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The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better
The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better
Price: 6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific and clear about how to lose weight permanently, 4 Jan 2014
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I have been following a similar eating plan for six months now with The Harcombe Diet, so I know this works. I have never felt better, and am four stone lighter than I used to be. And the most brilliant thing of all is you can pretty much eat as much of the right foods as you want and are never hungry.

This book is a fantastic introduction into eating right to stay slim for life and tells you how to change your eating and exercise habits to lose weight permanently. It's packed full of scientific fact to back up the advice, and it's all so sensible and clear that you just know this is the right way to go. What's so brilliant too is the advice you get on exercise - no longer do we need to spend hours sweating ourselves silly in the gym. It's all abut eating right and exercising right.

I feel like I have learned loads of new tips from reading this book, so feel really armed with the tools to ensure that I stay healthy and happy for life. I sounds too good to be true, but this book really does offer the holy grail of diet and exercise we have all been searching for.


Grenade Thermo Detonator Thermogenic Weight Management Capsules - Tub of 100
Grenade Thermo Detonator Thermogenic Weight Management Capsules - Tub of 100
Price: 28.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Way too much caffeine, 10 Feb 2013
I have been using this product for almost two weeks, but I think it is just not for me. The massive amounts of caffeine the tablets contain is a problem. After taking the tablets I do feel high from the caffeine, but when it wears off I feel terrible - low energy, depressed and irritable. The amount of caffeine the tablets contain is way more than the daily recommended amounts, so please be aware of this.

The tablets are effective in curbing your appetite if you do take them half an hour before eating as instructed, however I have found that probably because the ingredients also increase metabolism that I am actually ravenously hungry between meals - much more than I would normally be. As you can imagine, this has at times proved counter productive as I have had to eat more to satisfy my hunger.

I am genuinely unsure if I will persevere with Grenade. I hate the fact that I have potentially wasted my heard earned cash on these, but they make me feel rotten and I would advise anyone looking to lose weight to get something without all the excessive caffeine these contain.


Gypsy Boy: One Boy's Struggle to Escape from a Secret World
Gypsy Boy: One Boy's Struggle to Escape from a Secret World
by Mikey Walsh
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly powerful story, brilliantly told. Buy it now!, 30 Dec 2010
This book is wonderful. One of the best books I have ever read!

Mikey Walsh's story is devastating. Nobody should have to endure what he did. Despite that, this book is one of the most inspirational and beautiful things I have ever read. Mikey tells his story with incredible warmth, humour and compassion. It is testament to him that he overcame the obstacles in his way to live the life he wanted to. The fact that he does so without bitterness, makes his tale truly inspirational.


Coronation Street - Golden Anniversary Collection  [DVD]
Coronation Street - Golden Anniversary Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ William Roache
Price: 20.75

36 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A poor selection of episodes from the noughties, 5 Nov 2010
I cannot believe the dreadful selection of episodes from the noughties. Norris at the Commonwealth????? Mel Hutchwright?????? 2 episodes of Tracy Barlow and Charlie????? Hardly the Street at its best. Which buffoon chose these duds?! How could they deprive us of some of the better stories and characters.

Where is Gail and Eileen's fight over Todd and Sarah? Where is Mad Maya burning Dev's shops down? Where is Mike's death in Ken's arms? Where is Karen McDonald's heartbreaking Christmas Day exit?

The lacklustre choice we are given really lets down this set and as a result I will not be buying it. It's not worth the money.
Comment Comments (10) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 15, 2011 7:57 PM BST


Past Imperfect
Past Imperfect
by Julian Fellowes
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rambling and slow, 25 Sep 2010
This review is from: Past Imperfect (Paperback)
Hmmmm. This could have been a really jolly tale had it been more judiciously edited. Unfortunately the author's ramblings and overly long insights get in the way of the plot and prevent the narrative from coming alive. I was desperate for the story to move on but became increasingly frustrated by the overblown descriptions and musings which constantly got in the way of the plot, making the whole novel seem leaden and dull.


Doctor Who - The Black Guardian Trilogy: Mawdryn Undead / Terminus / Enlightenment [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Black Guardian Trilogy: Mawdryn Undead / Terminus / Enlightenment [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Davison
Price: 18.50

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAGNIFICENT!, 2 May 2010
These three stories are not only brilliant value for money but stand up remarkably well, given they are now 27 years old. Great stories, imaginatively realised. Davison is a truly wonderful Doctor. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!


Doctor Who - Earthshock [DVD]
Doctor Who - Earthshock [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Davison
Price: 7.27

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly, utterly superb!!!!, 14 Feb 2010
One of the best Doctor Who stories ever, this is the ultimate Cyberman story. The tension and suspense is thrilling. Genuinely scary too, this is a wonderfully written story which had me transfixed. What an exciting story! It is also has the most powerful and devastatingly emotional ending of any Doctor Who. Truly brilliant, they don't come better than this. Buy this classic of classics now!


Mario Kart with Wii Wheel (Wii)
Mario Kart with Wii Wheel (Wii)
Offered by DOOGLE
Price: 44.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating as you progress, 20 Jan 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
So much about this game is wonderful - it's a real hoot with so much colour and variety to ensure it's one that will be played over and over. Unfortunately once you progress to 150cc level the grand prix becomes stupidly and annoyingly difficult to win. Pure skill and speed are no longer the sole requirement. You get randomly hit repetitively which, rather than be amusing or mildly frustrating, become annoying time after time after time when you have worked so hard to stay in front. It's a real flaw in the game, which is very off putting. Unfortunately this means I am less likely to play the game any more because the results are completely random and arbitrary and no longer about skill or effort.


Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (Softpack Version)
Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (Softpack Version)
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 11.30

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull and uninspiring, 11 Oct 2009
For years I have been a huge Mariah Carey fan. I adore her R'n'B infused brand of pop, and of course that wonderful voice with its incredible power. Unfortunately Mariah barely uses her voice on this album. Most of it is sung in a breathy, minimalistic style which is not initially disagreeable, but becomes monotonous when song after song lack any kind of build, energy or punch. Mariah is not helped by the fact that she has elected to only use one producer on this record. The upshot is that most are mid-tempo slow jams which seem to bleed into each other, repetitively.

The real issue here though is Mariah's voice. Over the years her vocals have become increasingly strained. When she sings live she now uses tricks to hide the fact that her voice has deteriorated. She suffers from nodules, and can no longer belt out a song like she used to. Understandably she won't have them removed for fear of making things worse. My fear is that if she doesn't have surgery she will have no voice left regardless, given just how painful many of her recent live performances have become to watch and listen to. This album has been recorded to allow Mariah to still perform live as it is sung entirely in that breathy comfort zone of hers, which she can still manage. Unfortunately playing it safe by necessity makes for a dull listen. Without a voice, there is no point in Mariah Carey. She needs to take the risk and get some surgery. Fast.


Doctor Who - The Trial Of A Time Lord [1986] [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Trial Of A Time Lord [1986] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Colin Baker
Price: 15.12

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than The Deadly Assassin!, 2 Oct 2009
Anyone curious about purchasing classic Doctor Who DVDs should be very wary of fan reviews. Unlike most of those fans, I think this season is terrific entertainment and great value for money. Sure it's not perfect, but the epic scale, stories within stories, energy and pace injected into the episodes makes it highly enjoyable from start to finish. Colin Baker's Doctor is slightly mellower and much warmer in this season, and he turns in a fine performance. For entertainment value, this box set really cannot be beaten. It's a worthy addition to any Doctor Who DVD collection.
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 13, 2012 9:12 PM BST


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