Friday, November 6, 2015

{Book Review} Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off! by Lisa Tillinger Johansen

Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off!
by Lisa Tillinger Johansen
Publisher: J. Murray Press
Release: July 15th 2015
Genre:Non-Fiction- Adult: Self-Help, diet, healthy eating.
How I got it: Received a copy from the publisher

The Paleo. The Zone. The Gluten-free. Another day, another diet. We’re caught in a never-ending merry-go-round of weight loss plans, fueled by celebrity endorsers, TV doctors and companies angling for a piece of a $60 billion industry. But do these diets really work? And how healthy are they?
Registered Dietitian Lisa Tillinger Johansen examines dozens of the most wildly popular diets based on medical facts, not hype. And along the way, she reveals tried-and-true weight loss strategies, relying on her years of hospital experience, weight-loss seminars and community outreach efforts.
With insight and humor, STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF shows that the best answer is often not a trendy celebrity-endorsed diet, but easy-to-follow guidelines that are best for our health and our waistlines.

Review: I enjoyed this book, for the most part, it starts off with the different diets out there and what's good and bad about them. While it takes on mostly the popular ones like Paleo, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc it also had the 5:2 and a few lesser known ones, which I liked. Ms Johansen shows that celebrity diets weren't always the best thing, pointing out major flaws in several diets endorsed by starlets. I liked that she offered us facts as to why these diets don't work, or if they do it's only short term.
But this book isn't just about bashing fad diets it offers you all the tools you need to start eating nutritiously. The second half of this book is packed with information on how to eat healthy while dining out, cooking meals, and discovering what works for you to get healthier. Ms Johansen even breaks down how to read those confusing nutrition labels. The research was well done, and I liked Ms Johansen's writing style as well as her narrative. While geared toward people looking to lose weight I think anyone who is just looking to eat better could benefit from reading this book.

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