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Thursday 27 September 2012

Make Love To Your Food - Wicked New Ways for Women to Lose Weight by Dannica Daniels

I’m afraid I’m not a big fan of self-help books and even less so of books that try and spin what’s essentially elementary. Losing weight isn’t rocket science. What you put in your mouth has a direct effect on your weight. So, eat less, exercise more. It’s easy. Yes, ok, there may be medical conditions which may affect your weight, but all that means is you have to be extra careful about what you put into your mouth. There really are no secrets or magic to maintaining a healthy weight. So making love to your food (I still haven’t figured how to do that, and even if I had, call me old-fashioned, but the male of the species is my preferred option) is not going to make you lose weight.

I admire Dannica, who has evidently, finally, after years of waging war on too many pounds, found her comfortable plateau and for trying to encourage women who are overly fond of their food to follow the path that helped her, but essentially she has (very articulately and with a great sense of humour) said little more than the basic ‘eat less, exercise more and drink lots of H2O’ premise.

This was a noble effort by Dannica, which some may find helpful, but fundamentally, people need to focus on eating to live rather than living to eat. If you’ve got half an hour spare and it’s a choice between that very jammy doughnut or reading this booklet, then choose the booklet. Dannica is funny and ultimately very encouraging.

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