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The $500 Diet

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Most diet books obsess about what you should put in your mouth. But information is not the problem. You already know that to lose weight you need to eat a bit less or exercise a bit more.

The $500 Diet is a different kind of diet plan, because it doesn’t tell you how much to eat or exercise. You are smart enough—with the help of the Internet and dozens of dieting books—to
Kindle Edition, 39 pages
Published (first published January 9th 2011)
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Jan 12, 2012 Alex rated it did not like it
Such a disappointment!

I was referred to this book from the list of other personal development-oriented books and expected it to be at least OK, if not great, but it was an utter disappointment.

Most of the time when I read personal development book nowadays I'm a little bit bored, since most of the time ideas aren't new and my interest is mostly fueled by either author's talent to tell good stories or author's personal and (hopefully) original angle on the familiar problem. And you know, that's
Not a diet book and not a book either... More of a long article and an advertisement for the website However, I really like the idea behind this method of getting commitments to "stickk" (i.e. making them public and putting something of value on the line). Rewarding myself never works, but this idea that you pay if you don't meet your commitment does. The author has been featured in the Freakanomics (one of my favorite books) column in the NYT. If you enjoy Freakanomics you probably ...more
Oct 07, 2012 Barbara rated it did not like it
More about selling his goal setting web site than anything about nutrition or motivation. There are a million better books out there!
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Ian Ayres is the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management, and is editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. In addition to his best-selling SuperCrunchers, Ayres has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, and The New Republic. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.Barry Nalebuff ...more
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