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Skinny Bitch

Authors create a brash entertaining read about living healthy.

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Is it time for a rude awakening about the way you're eating? Do you need a serious kick in the pants to get motivated? Then put down that junk food and grab a copy of the hot diet book, Skinny Bitch.

Penned by two fiery and passionate best friends who are proud to call themselves skinny bitches, it's the cold splash in the face any gal living an unhealthy lifestyle needs. Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin call Skinny Bitch "A no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous." Skinny Bitch is definitely telling it to you straight - the way your best girlfriend would tell you over a cocktail.

These girls make no apologies for the attitude, wit, and even the language found in this colorful guide to basically getting your ass in gear once and for all. They refer to sugar as "the devil" and themselves as "pigs," and encourage you to get a "sweet ass." They love food just as much as anyone. But, they've also learned a successful way to enjoy food and enjoy eating without depriving themselves and maintaining sexy little bodies. The book is backed by hard-hitting scientific evidence to back all of their claims and recommendations.

PRO
  • Entertaining, albeit brash, read.
  • Perfect for vegetarians or vegans
  • Healthy approach to weight loss
  • Advice is anecdotal
CON
  • Doesn't address exercise
  • One author has some education from an unaccredited school
DIET and NUTRITION

Skinny Bitch lets you eat all the carb-packed goodness you could ever want. Oh yeah- bread, potatoes, pasta, cakes, cookies and muffins. Of course, nothing good ever comes for free, so what's the catch? No dairy. No meat. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Sound a little vegan? That's because it is - Skinny Bitch is even endorsed by PETA.

The world is becoming more and more accommodating to the vegan and organic lifestyle. You can find many approved items even at your favorite grocery store, including organic fruits and vegetables; whole grain breads, tortillas, and pasta; brown rice; sweet and red potatoes; beans and nuts for protein; as well as a variety of goodies like organic chips, sweets made sweeter with organic, unprocessed sugars found in syrup or raw sugar. Seriously, the list goes on.

These skinny girls don't like to feel hungry and they don't like to feel like they're being deprived. And they know you're the exact same way. There's plenty to eat when you decide to make the switch to Skinny Bitch. The basic premise is simple: being skinny means being healthy. The two ideas are not independent of one another. They come right out and show the flaws of some of the more popular diets around, probably some you've followed yourself. They say in the end, those diet programs are quick fixes that will never help you get a grip on your overall health and wellness.

Skinny Bitch will educate you about the foods you're eating, how and why they have the effects on your body that they do and where you've been going wrong all along. They release you from the constraints of counting calories, but tell you to start reading all of those food labels.

EXERCISE

The skinny girls do not delve into exercise. Skinny Bitch focuses primarily on eating habits.

CONCLUSION

What the heck are you waiting for? Skinny Bitch takes away any excuses you might have had. Once you start reading, it won't be long before you're proudly announcing that you too are a Skinny Bitch. This book is available online and through all major booksellers.

Common Misspellings

SkinnyBitch, Skinny Bithc, Thin Bitchm, Kim Barnouin


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CMarie

I thought this book was absolutely phenomenal. Funny, witty, and an entertaining read, it really blows the lid off of some common (American) misconceptions about food, providing some pretty interesting research to back the claims. Although I was already a vegetarian upon reading the book, it really drove home the reasons for doing so and the fact that yes, vegetarians and vegans can absolutely get all the protein and amino acids they need (the most common question of friends and family upon finding out I was giving up meat). I am now a vegan and can honestly say I am feeling better than ever. To those that were disappointed with the book because it "wasn't what you expected:" I find it entertaining that the concept of eating more fruits and vegetables and laying off the saturated fat finds you irritated. This is not new information by anyone's- well, most people's- standard, it just drives home the point in an innovative, if brash, way. And as for those upset that the authors used the forum of their "diet book" to expose some of the unimaginable cruelties faced by animals in the industry, well, I'm really sad that you feel that exposing injustice is ever, ever in poor taste. The point of including that section in a "diet book" is: one, to convince people that there are other, compelling reasons to limit consumtion of animal products besides the fact that they wreak havoc on your body (America's obesity epidemic is living proof of that), and two, to try and make a difference in the casual way people view the brutal slaughter of animals, as if it doesn't really matter what happens to them as long as they don't have to "see" it. Ignorance may be bliss, but it sure does breed passivity. The bottom line is, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts are the healthiest foods you can eat, and I applaud the authors for dipslaying the information in such a funny and interesting way, as well as providing some surprising not-so-well-known information to boot. If you are expecting a diet book that will tell you how to lose weight eating burgers and pizza, I wish you luck with that. Let me know how that's going for you in 5 or 10 years. It's not about dieting; it's about a lifestyle change. Finally, to the person who was disgusted with the book because of disbelief in the fact that "all you have to do is eat fruits, vegetables and grains and you will lose weight:" I challenge you to find me one person who got fat from eating vegetables. Think about it.

posted May 2nd, 2009 7:57 pm


Ashlie

This book is great! Well written and very funny! Lots of information!

posted Apr 27th, 2009 1:29 am


jfulmer103171

I absolutely love this book. I haven't laughed so hard reading a book in a really long time. I absolutely love steak. I could eat it 7 days a week...not anymore. I cried when I read about the way animals are killed for our enjoyment for food. Most of us just eat it and we don't think about how it got to that point. This book has really opened my eyes.

posted Mar 25th, 2009 8:48 pm


Onna

Had I known this book was all about becoming vegan, I certainly wouldn't have bought it; it was a total waste of my money! I am not interested in giving up meat or dairy and if you aren't interested in that lifestyle, this is not the book for you either!

posted Mar 19th, 2009 3:50 pm


Laura

I just feel so much better, healthier, and I have way more energy! I work out more and I am more motivated.

posted Mar 16th, 2009 9:55 am


nicola

I love this diet I was veggie beofre i read the book for animal protection reason, i never really liked milk but i was a sucker for eggs and cheese. Ive lost ten pounds in 2 weeks and on my 5'2 frame at 145 pounds i sure did need it.. I liked the saucy attitude and in your face, like seriously your 200 pounds somebody needs to give you a wake up call. and yes it is a book of a vegan diet but its a vegan diet that works if you want to lose weight then do it. I eat all the fruit and veggies i want and the pounds dissappear. I couldnt be happier.

posted Jan 9th, 2009 12:37 pm


Maria

Loved IT!

posted Dec 22nd, 2008 11:56 am


Anonymous

this book was about becoming a vegan it sucked and i wasted money i could have used for a burger..... thanx but i'm already a skinny bitch (with meat)

posted Dec 11th, 2008 8:29 am


MITCHY

I thought it was hilarious! And I'm goingt o take alot of the advice.... I live in Cajun country and this is a pretty foreign concept, but I'm going to give Vegetarianism a try......God help me!

posted Dec 5th, 2008 3:22 pm


Kristi

I went from a size 12 to a size 6 following this diet without adding any workouts whatsoever! Now I'm adding in workouts so I can shed more pounds. I was already a vegetarian and couldn't figure out why I wasn't losing weight...I went vegan with the advice in this book and the pounds just MELTED!! I LOVE SKINNY BITCH!

posted Nov 24th, 2008 6:14 pm


Colleen

I most certainly did NOT like this book. This is not a diet book. This is a book on being a vegan. They should have called it Vegetarian Bitch, not skinny bitch. This book was a complete waste of my money and my time. Unless you are considering becoming a vegan, I would not recommend this book.

posted Nov 18th, 2008 12:54 pm


Jenny

I love the Skinny Bitch! It is an easy read and it speaks truth. I lost 50 pounds by becoming a vegan and I have never felt better. I am amazed by how revitalized I felt by this lifestyle change. I have so much energy and I only need 5 - 6 hours of sleep now because my body doesn't need all the energy to digest the junk I used to eat. My skin has cleared up, my eyes sparkle, and people often tell me that I have so much life in me now :)

The first week is the hardest, but after you figure out what you can eat life gets much easier. I started with eating lots of fruits, nuts, veggies, and legumes and gradually worked in other things that I found I liked. Silk soy milk is so good you wont miss dairy milk and if you want ice cream try Soy Delicious mixed with fresh strawberries, good stuff!

posted Nov 16th, 2008 2:52 am


Diana

I completely LOVE this book. I literally live by it; it's like my bible. It deserves all the praise it's received.

posted Nov 10th, 2008 5:13 pm


mona

I like they're style and attitude- but not interested in a vegan diet. Vegetarian maybe.

posted Oct 23rd, 2008 7:13 pm


Sang

What bothered me the most was at the end of this whole book on how to eat fresh foods, they give you a bunch of addresses where you can order organic food! I was so angry! I wanted food suggestions, meal ideas, and stuff i could do with the items in my grocery store. I cant buy food in the mail for my family! Wierd.

posted Sep 30th, 2008 9:20 am


Hayley

Well if you bought the book its most likely because your having a problem with weight? Exactly, maybe you need a kick in the * and thats what the book is doing...Grow some thicker skin people...

posted Sep 23rd, 2008 9:15 am


tasha

There is a lot about language, but they are adults, lots of adults use "potty" words. wake up ppl! Its a great book!

posted Sep 11th, 2008 6:18 pm


Penny

I didn't like the language in the book but it did open my eyes the mistreatment of animals. I found this book informative. I applied it to my lifestyle for the past two months and although I did not lose much weight I found it to be the very beneficial. I have found that the uncontrollable cravings I use to have have been alleviated. I am comfortable eating healthy. Although from time to time after the 7 weeks I have eaten fish and poultry I still find it easy you healthy. This is a good start for me because I was a big fast food junkie. Even though I only 12 lbs in the past two months the weight I lost are real noticeable. I been told I look as if I had lost 20 lbs, which is always good. I would recommend this book to anyone serious about committing to making permanent healthy changes in their eating.

posted Aug 1st, 2008 8:54 pm


jen

the name of the book is skinny bitch....wasn't that maybe a clue there might be some frank lanuguage...my dad actually read the book first and wasnt offended in the least bit....awesome book!!

posted Jun 30th, 2008 9:56 am


Julie

First of all to the person who said she loves animals but was put off by the slaughter practices in the book - closing your eyes to the torture of animals doesn't make that steak any less wrong! The book is not a joke, but it is not the first of its kind. Tha language is harsh but usually in places where they get really upset with the subject. Not eating animals and having a good reason to do it is a diet practice. If someone wants the diet book to say eat whatever you want, and lose weight - well then don't bother dieting in the first place. This isn't a diet book, it is a lifestyle change. I am 5'8" and was 140 lbs, I have through active lifestyle and healthy eating lost 25-30 lbs and I look and feel amazing. The book is very straightforward - milk is meant to fatten you up, meat is horrible since you cannot digest it properly, and slaughter of animals is cruel, unethical, and is affecting our environment, and in the eggs you get the same antibiotics and hormones you would in the chickens. Refined flour and sugar is empty and nutritionaly devoid, and aspartame is a horrific poison unleashed onto us by the people who are supposed to protect us from it. My husband is 5'9" and was 200 lbs when I met him, and as our doctor said had cholesterol levels at 29 of an overweight 60 year old man. All due to exessive meat consumption. Since then we have both turned pesca-vegan. (Vegan with occasional fish and seafood). He has lost 50 lbs and has perfect BMI, and bad cholesterol level of almost 0 ( I think it's like 3 out of a 100 or something to that effect). I'm sorry but thanks to this book he won't be dying of some heart-cholesterol related illness and we are both healthy and happy. How hard is it really to simply switch to a different kind of milk, soy cream, sour cream and cream cheese. I eat everything other people do just with different ingredients. It tastes the same even better!!! If not for your body, do it for your health!!! (And if you read the last page of the book it says that the named the book skinny bitch to attract attention and sell, but they could care less about being skinny and more about being healthy)

posted Jun 21st, 2008 7:55 am



 

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