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The F*ck It Diet

Narrated by: Caroline Dooner
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

The anti-diet bible that calls time’s up to poisonous beliefs about food, weight and worth.

Dieting doesn't work.

Not long term. In fact, our bodies are hardwired against it. But each time our diets fail, instead of considering that maybe our ridiculously low-carb diet is the problem, we wonder what’s wrong with us.

But it’s time we called a spade a spade: Constantly trying to eat the smallest amount possible is a miserable way to live, and it isn’t even working. So f*ck it.

Caroline Dooner tackles the inherent flaws of dieting and diet culture and offers listeners a simple path to healing their physical, emotional, and mental relationship with food. What’s the secret anti-diet? Eat. Whatever you want. Trust that your body knows what it is doing. Oh, and don’t forget to rest, breathe, and be kind to yourself.

Irreverent and empowering, The F*ck It Diet is call to arms for anyone who feels guilt or pain over food, weight, or their body. It’s time to give up the shame and start thriving. Welcome to the F*ck It Diet. Let’s eat.

©2019 Caroline Dooner (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"The F*ck It Diet is not only hilarious, it is scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter." (Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom)

"There is only one Caroline Dooner. She is funny and wise and unafraid to call bullshit where she sees it. And diet culture is nothing but bullshit. That's why we're lucky to have someone like her, reminding us all that it is possible to break the diet cycle - and while it may be hard, it's not necessarily complicated. Sometimes it really is as simple as saying, 'f*ck it.'" (Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life)

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  • Lara
  • Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • 09-04-19

This book is great for thin, obsessed dieters.

If you are a thin/normal weight person, who lives obsessed with dieting and what you eat and how much you exercise, this is your book. And I can even call it a great book.

If you are, as I am and lots of people are, already overweight and already suffering from all the problems excess weight might bring you, it is sadly not. And yes, sorry to burst your bubble, being overweight isn't nice, happy or healthy for most.

I actually agree with most of the concepts mentioned, specially the restriction theory, but this book does not take into account the abundant access to food we have today, the incredibly sedentary lives we live, and the fact that most people use food to console themselves constantly and will eat themselves to death.

This is written for people with under or normal weight, who can easily put a few pounds, even if socially that scares them to death. It is written for the aesthetic dieter, not for the people who cannot lose weight, no matter how much they try.

And sorry, you lost me on the emotional part of the book. Lots of people are in touch with themselves and their body, have dealt with their traumas, don't live hiding their feelings and have no problem with how they look in the mirror, and keep gaining weight.

So, a great book for some, but not for all.

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This book is seriously a REVELATION. I have struggled with disordered eating for as long as I can remember and was even selling a version of it (without realising!) as part of a new business venture.

But this book has taught me so much and is the catalyst I needed to quit dieting and take back my life.

I've nearly finished it and know I will be listening to it over and over again while I am on my own version of 'The Fuck It Diet'.

Caroline Dooner is frank and funny, honest and full of knowledge.

If you are exhausted by dieting/diet culture or if you simply want to educate yourself on how we as a society have been misled by diet culture then this book is 100% for you. I am recommending it to EVERYONE!

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Absolutely fantastic refreshing read. Caroline’s book has helped my get a better understanding of how to help myself.