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Wake Up! You're Probably Never Going to Look Like That: How to be Happier, Healthier and Imperfectly Fit

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This will wake you up!!

Pearl comes clean with her own experiences. She helps you face the truth about what losing weight really means. She is daringly truthful, funny, and eloquent. Her credentials are unparalleled, but more importantly she brings great ideas and methodology to her work. Her ...
Pearl comes clean with her own experiences. She helps you face the truth about what losing weight really means. She is daringly truthful, funny, and eloquent. Her credentials are unparalleled, but more importantly she brings great ideas and methodology to her work. Her "ten Pearl principles" are concise, and they don't need to convince you...they will really work. Eating all the time, and sticking to staples that you repeat every day, does take the chance out of the choices we are faced with. Exercise is another critical factor in successfully becoming fit. She addresses it straight on and shows you ways to have fun with it. She gives you five reasons that you won't argue with! She cleverly fractures dieting myths through fairy tale stories that are memorable and stay with you. "America needs to experience a major paradigm shift now." Michelle Pearl couldn't speak more truth. The media hype and economic gain for companies to portray beauty as someone who is thin, or to portray perfection as one who is thin is blown by her mass media myths. Fast weight loss.probably not gonna happen. I liked her reality check. She reminds readers that pills and unbelievable claims. should be treated as just that.unbelievable! Get over it and get to work. Focus on the possible! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It gave me new creative ideas to help myself and my patients. Uplifting! I received a complimentary review copy.

posted by reader170 on January 20, 2011

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Not if you love real food...

I'm really into nutrition and exercise so I read as much as I can on the subject. This one, unfortunately, was not well-researched and is filled with more bitterness toward popular weight-loss programs than actual comprehensive nutrition advice. The preface is from on...
I'm really into nutrition and exercise so I read as much as I can on the subject. This one, unfortunately, was not well-researched and is filled with more bitterness toward popular weight-loss programs than actual comprehensive nutrition advice. The preface is from one isolated Biggest Loser contestant who has been openly bitter and angry toward the show, and I honestly have to side with the show's trainers and their belief that weighing 400 lbs is MUCH more dangerous than eating 1200 calories/day and exercising 4-6 hrs a day. Whether it is practical for most people is another matter, but saying it's misguided and dangerous is just not true.

My biggest problem came when the author began to recommend a wide variety of "fake" foods that contain chemical-based sugars and fat-free laboratory creations. If you have cravings for certain foods, you need to learn a healthy way to deal with that. Don't eat a pile of chemical garbage and fool yourself that it's healthy.

I give it two stars because the author does have a very nice conversational style and is very easy to read. She's an excellent writer. Clearly not a registered dietician, though.

Also, for e-readers, it seems to be in a constantly changing font. I tried changing it manually to everything available on my Nook Color, hoping it would stabilize to just one font, ANY font, but there's something in the format that keeps it changing. The differences aren't incredibly dramatic but it's still a little annoying. Publisher, please fix.

posted by jeanniepep on December 10, 2010

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    Posted January 5, 2012

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    From what ive heard dont read it at all its terrible

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    Posted January 10, 2012

    Sucked

    Waste of time

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