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Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!

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43 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

Understanding Your Enemy

OK, I admit it, I read this book looking for a quick fix. Hoping for a 14 day program to free myself from the fat packing tyranny of my metabolism. I should have known better. What I got was an education. Jillian Michaels, the tough coach of The Biggest Loser, has lived...
OK, I admit it, I read this book looking for a quick fix. Hoping for a 14 day program to free myself from the fat packing tyranny of my metabolism. I should have known better. What I got was an education. Jillian Michaels, the tough coach of The Biggest Loser, has lived her research and presents it in an easy-to-understand, if not do, manner. Early on she tells you that this book has nothing to do with exercise. Well, that's a relief! She also says that it doesn't have to do with counting calories either.

The book does discuss in depth (for the layman, anyway) what we are doing that works against our metabolism and how to mend out ways. We need to Remove, Restore, and Rebalance. Jillian tells us what changes we can make to get our hormones and thus our metabolism working for us so we can be healthy, toned, and fit.

She stresses the importance of real foods, but points out that it doesn't have to be all organic either. However, if the label on your food is mostly chemical names, it's probably not doing you much good. Some of this you've heard before: drink lots of water, eat your vegetables, try to have less stress in your life, shop the perimeter of the store. But here she explains why this stuff matters. There are charts of symptoms you can use to figure out which hormones you have been working against. There are also helpful lists of what to do and what to eat.

The hardest advice from this book for me was "Remove toxins from your environment." I use plastics, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, I bring my clothes to the dry cleaners, I wear makeup and nail polish. Not that Jillian is saying don't use this stuff. She is, in fact, giving us more healthful substitutes. But it's just a lot to do, a big impact on how I am used to living (I whine).

But, back to the good stuff. The book includes a section on the nutrients you need to add back to your diet, tips on rebalancing how you use your energy (where she does suggest 4 to 5 hours a week exercise along with disparaging my "walk across parking lots" and "take the stairs" plan), and a reminder to be good to yourself. You gotta love a book that tells you that.

And, finally, I get my 14 days of menus (with recipes!).

posted by PaulaBSlim on December 6, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

61 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

Missing: Illustrations, Info Boxes, Recipes, and More

I purchased this book hardcover and absolutely loved it. HOWEVER, the vast majority of the reference information, go-to guides and charts, as well as the entire shopping list and recipe section is missing from the electronic copy. I purchased this eBook solely as a qu...
I purchased this book hardcover and absolutely loved it. HOWEVER, the vast majority of the reference information, go-to guides and charts, as well as the entire shopping list and recipe section is missing from the electronic copy. I purchased this eBook solely as a quick reference for this information when I am out and about or at the grocery store and unfortunately it is useless for this purpose. Go out and buy the book, don't waste your money on an electronic copy!

posted by Master_Metabolizer on July 15, 2010

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  • Posted July 15, 2010

    Missing: Illustrations, Info Boxes, Recipes, and More

    I purchased this book hardcover and absolutely loved it. HOWEVER, the vast majority of the reference information, go-to guides and charts, as well as the entire shopping list and recipe section is missing from the electronic copy. I purchased this eBook solely as a quick reference for this information when I am out and about or at the grocery store and unfortunately it is useless for this purpose. Go out and buy the book, don't waste your money on an electronic copy!

    61 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2009

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    Vegetarians Beware!

    I bought this book because the concept sounded really neat. However, upon reading one line, I returned the book immediately. I will have to paraphrase, but it went something like this: Yes, you are going to have to eat somebody's mother. Meat is part of this regimen. If Jillian Michaels wants to lure people into reading this book, she'll have to do a lot better than that. What a way to put it, even if you're not a vegetarian! I do not know if she is trying to sound really tough because her bottom line is that we need to lose weight, but she just sounds ignorant and cruel. I'd rather eat more kindly and lose weight and not eat somebody's mother or, for that matter, somebody's child. And the publishers really need to put that line of hers on the jacket cover. They would probably have a lot less returns of this book that way. Thanks, but no thanks.

    4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    Not worth it

    There are plenty of books that do a better job explaining the reason to stop eating processes foods

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    Watch the Commercial

    She rambles in this book, and the rambling is a waste of reading time.
    Watch the infomercial for the book and you've heard it all.
    Organic, organic, organic.........

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