Adventures in Books… Skinny Bitch

I thought I would like this book more than I did. In fact I was surprised I really didn’t enjoy reading it at all. I was thinking it would be no nonsense like, Jillian Michaels, but it was rude and patronizing.

I understood the shock value involved, but I did not appreciate that the author thought this must affect the reader exactly the same way. This was mainly revolved around the ideas of vegetarianism and veganism. Both of which I don’t agree with for me, but understand that some people love that way of living. The shock tactics used in the book got me thinking and will ensure I choose meat carefully, but I will not be cutting it and other animal products out completely. If I ever do it will come down to cost most likely.

I liked the book more towards the end, once it had moved past the shock tactics and must dos.

I liked the approach they used to becoming healthier and make better decisions.

“you’re not giving up anything. You are simply empowered now and able to make educated, controlled choices about what you will and won’t put into your body, your temple”

“you’ll never get yesterday back, but today is yours for the taking”

Those 2 quotes I really liked and would have enjoyed the book much more if this had been the focus, rather than, I personally felt, making the decisions for us.

I was disappointed with this book and I would be honest if someone asked me about it, as I am now. It is not a book I would recommend to friends straight away, but I would keep it on reserve.

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