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The Manhattan Diet: Lose Weight While Living a Fabulous Life

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Eileen Daspin, award-winning journalist, lifelong dieter, and obsessed foodie, spent a year investigating habits of glamorous Gothamites, from how they think and eat to how they shop and how they order in restaurants. Now, in THE MANHATTAN DIET: Lose Weight While Living a Fabulous Life, she divulges the skinny!

To uncover the secret to the city’s firm abs and glutes, not to
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Hardcover, 1, 272 pages
Published March 20th 2002 by Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
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Chrisolu
Jun 02, 2016 Chrisolu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: food-diet, the-swans
If you liked French Women Don't Get Fat and Japanese Women Don't Get Fat or Old, this is the American version of said books.

What I liked most about this book is the author didn't play around. She fully acknowledged that many very thin New York women have what some would call disordered eating.

Personally the authors push for eating at home, cooking your food yourself and using good ingredients is something more Americans would do well to follow. The book goes on to say that processed food is crap
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Richard Quis
Apr 15, 2013 Richard Quis rated it it was amazing
This book will change your fat content. The ideas and concepts work, you just have to find a way to adapt them to your surroundings. Since we all can’t live and work in Manhattan, change our friends and buy designer clothes, what can we do to internalize The Manhattan Diet? Try imagining the impact you would have on your subconscious if while reading this book you took notes and then turned those notes into your personal aspirations. I believe if you write just this one of many powerful Eileen D ...more
Susan Cohen
Jan 17, 2013 Susan Cohen rated it did not like it
Honestly, it's no wonder these women are skinny (most unhealthily so) but a fabulous life??? You've got to be kidding. They are completely and utterly neurotic, obsessed with their weight, ultra competitive, deceptive and generally I suspect on the verge of a nervous breakdown. You do not have to be this mental to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. I couldn't figure out if we were supposed to be completely appalled by these women or admiring of them. I choose the former
Sara Goldenberg
Jun 29, 2016 Sara Goldenberg rated it liked it
I didn't learn a real lot but it's well written and fun. Recommended!
Julie
May 09, 2013 Julie rated it liked it
Shelves: healthy-living
I don't know what's worse - the premise of a diet on a marginal elite subsection of (crazy vapid neurotic shallow and disordered) NYC women as representative of the diets of all manhattan women or the fact that so much of the internal monologues of these women0 rang true with me. Hardly a helpful diet book, but a fascinating (as in "can't-look-away-from-this-train-wreck") read.
Conny
Aug 27, 2012 Conny added it
As if I didn't know that before: you always are what you eat! Funny and enlightening.
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