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Not Just Another Diet Book

The failing of most weight loss guides is that they are strict, regimented plans complete with recipes, rules and long lists of do’s and don’ts. However, this approach is exactly what Jonathan Ellis has shunned in this revolutionary new book,

Rather than bombarding the reader with a rigid program to achieve weight loss, Ellis simply aims to inspi
Kindle Edition, 186 pages
Published (first published February 9th 2011)
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Matthew Dean
Jun 12, 2011 Matthew Dean rated it really liked it
I will admit, in the first chapter or so of the book, I was not sold. Structurally, this book takes a lot of left turns and presents a stream-of-consciousness style of talking about this author's weight-loss journey, which, at times, was maddening. However, once he abandons the structured chapter form halfway through the book and reverts to a journal form (which is what it is: a journal), then the pacing seems natural.

There's so much honesty in the narration of this journey that, ultimately, it
Matt Posner
Sep 03, 2011 Matt Posner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I Can Lose It by Jonathan Ellis is not your standard diet or weight loss book. It doesn't promise miracle cures or take a snooty superior attitude. It doesn't boast of results that the average person will find unattainable. Quite the contrary - Jon Ellis is careful to skewer the diet industry, entertainingly, from the beginning, and he establishes convincingly that what he did is sensible, manageable, and reproducible. The system isn't complicated - it involves the use of a computer or ipod a ...more
Jun 02, 2011 Ey rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
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I must say that initially I was a little leery about reading on the topic of weight lose since I am on the other side of the spectrum, but life changes quickly and I wanted to learn more about losing and retaining a good weight.

Ellis did a very good job explaining his routines, procedures, triumphs and failures. The narrative form and quick wit made me feel as if I were talking and listening to a friend who only wants to share his experience in the hope it would help me also. In reading the book
Apr 25, 2011 Jonathan added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I shall not rate it because it is my own book, however to those with a mind to rate, review or read it - (not necessarily in that order), please feel free.
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