Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This is Why You're Fat: Review & Book Giveaway #2!

Don't adjust your screen - it's true.  I'm holding another giveaway for one copy of this wonderful book, so if you didn't win last time, here's your chance for This Is Why You're Fat!

I've been reading the book and find it fascinating.  She talks a lot about hormone imbalances and how they affect your weight loss. There are suggested foods to help you fix problems.

I do like how there's lots of pictures of specific exercises for the power circuit section. She also gives lots of meal suggestions and recipes. They really do look like normal suggestions I can live with, instead of some weird soup concoction I eat for 21 days straight or recipes using ingredients that just don't match up to their counterparts in taste and satisfaction.

She also gives suggestions on the types of foods to choose at different types of restaurants, how to read labels, what to look for and more.  I know a lot of these things (I know a lot about losing weight...it's just getting my bum in gear to actually DO them is the problem), but I did learn plenty of new tips.

One suggestion that I heard her say on a CNN interview about this book was to drink 3 liters of lemon water (just some juice squeezed in) daily.  She says it helps to purify and detox your liver so you can metabolize fat better.

It sounds like a lot....but I looked it up and that's about 100 ounces.  Many people drink that in soda daily, so if you think of it that way, 3 L isn't bad.  I'll fill up my 20 ounce bottle 5 times and that's it.  I have a bottle of lemon juice, so that's a start.

I also love what she said in a Fox News Interview:


"Everyone falls off the wagon. How do you get back on track if you slip up and eat badly?
If I you cheat, realize it’s just one day and go with it. When it happens to me, I just allow myself to eat like a pig because I know there’s something in me that wants that food. So I just overeat to the point of where I’m so disgusted that I want to be good the next day. So I would say don’t have a little. Don’t just have waffles. Have waffles and ice cream and cookies."
It really is so true.  I know how hard it is sometimes - I get cravings all the time!  I love ethnic foods, so I start wanting a specific dish that perhaps isn't so easy or effective to make at home.  Or I'll start thinking about how nice a Hostess Snowball pack would be fab.

I fester. I try to nibble on healthier options.  I drink water.  I eat more things.  But sometimes I do go on a bender and eat way too much.  You really do just have to think of it as one day and go on from then.

Overall, this is a great book for people who are trying to lose weight.  I really would suggest reading it and working what she says into your life.  I love that she includes cheat days. That's my usual failing with any specific diet - I get bored, angry, hungry, frustrated (you name it!) and go skidding off the tracks.  With her system you automatically have days built in with more freedom.


Mandatory Entry:  How do you get yourself to bounce back once you've fallen off the weight loss track for a moment?  What's your favorite tip from Jackie? How much water do you drink?  Once for this entry.

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The  giveaway will run from Tuesday 5/11/2010 until 11:59 PM PST Tuesday 5/25/2010. Open to US and Canadian Residents 13+.  No P.O. Boxes please.  Void where prohibited.  Please make sure your email is available in your post or in your profile.  Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book from the Hachette Book Group, who is also graciously hosting this giveaway. I wasn't paid for my review and my words are my own.

65 comments:

chixbaby27 said...

The best way for me to bounce back after a bad day is to journal! I have to plan my day and write it down in order to get back on track. It's a simple thing, but it works!

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missreneer said...

The best way for me to bounce back is to remind myself that I am human and it's ok if I have occasional slip ups. Than I remind myself of the goal I am trying to reach and that I'm half way there.

My favorite tip from Jackie is drinking lemon water. I try to drink it everyday but I didn't realize I wasn't drinking enough. I do try to drink 6-10 cups of plain water a day.
Thanks for the great contest :)

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Angela Pea said...

How do I get back on the bandwagon? Grit my teeth and just do it. Seriously. Grit. My. Teeth. Force myself to move away from the food.

Fat is Hard. Thin is Hard. Choose your Hard.

I choose thin, because it means I'll live longer and be stronger.

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Kelly said...

I bounce back with a really intense morning workout. It gives me energy for the day and encourages me to eat right for the rest of the day. If I start out right, I end right!

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Giant Sis said...

I bounce back by getting back into my exercise rhythm. I mark it on the calendar each day I exercise, so I have a visual record of how I'm doing. But after a bad day, I have to give myself a peptalk too -to remind myself that it's OK and I can start over TODAY and make positive choices.

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kmorghan said...

I bounce back by picking up something to inspire me, like a new fitness DVD or Wii game.

karenk said...

i bounce by by keeping a food journal... i drink about 48oz water a day...thanks for the chance to read/use this fabulous book :)

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tdean30 said...

Haven't started a diet yet. Water is all I drink.

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kerri69 said...

I bounce back by just starting over the next day I dont beat myself up I lkie her tip on youre body hits a plateu after a month of cardio and resistance training
and i drink about 2 glasses of water a day


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Nickolay said...

I get myself back on track by looking at pictures of what I would like to look like. I drink about 8 glasses of water a day

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Anonymous said...

Well, I simply begin again.

I like the drinking lemon water tip.

At least eight glasses a day would be my water intake!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I drink about 6 glasses of water a day, thanks for the chance!

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Jennifer M said...

Looking at my 'before' pictures helps get me back on track.

Lissa said...

I bounce back by journaling what I'm eating in a day and calculating calories/fat

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FDP 4 Life said...

i just remind myself that doing good is better than giving up!

msrodeobrat said...

I bounce back by looking at fitness magazines and reminding myself of what i hope to accomplish. this makes me determined. my favorite tip is make lemon water for a healthy altnerative to plain water. i drink about 5-6 glasses of water a day.

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Hbomb said...

I bounce back by just remembering that I want to lose some weight! I try to drink water as much as I can, but I'm not that good at it.
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sarbear3490 said...

I bounce back by doing some extra exercise and drinking more water

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Atreau said...

I try harder the next day. Sometimes it's just starting over that helps!

purango said...

Once I've fallen I bounce back by reminding myself of my goals. My favorite tip was about drinking lemon juice. I drink about a liter of water a day. garrettsambo@aol.com

Charlene said...

The best way for me to bounce back after a bad day is to tell myself
Tomorrow is a new day and a clean slate.I like her tip:You have to eat within an hour of working out to make sure you’re not eating into the muscle for energy.I drink about four
glasses of water a day

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lilyk said...

I drink 4 or 5 glasses of water a day.

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Anavar said...

I'm thinking about buying this book. I can't lose weight so I'm curious what will she said, why I'm staying fat :)

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