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Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet: A Weight-Loss Plan for Real Women Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 7, 2008
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About the Author
For years Neris and India used to bump into each other at parties; invariably wearing the same dress, because they were both on the porky side, but with a taste for clothes. However, this year they are buying each other tiny little designer jeans.
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Top Customer Reviews
The humorous, self-effacing tone is engaging and the journal-style entries truly make the reader want to join Neris and India on their day-to-day ups-and-downs of trying to lose weight - which they successfully accomplish. There are lots of great and useful tips, too. This book is basically for weight loss support, and it successfully fulfills that mission in an utterly charming way rarely found in other diet books.
This is definitely a book that appeals to women. I don't think men would identify with it at all, but of course the subtitle lays that out.
This book is different.
First of all it is written by two people who have not only been obese and battled through the change, but they are willing to share not only the 'before' pictures but the trials and tribulations of the journey (including the failures).
Secondly it spends the first few chapters just getting to the point of WHY and HOW they got fat (and helping the reader to do the same). It gives some of the lies they told themselves (some of which were the same as mine), including avoiding photos/full length mirrors to avoid being confronted with their overweight bodies.
The perfect diet (IMO) is:
1. The one that works for YOU.
2. The one YOU can live with for the rest of your life.
It's not about dieting, as I've found out, it is about changing your "Way of Eating" and lifestyle - forever.
The Authors: The book is very blunt and straight to the point - which it NEEDS to be - if you can't handle being honest and blunt with yourself then you won't like India's writing. She is extremely blunt. Someone in another review called her "snarky", which I guess if you can't handle bluntness you might think that.
Neris on the other hand has a harder time coming to grips with her weight loss goals, getting motivated and staying motivated. There are quite a few of us who have 'dieted' who can relate to that. Throwing in the towel, giving up, feeling overwhelmed. It happens to a lot of people.Read more ›
I wanted to point out that the book is a "guide" and Neris and India share their own experience and what worked for them. Not everyone is one size fits all. If you need further advice to what you can or cannot eat see their website and check out the 'Forum' link. Everyone is very helpful. For those in the States, find a message board for 'United States' or 'America'. [...]
Good luck to those who started. I have read the book all the way through twice and still pick it up for advice, recipes or just companionship. It's weird, I know..but whatever it takes. Thank you Neris and India!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book with good diet and told in a very funny manner!Published 14 months ago by Therese Fitzpatrick
Excellent cookbook companion to the actual eating plan book!Published 16 months ago by Monique Melanson
Great book. Recommend it if you want to lose weight. Lost 2 stone in a few months, feel greatPublished 18 months ago by joyce stafford
This book helped me lose 20 lbs before and it is helping me again. This book makes dieting easy.this time I will keep referencing the bookPublished on January 15, 2014 by Jacqueline DelZoppo
Great Cookbook lot's of great recipes to try. Can't wait to start using it. This diet really works if you follow itPublished on October 17, 2013 by Alicia Yates
This is a personal story. I enjoyed readying it as I have done low carb many times. It would be easier to follow if it had summary pages at the end of the chapters so when... Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by Tracey Pierce
I can't wait to start this - preferably with a friend as funny as these authors! Well done, ladies! You've inspired me.Published on August 10, 2013 by M. McCarthy
The best only diet of my entire life that actually worked. Simple and straight to the point. They seem like my actual funny friends and they are easy to relate to. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Rebecca
I loved this book not only due to the content, but to the authors writing style. If you adore chick lit (I do) and all things British (I do) and enjoy a more humorous take on... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by BlackHerring