This book wasn t written to piss anyone off but boy has it ever Some people that cling to their beloved meat have written some pretty rotten things about these ladies view 1 the book doesn t advocate being anorexic or anything of the sort so come oneach days calories are far sufficient Remember it is a book about health, the calories are going to be less than 3k b c there are very few woman who need that kind of calorie intake This diet doesn t condone BK food ok so get with the program 2 The woman used a sassy title b c look at all of you who stopped in the aisle of the book store library to pick the book upit isn t offensive reallyI have heard bitch on public television for over 10 yrs at least so please stop being so sensitive and serious It is a silly title and not meant as derogative at all 3 If you don t get it then you are completely engulfed in all that is wrong with our world WAKE UP, it is time to put down our vices and start realizing that we are harming our bodies and the world at the same time Look at the pollution facts for the farming of animals in the dairy meat industriesit is worse than everyone driving hummers Nough said, I love the book I will attempt to be better to my world each day b c it is simply NOT THAT HARD This book provides an excellent representation of the problems with American culture convincing women to declare war on their bodies Chapter 1 Healthy skinny Unhealthy fat No, I don t think that obesity is acceptable, but at 5 10 women should weigh than 120 lbs if they want to be considered healthy And one of these authors has a degree in Holistic Nutrition Oh wait, they re both models There are a few valuable facts, but you have to dig them out from the vulgar, angry accusations This book encourages an extremely unhealthy, unhappy, negative relationship with food If you want to be healthy, cook don t microwave your meals, hit the gym or go for a walk, and adopt moderation into your lifestyle Skinny Bitch does not encourage moderation it encourages obsession. Stop Being A Moron And Start Getting Skinny If You Can T Take One Day Of Self Loathing, You Re Ready To Hear The Truth You Cannot Keep Shoveling The Same Crap Into Your Mouth Every Day And Expect To Lose WeightAuthors Rory Freeman And Kim Barnouin Are Your New Smart Mouthed Girlfriends Who Won T Mince Words And Will Finally Tell You The Truth About What You Re Feeding Yourself And They Ll Guide You On Making Intelligent And Educated Decisions About Food They May Be Bitches, But They Are Skinny Bitches And You Ll Be One Too After You Get With The Program And Start Eating Right my lovely, trim, glamorous little sister received this book as a Christmas gift this year its suspicious cover and title got the better of me, and i tore through the text in no than two hours and needing a paper bag to breathe into it was almost exactly what i expected the emotionally and mentally abusive text replete with cussing and pejoratives at least 4x per page is nothing than an obvious promotion of veganism while i haven t anything against choosing to eat however one would like, what alarms me is the seductive manner this book immediately fashions itself to be the chick lit looking cover with the starred 1 New York Times Best Seller gives it off like some trendy book about health choices told through singleton esque faux witted tones what the book actually contains is a violent script calling women fat pigs and slobs as well as pussies for eating meat products, drinking alcohol, milk, coffee, soda, and basically anything short of water and eating only what has naturally fallen off a tree limb i would have been impressed had the women hand written it on dead bark an entire chapter was tugged from Eisnitz Slaughterhouse it includes excerpts from interviews with slaughterhouse workers describing in horrid detail the gravest of their sins it claims, thusly, that eating meat is like eating anger, fear and terror tough love this most certainly is not if eating figs and berries is a call to love and saving the world one bite at a time, these women shouldn t be filled with such bile and spite. Funny, at first I took the crass method of delivery to be humorous, in your face, no holds barred satire The writing style reminded me of the website Smart Bitches Love Trashy Books The authors outline ingredients approved by the FDA in our food that are known KNOWN to be bad for us Case in point, Aspartame the sweetener in some diet sodas turns into formaldehyde inside our bodies How gross is that Did you know Aspartame was denied approval 8 times Founder of Aspartame, G.D Searle, continued to push it overlooking reports from neuroscientists and researchers that stated it was dangerous In 1996 the corrupt FDA approved it for consumption without restrictions knowing there are 92 different symptoms that result from ingesting Aspartame There are Aspartame Victim Support Groups because so many have been sickened from it Here are a few of the effects memory loss, nerve cell damage, migraines, reproductive disorders, mental confusion, brain lesions, blindness, joint pain, Alzheimer s, bloating, nervous system disorders, hair loss, food cravings and weight gain Hold on Aspartame is also in NutraSweet and Equal What about Splenda The FDA says it is safe for us because it is 98% pure The FDA acknowledges that the remaining 2% contain small amounts of heavy metals like methonal and arsenic, but what they heck, eat up This is all mentioned in Chapter 3, Sugar is the Devil Frankly, I ve read the same information in Suzanne Somers Breakthrough, Ray Kurzweil s Fantastic Voyage and a few other health books, but I had to read a whole lot of other data I found Smart Bitches direct, short and not sugar coated The book is only 224 pages I looked at it like a cliff note compared to other health books I ve read, and this was done in a light hearted satirical method Smart Bitches talks about the United States farming methods, slaughterhouses, milk industry and the widespread corruption within our government to include the EPA, FDA, USDA, and Congress They lay it out there in plain, simple terms calling the reader a dumb ass if a a person is aware of the harmful affects and continues to ignore it then is baffled when they are sick, unhealthy, overweight If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck.The authors mention the widespread corruption in our school lunch programs Non profit organizations, parents, and other groups have been trying to get healthier school meals inside our schools, but the USDA is heavily supported by the meat and dairy industries, so those attempts have been thwarted from all angles Did you know European countries won t accept our meat because of the crap we allow to go into it We don t feed our cows ground up cows any, but it is okay to feed our calves the blood of dead cows, per the USDA How messed up is that The book doesn t just beat up the meat and dairy industry They go into the produce sections, too Pesticides that have been banned for use INSIDE the U.S are being sold for use OUTSIDE the U.S Mexico and we are importing the results back into our stores, tables, and bodies How messed up is that We ve all heard that Americans are over becoming antibiotic resistant due to overuse, but what is not mentioned because the meat industry has very deep pockets is that the USDA allows antibiotics to be administered to meat that we eat Our meat has become contaminated and page 45 mentions a link to eating doctored beef and urinary tract infections in women Page 45 also provides a listing of what has been allowed in our meat Shocking BHC, DDT, HCB, just to name a few Just so you know, BHC is 19 times carcinogenic than DDT, HCB is 23 times , etc How messed up is that Even the food pyramid was designed to get us to drink milk and eat beef that our bodies should be eating Did you know that dairy cows that our hooked to milking machines are given treatments for infections that ensue and that is in our milk supply, too Did you know that the Horizon organic milk is not as safe to drink as is labeled It s inside this book.The dairy and meat industry is trying to tap into the organic market Just because something is labeled USDA Organic doesn t mean it is The USDA has approved labeling foods organic with a lot of loop holes Look for certified organic products from non profit organizations The book provides a list The authors are not on a sanctimonious high horse Later in the book, they acknowledged that they, too, drink a beer here and there or have moments of weakness and parts of their bodies are NOT perfect They provided information to allow us consumers, moms, wives, husbands, fathers to be informed consumers They stress repeatedly to read ingredient labels, trust no one the FDA, USDA, Congress They provide a list of foods safe to consume, offer advice for substitutes for sugar and other products, etc I skipped over their recommended meals because it seemed dumb They have a section on vitamins, but the book needs to be updated because their data on Vitamin D is obsolete 15 minutes of sunshine is all they say , they talk about the Bush Administration, so yeah, the book is getting dated, but there is still a lot of good information packed between these pages Finally, Chapter 6, You Are What You Eat, the humor stopped and the book broke open the doors inside slaughterhouses, chicken and dairy farms It was heartbreaking In the United States, Congress implemented the Humane Slaughter Act but it excluded chickens and turkeys Why Clearly, there is evidence that people need to be held accountable for their actions The authors quote a book Slaughterhouse by Gail Eisnitz, the chief investigator for the Humane Farming Association, who interviewed workers in the U.S Here are a few quotes that begin on page 69 in Smart BitchesI seen them take those stunners they re about as long as a yard stick and shove it up the hog s assthey do it with cows, tooAnd their ear, their eyes, down their throatThey ll be squealing and they ll just shove it right down there Hogs get stressed out pretty easy If you prod them too much they have heart attacks If you get a hog in a chute that s had the shit prodded out of him and has a heart attack or refuses to move, you take a meat hook and hook it into his bunghole anus You re dragging these hogs alive, and a lot of times the meat hook rips out of the bunghole I ve seen hams thighs completely ripped open I ve also seen intestines come out If the hog collapses near the front of the chute, you shove the meat hook into his cheek and drag him forward Or in their mouth The roof of their mouth And they re still alive Pigs on the kill floor have come up and nuzzled me like a puppy Two minutes later I had to kill them beat them to death with a pipe These hogs get up to the scalding tank, hit the water and start screaming and kicking Sometimes they thrash so much they kick water out of the tank.Sooner or later they drown There s a rotating arm that pushes them under, no chance for them to get out I m not sure if they burn to death before they drown, but it takes them a couple of minutes to stop thrashing Sometimes I grab it a hog by the ear and stick it right through they eye I m not just taking its eye out, I ll go all the way to the hilt, right up through the brain, and wiggle the knife Only you don t just kill it, you go in hard, push hard, blow the windpipe, make it drown in its own blood Split its nose A live hog would be running around the pit It would just be looking up at me and I d be sticking, and I would just take my knife and cut its eye out while it was just sitting there And this hog would just scream I could tell you horror storiesabout cattle getting their heads stuck under the gate guards, and the only way you can get it out is to cut their heads off while they re still alive He ll kick them hogs , fork them, use anything he can get his hands on He s already broken three pitchforks so far this year, just jabbing them He doesn t care if he hits the eyes, head, butt He jabs them so hard he busts the wooden handles And he clubs them over and the back I ve seen live animals shackled, hoisted, stuck, and skinned Too many to count, too many to remember, It s just a process that s continually there I ve seen shackled beef looking around before they ve been stuck I ve seen hogs that are supposed to be lying down on the bleeding conveyor get up after they ve been stuck I ve seen hogs in the scalding tub trying to swim I seen guys take broomsticks and stick it up the cow s behind, screwing them with a broom I ve drug cows till their bones start breaking, while they were still alive Bringing them around the corner and they get stuck up in the doorway, just pull them till their hide be ripped, till the blood just drip on the steel and concrete Breaking their legs.And the cow be crying with its tongue stuck out They pull him till his neck just pop One time I took my knife it s sharp enough and I sliced off the end of a hog s nose, just like a piece of bologna The hog went crazy for a few seconds Then it just sat there looking kind of stupid So I took a handful of salt brine and ground it into his nose Now that hog really went nuts, pushing its nose all over the place I still had a bunch of salt left in my hand I was wearing a rubber glove and I stuck the salt right up the hog s ass The poor hog didn t know whether to shit or go blind Nobody knows who s responsible for correcting animal abuse at the plant The USDA does zilch. This book changed my life I was a vegetarian before I read it, and it made me understand my body and the vitamins and nutrients that I need to function It is loaded with motivation and information Anyone who wants to sit around bitching about the language..is a complete moron I mean, really Why would you pick up a book titled skinny bitch and then complain about the language These girls are potty mouths I m only barely through Chapter 3 and so far I am very intrigued These girls know their stuff it does definitely make you think about what you re eating And I LOVE cursing Here are a few of the sentences I picked up within the first couple of chapters that really caught my attention 1 Coffee is for pussies.2 Say goodbye to soda and hello to a sweet ass.3 In Chapter 11, we provide an acceptable junk food list that will make your nipples hard 4 You need to exercise, you lazy shit Four stars for now Right now I m laughing at the vulgarity, but after an entire bookful of it, it may get old Halfway through upped to five stars Another great line from this book 5 So before you say I could never give up meat , realize that nearly every single vegetarian on the planet has said those same words Then shut the fuck up. I think I liked French Women Don t Get Fat, better, simply because I m not sure I would like either of these girls Granted, I m already not a meat eater, and they do bring about some interesting points, etc I would LOVE to stop wearing leather and drinking milk, eating butter and cheese, I even tried, inspired by this book not to stop wearing leather, baby steps but to be vegan Here s what I found I d rather not eat Ie I d rather starve myself I never felt full, and, unless I had an hour to devote to preparing pasta, sauteed veggies and bred with olive oil, I didn t eat Try to be vegan and make a quick thirty minute snackvegan cheese sucks and it is not alvacado season and the night I decided to throw in the towel I had macaroni and cheese, green beans with butter and corn bread Know why Because that s what I like.My decision to read this book was largely based on watching No Country for Old Men I saw the guy get shot in the head with a cow stunner and just really lost it Yes, that s awful That s why I don t eat meat, and yes, I believe these two ladies when they say there s puss in milk I d believe almost anything about mistreatmetn of animals because it s pretty gastly in those slaughter houses.But, I do not believe restriction and deprication is a plausible means for weight loss That s called annorexia and I think it s going to give millions of girls a little bit of brain muscle behind their anxieties so they can further mask their relunctance to put a calorie in their face Knowledge is always good, but this book is a real how to for food avoidance, which most thirteen year old girls are pretty good out without helpso are some twenty something year old girls Raise your hand if you don t like carbs or you re not a beer drinker Or maybe you don t like chocolate, sweets See people, that s the funny thing about food it s diverse Don t like chocolate Fine, but what are the chances you don t like pie or creme brulee, either Sweets are treats for a reason and no, I don t believe it when you tell me you don t like it.Instead, I think the French approch is best eat thoughtfully, use your head, but extremes are never good, nor are they likely to work long term If you really become a master of deprivation then you re always going to be that weird o that eats of your friends plates, snagging fries and dipping them in in and out shakes when nobody is looking Don t want to hurt animals Me either And, if you re really not wearing leather and in it to win it and that s your life, I wish you the best and actually respect that, but this is a very slippery slope Ultimately I felt like these girls were playing the ends against the middle eating too much of anything is unhealthy, but then they re telling us to pig out on nuts, alvacado and the likethat s still eating an abundance of somethingthe best is to be a concious eater, not hungry, pissed off and, let s face it, poorly dressed This should not be a diet, it should be a very thought out, careful decision, not a new reason not to eat or heavily restrict what you do eat. I began reading this for a bookgroup and stopped half way through It s complete crap I ve been vegetarian for years and know a lot about where my food comes from These women s assertations are not only wrong in many instances but they are inconsistent and absurd They are strongly against the eating of meat or processed foods However, they strongly advocate the fake meat products available which ARE a highly processed food This book is pop culture at its worst and has nothing to do with health and everything to do with being skinny They tell you that anything bought at a health food store, and drop many, many names, are the way to go So it s not don t eat junk food but eat health food junk food This book makes anyone who ascribes to life as a vegetarian or vegan look like a hysterical idiot If you want to read a decent book on the subject read The Omnivore s Dilemna or Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I have a weakness for bookstores I like to judge a book by the cover and the first two pages Had I judged one of my favorite books, Of Human Bondage, by the first 100 pages, I d never have gotten through It was the raving review of the friend who loaned it to me that helped me persevere.In SFO airport, I stopped by the bookstore before heading to security check I had an itch to spend 15 I suppose I picked up this book Skinny Bitch and thought it had to be the most extreme attitude of weight loss I d encountered and while I m on my workout kick I was curious to read what they had to say I read the first three pages easily while chuckling to myself The co authors are like drill sergeants, potty mouthed and serving their message with no frills attached I looked at the back and there was a photo of two typically attractive Los Angeles girls one a nutritionist and the other a former Ford modeling scout interested in everything.I thought, well this book should be entertaining and justified the potentially pedestrian reading material with the guilty pleasure my girlfriends indulge in when they buy People Magazine for flights and road trips I quickly pulled a copy of The Economist from the magazine rack to help disguise my shame and paid my 15 while laughing defense mechanism to myself.As I read the book, I was surprised the content was actually very informative The authors were surfacing issues relating to animal cruelty, hormones and toxins present in non organic food, and how government institutions are in cahoots with big brand food and drug industries I flipped to the back cover of the book again these ladies give a dime about environment and politics I was impressed I had judged the book and the authors by their covers and ironically was very pleased with my purchase Save the drill sergeant vernacular, the book was excellent and I finished it during my 13 hour flight back to Beijing I m a slow reader, so 200 pages in 13 hours to me deserves a gold star At the end of the book, the authors reveal how titling the book was part of their marketing strategy and people should focus on the beauty from inside out Brilliant marketing, especially because I believe the book s content is truly food for the mind A lot of people who focus primarily on their physique could use a few gems Skinny Bitch has to offer.I d go vegan if I didn t just love a rack of lamb encrusted with herbs, salts and pepper I will say that the book has helped me to read labels even than before and to ignore the calories I love vegetables, but now I m eating fruit I ll save the meat for when I dine out, but love cooking vegetables and tofu at home especially since cooking Chinese style makes it so easy I love that the authors tell you to eat whatever you like just as long as you remember that you are what you eat, so inform yourself by learning about what you put in your body The ethics of eating meat are simply a judgment call we all have to make on our own.
Rory Freedman is the co author of Skinny Bitch She attended the University of Maryland, and used to not like writing, but has developed a passion for writing due to her passion for the subjects that she writes about She wrote Skinny Bitch because she is passionate about not being skinny or being a bitch, but to educate everyone about becoming vegetarian and vegan Rory Freedman was not alway
- 224 pages
- Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!
- Rory Freedman
- 19 August 2019 Rory Freedman