Has anybody read "Naturally Thin" by Bethenny Frankel?

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bedelicious
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Has anybody read "Naturally Thin" by Bethenny Frankel?

What did you think of it?
Ive been considering purchasing it for a while, but there are mixed reviews on it and dont know what to trust.

Does it effectively teach you portion control? Or does it only teach you how to be anorexic/malnourish yourself?

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findingtherealme
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I have not read the book but

I have not read the book but have read several reviews about it, both online and from people I know, and I no longer want to read it.

The people who gave it a negative review said it advocates eating too few calories to be healthy and even though she says it's not a diet, much of the content absolutely looks like a diet. She also talks about 'taste everything, eat nothing' and about having a set number of bites for a meal. Well, for me, that sounds a lot like what I was doing when I was trying to eat as little as possible and I certainly didn't feel satisfied or at peace with myself and food when I participated in this behaviour.

As for the positive reviews, I couldn't find one that didn't talk about how much weight they'd lost as well as detail all of the diets they've been on so from that, it seems the book appeals to people who are still focused on these areas.

Anyway, those are my thoughts on it. Maybe others have a more positive take and there is something to be gained from reading her book. By the way, I love your status. Recovery does begin now. Timely reminder for me for today! :)

Lea8624
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I also read the reviews... I

I also read the reviews... I would definitely avoid this book at all costs... sounds really harmful... A lot of people specifically said in their reviews not to give it to teenage girls because it will cause an eating disorder! Yikes!

The walls we build around us
to keep out the sadness
also keep out the joy.

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Lea8624
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I have this book and I love

I have this book and I love it... I would recommend reading it for sure

http://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-Revolutionary-Program-Works/dp/03...

The walls we build around us
to keep out the sadness
also keep out the joy.

Jim Rohn

bedelicious
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Thanks for the responses

Thanks for the responses all!

I guess I should stay away from this book, after all. Yea, the part about having a specific number of bites ...thats ED behavior, isnt it?

Ive also had an eye on Intuitive Eating for a long time too! def. the key to a lifelong healthy relationship w/food, right? I was thinking of getting it after Ive mastered structured eating for a while..since my body may not be able to give intuitive signals at this point..but its never too early i suppose.

Do you think its possible to totally disregard portion sizes and nutritional balance if we were able to eat intuitively? because our body naturally craves what it needs?

findingtherealme, thanks i really had to kick myself in the butt yesterday for being so lousy about recovery, so this is my commitment!

Just keep going, no matter what.

Anna_L
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People who have eating

People who have eating disorders should not be allowed to publish diet books...that's my opinion. :(

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