sat night. BUT I will listen to it a few times more to help me in truly changing how I look at it, and see it for the poison it really is.
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Jillian Michaels has probably the best grasp on healthy eating, and getting fit realistically of any author I have read on this subject.
I like that she goes through all the myths and "facts" we have all heard and even lived by, and tells you if they are crap or not, but also Why.
She also looks at the big picture of how its a lot more then just eating and exercise that affects our efforts. Hormones, even food packaging...lots of good solid info here and I recommend this book to anyone wanting to educate themselves and/or lose some weight.
Tip - look her up on You Tube for free fitness videos.
This book is a must listen for anyone...not just those of us that struggle with excess pounds and dont know why. It can be a bit boring at times but the information is good to hear regardless.
I have struggled with crazy weight fluctuations of up to 40 lbs regularly in the past decade, I travel out of North America frequently and always lose weight when I do. I could not figure out why, I actually exercise more at home when I have a set schedule, and I do not over eat. And yet, within weeks of coming back I pack on 10 lbs, and it doesn't stop there.
The only thing I eat at home that is different is the wheat. Cereal, sandwiches (always high on the "healthy" grains) oat bars and the like. Nothing over the top and yet my appetite gains control of my life. I can eat a full meal and before putting the last spoon into my mouth be thinking about the next. This Never happens when I am in a situation where I don't eat wheat. Now I know why, and this book gave me the knowledge to understand how this product is poisonous to my body and my mind. Which of course bring depression and lethargy.....god if I only knew this 15 years back, how different my life would have been.
I am officially off wheat for good, and this book helped in pushing me to make that major commitment. Its been a week and already I feel clearer, more energetic and slightly thinner.
I recommend it for anyone...regardless of weight the info here could potentially save, or at least change, your life.
I really liked the different views this book presented. Never again will I sit down mindlessly - without making that choice consciously - to eat a meal without looking at it and taking in the beauty. I have recommended this book to 3 others already.