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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

All Diets Work...Review by the Doctor

About the book:
So many of us run around searching (unsuccessfully) for the magic diet pill, gimmick, or claim that will finally help us shed unwanted weight. We fall prey to countless claims (and schemes) that suck our wallets dry, while leaving us more disappointed than ever.

All Diets Work will help you debunk fad-diet claims and peel away the hype and fancy packaging. It will help you identify your own strengths so you can build your personal arsenal of weight-loss tools that truly work for you today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.

This is one of those books that I wish I had owned while I was in school. It would have saved me many mind numbing hours of nutrition class, listening to a somewhat disgruntled professor drone on at a bunch of students that she felt were beneath her.

This book is full of great nutritional tips, and is a fantastic starter for anybody who has realized that they need to learn more about where their nutrition is coming from, but are overwhelmed by all of the hype and misinformation scattered like potholes on the information superhighway (and how long has it been since you have heard anybody use that phrase?).

Along with great nutritional advice, there are also wonderful tools that you can use to create your own weight loss lifestyle, along with stories from people who have been there and made it happen (which is always my favorite part of this kind of a book, seeing people who have actually taken the advice given, put into action and made lasting changes in their lives).

The only area of this book that I would like to see expanded in future revisions are aspects dealing with the psychology of weight loss. As a doctor who treats people every day, I have never had an obese patient come in and be blown away by the sudden realization that they are fat. Anybody who struggles with their weight knows that they need to make a change, and getting them to a place where they can psychologically make the change is the hardest part of the battle.

I would highly recommend this book. My editor tells me that I have to have a rating system, so I would give this 4/5 stars, which is generally my highest rating anyway. I am such a nit-picking perfectionist that trying to find a book that gets five out of five is practically impossible.

Thanks to Tristi Pinkston and Jen Brewer for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Jen Brewer here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  You can see other reviews here:

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4/5 Stars


  1. Hopefully this book will help a lot of people.

  2. I agree that the psychology is so important! And how funny about the phrase "information superhighway" - you're right - haven't heard that in eons! :--)

  3. It took me a minute to realize that Holly wasn't "The Doctor":) The idea of building your own weight loss tools that fit your life makes sense. It sounds like this is a good book to refer to for nutritional tips.