…many “experts” have made dieting so complicated and unrealistic that people tend to give up. In fact, diets have a 98 percent failure rate!
When I picked up a copy of Jackie Warner’s This Is Why You’re Fat I couldn’t wait to get started reading it, and once I did start reading it I didn’t want to put it down!
And I completely appreciate the excerpt above from this book. There are far too many books out there that make trying to eat right such a complicated process. Right now, there are plenty of books out there and people out there saying most of what Jackie is saying, however, she says it in a no nonsense sort of way. It’s easy to understand and a light bulb really did go off as I read it!
Essentially eat clean. Eat natural. Limit or pretty much rid your diet of processed food. Do not fear – you can bring some of it back on your designated cheat meals!
Did any of you watch Jackie Warner’s show on Bravo called Work Out? I did and I totally loved her attitude and what she was about. I remember constantly her saying SUGAR IS BAD. SUGAR IS EVIL! GET RID OF SUGAR IN YOUR DIET! Well, she’s saying that again in her book.
I can honestly say her saying that on Work Out has been hanging out in my head, but reading her book shed a whole new light on it for me. I use to looooove to drink Starbucks VIA Caramel coffee then a light bulb turned on and I actually looked at the back of the box. Oh hey, Beth, this isn’t normal coffee – whatever they did to it adds 13 grams of sugar. THIRTEEN!! Yep, I am done with that stuff. Still have some in the pantry at home and it is the last thing that I want. I look at it right now and just shake my head! It’s essentially black coffee with caramel flavoring and 13-freakin-grams of sugar!
Really, I don’t want to give too much away. Maybe I already did?! But this book so turned on a light for me I wish I could buy it and give it away to other people! (maybe that’s a sign we should do a giveaway??) I’d loan you my copy but I highlighted and wrote all over it plus I feel it’s something where I should look back on frequently. Refresh my mind! Not only that, but Jackie completely sets you up for success! She gives you the good & bad of food in our bodies, explains her way of eating, gives you a plan, gives you workouts and gives you recipes!
Like I said before this book just hit home with me even though I think there are some other similar books saying the same things so it just might be my preferred method of hearing what I needed to hear!
Have you read This Is Why You’re Fat? Has another healthy eat & living book really hit home with you like this one did for me?