Why Diets Don't Work: Food Is Not The Problem

Why Diets Don't Work: Food Is Not The Problem by Joyce Tilney was a book that I thought was full of promise. Diet plans often ignore the spiritual side of weight loss, healthy eating, and treating your body as a temple of the Lord. I thought this book would be the answer that fills in the gap and was thrilled to read it. This book is attractive - the cover is very well put together, the chapter headings, sidebars, etc. looked very well put together and professional. It's a short book of 125 pages with 11 chapters, several appendices, and some introduction material in the front. As someone who has recently lost a significant amount of weight (over 35 lbs), who exercises regularly and is very interested in nutrition and fitness, I was eager to read this. I came away from this book feeling like the author started what could've been a great book, but then walked away and ended it before it was complete. Her premise was great, but I felt like the book built up to what should've been the meat of the book and then ended. All it basically was was preaching about the devil tempting us and us being strong through speaking and reading of the scriptures, prayer, and fasting, but then failed to give any practical advice whatsoever about what to eat, how to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, exercise, etc. I was rather disappointed. I felt like I read an introduction to a book that was never finished. I received a copy of this book from BookCrash in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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