Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Generally I try to stay away from diet books because all they will do is try to sell you on the latest craze. But on the library website I saw a title that caught my eye so I decided to give it a try. The title seemed appealing to me because who despite how much you try not to compare yourself to your friends do so the title "six weeks to OMG: get skinnier than all your friends." My brain went"hey that sounds nice. maybe you should see what it is about." Long story short, I ended up requesting it from another branch and by the time it comes in I mentally go "oh gosh why did I request this book." But still end of checking it out. Well, now I have read eight chapters of this book and having to stop. It started off good with this loss being about how you ultimately see your self and you can't compare yourself to anyone else. I was even willing to give the author a little faith on his rant on how all the charts for telling you your ideal weight were a load of bull because they are based on averages and no two people will have the same results. Okay, I can buy that. I mean one of my friends and I are the same height and activity level but different body composition. Kept reading. The author claimed that people could lose up to 20lbs of FAT in 6 weeks so that it was about 3.5lbs of fat loss a week. WHAT??? That would be awesome. Brain going "Okay, calm down that is a lot in a short time. Think this through." But that means I could lose over 20lbs of fat before having to go home for Thanksgiving and facing the family. Hmmm...now that is appealing. Because really, no job, and no real future plans coming together yet. Showing off a skinnier self would be nice (still is.). So I keep reading and by this point in the book it starts going into the different parts of the plan. It starts off with SKIPPING BREAKFAST. WHAT??? Okay, starting to lose me. Now I like to walk in the morning before eating breakfast but breakfast is still important because it gives me energy for the rest of the day. Plus not eating breakfast could be bad for a diabetic because it could lead to too low blood sugar. The next chapter was where I got lost. To boost your metabolism, you should lay in a cold water filled tub for 25 minutes. Huh?? There has to be other ways to boost my metabolism that doesn't require freezing in the shower in the morning. Because if I did that, it would mean I would spend the rest of the morning in bed trying to warm back up. So has anyone heard of this book? Or tried it?
After deciding I didn't need this book and wasn't willing to do some of the things suggested I stopped. So I guess I will have to try another way to get some results by another way.