Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends

Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends

by Venice A. Fulton
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Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book, and I read it from cover to cover. I have to disagree with the other folks who reviewed it. (And I want to mention that a couple of those reviewers admittedly have not read the book!) Having struggled with weight loss for most of my life (gained weight at 10 and at 43 am still struggling), I have turned to countless weight loss books and methods. This book IS different! I'm intrigued and interested in the methods he recommends. Are they unusual... yes. Does that mean they are ineffective? Well, I don't know because I have not had time to implement them. But, as strange and controversial as they may seem, the logic behind them does make sense to me. And obviously, some of the "traditional" methods are not working. I cannot tell you how many times I've tried a new eating/exercise program, followed it faithfully for several weeks and then been disappointed and frustrated by a lack of positive results. And, as the obesity epidemic in our country continues to escalate, perhaps it is time to explore something different. Am I advocating this plan for everyone? No- but I think that before one bashes this guy and his ideas perhaps he or she should try them. And for the people who seem to think that his ideas are dangerous or anorexic-inducing I don't see it. It seems that the whole skipping breakfast idea is throwing some people into a tizzy- but think about it- how many diet plans recommend not eating after 6:00 or 7:00 pm? Isn't that kind of the same thing (an extended time period of fasting), just in reverse order? I personally find myself not really hungry in the morning and force myself to eat because of traditional weight loss advice. He never advocates restricted eating- in fact there's no calorie counting at all. He only recommends restricting carbs... not such an insane concept. So, I'm going to try it. If I remember, I'll update my review in 6 weeks. I only gave it 4 stars because the writing style was a little off-putting (I think he was trying to be light hearted, but I found it at times a little annoying), and there were some sections that seemed to jump from idea to idea without much connection, leaving me a little confused. It did however keep me interested unlike the countless other diet books I've read that spend chapter after chapter rehashing the old information that I've read a million times!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really? Where did this man get his education? This tops the list of useless wastes of time and money. What a joke! This is why we have young adults with eating disorders and mental issues. Run the other way!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe the most stupid diet book ever! If you want to take cold baths and skip breakfast, do it on your own, but there is nothing else in this book. It's like your English teenaged anorexic friend is giving you her dangerous and stupid advice. I repeat, there is nothing else in the book. Is this a joke, or what?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything in this book feels ridiculous. There seemed to be no real weight loss advice. The book feels as if it could be like a mocking of a good weight loss book. Instead of this book, I highly recommend Skinny Rules by Bob Harper.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
If you think you've failed on every diet you've ever tried, think again: The diet failed, you didn't! Now it's time to forget all those weight loss cliche's and listen to the truth: Skipping breakfast can be healthy Cold baths can give you a hot body Black coffee helps speed weight loss Small, frequent meals can pack on the pounds Exercise is about much more than how much and how hard Broccoli carbs can be worse than soda carbs Juices and smoothies cause overeating and so much more! Now the answers don't lie within all those BMI charts, and what someone else calls fat, obese or morbidly fat. Now you can decide once and for all to shed all the fat you want, based on what you look like and how you feel, not by some numbers calculation. The book, Six Weeks to OMG by Venice A. Fulton can show you how. The interesting thing like most diet books is education and knowledge is power. The more you know the easier it is to begin once you gain enough will power to tell yourself you can do this. For me, a chronic breakfast skipper since high school, just reading this chapter alone gave me hope again, that I didn't have to force myself to eat in the morning and there are some amazing health benefits. I mean if your body is storing fat and you are looking to get rid of it, doesn't it make sense you have to find a way to burn what your body is storing instead of adding to the stock pile? It's like having a car that runs on gas and you have these reserves waiting to be used, but instead of using those reserves, you just keep adding fuel. If you don't use enough fuel in the course of your day it gets added to the stock pile. And the cycle begins all over again. Everytime you eat, your fueling your body and with just a few changes in how you deal with your body for the next 4-6 weeks can give you a loss of up to 20 pounds of body FAT lost, not muscle or water loss. Want to know the secrets? Then, you'll want to pick this one up today and see just how easy it is! I received Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends by Venice A. Fulton compliments of Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review and I can't wait to begin some of the simple tips this book offers. It truly is an exciting concept to not weight loss, but FAT LOSS and it doesn't require you to purchase anything but the book. I'll let you know how it goes as I begin my adventure, and hoping by the end of the year, I look much different, feel different and have the healthy skin, hair and nails to prove it. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
unhealthy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish I did not waste my money.
Amber-Sassy More than 1 year ago
Really, why do people judge an excerpt of a book, instead of actually reading it. This is simply the best 'diet' book I've read.  Sure, the subtitle 'get skinnier than all your friends' might shock or upset some, but so what, this is the 21st century!  There are lots of common and uncommonly good tips, and I might add that they're all backed up by a research section.  You might laugh at blowing up balloons, but when the author openly explains that they're NOT for fat loss, but for strengthening the muscle underneath the six pack, you start to take notice.  When he mentions cold baths, you initially raise an eyebrow.  When you then do a Google search and discover there are tons of researchers 'discovering' the benefits of brown fat (a type of fat that burns fat, and made active by being cold), you start to understand how ahead of its time this is.  Finally, as for eating disorders, I just don't get the haters.  This book has an honest and useful discussion about the three (yes three) types of eating disorders, and that's something I haven't seen in other books.  I've lost about 35 pounds using the principles in this book, and I don't intend to give them up or put them back anytime soon. 
DtG0 More than 1 year ago
I know the title can be off putting, but those reviewing this not having read the book are jumping to an erroneous conclusion. I read this because it came pre loaded on my library nook. Except for the cold baths what he has to say actually works and is worth considering. At the end of the book he cites his resources. He is not pulling this out of thin air. I have been doing a low carb diet successfully but his a plateau. Following the delaying breakfast, exercising first thing in the morning, drink black regular coffee (which I thought I could never do but am learning to not hate it) and not eating between three meals has worked!! The rest of his book is basically a low carb diet not so different from many others and he too explains well the whys of bad carbs and the importance of protein. Living the Low Carb Life by Jonny Bowden was what I read first and is an excellent book, but Fulton is consistent with Bowden except for these extras. I am lowering the temperature of my showers before getting out but I don't give that credit for my 5 lb weight loss the first week. So will people who have NOT read the book stop judging what you think is inside when you don't know what you are talking about. The title caught your attention but shouldn't be how you judge it. Atlkins was slammed in the beginning ...now all the books say Atkins was right. I am actually reading it a second time before returning the nook to the library to make sure I understand all his recommendations.
thawk1 More than 1 year ago
Dangerously misinformed.
Maize1211 More than 1 year ago
This book is a waste of money. It doesnt say anything that the diet industry hasnt said before. My favorite part is when the author discusses visceral fat and plain belly fat and states if you dont want to have the issues that come along with them then "get skinny". Wow, now that is an original thought. Dont buy the book. Colossal waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first "diet" book that I have read and I'm really not sure that I'll read another one. This book has real goals and methods that should be at least tried. There is real science in here and even though it goes against some popular belief, it is worth the try. Don't read the reviews that say "I didn't read this, and I won't because..." Those are just the negative Nancy's keeping you from your goals. I remember when reading reviews that there were only a couple that recommended this book and I figured it was worth a try. Don't be a sheep following the "fad" diet books, read this one, implement some values, and get results.
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The author is funny and to the point! I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it & give it a real chance:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to disagree with most of the reviews about this book. I was skeptical about this method of weight loss. Some of the tips seemed absurd to say the least. I had already spent the money to download the book, so I thought "What the heck do I have to lose?" Well, it turns out, quite a lot! Three and a half weeks in and I am down 24.6 pounds. I have more energy than I have had in years! To start, let me state that I am not some young, impressionable girl with a distorted body image. I am a 39 year old mother of 2 teenagers. I am educated, and don't jump on every diet bandwagon coming and going. To the people who say that this is a dangerous diet, I beg to differ! You do not skip breakfast, you merely postpone it for 3 hours after your morning exercise. The cold bath ( I opted to take showers instead) were really hard the first week, but I look forward to them now. They are very invigorating! I know billions of people drink coffee first thing in the morning, and on an empty stomach (shocking, I know!) As for encouraging eating disorders, I don't think so! It tells you that you should be eating 3 meals a day. That you should have protien at every meal. That you should discriminate over what types of carbs you put in your body. Eating disorders are rarely aboutthe food itsself, but stems from emotional problems. He makes several valid points about how the human body was designed to work. Our environment has changed drastically over time, but the basic way our bodies work has not changed. I am sooo glad I purchased this book. I would, and have, recommended this book to several friends. They have seen my results and are eager to try it for themselves.
fallen1 More than 1 year ago
I want my money back! This book is ludicrous!I am not against an unconventional method for weight loss, so long as it is safe. That said, skipping breakfast and soaking in 68 degree water for 15 minutes, to name a few examples in the book, can in no way be healthy! It makes me ill that this author... profited from my impulse purchase. =(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to selfharm res3 to talk and not be judged for what you say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to oreo result one
TessM More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book, but JUST reading the excerpt, I find it ludicrous and cannot believe anyone with sense in their head would buy, read or follow this book! Like other readers who reviewed below, I wonder about the author's education regarding ANYTHING dealing with health, medicine, knowledge about any studies or medical or other journals, nutrition or weight loss. Yes, it's a mine field out there, but PLEASE - use common sense! THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS!!! On the other hand, in an email from B&N, I stumbled upon Bob Harper's book "The Skinny Rules", read the extended excerpt online - the whole time surprised I was nodding my head with HOW MUCH SENSE it all made, and the light turned on. I ran out, bought the book, and as I implemented these SIMPLE rules as I was able, I saw the weight literally come flying off! - without my even having to do much of anything except, for starters, drink more water! As I followed along, I know I'm building healthier habits, I feel great and I'm slimming down :) THAT BOOK I can recommend, it's VERY WELL WRITTEN, with easy to understand FACTS (backed up with research and footnotes!), weekly meal plans for men & women (we differ!), and lots of healthy recipes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have honestly not read this book, but, based on the summary, it is definitely not a go-to for a better body. Skipping breakfast is NOT healthy; your body already feels hungry from not eating for however long you slept, and not eating could make it half starved, causing your body to hoard food(That means you gain weight.) The broccoli and soda carb thing may be true, but does broccoli have straight sugar, corn starch, and unnatural dyes? Small meals throughout the day may add weight, but next to the 3 main meals, you should have a few light, healthy snacks. Please consider this before buying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book, but as a mother of a daughter who was anorexic, I feel this book will harm those with eating disorders. I do not know how this book came to be published. It is very dangerous.