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Publisher's Summary

Like so many people, Mara Schiavocampo had struggled with weight for most of her life. She tried every diet on the planet, suffered a debilitating eating disorder, joined a bizarre food cult, took dangerous pills, worked out for insane amounts of time - and still tipped the scales at nearly 230 pounds. But more than reaching a healthy weight, Mara wanted peace and freedom from the constant mental torment brought on by food. A healthy and effortless way of life - for the rest of her life.

And that's what she found. While juggling a marriage, new baby, and a budding television career as a correspondent on NBC, Mara "accidentally" stumbled onto a formula that worked for her. She lost 90 pounds in two years and is now stronger and fitter - and, most importantly, happier - than ever.

In Thinspired, Mara shares her weight-loss secrets and the formula for her success plan. Instead of focusing strictly on do's and don'ts, she talks about eliminating the foods that have control over you - whether that's wine, flour products, dairy, or sugar. By following in Mara's footsteps, you'll lose the pounds and gain back your energy, control, health, and happiness.

©2015 Mara Schiavocampo (P)2015 Tantor

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Entertaining and Realistic

This book is a good help for those struggling with overeating. As a therapist-intern working with such clients, it left much to be desired... A little slow and not enough depth of coverage.

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Loved this so much I bought the book and audiobook

Where does Thinspired rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Immediately when I began reading this book, I felt as thought it was written just for me. I have never felt as connected to another author's story as I did this one. I bought the audiobook after I read the book so I could listen to it as well, and reinforce the helpful information that I got from the book.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the fact that it felt as though I was having a conversation with a friend, rather than just reading a book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I actually did laugh at how frankly the author spoke at times. I loved it!

Any additional comments?

I really wish that the author had narrated the book. Having someone else read it takes some of the personal feel away from it.

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Life Changing

The methods shared in this book helped my loose over 60 pounds and I’ve been able to keep the weight off for two years and counting. 70+10+10+10 is everything. Thank you Mara. You changed my life and my transformation is inspiring others!

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  • JPD
  • Pleasantville, TN
  • 05-06-18

Very Inspiring.... <br />

I am going to listen over and over again. I loved the author's story because I definitely can relate; however, I wish the author performed it.
Overall great book.

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Informative.

Mara spoke about what worked for her. The message that resonated with me is that you can NOT work out and eat whatever you want and expect weight loss results.

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great tight book.

very good information in right sized chunks. very inspirational and one of the few tell it like it is weight loss books for real people

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Inspiring

I really liked this book. it was an inspirational story of weight loss, struggles, and coping mechanisms.

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Great Listen!

I enjoyed this book! Very inspiring. Some of her stories really hit home. Ready to listen again!

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I loved it, was so insightful and thoughtful,

I was really feeling bad and so shameful of myself before I landed on this book. the really helped me to understand is that what I'm going through secretly....is pretty normal and there are solutions and alternatives.

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  • UZ
  • 07-07-15

Realistic and Doable!

Great easy read. Honest about the struggles. Lots if tips for making weight loss work! Step by step help! Realistic and Doable!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful