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Confessions of a Reformed Dieter: How I Dropped Eight Dress Sizes and Took My Life Back Kindle Edition
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AJ was very overweight and offered a TV company the chance to follow her attempts at weight loss as she hoped that the thought of failing at a diet on national TV would force her to stick to it. The book is a diary of how she felt and what she did to lose weight. She improved her eating and started exercising and lost 40 kilos. At the same time she learnt how to cope with the devastating experiences in her earlier life.
She has a personal trainer (Crusher!) and a psychiatrist (Nutcase!) to help her but don't let this put you off - everything she does is obvious and common sense - but she is excellent at explaining how she felt and how it went. And she doesn't pretend to be perfect, she is honest about the days when all she wanted was battered saveloy and chips and how bad she felt after she had eaten them. (That is another good thing - it isn't an American book - the things she craves are recognisable to Brits, with an Australian slant, and she is not some American inspirational guru - she has a sense of humour that can be appreciated by Brits).
She also has stretches of time when she doesn't lose weight and is honest about how despondent she was. Everything else I have ever read about weight loss suggests everything is perfect and no one ever 'cheats' or gets stuck for a long time. She admits everything (and some of it is very bad - mainly alcohol related!) and tells you how she got over it.
This is the first time I have ever been inspired by a book about losing weight (not dieting - this book is definitely about changing your life, not going on a diet for a few months). I have got off my (admittedly large and comfortable) backside and have started exercising and I will be coming back to this book time and again for inspiration and information.
I read it every time I think about dieting!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What an inspiring read and a book many will be able to relate too especially if on a weight loss journey. Couldn't put it down.Published 12 months ago by Tinks
An honest and heart warming journey from fat,unhappy and unhealthy to happy, healthy and slim. The author shares her personal journey to a happier healthier life and her struggles... Read morePublished 15 months ago by mamabrom
I wasn't sure what to expect but I'm pleased to say this was a thrilling and surprisingly entertaining read, AJ is a real inspirationPublished 17 months ago by Amy Frankland
Great sense of humour. I have already had an audio version which I loved. Wanted to read it for myself.Published 24 months ago by jillie49
The BEST diet book I have EVER read!!!!
An amazing funny read which will defiantly want you to get up and get thin!! Read more
I was really looking forward to reading this book, a bit of new year, new me stuff, the book did start off good and it encouraged me to actually start buying fruit (i have a very... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2013 by L. J. Benham
After you get through the first few pages about her childhood and AJ's journey starts you really get hooked. I have not yet finished the book but I cant put it down. Read morePublished on 8 Jun. 2011 by Bananas1989
I found the early chapters of this book depressing and felt inclined to stop reading it. It consisted of a lot of reasons and excuses for being overweight, however when the author... Read morePublished on 27 April 2011 by Kathy
This book is amazing!
Really inspired me when my enthusiasm for weight loss was low, this perked me right up again...
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