Skinny Bitch


Ali de Bold
on Apr 01, 2008 @ 02:07 pm

I've just started reading this book and think it is brilliant. Lots of health tips and detailed analysis of what we are eating. The language is harsh but it is quite the wakeup call. Has anyone else ready this and what do you think about it?
 


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artist
eh...? on Apr 02, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

To be honest, I'm a little skeptical about the book in its entirety. Some of the things that they recommend are just not practical.

They seem to recommend organic foods mostly, but I must say that isn't not quite feasible for everyone. I'm very concerned about social determinants of health, and not everyone in the world unless you are of middle-higher class can afford to eat that way. Organic red wine? You have got to be kidding me. Dessert is best if sweetened with organic cane syrup, again this is something that is associated with higher cost.

Trust me, I'm all for nutrition education.

The book is written by a modelling agent and former model. I just think that there are more credible resources out there to educate people on healthy eating and weight control.

And I'm sure that that is where the book gets most of its marketing merit from, I would think that there is quite a large sum of women out there that are curious about what models eat to stay skinny.
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artist
The book! on Apr 02, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

I'm not saying that the book completely not credible at all. Keep in mind that it comes from the opinions of two animal rights activists (which is great!), but they of course are going to have a bias towards vegan/vegetarianism. And I'm not putting down those diets either. If it works for you, then that's great!

I think that the diet that they suggest in this book will work for some women (and I say women - because I am sure that they are very few men out there who would read this) but not for everyone. I still stand by novels published by Dietitians and food professors through studies on healthy nutrition and weight control.

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BiancaDG
It was a fun read, but... on Feb 09, 2009 @ 08:08 pm

It had interesting and helpful tips on healthy living, but I agree with artist that it's a little ridiculous for most people to be able to follow what they recommend. I, however, liked the no-nonsense way they talked about the crap we put in our bodies. It made me stop eating the unhealthy foods, and I've been feeling really healthy, plus my skin got way better than it used to.
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TigerLilly
Not for me on Feb 15, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

I was in Indigo the other day looking for a diet/exercise/nutrition book and saw this one. I just read a little bit and already I knew it wasn't for me. Not even taking in the content I didn't like the language and style of writing. I don't know if this is how many girls talk communicate with each other or something but I didn't like it. That's didn't in anyway inspire me to feel confident in what they're saying. Actually it just felt like the attitude behind whoever wrote it is one of those stuck up, snobby, immature girls that I would assume was talking down to me and who I personally wouldn't really associate with. No offense if anyone does communicate like that and totally disagrees. People take things differently. I would still give you a fair chance to prove me wrong :)

In the end I purchased another book and I'll see if that has any results soon.
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