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Based on the most successful stop-smoking method of all time, Lose Weight Now is a new, accessible form of the best-selling Easyway method.
Ideal for listening to in the car or whilst traveling, this audiobook makes it simpler than ever to lose weight.
"Your journey through Allen Carr's method will be a revelation in discovering how simple the answer to weight control can be."
Dr PM Bray MB, CHb, MRCGP
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"I was exhilarated by a new sense of freedom." (The Independent)
"It's the only method that works. Thank you!" (Ruby Wax)
"A different approach. A stunning success." (The Sun)
"His skill is in removing the psychological dependence." (The Sunday Times)
"The Allen Carr method is totally unique." (GQ Magazine)
So, I bought this book on the strength of successfully giving up smoking through the Allen Carr Easyway seminar in London. I read a lot of reviews, mostly of people on the fence with regards to the same method applied to food.
For me the book was really good. Coincidently, I gave up eating meat and most dairy products about two weeks before reading the book so Allen's belief of abstaining from meat and dairy really rang true for me. The book confirms what most of us already know in terms of eating foods that are provided by nature in their most natural state. His method of helping the reader to understand the negative brainwashing we've all been susceptible to is enlightening.
I would recommend this book to people who are open to different ideas and approaches to food, as well as those who realise that what society has taught, us along with the big food giants is what contributes directly to our unhealthy issues with food.
If you want to be educated about food and the downside of dairy and meat, then this is the book for you. What he means when he says you can eat as much of your favourite food as you like, is that you have to swap the foods that put weight on you for salads fruit etc. Had the title been,'swap your cakes for fruit and veggies', you wouldn't have bought it right?
Mediocre, bland and monotonous
Some good information but couldn't help but feel Allen Carr was trying to replace the brain washing of the media regarding the allure of 'fake foods' (that is artifical high far /sugar combinations) with brain washing the reader into believing that unprocessed foods ARE our favourite foods. Whilst I very much agree that evolutionarily speaking, these foods are the foods our body was intended to eat, and the ones we will feel our best eating in the long term , I think he has misses the full impact of addiction to processed foods that leaves people hooked and perhaps feeling unable to convince themselves that 'natural foods are not favourite!' . That said he does dedicate some time talking about the addictive nature of sugar and salt. There is some good information here and I am certainly looking forward to applying it, so time will tell. I am just not sure this is the full answer for me . I think I am going to download the quit smoking audio book also as this may offer more information about breaking addictive cycles.
I bought this as I wanted to lose weight and had found Allen's stopping smoking method worked for me. I bought the audio book and listened to the entire thing on holiday! I have already lost 8lbs in 3 weeks and am enjoying eating so much more now. This method is about undoing the messages that we are constantly sent by advertising, fashionable science, upbringing and our culture in just the same way that the stopping smoking method does. I found it effective and really enjoy meals and food so much more now.
I stopped smoking using Easyway and it was actually really easy. The book was about reversing the belief that you actually enjoy smoking and the science behind what makes us think we do and it was right and very effective.
This book is nothing like that, the science is there: why we would be better off on an organic diet and not eat meat, dairy, fish, eggs and anything processed. its not really backed up, allen carr just keeps comparing us to animals and the way we eat . just saying animals don't eat meat and your body can't process it as fast as veggies doesn't work.
After reading the reviews it should have put me off cause they said he was just convincing us to turn vegan. And about 1/4 he says don't worry you can still eat meat if you want but then the rest of the book is about why we shouldn't.
I wanted something like easyway to stop smoking, like removing unhelpful thinking that you get joy from over eating.
I do agree that this diet may work but I would feel like I'm restricting myself and it wouldn't be worth it .
"Halfwit Logic & Condescending Tone"
Every bit of "logic" used in the argument being put forward falls apart under mild scrutiny. This *might* sound convincing if you skipped a critical thinking class in college, but mostly it's just stupid.
The claim that you can "lose weight without exercising and still eat all your favorite foods," relies heavily on the notion that our favorite foods are Brussels sprouts and brown rice. Apparently our minds have been fooled into thinking our favorite foods are pizza and cheeseburgers by "big food."
And you know what? Maybe. But as someone who loves Brussels sprouts, they lose 10 times out of 10 against pizza. My point? You can't lose weight without a lot of moderation and a little exercise. This book is a lie.
On the positive side, if you love being spoken down to by an upper-class British accent, this audio book is absolutely for you.
If you listen to this audio book with an open mind and let the author's messages sink in and resonate within your mind, you will start seeing food in a new way. In particular, you will have an appreciation for foods which you have taken for granted all your life, which taste great and are actually are good to your body in ways you don't realize. More importantly, you will recognize "junk" foods for what they are (mixtures of sugars, salt and chemicals designed by corporations to hook you and extract money from your wallet) and instantly and almost magically, their appeal will vaporize. This is one of those rare books that can truly change your life for the better if you give it a meaningful chance. I have listened to this book several times over the last month since I first acqired it and without any concious effort have lost over 15 lbs, have more energy and focus than I've had in years, and I do not feel starved or deprived. Even better, I have not felt the discomfort and shame from over stuffing myself with junk foods.
Another great book from Allen Carr! Can't believe I almost didn't buy it cause of the reviews. I wonder if people actually pay attention to what they are reading. This man's a genius when it comes to understanding human behavior. And, yes, I know his method works cause this is how I used to eat before I was brainwashed by society to eat junk.
"One of the best books on weight loss!!"
The author presents his ideas in a clear, objective, enjoyable and effective way! It's impossible not to get excited about losing weight like this! Definitely worth reading!!
"Some reviewers missed the point"
The book emphasized over and over to forget about dieting and will power -- approaches that seldom work permanently -- and that you don't have to give up any particular food.Recommended if you want to change your *habits* and forget dieting. It's for a gradual change in your thinking about food. One does need an open mind, as the author stresses, and he stresses not to take anything he says by faith. It does not preclude eating any specific food but emphasizes healthy foods that you like, and has bookoo valuable information about how to help your body rather than throw obstacles in the way of its healthy functioning.
I looked forward to listening while walking and bought the written version after finishing the audio book so I could easily look up ideas and reference information going forward.
I'm not sure I agree with every single logical point but overall I think it's sound thinking and I found it liberating.
"Don't waste your time"
I really enjoy Allen Carr, but this book was complete drivel. I'll save you the time and money by telling you his "Easy Way" consists of eating nothing but fruit, veggies, seeds and nuts. Yes, you will lose weight if that's all you eat. I didn't need a book to tell me that.
He leads you on the entire book by telling you you'll be able to lose weight by eating as much of your "favorite foods" as you want, but then drops the bomb at the end by trying to convince you that your favorite foods are the ones nature intended - i.e. fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds. No Allen, my favorite foods are pasta, donuts and cookies, but nice try.
"Best book ever, and I have a ton"
Allen Carr books are all I need
No more guilt
No more wondering
A changed happy life
"everything the world has forgotten"
I used the stop smoking now book a little over a year ago and haven't picked up a cigarette or even wanted one since I finished it. I came to this book because I am a little overweight and want to be healthier I trust the author and after reading it I am not disappointed. I've been trusting my instincts for 3 days now and already feel a hundred percent better I know this method is going to work a hundred percent.
"So so... Not too bad if you want to a vegetarian."
Seems to be based on lots of questionable bro science to be taken to serious as a whole. There are some good pointers in it. But overall not the best.
"Some good points but"
This book gets some of the science behind digestion and nutrition wrong. I like Carrs work but he had fallen for a different kind of brain washing in this one. While there is some material that could help people in this book, there are better books.
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