Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping

Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping

by Judy Gruen


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"I had my fat tested today. It came back positive."

Facing this inescapable observation, Judy Gruen set out to lose fifteen pounds in time for a college reunion. But as she discovered, no two diet "experts" agree on anything, even whether lentils are good for people with Type A blood. Originally published as Till We Eat Again: Confessions of a Diet Dropout, this newly revised and updated edition, Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping, remains a classic and hilarious chronicle of one woman's real-life attempt to make sense out of diets named "Bad Carbohydrates and the Women Who Love Them," and compounds like "Hyper-Meta-Phedra-Bolic," which may boost metabolism but also might cause cardiac arrest.

During her quest for thinness, Judy also belly dances to the "camel," runs laps while an Army major blows his whistle at a fitness boot camp, and gets tangled in yoga positions so bizarre the paramedics need the "Jaws of Life" to get her out. She also tries to avoid diet despair as medical researchers conclude that even drinking too much water can kill you. After months of these and other indignities, she'll even earn a little star from Weight Watchers for losing five pounds.

This book offers equal measures of comedy and inspiration for anyone who wants to lose five or fifty pounds.

"I laughed out loud because this book is so funny and so true. I loved it! Judy's witty takeaway on diet scams is hysterical, and that detox section...I was ROTFL!" - Jennifer Cohen, author and founder of No Gym Required; fitness spokesperson, Weight Watchers

"Who among us has not felt terror upon hearing the words, 'Reunion coming up?' Fortunately, Judy Gruen's terror is tastier than a Twinkie and half the calories. Come to think of it, ZERO calories. So indulge!" - Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog, Free-Range Kids; host of
Discovery/TLC International's World's Worst Mom

"If I had to get dragged to the gym, I'd want to pull up my mat next to Judy Gruen. She dreams of donuts during bicep curls! Who can't relate to that?" - Celia Rivenbark, author of the New York Times bestseller, You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl

"Judy Gruen has found the funny in dropping those stubborn pounds and lightly sautéed it into a deliciously fun book. Go ahead and pile on a generous helping!" - Jen Singer, author of You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either); founder of MommaSaid.net

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470118112
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Judy Gruen is the author of several books, including MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools (with Linda Abraham), The Women's Daily Irony Supplement, which earned multiple awards for humor, and Carpool Tunnel Syndrome: Motherhood as Shuttle Diplomacy. She is a regular humor columnist for Aish.com and MommaSaid.net and her essays have appeared in dozens of major media outlets as well as ten anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You (2011) and Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart: 28 Stories of Love, Loss & Everything in Between (2009). Additionally, Judy is a senior editor with Accepted.com, a graduate school editorial consulting service. Despite writing about her valiant efforts to lose weight and get in shape, Judy will still follow you anywhere if you promise her a Godiva raspberry truffle bar.

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