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Skinny Bitch Diet

this was posted on another thread, and rather than go off on a tangent, I'd start another. My question- what is the Skinny Bitch diet- what are they saying that has not already been said. This is just Eat To Live written from the perspective of some models?

"I too recently read Skinny Bitch and felt betrayed by the food industry. I did additional research of my own and came to my own conclusion that you really can't trust anyone when it comes to what goes in your body.

In my research (done through med journals, articles, etc) I found that many of the foods we eat that are indeed deemed "healthy, organic, etc" are not and that most food consumed in the U.S. (processed including meat and dairy) have additives in them that make them addicting.

While the book Skinny Bitch is EXTREMELY opinionated, the opinions do come my research and opinion.

The other thing to consider is the excessiveness of people in the U.S. we supersize everything and think bigger is better. Quality people, not quantity.

I've been fasting for 3 days now (a fruit fast) and I gotta tell ya! I feel great! I feel like I can think clearer, I have more energy, and I haven't been craving junk. I am on my way to being a skinny bitch! LOL!"

Tue. Sep 18, 3:13pm

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I think that they come across as knowing something others don't, and this is not the case. They go hard core organic, anti-dairy and meat. I agree that you want to cut down, but everything in moderation. I think the main draw to the book is the attitude that comes along with the marketing.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 8:16 PM

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Why anyone actually wants to be a bitch is beyond me.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 8:43 PM

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It's not anything new. But it's in-your-face. No "beating around the bush." It was a real wake-up call to me. I'm really happy I read the book.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 10:25 PM

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Except for the cursing, there is nothing new or unique about this book. I regularly read books about both sides of the coin so nothing they said shocked me.

What bothered me is that they do not provide a solid plan. It is EXTREMELY hard to go from Big Mac's to a strict vegan diet. The authors say to give it a try for 3 months but I can assure it takes much longer than that to change your whole way of eating AND stick with it forever. They also provide a lot of vague and outdated "facts". I strongly suggest that before you invest in this type of eating, you should check out other better written and researched books about being a vegan. Look for books for and against in order to make the best decision for you.

Two comments the authors made that raised a brow;
1. Healthy = Skinny - We all know that is not completely true. I've seen lots of skinny people who have a cinnabun for breakfast and pretty much nothing else.

2. You have to be a vegan to be skinny - Again, we all know people who are skinny and still eat animal protein.

One thing I totally agree with: Don't Trust Anyone (Including the authors).

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 10:47 PM

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I believe healthy does equal skinny, but, you're right, skinny doesn't necessarily mean healthy.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 11:09 AM

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I actually appreciate all the mentions of vegan friendly foods that are mentioned in the book. It makes contemplating and shopping for this way of eating much easier.

I ordered their cookbook - I'm excited to get it. I haven't 'converted' yet, and not even certain I will 100%, but I've gotten several vegan cookbooks to start researching how I might eat on a daily basis.

Thursday, November 29, 2007, 12:54 AM

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I liked the suggestions, too! Some of these are my new favorite foods! I'll have to ask for the cookbook for Christmas!

Thursday, November 29, 2007, 10:17 AM

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I bought that book as well, bc of the title. I had no idea that it was just a vegan diet. My parents are vegan and are both over weight. They are probably healthy but they eat way too many carbs adn processed vegan foods (fake meat etc.). I also used to binge on vegan junk food. I dont think it will help you lose weight, but of course eating lots of fruits adn veggies is very healthy.

Thursday, November 29, 2007, 7:08 PM

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