Skinny Bitch (the book)

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anasousa

Joined: Jan 09
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Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 01:50
so i bought this book last week and arrived today.
i was so siked to read it that i already finished...
im happy that i also bought together the Skinny Bitch in the Kitch.
so for those that have no clue what book im talking about...my tip is GO READ IT!!!
i never got so amazed with all the words that are there written.
everything now seems so bright to me.
and dont let you get fooled by its title Smile
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The bestselling diet book provocatively titled "Skinny Bitch" features on its cover a line drawing of a lithe fashionista in a little black dress. Also on its cover is a pitch to "savvy girls" to "stop eating crap and start looking fabulous!" Nowhere on the outside of the book, however, does the copy suggest its agenda to make vegans of women seeking tiny butts; that's just a sneaky surprise. Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, the authors of "Skinny Bitch" and its recently released follow-up cookbook, "Skinny Bitch in the Kitch," have surpassed Jessica Seinfeld's broccoli-spiked brownies to create the bait-and-switch diet book of the year. This book is a PETA pamphlet in chick-lit clothing and an innovative fusion of animal rights activism with punitive dieting tactics that prey on women's insecurities about their bodies.

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Scout22

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Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 08:02
I was really not impressed with Skinny Bitch. It was good until they start talking about how they kill animals and then it seemed to take over all of their good advice.. Sad, it could have been a better book.
Love, Scout.....
anasousa

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Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 09:57
Scout22 wrote:
I was really not impressed with Skinny Bitch. It was good until they start talking about how they kill animals and then it seemed to take over all of their good advice.. Sad, it could have been a better book.

ok so you really didnt get the point about the book...
ebivr

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Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 22:40
I bought the book & didn't like it either.


"Do what thou wilt shall be the the Law, Love is the whole of the law, Love before will, The meaning of life is to Love"
"Never apologise for who you are"
"Leave as little negative impact on the world as possible"
"Last night fear knocked on my door, faith answered and no one was there"
Even if it's slow it's going to Go!

Starting weight: 318 lbs!! 2nd of June 2008 (Calorie Counting!).

June 08 Month 1: 298 lb (20 lb. lost). July 08 Month 2: 291 lb (7 lb. lost). August 08 Month 3: 279 lb (12 lb. lost). September 08 Month 4: 268 lb (11 lb. lost). October 08 Month 5: 257 lb (11 lb. lost). November 08 Month 6: 248 lb (9 lb. lost). December 08 Month 7: 235 lb (13 lb. lost).

January 2009 Month 8: 229 lb (6 lb. lost). February 09 Month 9: 223 lb (6 lb. lost). March 09 Month 10: 211 lb (12 lb. lost). April 09 Month 11: 208 lb (3 lb. lost). May 09 Month 12: 210 lb (+2 lb. gained). June 09 Month 13: 188 lb (22 lb. lost). July 09 Month 14: 181 lb (7 lb. lost). August 09 Month 15: 179 lb (2 lb. lost). 15th September 09 Month 16: 171 lb (8 lb. lost). Total Loss: 147 lbs! in 15 months.

DO OVER!!
Starting weight: 295.6 lb!! 11th of August 2014 (Atkins!).

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littlemissma...

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Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 14:01
this book changed my life! it really opened my eyes to all the nasty things that are put into food. i read it last summer and have been vegan ever since!
Amazulu

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Posted: 03 Mar 2009, 21:51
Being a vegan is not much better. With all the chemicals in the air... in the soil... in the water. The GMO foods that are growing and spreading their genetically altered pollen all over the place. Not even vegan is safe.
Deserve...

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Posted: 04 Mar 2009, 21:51
Have you ever met one of those chearleader-type girls that are so ditzy you want to smack them and tell them to get their heads out of the clouds?? Thats how I felt when I read that book.


"Of course its hard, if it were easy everyone would do it. Hard is what makes it great"
-League of Their Own
tofuturkey11...

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Posted: 11 Mar 2009, 01:38
I thought the book was more of a ploy to start eating organic and vegan. I don't believe that one has to start eating vegan and organic foods to loose weight. However I have seen on the Tyra show that a woman lost over 50 lbs on it, so I guess it works. I still don't like the book though.
theemstress

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Posted: 11 Mar 2009, 09:44
The book was superb! Loved it!

I am a bit skeptical, (well aren't we all?) so I went to the internet in an attempt to validate some of their claims, such as with the Starlink corn, etc... because it almost sounded conspiracy-theorish. Well, it turns out that there's a lot of truth to what they were saying.

I would recommend this book, and not dismiss it as a couple of "ditzy cheerleaders" just because they were former models. One of the authors has a masters in holistic nutrition (hello, credentials?)...besides, making such comments doesn't do any good for the greater of woman-kind.

I am not a vegan, I just took the advice that I wanted out of the book and disregarded the rest. The book is definitely a wealth of information, put together in a funny-to-read format.

celeryqueen

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Posted: 21 Mar 2009, 12:35
i need to read it again, i lost 7lbs when i read it 18months ago! i absolutely LOVED this book, it made me think so differently about food - it didn't turn me vegan though! it may seem a bit 'ditzy' but it's just a more fun approach to dieting, written by women who actually follow the diet themselves - not some boring scientist!
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evalicious

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Posted: 28 Mar 2009, 22:25
saw it once at barnes and noble, read it in like one hour. pretty cool. one of the best diet books i've read. didn't eat meat for a while though b/c of it...
GOOD LUCK and love yourself
DReno

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Posted: 29 Mar 2009, 10:32
Yep, the book turned me Vegan. :] I'm actually pretty proud of it, it really changed my life (in a good way)


newgirl24

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Posted: 01 May 2009, 14:30
The only problem I see with the book (which I haven't read) is that I have been told the products that they promote (organic this and that) are expensive, or can't be found in the average grocery store or supercenter. I'm a woman on a tight budget, otherwise I would consider something like this. Is what I said about the book accurate? Is there an inexpensive way to be a Skinny Bitch?
"I'm worth it!"
"Look, it's crazy for people to try to be as thin as we are. We have personal trainers and personal chefs. It's our job to look this way." --Sarah Michelle Gellar
D2na

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Posted: 01 May 2009, 16:18
it is hard to eat right on a tight budget, especially when you have kids to fill up... maybe someone has a good idea.. but I would love real healthy food... like no added chemicals etc... organic... if i could grow it myself I would prefer that. Smile
beets_yum

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Posted: 12 May 2009, 06:12
If you want to eat some organic, there is a list of foods that are most heavily tainted with pesticides and some that aren't. Unfortunately, bell peppers are on this list. Bell peppers are so expensive anyway, nevermind the organic version. Plus, in my store, the organic ones are often old and gross. I do sometimes get them though because my son really likes peppers. I will buy him organic stuff and eat the non-organic myself. I figure my chemical load is already pretty high but his isnt. Also, organic celery is usually pretty terrible and old and gross so I never buy it.

Another thing to do is to buy frozen organic fruit. It's cheaper than fresh. Do you have a farmer's market near you? Sometimes they can be less expensive because the produce is local. I know the venders are the farmer's market near me also take food stamps.

Most pesticides:
Strawberries
Bell Peppers
Spinach
Cherries (US)
Peaches
Cantaloupe (Mexico)
Celery
Apples
Apricots
Green Beans
Grapes (Chile)
Cucumbers
Pears
Winter Squash (US)
Potatoes (US)

Least pesticides (so no need to buy organic):
Avocados
Corn - (though this is a heavily genetically modified crop)
Onions
Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.
jessyline

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Posted: 12 May 2009, 07:50
well, organic is more expensive, that's right. what is the price you put on your health? I know it sounds too much but that's the truth. I've worked in agriculture all my life. I can tell you that you are better to buy organic, everytime you can!
health is a choice. it's a gift we choose to do to ourselves.
newgirl24

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Posted: 12 May 2009, 10:15
I have now officially read the book, and I too, love it. I am convinced that being vegan is the healthiest choice for me, but I am going there in baby steps. I am starting with cutting meat, and then dairy, and then all processed food with by-products. I am relieved to hear, beets_yum, that broccoli and cauliflower can still be just as healthy (or close to it) without forking over the extra cash for organic, since these are my favorite veggies, anyway. I have no idea when the day that I give up artificial sweetners will come! Diet coke and diet sprite... have both been staples in my diet forever; I had an aspartame-pushing mother Smile . But, I think the overall premise of this book is good: eat more natural, whole foods and give up the "crap". Who wouldn't agree that's healthy?
"I'm worth it!"
"Look, it's crazy for people to try to be as thin as we are. We have personal trainers and personal chefs. It's our job to look this way." --Sarah Michelle Gellar
newgirl24

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Posted: 12 May 2009, 10:16
p.s. I fully intend to stay on The South Beach Diet while also applying the principles of Skinny Bitch. I just hope combining these two won't be too stressful!
"I'm worth it!"
"Look, it's crazy for people to try to be as thin as we are. We have personal trainers and personal chefs. It's our job to look this way." --Sarah Michelle Gellar
Divided By...

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Posted: 12 May 2009, 10:44
A general warning to anyone considering a vegan or vegetarian diet. Please do your research first! As a vegetarian I believe that vegetarian and vegan diets are very healthy IF DONE CORRECTLY. But there can be big problems if you don't know what your doing.

"You are now watchin' the throne. Don't let me into my zone. Don't let me into my zone.
I'm definitely in my zone."
beets_yum

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Posted: 12 May 2009, 12:14
I definitely agree that there is no price for health. And that, if you can, you should always buy organic (even better: local) because even if you don't "need" to you are pushing the market in that direction so that, maybe someday, the huge agri-buisiness companies see that they can't make so much money with their toxic ways.

Unfortunately, it's simply not an option for everyone all the time. We spend a lot on food because we eat mostly organic produce and organic/grass fed/free range meat/dairy and eggs. In fact, it's usually my food spending that's gets me in the most trouble--which is why this week I am happy that I've frozen a lot of stuff as my budget for the week is pretty much nil. (I have to say, though, that getting take out is more expensive than the grooviest, freshest, organic, artisinal food--and never tastes nearly as good!)

I also know buying organic, etc. food is, unfortunately, a luxury. Of course, the agri-buisiness food is artificially cheap because it doesn't take into account the health and environmental costs of heavy reliance on pesticides, etc. and making chickens, pigs and cows live in tiny spaces knee deep in their own _____. But that's a topic for another day.
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