I recently finished reading Jillian Michaels newest book Slim for Life and thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on the subject. This is the second book of hers I have read so I am in no way an expert on her or her writing, but I have to say I have enjoyed both of her books (I’ve also read Mastering your Metabolism). There was some information overlap between the two, but to be honest I didn’t mind mostly because I thought of it as a refresher.
Think of this book as a giant Cosmo quiz. It’s a bunch of tips with point values 1-3, you pick the tips you want to incorporate into your life, add up your score and at the end you find out what your points mean in terms of achieving and maintaining your slim. If you fall in the low range you might need to go back and add in a couple more and if you are a high flyer you can have your ego stroked. I myself fell in the mid-range meaning I am “sensible and grounded with what I can fit in and maintain permanently”. Not too shabby.
All in all I would recommend giving Slim for Life a try. Whether you are like me trying to lose a large amount of weight or have 10-15 pounds you want to shed this book has some good ideas. I thought I would list a couple of my favorite tips to give you an idea of what’s in the book:
Land Sea or Tree: “If it didn’t come from the ground or he ocean or have a mother–don’t eat it.” Amen.
Fill up Your Tank: Basically eat before you go to a party, then there’s less risk of overeating once you’re there. Great idea! I’m definatly going to use this one.
Picture it: Make a photo food diary! I love this idea! Once I’ve done a month or two more of my regular food diary I might try this out, sounds fun! Plus it might encourage me to make pretty meals.
There you have it! Now go out and buy the book and get tallying!