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A very amusing diet book
on 12 February 2010
Although it's a very entertaining and well-written book, the title is misleading - it is a diet book for every purpose. It even has a few diet recepies in it (tasty, but they are there because they are low-calorie). If you are trying to make peace with food and get away from compulsive eating, this is definitely not the book for you. It doesn't teach you how not to diet, but how to win the battle: How to avoid beckoning bakeries and take another route, how to have a treat only every third Tuesday rather than every time you actually want it, etc. It doesn't teach you how to listen to your body and what it signals you, but how to cheat it - eat soup, drink more water, eat raw vegetables - all the tricks of the old diet world.
Having said that, it's amusing and entertaining, but definitely not for girls who are trying to recover from an unhealthy relationship with food. It's another diet book (in the new form of "healthy eating" rather than crash diet rules).