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Skinny Bitch review

A member in one of my groups just started on the Skinny Bitch diet. I've read a bit about it...basically a vegan diet. My approach is different, but I did think this recent review of the book is pretty interesting.


Tue. Feb 12, 12:21pm

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This is a great link. Thanks for posting. It's true - the word and concepts of veganism is all about the hippy dippy hacky sacky era and they were so right to position it as cool and marketable. Finally, it was about time because it's very cool to be healthy. I hope my children grow up thinking this way.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 12:38 PM

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It's not so cool for your kids (or anyone) to go around thinking that if they eat a single scoop of ice cream they are a complete POS, though. I found the tone of the book completely abhorrent, which the Salon reviewer also brings up.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 12:42 PM

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I thought the comment about the anorexic voice interesting too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 1:14 PM

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I was thinking of posting that article too...I feel very sorry for anyone who takes that book seriously. Shel Silverstein did a "children's book" called "Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book". It's a total joke and not meant for children at all and I absolutely love it...reminds me of this Skinny Bitch thing.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 1:38 PM

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I liked the book and have read it several times. I have also done other research regarding a vegan lifestyle. I think it's a totally healthy way to live. I read the article posted up top, and I think some of the messages were misunderstood. They don't advocate anorexia, they say "eat as much as you want, stop when you are full", and "don't count calories or fat grams, just read the label of the food you are eating and make sure it's good for you." They are totally right about all the bad stuff that is put into our food and considered "ok" by the government.

What's the percentage? 60% of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese? Does that seem "normal" to anyone?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 3:22 PM

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