When on a diet, sometimes it is absolutely necessary to get mean and dirty. Cravings and temptations don’t fight fair, so why should you?
That’s the attitude health and fitness writer Carole Bodger has taken with her book The Little Book of Dirty Diet Tricks: 365 Ways to Lose Weight or Look Like You Did Without Losing Your Mind Along the Way.
Quick Diet Tricks: Bodger Offers Easy Diet Advice
Bodger’s advice ranges from the useful – like how to stick to your diet while keeping your family happily fed – to the absolutely ridiculous: “Decorate your house with big furniture. You’ll look smaller when you’re sitting on or standing next to it.”
Somewhere in between, Bodger offers at least 300 interesting and useful tips to look and stay thinner. And her tips focus on more than just diet and exercise. Bodger offers tips about how to train your mind mentally to lose weight and keep it off, about how to look slimmer, about how to make smart choices at holiday and special events and about how to travel healthy.
Dirty Diet Tricks: 365 Diet Tips To Lose Weight and Look Slimmer
The format of her book is useful, too. Because of the way the book is structured, with small, individual quick hits, rather than long paragraphs, you can pick it up, flip to any page, and choose a tip to focus on for the day. With three or four tips on each page, you are sure to find something useful for your day-to-day situation.
Bodger has coded each tip with symbols, as well, so if you are looking specifically for an exercise tip, you can skip directly to the tip marked by the cyclist picture. Looking for a travel tip? Find the suitcases on the page. Bodger has divided her tips into nine categories, ranging from dining and diet to looking thinner to liquor and spirits.
And because she offers 365 tips, instead of flipping aimlessly from page-to-page, the reader also can read cover-to-cover, choosing to implement one new tip or trick each day of the year.
In short, Bodger has structured the book in such a way to make it useful in many different ways for most anyone. Match the easy use with Bodger’s inspiring attitude in the introduction, her years of health and fitness advice and the easy, unassuming and, for the most part, realistic advice, and The Little Book of Dirty Diet Tricks is a can’t miss and a useful tool for any woman watching her weight.
Granted, some of the tips are a little ridiculous and unoriginal, but Bodger should be forgiven for these silly tips tossed in among the useful ideas. After all, even if you have heard it before, it doesn’t hurt to hear it again when it comes to weight loss. Everyone needs a little reinforcement and support!
The Little Book of Dirty Diet Tricks: 365 Ways to Lose Weight or Look Like You Did Without Losing Your Mind was published by Three Rivers Press in 2002. ISBN: 0-609-80925-3