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jadelee 04-14-2008 05:28 PM

Anyone ever read "Skinny B***h"?
It's big on college campuses now so I read my daughter's copy. A lot of the stuff sounds reasonable though I know I could never be that extreme in my eating!

AdeCafe 04-14-2008 06:25 PM

No, but i looked it up and am going to get it from the library, sounds interesting.. thanks.

WendyK1974 04-14-2008 06:30 PM

I read up on it and I think it sounds terrible. :annoyed: It sounds like a lot of the bad advice that is flying around (such as eat low fat, eat lots of soy, go vegan).

I will grant that it has a catchy title. :rolleyes:

NicinChicago 04-14-2008 06:32 PM

I want to but don't want to pay the 13$ for it.

elise135 04-14-2008 06:35 PM

I started to read it, then realized it was a vegetarian diet book and stopped, I was a little mad that I spent the money on it. Nothing on the out side said anything about it being a vegetarian diet.

AlittleStar 04-14-2008 07:10 PM

Yes I read it and wasn't impressed. I didn't enjoy it at all.

dietsprite 04-14-2008 07:29 PM

You can read a lot of it on google if you do a google book search and preview the book.
Parts of it sounded interesting but I don't care for the language they use through out it, and I don't agree with some of the things the authors have to say.

Dreamtrue 04-14-2008 07:30 PM

look at the reviews on amazon before you buy it. It is a vegan manifesto under the guise of a diet book.

jacksmixedtape 04-14-2008 07:42 PM

Crass and full of BS diet info. So much soy frankenfood it'll make your head spin.

Sarajewel 04-14-2008 08:10 PM

I figured that the title was a reflection of another low fat mantra. I'd be pretty cranky if I was that hungry too.

fawn 04-14-2008 08:31 PM

It is crass, it is soy based very low fat. There are several valid points but you all know them.....
stay off the diet soda and eliminate all artificial sugars.
eat your vegetables
try to buy as much organic produce as you can

JerseyGirl1969 04-15-2008 01:54 AM


Originally Posted by Sarajewel (Post 10189271)
I figured that the title was a reflection of another low fat mantra. I'd be pretty cranky if I was that hungry too.


jezzie 04-15-2008 01:59 AM

It's on my list ... so many books ... so little time. :laugh:


bridgetjones 04-15-2008 02:43 AM

a friend has it and she still belive in low fat / veg food after she is getting biger and biger and always tired and in a bad mood... and i eat up to 80% fat, feel happy and getting slimer...

so tell me, whoe is the winner? ;-)

SydneyN 04-15-2008 05:03 AM

I own the book. I was briefly a vegan. :eek: It is full of a lot of curse words and they call people who do Atkins idiots. So I would say that you should save your money.

jezzie 04-15-2008 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by SydneyN (Post 10189978)

It is full of a lot of curse words


Reading a vulgar cookbook is not my cup of tea.
Obviously she has a limited vocabulary.

Both will be crossed off my want list immediately. :laugh:

fawn 04-26-2008 12:53 PM

I don't have a great deal of respect for anyone who refers to others as f------ idiots. Definitely in bad taste. Humiliation is not a way to get your point across now is it?

You can have my copy if you would like it.

jezzie 04-26-2008 02:04 PM


You can have my copy if you would like it.


Not likely since even reading the word cr*p frequently bores me. :laugh:


fawn 04-27-2008 09:47 AM

okie dokie

Rita80 10-18-2008 11:17 PM

I just finished reading it, it just angered me. It was vulgar and rude. It's a book basically about trying to convert you into a vegan. I won't let my little sister read it, it will confuse her and cause an eating disorder. i don't recommend this book...

Rebecca214 12-01-2008 10:09 PM

I read it. Don't waste your time. First, the authors are meat haters - they give gruesome details on how cows, pigs, chickens are kept and then killed to feed people. The details make you sick. The authors put down anyone who eats meat and/or low carb. They are all about organic, soy, carbs. This book is extreme. There are better books out there.

Sybilizedliving 12-06-2008 06:47 PM

I believe it's the only book I've every thrown in the trash rather than recycling it.

As Rebecca said....don't waste your time or money.

Erica L. Butler 12-07-2008 11:47 AM

I listened to an interview with one of the writers-- and this question came up; "Have you always been thin? Are your parents thin?"

Well, guess what the answer was?

You got it-- the interviewee had to admit that she has been thin all her life, and so was her mom. In other words, genetic.

And, actually-- I know a lot of fat Vegans and Vegetarians.

Melinda33 12-23-2008 06:56 PM

One of my friends read it and now she is a vegan!
Completely influenced! :rofl:

auntiesocial 12-29-2008 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by Erica L. Butler (Post 11232587)

And, actually-- I know a lot of fat Vegans and Vegetarians.

Me too.
I can think of two off the top of my head who are morbidly obese, in fact, and who have told me I'm going to die from doing Atkins.

Okay, ladies. Whatever.

Twinkies are vegetarian, but that doesn't mean you should live on them.

fawn 12-29-2008 11:13 AM

It's actually frightening how many vegetarians I know that live on Mac & Cheese!

elise135 12-29-2008 11:31 AM

I was vegetarian for almost 3 years. I ended up fat and I swear that is what blew up my thyroid! That was over 10 years ago and I'm still trying to lose weight and regulate my thyroid! I pitched this book after reading the first chapter!

LowCarbRachel 12-31-2008 01:16 PM

I was shocked when I started reading it. Actually, I listened to the book first and the language was shocking to me.

I did like the book, but I naturally prefer to eat a whole grain, plant based vegetarian diet, anyway. It's not about the ethics for me; I just have a real dislike for meat and eating too much fat upsets my stomach.

I didn't like how the authors advocate a junk food vegan diet, though.

fawn 12-31-2008 03:58 PM


I didn't like how the authors advocate a junk food vegan diet, though
I think this was my biggest complaint about the whole book Rachel. Promoting processed foods.......you know, there's just something wrong with trying to obtain the taste and texture of sausage without the animal protein. KWIM?

THose morning star farms products have a lot of chemical additives.....what an oxy-moron if I've ever heard one.

LJB 01-01-2009 02:31 PM

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.

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