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skinny bitch - the book

Has anyone read this? I'm in the process and I feel like I've been living in a cave when it comes to nutrition and what I thought was healthy.

The book is overwhelming me! I plan to make some drastic changes in my household's eating habits and what we actually eat.

Thoughts?


Sat. Sep 8, 12:56am

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I haven't read it but have seen a lot of celebs such as Victoria Beckham reading it. Anyone that has read it - would you recommend it?

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 5:23 AM

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I would certainly recommend it. I have learned a lot of things and frankly, I'm stunned. This book has alerted me and motivated me to do further research regarding the foods that I put into my body as well as my famiy's.

I am going to Fast starting next week, I haven't decided for how long, but I believe this is the first step towards cleansing and then putting only healthy and truly nutritious things in my body.

I'll post my progress and let you all know if it seems worth it :)

Sunday, September 09, 2007, 11:32 PM

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PP, how did the skinny bitch diet work out?

Friday, February 22, 2008, 12:45 PM

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another perspective from a previous thread

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Friday, February 22, 2008, 12:54 PM

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I'm just wondering if it worked out for the PP?

Friday, February 22, 2008, 7:10 PM

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Read it

I read it, but I knew going into it that they had a vegan agenda and that the book was written with some "objectionable" language (title of the book sort of says it all really). Skinny Bitch is not for everyone. I would NOT recommend this book to teenage girls, or maybe not even young college aged girls. I would NOT recommend this book to anyone who currently has or has ever had an eating disorder. The authors are not promoting eating disorders by any means, but the tone and language its written in might be triggering to some people. I also wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has body image or self esteem issues. However, I would recommend this book to people who are interested in vegetarian and vegan diets and anyone who wants to learn more about animal cruelty and the meat industry. I didn't get that this was really a "diet" book, but more of an eye opener to how industries are running and to be more mindful of what we are actually eating. After reading this book, I do read labels more, and I am more concerned about eating less processed foods and more natural/whole foods. I'd rather eat a real orange than some orange flavored chemically created cookie or some other "fake" food. I enjoyed this book, but take it with a HUGE grain of salt. As with reading any type of book like this, you should come to your own conclusions and make the "diet" or lifestyle choices that are healthiest and work best for you. So, back to the original question, I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, and for those who do, again, take it with a grain of salt.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 8:47 PM

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I love this book. It made me laugh, and it made me squirm. I'm wondering if anyone has been following a vegan diet and how it affected their health and weight loss?

Saturday, February 23, 2008, 10:01 AM

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It's a terrific book - Read it!

I don't get the comment about not letting teenagers or college students read the book. That makes no sense. First of all, ever teenager knows what the "F" word is and all the other language used in the book. AND they aren't advocating a restrictive diet, just cutting out all the crap. I would have no problem giving the book to my daughter when she's a teenager (and would actually encourage her to read it).

I've been a vegan since college and read the book despite having already cut out off of the crap from my diet that they recommend (soda, hydrogenated fats, meat and dairy). I'm now 39 years old and am 135 pounds (and had two healthy vegan pregnancies). Both of my children are vegan and are thriving. My daughter, now in kindergarten, has only missed two days of school this year due to illness. The average absence rate in her class as of today is 13 days. She's healthy, and has a strong immune system which I believe is a direct result of her diet.

For great recipes, go to:

http://vegcooking.com/

I'm posting this link because I haven't heard great reviews about the follow-up to Skinny Bitch (their cookbook). There are terrific vegan cookbooks on the market that I would recommend over this one.

maddysmom, PT member since 2005


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Saturday, February 23, 2008, 11:17 AM

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That's funny, b/c I almost think the way Skinny Bitch is written - it would really appeal to teens and encourage them to cut out all that crap from their diets! Given the girth of your average teen these days, I think that would be wonderful!



Sunday, February 24, 2008, 9:59 AM

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I agree with 8:47.
First, just because teens use the f word all the time, doesn't make it appropriate. The f word may be suitable in a story setting, but it has no place in any kind of instructional/learning book. Then we're just telling teens that it is appropriate language to be using. And yeah, you can get away with it in some places, but I tell you, there are times if I used the f word at my job, I would be fired.

And I absolutely could see this book fostering eating disorders in teens. How may teens have the skills or time to cook proper well balanced vegan meals? Very few. So the rest are going to wind up either eating processed soy garbage, or very little of anything, because they lack the ability to make the diet anything other than restrictive.

Sunday, February 24, 2008, 4:03 PM

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