I read this book when it came out I was a fan of the Biggest Loser Australia and I enjoyed her as a host In this book A.J talks about her own struggles with weight, her traumatic past and what she did to lose weight There is no set plan of what she did However after this book was published she gained a lot of weight She did comment about this books I look at this book now, with a certain amount of guilt. This review has been crossposted from my blog at The Cosy Dragon Please head there for in depth reviews by me, which appear on a timely schedule.A.J has struggled with being big all her life and when she realises she is obese she decides to get professional help Dr Nutcase, Crusher and a nutritionist This book chronicles how other people can follow her process and aim towards being thinner themselves.As a talking book read by the author herself, the expression and nuances of language were amazing It was engaging to listen to, and although I couldn t say the topic matter was that interesting to me personally knowing most of the things already , I was happy to listen to it on my walks to the bus.Something that irked me were references to Pluto Pups What is a Pluto Pup anyway Additionally, the subscription to eating diet yoghurt I m of the belief that yoghurt s fats are good for you, because that s the way it s made by cows The amount of sugar added to those things to make them palatable is going to kill your diet anyway, and could have major effects on your metabolism So my suggestion would be to eat pot set yoghurt, because it naturally has lower sugar, and the fats are good for you.Another thing that didn t work in the talking book format were the lists of allowed food too long, couldn t remember most of them by the end and the listed menus boring to listen to The passages about what to do about food in general, the psychology element and exercise were good though, and I didn t get bored.If you haven t heard read the first book which I m currently in the process of listening to , then the human element is slightly missing in this novel However, A.J does a good job of projecting her personality into it, and there s a good chance you ll be hooked anyway.I think this book is a valuable addition to any dieter s bookshelf, provided you actually get into it A.J has some super valuable points that are useful I disagree with fat being the only enemy added sugar is also bad , but the underlying bones of the diet eat less, move are solid.I completely support A.J s suggestion that if you have abuse in your life, you need to get professional help before you can do anything about your weight I often see smokers who should be thin because of the effect cigarettes have on the body that are fat There has to be some underlying cause there, and getting psychiatric help is a great idea If you can prove you have a problem, Australia has a Mental Health Care Plan that means you will be able to see a psychologist cheaply No excuses audio good to keep mind on the matter, but some very outdated and ridiculous food suggestions. Only for people who seriously do not know a thing about nutrition. AJ Rochester Has Always Been A Lazy Girl She Knows How Hard It Is To Lose Weight And Exercise, And Keep Inspired About It To Boot, Especially When She D Much Rather Curl Up With Some Chippies And Watch Carson On Queer Eye This Simple, Step By Step Program Details The Nuts And Bolts Of How AJ Lost Pounds, And How Even The Laziest Of Girls Can Lose Weight Too There S No Starvation, No Low Carb Torture, And No Weights And Measures Instead AJ Focuses On Achievable Goals, Having Fun, And Loving Yourself While You Make The Biggest Changes In Your Life This audiobook did have a lot of good information about food, fitness and healthier living It is not a lazy guide though It advises you to track all of your food, including fat and calories, exercise every day, tackle your emotional issues, make goals, motivational posters etc Because it does have good information including a section on helping your kids be healthier I did give it 3 stars However, it is definitely not what was advertised There is nothing lazy about this approach It is actively working on and seeking a better, healthier, fitter, emotionally stable you.I also marked it down because it was very repetitive I literally took disc 8 out and looked at the number because I thought I must have repeated a disc I skipped disc 9 as it seemed to be her reading me someone s twelve week food and exercise diary If I had been reading the book, I probably would have skimmed it but I m not sitting for an hour listening to that. In 50 years time, people are going to be reading stuff like this and reacting the way we do when we hear or read about women in the 50 s and 60 s being encouraged by their doctors to take up smoking in order to prevent weight gain during pregnancy The information is scientifically completely inaccurate Her explanations of fats and sugars and how they are treated by the body are totally upside down NO WONDER she put all the weight back on so soon after She won t get healthy until she gets some up to date medical information Please don t listen to a word of this if you are serious about lifetime health and not just a crash fad diet. I picked up this book because of the colour of cover and the title as I am trying to lose some weight at present I thought it was going to be comedy fiction book on losing weight but I was surprised to find it is a true story on weight loss and how to go about it and that the author was Australian.I found it very interesting, A.J Rochester is a good narrator and she talks to you and asks questions during the book which I found pretty good She also talked about a lot of other diets and what could be wrong with them which I found interesting.If you want ideas on weight loss I would recommend this book I guess as far as weight loss books go, this would have been one of the better ones, but it still didn t hold much of my interest There was nothing here that common sense couldn t tell you, or the plethora of magazine articles and blog posts that I ve read over many years I liked the conversational writing style and use of personal experience, but overall found myself underwhelmed I think in large part I have a problem with the project of the book as much as it claims to be about health, it is clearly aimed at weight loss and still felt too regimented for a long term lifestyle change. Originally I picked up this book thinking it was telling her story on how she lost weight, which it kind of is, however she also provides and tell you how she did it not only by eating healthily but also how much exercise she did and how she managed to fit that into her day to day life of looking after her son.I thought the book wasn t bad, but although I liked it as a short read I don t really enjoy reading these genre.
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- 352 pages
- The Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Fit
- A.J. Rochester
- 10 February 2018 A.J. Rochester