Really good book. Doesn’t pretend to be a diet book, or a step by step plan. Rather, Mara writes about her own life and experience and tells us what worked for her.
Very inspiring, a joy to read, and lots of really solid and good information.
According to her formula, what you eat is the most important component in losing weight. Working out and sleep are important, but each only worth 10% of the equation. There isn’t anything really new in this book, but it’s presented in a really great way. Her focus is on real food, avoiding processed and prepared foods. She also stresses the importance of mini goals. She lost 90 lbs, but if she had set 90 as the goal from the start, it would have been too intimidating. Set small goals, and celebrate reaching them.
Seems to be well researched and very believable. By that I mean, everything the authors say makes sense to me and I can see how the types of foods and supplements you put into your body would affect aging.
I haven’t yet tried anything from the book, but I will be giving this another read and try out some stuff. It won’t hurt, and who knows, it could actually help me look younger without having to go under the knife. Bonus
I’m not a huge Great Big Sea fan, but I do enjoy the music. I also enjoy a good autobiography, one where you feel the author is sitting beside you, telling you about their life.
With this one you feel like you are sitting across the kitchen table from Alan, while he tells you stories from when he was younger. The book has real authentic flavour, it’s well written and very fun to read. A real glimpse into the author’s life.
Loved the premise, but the book was hard to read. I skipped a few chapters in the middle, and forced myself to finish.
I didn’t like the characters. Mom was very un-mom-like, Sara was pretty self-involved and whiny, and the love triangle got old. I was excited about the hindu mythology bit, but during the reading it was difficult to keep track on what’s what and who’s who.