Skinny Bitch: A No-nonsense, Tough-love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous! (Paperback)
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Short Description for Skinny Bitch Tells the truth about food so that readers can make informed, educated decisions about what they put in their bodies. This work outlines a way of life that helps readers make healthy choices.
- Published: 01 January 2007
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780762424931 ISBN 10: 0762424931
- Sales rank: 582
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Reviews for Skinny Bitch
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There are so many benefits from healthy eating, vegan-ism and exercise but many are overlooked in this book. Whilst I did enjoy the 'tough love' approach, this book missed the point on so many levels.
There are too many contradictions in this book to take it seriously, for example, Freedman and Barnouin condemn processed and chemically preserved foods of all kinds due to the evil chemical effect on your body... And then promotes highly processed imitation meat alternatives. Other claims made are just silly, such as the claim that women should not take pain medication for menstrual cramps as they prepare the body for childbirth. Puh-lease. People should not over-medicate, but that doesn't mean we should ignore modern medicine either.
Freedman and Barnouin seem to have forgotten that "natural" does not translate to "intrinsically good". Many bad things are natural, like teeth rotting and falling out over time. But instead of letting this happen, most brush daily and visit the dentist.
I applaud Freedman and Barnouin for encouraging healthy lifestyle and self-awareness. However, I found this book to be more like a trip to State of Delusion (albeit to a different city to the one where you eat junk on the sofa) than a reality check.
For people more serious about considering ethical eating I highly recommend reading philosopher Peter Singer's work on the subject. He is a bioethics professor at Princeton and his arguments are logical, easy to read and supported by rigorous academic research. Unlike anything you'll find in Skinny *****. by Eliza Brebner Griffin
Get real or get bent.
"You can open your mind when you read this book, or you can stay stubborn and stuck in your own selfish ways. If you're the latter, you will dismiss this book as utter trash.
Don't bother with it if you:
a) Can't handle the truth
b) Don't want to change your lifestyle
c) Refuse to believe you're consuming the wrong things
d) Won't be able to laugh at crude humour
There are moments of hilarity and moments of grave seriousness in this book.
I plunged head first into this book solely based on the few pages that were available to read via the amazon website. I fell in love with the tough-love approach. I saw the humour in it and embraced it.
Some chapters can be very confronting and the wording can be quite harsh. Being in Australia, I found that some of the information provided was irrelevant (specifically, the government and meat/dairy industry related info), but it was interesting nonetheless.
I strongly disagree with some of the meal suggestions (mock meats), but all of the information about what NOT to eat makes perfect sense.
This book had me hooked and really changed the way I feel about food. My eating habits have drastically changed - for the better.
Have I started losing weight? Yes.
Have I started feeling healthier? Yes.
Am I happier and more confident? Yes.
But keep in mind, that the above is result of a combination of Skinny Bitch's eating advice AND daily walking... and let me assure you, this book does NOT skip the fact that you need to exercise to be happy, healthy & skinny.
This book is a reality check. It's here to change your attitude. Take it or leave it." by a Book Depository customer