I’ve been slowly working to lose a bit of weight this year, so I jumped at the chance when I was offered the chance to review The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet by Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead. The title really appealed to me, after all I have a decent behind but I’d love for it remain so for many years to come (and it wouldn’t hurt if it trimmed down just a little bit). My hopes were high. I thought this book would be inspiring and full of great ideas of how to get in shape and stay looking fabulous without following any diets. I was even more interested when I learnt that the book is a spin-off from a blog called the Fit Bottomed Girls, but I have to admit I was left a little disappointed.
10 Minute Fixes to Help You Get the Body You Want
The blurb on the book states that this is a book for women looking to lose 10+ pounds, would like to have a healthier relationship with their bodies and informed me that this was a confidence boosting programme. It all sounded good but two chapters in and I’d pretty much had enough. I didn’t mind the 10 minute fixes but I found the chapter leading to these tips and the experiences of other women were a bit boring and not full of anything I didn’t already know.
The authors are extremely encouraging and upbeat, they want you to change the way you look at food and gain confidence, but I found I didn’t look at food any differently to what they were trying to encourage me to do. I have a pretty healthy relationship with food, so much so that I don’t really think about it too much. Sure, I make some unhealthy choices (I am a serious sugar addict) but in general I know to eat when I’m truly hungry, not to overeat and to make decent choices and to get off my butt as often as possible.
I Failed to Connect to this Book
I felt this was a book for people who perhaps have tried dieting before and found themselves having a bit of an issue with the food they ate and their self-esteem. It wasn’t for a woman like myself who is generally happy with her body is more interested in improving my general health. After a while I found the passionate encouragement became a bit irritating and boring to read. That being said I do think they are good writers and I’m sure they’re amazing bloggers too. One final point, this book has received decent reviews elsewhere so perhaps it would be of interest to you if you fit in with their target audience more than I do.
Oh and one more thing. I do admire bloggers that manage to stretch their wings and take their writing off their own websites, I tip my hat to Jennipher and Erin for this amazing and inspirational achievement.
Rating – 3 out of 5
I was sent this book to review but all opinions are my own.