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101 Things To Do Before You Diet (2009)

by Mimi Spencer

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I'm not a diet book kind of person, but the cover on this was so appealing I had to give it a shot. The advice seems pretty realistic and warm, there are no recipes (yay!) but there is also almost no mention of exercise (boo!). The author is far more fashionable than I will ever be, and all her tips'n'tricks about mascara and good haircuts sailed right over my head. But again, it's a warm and sympathetic book that mostly boils down to "be as healthy as you can, and love the skin you're in" which isn't terrible advice by a long shot. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
I found this book an interesting, if contradictory, read. Partly it's a self-help, know-thyself, love-thyself kind of read, with practical tips on living a healthier lifestyle. But then there are a load of fashion tips thrown in - what shoes to wear, which handbags are to die for, that sort of thing. This isn't too surprising, given Spencer's job as a fashion editor, but I definitely enjoyed and related to the former bits more than the latter. And on Spencer's recommendation, I am now going to try making homemade yoghurt - so that was a useful consequence of this read. ( )
  AJBraithwaite | Mar 31, 2013 |
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I don't know a woman who wouldn't like to lose half a stone.
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Discover the secrets that will truly make a difference to the way you look and feel about yourself. We all know that dieting simply doesn't work for most people. So here's a 'not-a-diet' book that will show you how to develop positive relationships with your jeans, your butter dish, your waist, and your world.… (more)

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