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One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life Paperback – December 3, 2013
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First the good, and much is quite good: Winnie Abramson takes a soup-to-nuts (organic, of course) approach to better living considering everything from sleep, hydration, diet, stress, and even the setting of goals (happy to report the author is opposed to perfection). The greatest concentration though is on food and diet. The book is organized in brief, concise chapters that end with an even more concise recap. It is hard to miss Winnie's points, which are mostly sensible and informed. Usually I find short chapters disruptive to flow, but because the author is imparting specific scientific or nutritional information, it actually serves her well, giving topics or suggestions a honed-in focus.
It is refreshing to read a healthy diet advocate who is unabashedly carnivorous and adamantly anti-soda (I am both, and who doesn't love self-affirmation?). Everyone can cut out white sugar (though keeping your own bees really isnt an alternative for most of us, Winnie) or reduce their caffeine intake. Topics such as gluten-free diets, wheat intake, and dairy are clearly explained, and sensibly vetted. There is a common-sensical approach to recommendations--"give it a try, see if it helps", that only a foolish person would dismiss out of hand.Read more ›
The book compiles 50 easy to digest change suggestions, most of them diet/exercise related. She recommends one a week and most of the changes are easy, as described. A lot of it deals with removing yourself from toxic type of products and getting back toward more natural ways of eating. Almost all of the suggestions are drawn directly from the latest research, from eating less wheat products to the value of finding organic raw ingredients for your cooking.
I found that she really made some good points and observations. I liked her tone throughout the book - upbeat but friendly. Best of all, unlike so many diet type books, we aren't directed to websites to buy any of the author's homemade products or systems.
I think this is a really good wake up call for those who want to feel better, look better, and just enjoy life more - get out of the toxic part of the modern environment. For that reason especially, I recommend this book.
Received as an ARC from the publisher.
This book gives you 50 changes you can make to improve your life and lifestyle. The author explains clearly and succinctly why and how you can make these changes. You don't have to do them all, but even doing one or two could significantly improve your well being. It's well laid out and an easy read.
One of the changes Winnie Abramson suggests is drinking water first thing everyday. I started doing that months ago (with lemon) and I HATED IT... I still do sometimes. But I do it because it makes me feel better physically and mentally and I definitely lost this pervasive love handles. It's like I drinking a commitment to me every morning. I also made a rule that I can't drink the cup of tea I love until I drink the water.
I highly recommend this for folks who want to make a shift to having a higher quality, healthier lifestyle.
I realize that some of the changes in the book might not appear to be simple for some of us because we are often committed to unhealthy habits and feel like we're stuck in circumstances that are contrary to having the lives we want. But the changes are all doable. What's required is choosing the ones you want and sticking to them. Do it for you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Shameful. There is no wisdom here. It is just a list that could be generated by anyone who skims a newspaper's health section.Published 19 days ago by Kindle Customer
An easy book for anyone to read. Many helpful, easy tips for improving our lives.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The length of the chapters are suitable for the topics and the notes in the margins interject thoughts in a way that makes the page itself aesthetically appealing and an easy read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Celene M.
I am echoing several others who have reviewed this book and found it disappointing. 1) It is in fact the same old advice, not a whole lot of new information here. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pamela M Cole
I have not read much of this yet, but what I have read is very sensible. As a society we are too centered on what we look like, mostly based on pictures of people that have been... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Susan L. Stone
Fairly predictable, and some of the suggestions are difficult to execute without going a bit over the top.Published 13 months ago by N. Wright
Simple fast read. Will try several of the recommendations.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Tips are good and the summaries at the end of the chapters are nice. I found the writing style unnecessarily wordy.Published 14 months ago by veggielover