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About the Author

Caroline Jhingory's weight loss story has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, TODAY Show, NBC Washington, the Huffington Post, and in PEOPLE, Essence and SHAPE magazines. Although she is not a doctor or nutritionist, she has over a decade's worth of experience knowing what it takes to keep a 150-pound weight loss off!
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  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Caroline Jhingory (December 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988698102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988698109
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,038,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I saw Caroline Jhingory in an Ebony magazine article on weight loss. I was intrigued by her quote that she is a recovering food addict that has taken her "passion for food from a dirty love affair to a committed relationship of self-control." I love that and it scratched me where I itch b/c I consider myself the same, a recovering food addict.

Actually, I'm not sure I'm recovering. I make some strides in self-control and then end up in the dirty love affair again. I need to lose about 50 pounds.

Caroline's story is so, so inspiring. I loved how she shared from her childhood, about her hurts at losing 2 dear cousins in a car accident as well as the loss of her dad's companionship after her parents' divorce. And how these losses intensified her turning to emotional eating, bingeing on food, and brought on depression. I could relate so much of her story and was so happy to have found her book.

In the end, though, as truly happy as I am for her that she has found a method of losing and maintaining weight that works for her, I just feel that it's not realistic for the majority of people. It just isn't. Definitely not for me. (Full disclosure: I am fat. I am fat for a reason. I'm not willing to count calories, fat grams, points, or anything of the sort. I'm also not willing to eat as Caroline did and does. That's why I'm fat and she's not! I love to exercise but you can't out-exercise a bad diet, I'm proof of that.)

Caroline is also not willing to count anything and so has held to the 2 following weight loss strategies that helped her lose all that weight and keep it off (I'm not giving anything away in the book; this info is on her website as well):

1) she eats ONLY lean proteins and non-starchy vegetables. That's it.
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What I absolutely love about this book is that Caroline's story is completely relatable, here's someone who lost half her weight and kept it off for 10 years!!! All by doing exactly what she stated in this book....what blows me away is how simple it is. Great job and I'll be putting these steps in motion!!
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For those of us that have "yoyo" dieted all of our lives, this says it all. The program works beautifully. Written so lay people can relate. 34 pounds off and exstatic. For the money, it will change your life.
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I started my weight loss journey January 7, 2013 and have lost 10 lbs with walking and experimenting with Clean Eating. I read her article in Fitness magazine and became obsessed (in a good way) instantly reading her blog and following her on Instagram, Twitter, & FaceBook. I got the book, read it in one day and started her plan the next day. As of now I am on Day 3 and I have lost 5.2 lbs! People are telling me once you introduce carbs, sugars, and grains back into your diet you will gain that weight back but um...I don't plan on it! I keep this book in my purse, it's like my Bible..even got the most important chapters bookmarked! It's such an easy read, it made me laugh from the 10 Commandments to her educating me about what sugar, alcohol, & carbs do to your body. She keeps it 100...feels like I'm reading a book that my big sister wrote! If your not organized and looking for a quick fix, this book is not for you...this plan is forever! Take care and good luck on your journey...much luv =)!
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I loved how reading the book was like talking to a trusted friend. She has many good tips but the meal suggestions were too extreme for me.
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"Hi, I'm a food addict."

Caroline's book is funny and informative. I love her approach. This wasn't a diet for her, but a total lifestyle change. And she's right! Your life does have to change if you are dealing with a food addiction. This book is not some boring dieting "how-to" guide. She gives some practical tools that could help you lose some weight. I must say I don't agree with all of her methods (I'm not sure if I can get rid of all the foods I love just yet.) Maybe I'll try some of them down the road, (baby steps.) But she does offer a great starting point. And if you have questions about the book, just send Caroline a tweet, she will respond. Kudos to you girl! You are an inspiration.
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I bought this book as a Christmas 2013 gift for myself and read the entire book by New Years Day. I have been struggling for many years with my weight loss journey and couldn't pinpoint why I had blockage. After ready this book and her story, I realized that I had some mental work to do. Since reading this book, I lost 10 pounds! Prior, I couldn't lose 2 pounds! God bless this beautiful young lady for sharing her story with us.
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Book is very well written and humorous at times and has some out of the box tips and different ways of looking at stuff that maybe one would not have thought of. But the diet itself is too restrictive and not realistic for the average person to follow.
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