(Closed) “Skinny B*tch”

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I haven’t read that book, but have you watched the documentary “Food Inc.”?  It’s completely changed my views on what food to get where.

Added bonus:  An organic market is opening right down the street from me!  The next closest organic food store is an hour away, so I’m super excited!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I started to read it years ago, but I had to stop…Some of the treatments they suggest, along with some of the foods, are too hard to find in a the middle of nowhere Minnesota.  I lost 43lb.s the old fashion way instead. 

EDIT to add: And I’d miss my med-rare steaks too much!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I read it. I already dont eat much meat (just chicken now & then) so I skipped over the part about that!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’ve read the book twice, and while there are certain points I totally agree with, there are others that I don’t. They say that “if you want to be skinny you need to be a vegetarian” which is, IMO, completely untrue. On the other hand, the book is definitely motivating, and I think it’s great that you’re making positive lifestyle changes. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I read it… and while I thought it had amazing points… Im really just too much into food to bother… plus the all vegan organic diet they suggest IMO is nearly impossible to follow… good read though, entertaining and interesting!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Please don’t look to that book for dietary advice. That book is just PETA-esque propaganda targetted at naive preteens.

It gives HORRIBLE advice (for example, the book says “don’t eat until you are ravenous”, while any nutritionist or dietician will say “eat smaller more frequent meals to keep your metabolism going”).

If you want to eat better and more naturally; here are MUCH BETTER books on the subject:
Real Food by Nina Planck
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve read the book. I also have “Skinny B*tch in the Kitch” which has some great recipes. I already knew a lot of the information and followed a lot of those guidelines beforehand, but the way the book is written really opens your eyes even if you heard it all before.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The title definitely caught my eye so I started going through it in the bookstore. At first I didn’t realize it was a purely vegan diet book and I ended up ditching it. I like the Cook Yourself Thin books. They also have some TV episodes you can watch online.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m a proponent of knowing where your food comes from and try to strick to plant-matter as much as possible… But I really dislike this book.

The tone is too snarky for my taste (which is saying something), and I found a number of their arguments in favor of a vegan diet to be pretty off base.  Not that the idea of being vegan is itself bad, but a lot of the science they use to back up their arguments doesn’t work out.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@teaadntoast: Same. During the meat lectures I couldn’t help but think back at them “Yawn. Fast Food Nation did it better, bitches.”

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Edina:  Oh, I love that book!  And Michael Pollan, too.  Really, I think most of what Skinny B*itch is trying to say can be neatly summarized in his prescription for a healthy diet:  “Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly Plants.”

Plus, In Defense of Food doesn’t ooze body-hatred and self-loathing.

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