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5.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish to read BUT IT WORKS !, 23 Jun 2006
This review is from: Allen Carr's Easyweigh to Lose Weight (Paperback)
I bought this book after easily and happily becoming a non-drinker by reading Allen Carr's "Easy Way to Control Drinking".

I began this "diet" book with high hopes and expectations, however, I almost threw it in the bin as soon as Allen Carr started talking about a "Creator". Despite my annoyance at the religious element I persevered out of respect for his alcohol method. Unfortunately I found most of his arguments insultingly simplistic and tunnel-visioned.

On reaching the end, I concluded that it truly was a load of rubbish..... but that maybe I would have fruit for breakfast the next day instead of my usual toast.

Its still early days, but now I find myself eating mostly fruit and vegetables and have cut down drastically on "junk food". I still eat meat and fish but find I am satisfied with a much smaller portion.

So what's going on? Well I believe that somehow within the text Allen Carr manages to brainwash his readers into doing things his way, even when they don't accept his reasoning.

Whatever - it works for me - thank you Allen Carr.
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Initial post: 29 Dec 2007 14:35:09 GMT
Ha ha ha - how true! I also read and became a non-drinker with Easyway to Control Alcohol and also felt his logic to be simplistic and in some cases flawed but lets face it, the people who claim its rubbish and doesnt work obviously dont want to 'let themselves' be fooled by the arguments. I have a PhD and teach doctoral level critical thinking skills, but I *wanted* to change my habits - and actually enjoyed switching off my brain and being seduced by simple arguments for a change!
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