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See beyond the title....
on 23 May 2014
I hated the title as it sounded so un-pc, but then I looked through the contents and some reviews and bought the book. I usually addictively buy books to help me though situations, and find they disappoint. I had just lost 60kg and was wanting advice on how to not fall into the trap of putting all the weight back on.
Immediately I was hooked by the different approach - getting into what the title really means. Thin women - women who are naturally thin and do not calorie count, diet, eat chaotically etc. - do not get fat. So how are they different to me ? And then looking at how the brain works, using cognitive behaviour techniques and mindfulness - both techniques I have known for many years but never yet put together - I really believe this book has got the answers for me. Not just for food issues but much addictive, 'non-thin' thinking. Now the book may have the answers, but I have to do my part and it is a demanding process - but you have to be in it to win it, and being motivated and making that decision to change is important. Committing to it and carrying it through are necessary or old habits take over. Too many books promise the world the easy way - there isn't one.
Personally I like the style, but it is quite dense and heavy going in places. There is a lot of information in a thin book and it takes a while to digest. I am about to reread it and use the author's website for a program which I strongly believe will put me in the 2% of people who keep the weight off after they lose it.
Many thanks to the author - this is powerful stuff.