Tuesday, March 18, 2008

REVIEW: "The Skinny" by Robin Aronson and Melissa Clark

Title: "The Skinny: How to Fit Into Your Little Black Dress Forever"
Author(s): Robin Aronson & Melissa Clark
Pages: n/a
Diety?: somewhat
Promotes IE?: yes!
My Rating: 4****

While some parts of this book were still a little "diety", MOST of the book promoted the principles of Intuitive Eating. :-)

Basically, the authors encourage you to:

Eat when you're hungry
Eat what you WANT (don't settle for less)
Don't eat to please someone else
Don't eat what you don't want

They also say you should eat at least one fruit, and/or one vegetable with every meal. And, they promote eating slowly, and eating sitting down.

I liked that they gave you two perspectives -- one author is a Food Writer, and the other is married, and a mother. They show that their "plan" is a good fit for anyone, as it can be altered.

There were a lot of tips outlined....how to handle certain situations (eating out; eating in the presence of coworkers; eating at parties), and what to do if you find yourself eating emotionally.

The "diety" parts of this book (mostly just the usual, "Skip the junk food -for the most part- and go for the veggies") weren't all that bad. They even go so far as to say you can HAVE the junk food, but just make sure you have the veggies first. They don't count calories (or anything else, for that matter), so it's not anything I'm fully against.

Have a look through their website first, if you want to know more about their style, without having to buy the book. And, if you like their website, get the book! It'd still be worth your while! ;)

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