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Interesting information but horribly written,
This review is from: You, on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management (Hardcover)
The information on biology and how your body works is interesting. And it is useful IF you want to understand why your body behaves the way it does with regard to food. For some, this understanding may support behavioral changes for a more healthy lifestyle - I'm hoping it does for me. For others it's just way too much useless information.
Furthermore, the way it's written is extremely annoying. I had a hard time finishing it because of so many corny references made to current pop culture (e.g. Paris Hilton). These references are distracting, out of place, and surely made the book twice as long as it had to be. I'd recommend reading a page or two before purchase to be sure you can stomach the writing style and are interested in this kind of information.
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Initial post: May 12, 2009 9:45:53 AM PDT
I bought this book based upon my impression of Doctor Oz on the television. I have to agree that the CONSTANT, silly, CORNY, references are quite ANNOYING and actually distract from the message. AAMOF, I tossed it back on the book-shelf as I couldn't stand reading it. A better idea would be to join Weight Watchers for a couple of months, following the program and learning the points system. After a couple of months you can easily proceed on your own. I lost 20lbs in 8 weeks as a member, then another 25lbs over the next 12 weeks on my own. I live on chicken stir fry and absolutely love it.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009 9:26:06 AM PDT
Twark Main says:
Totally agree with this!! The plethora of tangential references made the reading so dense and obtuse that it felt impossible to get through. I'm going to take this copy back to the store!
Posted on Jan 1, 2010 6:10:59 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
I also agree about the corny references. SO ANNOYING. Those in addition to the absurdly large print and ridiculous pictures made me feel like the book was being dumbed down and made it very hard to read. Too bad because I think their message is very worthwhile. I just with they would have stopped trying to appeal to the lowest common denomenator.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2010 3:10:32 PM PST
C. DORN says:
Wow! You really tell it like it is - judging from your agreement with many others! We're all so 'star struck' we just follow like sheep - reality TV repackaged as entertainment gossip (what a bargain for the producers, their 'content ' costs them very little - as we watch the details of Linsey Lohan's colonoscopy, or whatever else we're served!). Do I care what Paris Hilton thought of this diet? That'd be a 'NO." TV really is a 'wasteland' - - !!!!!! And I guess 'lowest common denominator' is 'where it's at' - from something one hears about on TV!! OPRAH is the best of them, too bad she's leaving - but she HAS been doing it for 25 YEARS!!!
LOVE your 'handle' (not your 'love handle' - BTW, your INTERNET handle, Twark Main)!! BTW, can you place the reference "Three QUARKS for Muster Mark" ??
Thanks for the info, you saved me twenty bucks, with shipping -
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 5:01:10 PM PST
i must be the only person who followed WW for 13 weeks faithfully and lost 2 pounds! Too much talking @ WW, too much sharing, but glad it worked for you. (I love stir frys too!)
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