I asked my skinny friends how they viewed food and exercise. Their tips helped me lose 75 pounds. I now want to share those tips with everyone.
©2015 James Livingood (P)2015 James Livingood
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THINK LIKE A SKINNY PERSON: Building Better Health Through Unconventional Knowledge
Author: James Livingood
Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged
Narrator: Rebecca Roberts
Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health, Self-Help
Release Date: March 12, 2015
Publisher: Long Tail Publishing
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
I was drawn to this audiobook for a couple reasons. The first reason was it's length. At just over an hour I was willing to listen. It's only an hour. I decided that even if the book was terrible I would only have wasted an hour. (Fortunately I actually really enjoyed this book, so length did not end up being a factor after all.) The second reason I wanted to listen to this audiobook was that it was written by a normal person and not a so-called "expert". The author lets the reader know immediately that he has no formal education in nutrition or weight loss. This book is just his way of sharing what has worked for him.
James Livingood decided to ask his "skinny" friends for advice and this book is the culmination of the tips and tricks and ideas that he received from them.
Normally I am not a fan of self-help books, I find that they come across as preachy and most often the advice is just plain ridiculous. THINK LIKE A SKINNY PERSON is NOT like that. Nowhere in the book does the author come across as if he is preaching and he does not claim to be the Dali-Lama of weight loss.
"The first part of this book is not about giving you a bunch of advice. Instead we will take a moment to look into the mirror."
This approach actually makes sense. Yes! I said it. A weight loss book that makes sense! Wow!
Most of the advice and tips provided in this book are common sense. However, common sense is not very common anymore. Even people who are already aware of ideas in this book can use a reminder.
There is mention in the introduction of the inclusion of cartoons and pictures in the book. Obviously this is missing in the audiobook version, but that did not make this book any less enjoyable.
The narrator does a great job and provides a clear delivery of the concepts in this book.
I rate this book as 4 out of 5 stars.
I really enjoyed this book. It's not too long or complicated. It's just a bunch of very good pointers to help you stay healthy that make sense that people (including me) often forget about. For example, get more sleep. You hear that all the time, but I didn't realize that this would reset not only my brain, but my digestive system too.
The narration was excellent. I can't imagine that it could have been read any better, or with more enthusiasm and variation in voice. In short, she kept my interest and eager for the next chapter.
Audible makes my long hours in commuter traffic fun and educational.
So if we want to be good at a particular skill we watch others who are great at that skill. So why not apply that simple idea to weight loss. Let's analyse what the skinny people do to be skinny. That's exactly what this super informative book does. Think Like a Skinny Person made me think about my skinny friends and my fat friends too. I started seeing the book in my friends and co-workers. Things we do to sabotage our own weight loss.
Although this book is short, only a little over an hour, Think Like a Skinny Person has a lot of information in it. I think I have more tools now in my toolbox to stay healthy and maximize my weight loss results. James Livingood did a great job of making this book both informative and entertaining.
Rebecca Roberts is a wonderful narrator with such enthusiasm.
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The information contained in this audiobook was useful, relevant and sensible. I wish, though, that the information had been grouped into a more logical sequence. Specifically, I wished the author would have grouped the information into common themes, and then "front loaded" the listener with the name of the theme about to be discussed-as opposed to sharing ideas in what felt like a random set of suggestions.
Nevertheless, I was greatly appreciative of the concept of "true" versus "false" cravings-and how to differentiate them-it made TOTAL sense, and it was also very practical!
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
THINK LIKE A SKINNY PERSON was such a great audiobook. It's written by someone who has actually lost 75 pounds. What this means to me is that this is someone who has experience and knows what they're talking about. This book was a gem. Also, this book would be good for anyone because I feel that the suggestions span more than just weight loss.
There were several places that I bookmarked such as how to deal with cravings, stress, and tricking your mind to sleep. Others include Pavlov's dog and random surprises of love. All great. Also, another thing I loved was geo cashing. What a wonderful idea.
Rebecca Roberts is such a fabulous voice actor. She narrated this book as if she were talking to you heart to heart. She has a warmth in her voice that resonates so beautifully. She made this an amazing listen.
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This audiobook offers a holistic view of weight loss. It discusses not just what to eat, but of course exercise, stress, sleeping, time management, and relationships.
I enjoyed the entire audiobook and the information provided.
The performance was rather monotone.
Yes. The book is relatively short. I was able to listen to the entire book in one sitting.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
Active lifestyle so audiobooks fit in with nearly everything I'm doing.
An interesting and actually great set of useable tools to help in that ongoing struggle to lose weight. I think with the ideas here it might not be such a tremendous obstacle to overcome. Thank you for writing this. The narration is very good and easy to listen to.
I love to read and working on my first book. Maybe it will be on Audible someday.
Probably not. It wasn't a bad book, but I think I would rather have the print edition.
There was nothing about this audio book that I would call "Life Changing". Everything in it has already been said before, sometimes many times. It really was not all that original or scholarly. I think would have preferred the print edition because at least then you would have had the humorous cartoons in it to break up the monotony.
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