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Old 01-01-2009, 07:44 PM   #31
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I wanted to read the book to find out what the hub bub was about. Vulgar, disturbing in its graphic details, and not at all helpful.

The Flexitarian Diet is much much better.

and far more accurate regarding the human frame.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #32
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Lora, THANK YOU for this book suggestion. I went to the bookstore and looked at this book today. I love her real life suggestions and her guilt free way of looking at eating.

Very good book that I would have missed if it hadn't been for you. Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:01 PM   #33
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I was stupid enough to read this book and they actually put down Atkins saying "anyway he's dead." I put the book down. I do not like them.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:45 AM   #34
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I never read it, but if I ate vegan I would be a B.

No wonder they're cranky, they don't eat meat.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:48 AM   #35
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I reviewed it on amazon.com... I gave it 1 star, only because there was no option for 0 stars. Complete trash.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:55 PM   #36
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Crass and full of BS diet info. So much soy frankenfood it'll make your head spin.
Exactly,

I was very put off by the audio book, I bought it to listen to while I walk and couldn't stand it. She has the vocabulary of a truck driver.

I don't have anything against a curse word here and there. It can add the oomph you might need to get your point across but every other sentence is like this.

I am far from prude and I thought it was offensive.

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Old 06-20-2009, 06:15 PM   #37
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I also found it offensive. It read like an ad for PETA. Go sell that crazy somewhere else.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:19 PM   #38
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I read it. I guess if you were lucky enough to have the genetics to have the body of a model (or ex-model) then you can afford to have a condescending attitude and preach any kind of diet plan you want.

Some folks can eat the way these ladies promote but majority of us on these boards with carb sensitivities are not going to be able to lose weight in this manner.

And yes, they make you feel majorly guilty about eating animal products, so I wouldn't read it if you want to eat meat.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #39
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I'm a farm girl and know all about where meat comes from. Truth be told, I'd rather be a vegetarian, but it would kill me, being diabetic. I am extremely carb sensitive.
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I read this and gave the whole vegan thing a try last year and I learned that I can change my way of living and eating - which is coming in handy now as I'm starting a Low-Carb WOE. The vegan diet was not for me (I felt sort of puny by the second month), but I learned a lot about nutrition, just looking up things on my own, not taking their word for it.
I would never tell anyone - vegan or Atkins or whatever - that their way of trying to improve their life is wrong. Because how would I know what's going to work for them?

I'm pretty open-minded. In fact, I do comedy as a hobby and sometimes the shows can get a little raunchy - but really, the unnecessary f-bombs in this book were distracting - like a 12-year-old pretending to be grownup by saying nasty words.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:03 PM   #41
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It actually kind of broke my heart. I don't really like the idea of eating meat- but i really can't talk because I do. I still can't get some of the images out of my head- its horrible. Sadly it's information that I think I needed to know. I don't think I ate meat for weeks after. I have it on my bookshelf and don't think I could pick it up again- I'm ridiculous though-I adopt rescue animals, give yearly and help run food donations- and STILL can't watch the ASPCA commercials. makes me cry.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:14 PM   #42
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It actually kind of broke my heart. I don't really like the idea of eating meat- but i really can't talk because I do. I still can't get some of the images out of my head- its horrible. Sadly it's information that I think I needed to know. I don't think I ate meat for weeks after. I have it on my bookshelf and don't think I could pick it up again- I'm ridiculous though-I adopt rescue animals, give yearly and help run food donations- and STILL can't watch the ASPCA commercials. makes me cry.
Brookie, it is heart breaking most particularly the way factory farmed animals are raised.

I give great thanks when I eat and purchase only humanely/sustainably raised meats.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:45 PM   #43
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That's exactly what I need to start making more of an effort to do. It's totally worth it to me, even if it costs more. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:08 PM   #44
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Is that Bethenny Frankel from Housewives book? I saw her on Ellen making guacamole with peas instead of avocado (or in combo with them). I thought that was clever but I think her WOE is low calorie and low fat. That gets me into trouble.
Oh, I just realized she wrote Skinnygirl. Same idea, I imagine!
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May work for some, not for me...

I read that book. I can easily live w/o meat (and do) but then I grew up on a farm and ate excessive amounts (for me) of beef and chicken plus deer/rabbit/squirrel/fish and other meats 3 x daily until I was 18. The problem I had with the "SB" book is that I can't eat the heavy grain-based foods and/or most natural sugars (sorghum, agave, etc.) they recommend without eating them addictively, getting fluffy/inflamed/fat, etc. So, my following the program the book advocates just doesn't work for me. I do best with unprocessed foods and next to no grains and am very, very careful about the sugars I eat (or I get sick and go off the deep end with cravings). :/
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