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1.0 out of 5 stars
Cut the copy and pasting!, 13 Feb 2012
Okay, this is 99p - so I can't be too critical... or can I?
This is a collection of facts, re-written to look like a book. It's like one of those novelty 365 Days Of... calendars where you sometimes remember to change the date, and read a new joke or bit of trivia for the day. But it's not strictly instructions on how to lose weight.
The problem with "tips" in this way is they're easy to forget. Even if you don't forget some of them, you're hardly learning how to lose weight but instead just follow instructions. Some of the tips themselves are highly dubious ('tie a ribbon to your waist'), or not well explained (cold showers). And if you don't like cinnamon or almond butter for example, certain tips you'll never use at all!
There are spelling mistakes and grammar mistakes throughout, and while these shouldn't detract from knowledge, it shows the book up for what it really is: not a book, but basically like any old big, cluttered internet article called something similar to '50 ways to lose weight'.
Save yourself the money and buy something that will help you learn. Below is a shortlist of books that have actually helped me improve dramatically. And by the way, the subtitle of this book, specifically 'lose weight without motivation' is ridiculous - even looking at books on Amazon suggests having some motivation! It's not right to sneakily suggest that people can lose weight without trying. In fact, that kind of approach wastes time and causes tears.
Best for those interested in the subject of dieting as much as losing weight: Why We Get Fat: And What to Do about It (Rough Cut)
Best for those who like a story to learn about a natural way to lose weight: In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating
Best for those who want it explained simply and need to lose fat fast: Six Weeks To OMG