Monday, July 27, 2009

Skinny B*tch


Stop Being A Moron and StartGetting Skinny!

If you can't take one more day of self-loathing, you're ready to hear the truth: You cannot keep shoveling the same crap into your mouth every day and expect to lose weight.

A no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous.

Have any of you ladies read this book? I think I saw it on someone else's page before. I read the entire thing on Saturday night. I thought it was really interesting. The book says eat all the "good carbs" you want, of course organic only! The catch....no dairy, no meat, no sugar and no artificial sweeteners. Which = VEGAN. That means no diet pop or regular pop either. Also, no alcohol.

The book goes into great depth on their reasoning for all of this and I felt they had great information and evidence to back up everything they stated. Don't think I ran to the Whole Foods Store and bought everything organic, sugar free and no meat products. I ate a cheeseburger for lunch and a steak for dinner on Sunday, lol!

I do plan to attempt to slowly switch over to organic foods. I have only ever bought an item of two of organic before. I'm interested to see if changing my eating habits over time makes a difference. For the first week I'm going to give up pop. I know it's not a huge step but I'm used to drinking one a day and I think it would be the easiest thing for me to give up. I don't know if I could see myself ever being a vegetarian but ya just never know. Especially after I read the chapter in the book about meat and slaughter houses....sad and just crazy!

The only thing I found slightly strange about this book is it doesn't mention exercise much. How sweet is that!? If only it really worked to just eat healthy and lose weight without any sort of cardio or weight lifting. I do plan to incorporate exercise. I just need to addicted to working out again and make it the gym a few times a week.


If anyone else has read this book, I'm interested to know what you think about it. Also, if anyone has switched to being a vegetarian int heir life or is vegan I'd be interested to know as well. This would be a whole new world for me, I eat dairy and meat every single day.


Hope everyone had a great weekend!! :)

p.s. Stellen needs prayers, lots and lots of them! You can check out his Momma's blog at MckMomma. His heart is failing. He is currently at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital but his Mom thinks they will be heading to Boston soon, if it's not too late. Over the past few weeks Stellan has been doing better than usual at home and he's been a happy baby. Now this poor helpless little baby is fighting for his life. My heart is aching for the baby Stellan and his family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers through this tough time.
picture from MckMomma's blogsite

40 comments:

Jon and Steph said...

Hmmm sounds interesting, but I don't know if I could go without a little dairy and meat. I gotta have my protein ;)

oh and I really couldn't do without wine!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Lil' Woman said...

I wouldn't be able to stick to it...mama need her macaroni and grilled cheeses! :)

Miss HoneyDew said...

My trainer basically wants me to do this, I love cheese WAY too much though. I am slowly weaning myself off of milk and trying to be good about my cheese consumption, it's so hard though!

heisschic said...

I couldve sworn the book mentioned getting x amount of cardio in every so often during the week... or i might be delusional. it's happened before.


i did the whole pseudo-vegan thing for 4-5 months. i've really cut back on the amount of meat and dairy i eat-- cutting out the cheese was the hardest! all because of skinny bitch. if you're not able to keep up the vegan thing (like i wasn't), i've still found that i've picked up a lot of good eating habits from it. now, pop is too sweet. dairy kills my stomach. i dont crave meat (heh, heh). i know how to prepare a lot of veggies so i eat them more, etc.

basically, you come out ahead if you put any effort in! good luck! if you ever need a kick in the ass/motivation of any sort, drop me a line.

Lindsey said...

My sister-in-law has the book and I read some of it. It was really interesting but I don't think I could do it. I love cheese and wine too much, ha!

Sole Matters said...

Im a huge fan of sweets and my fav treat is cake. So that alone I couldn't do it. I think it's all about portions and eating what you want. I mean, who wants to give up alcohol? BOO! hehe

Dallas Shaw said...

i heart carbs

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

I love this book!!!! I heard about it when I read Real World gal Kelly Anne Judd- Swears by this book. So I went out the next day and got this book. It's so good- They also have a cookbook. If anyone wants to listen to the first chapter I think Itunes has the audio for free- Don't hold me too it-

Have a lovely day!

www.KellyAnnStudio.com

C said...

Wow, that's a pretty intense diet! I was a veggie for about 8 years, and had no problem doing it! I felt super healthy & the fake meat is actually really good!

Megan said...

This book made me go vegetarian for about a year. I had a hard time giving up cheese, but the way the book explains the problems with how they process meats and other foods made me stop and think, and I'm always trying to eat organic and eat less processed foods. I'm not a vegetarian anymore (I have problems with will power!) but now that I've been dieting over the last month I might re-read this book and maybe do one of their cleanses. It's a really interesting book.

I recommend the cookbook too! And they have workout videos out right now. I got them for my girlfriend who introduced me to Skinny Bitch for her birthday and she really likes them.

C said...

I read this book, the concepts are good but I dont think you need to switch to all organic (you'll spend double the money and does your body really process it differently from standard fruits and veggies?). As long as you take the basics from the book and cut out most sugars and fatty foods you will be on your way to Skinny Bitch fabulousness :)

♥ H ♥ said...

Haven't read the book but hear it's good. but I like my protien and alcohol!! Couldn't do it! ha! Just buy organic meats. Fruits and veggies are fine from a regular store. Plus it gets really expensive to buy ALL organic.

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

I've been wanting to read this too. Don't know that I can handle doing with out Diet coke or wine though! ha ha

The Sweet Life said...

I have recently considered trying to become a vegetarian...you will have to let me know how it goes for you.

Taylor K said...

I tried to follow the book and wanted to go Vegan by the time my birthday rolls around this year. SO not going to happen. What I love, however, is that there are now SO many options for healthier, happier meat and dairy products. Eating organic is something I've been doing for a few years now and it makes me feel better mentall knowing that I'm keeping unnecessary pesticides and hormones out of my body. Also, I gave up soda (pop, HA!, you midwesterners crack me up:)) for Lent this year and haven't gone back. I now love drinking iced green tea with a small splash of lemonade, for a little natural sweetness! And, BTW! you can still drink wine on skinny bitch! It just has to be sulfate free.

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Iva said...

you luck! you can totally do it!

mrosev14 said...

I have heard that the book is fabulous!

I'm a vegetarian and don't think I could ever go back to eating meat--especially after knowing how slaughterhouses and places like that work. It really is quite terrible. I watched the video "Meet your Meat" on you tube...that'll win you over.

I hope you enjoy giving up pop and continuing getting healthy.

jen + ryan said...

yeah i read about half of this book, but it seemed to be pushing the vegan thing too hard, and there's no way i can be vegan. ah well.

Shanna said...

Goodluck...I could NEVER get enough will power to ditch "pops." Haha I laugh when I hear people say that word, but I am from the South you know!

brooke said...

i haven't read this book...but only because i knew it's basis and i just ever see going without meat...i love it too much! but i have recently completely changed my eating habits...cut out soda...and amp'd up protein and cut out a lot of carbs...that combined with the shred and my fav pilates video has lost me about 13lbs in the last 3 weeks...i would like to see about another 10-15 off...but as for now i am one stinkin happy girl!!

side note: and i don't miss the soda and find that i don't crave the fast food at all...actually my mind has gone the other way and freaks out if i even think about the possibility of it...

I Love Brownies said...

My thoughts? Total denial of anything never works so learning to make wise choices will keep you more consistent. BUT - I did learn from this book the EVILS of Splenda!! So...no more for me! But I will never give up chocolate...it's a gift from God!

Baylee♥ said...

hahaha i definately couldnt live without dairy..and i think i'd prefer to work out and be able to eat more. but for people that dont have much time to workout, this would probably be a good alternative to follow.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I've seen that book and wanted to check it out...but never have. Now it appears you've saved me the trouble. There's no way I'm giving up all that stuff! I like meat. Period. And dairy. And cheese. And probably everything else that's "bad" for you. Oh well. I'm happy.

Jenna said...

I have heard about that book and I couldn't ever do it! I love meat and cheese too much! But I agree with you - switching to Organic might be a good step!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It sounds interesting but I don't know if I could go without meat....

Faith ♥ Love ♥ Lipgloss said...

Loved the book - could not do it! You are already a skinny b girl! :)

Alicia said...

hey girl...we should chat!! you know i'm a vegan, right? but i don't eat bread either. No dairy, no meat, no seafood, no gluten.... and honestly i've quit working out (i'm lazy) and have still lost weight. plus i feel AMAZING on top of it all. let me know if you have any questions at all, i'd love to help out!

PorkStar said...

I am not a lady but I did hear that book is an interesting read.

My name is Megan... said...

I've been praying for this lil man!

I also have been on the path to eat healthy. My docs say I have to cut hormones (that aren't mine) out of my diet...dairy, meat, etc. So, I actually did go to Whole Foods today..haha..I still have to eat some of the regular stuff though. I'm scared to read that book!

Jenny.Lee said...

I went vegetarian for awhile. I lost weight but I think it had more to do with the amount of calories I was eating than anything else. I believe that exercise is very important but if you can get your eating in order then that's 80% of the battle!

Jenny.Lee said...

BTW I left something for you on my blog!

Kimberly Ann said...

ohhh... lady no meat or dairy?? Your taken away my steak and ice cream.... yeah forget all of that nonsense! I do agree with zero pop. We don't by it at all! I also agree with reducing sugar intake however we do substitute with splenda. I am currently doing P90x which is killa for shilla!! I also have cut down on carb intake to 1-2 a day. You however, my dear do not have the rediculous, I have had 2 children and have eaten way to many times at Taco Bell body like me....! One day at at time!

Kristen said...

I actually have the book but have not finished reading it. I just don't think I could do all vegan. I am actually a vegetarian which is difficult enough as it is! Didn't you think they were a little harsh sometimes? But the book did have a lot of good things in it that I could use, I will say that! :)

oh & sweet baby stellan! my heart & prayers have been going out to them today!!

Lily G. said...

I would love to just eat organic, but it can get expensive. I wish Whole Foods was cheaper! Aww, thinking about Stellan.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I don't think I could ever eat that way! :) I have always thought about reading that book.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

I've skimmed through the book before. I might have to check it out.

Sunshinemeg said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours it so very cute. Have a great week.

Marina said...

I have the Skinnybitch book. I'm a vegetarian and I've gone vegan for short periods of time off and on. I could never go back to eating animals again, that's for sure. And they do a great job of exposing the horrors of the meat industry. But a part of me does feel like there is something too restrictive about being vegan (at least 100% of the time). I like eating things with eggs and cheese in them (especially cheese), so that's a big problem. I like eating vegan when I can, but I don't do it all the time.

I really hope that adorable baby gets well!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I am late on this...but I actually love this book. I don't follow it to a T AT ALL, but it's motivating and makes you think about everything you're putting in your body!

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