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Six Weeks to OMG

2.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  206 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
True or false?

• skipping breakfast can be healthy
• certain fruits instantly block fat loss
• small frequent meals are damaging
• cellulite can be massively reduced in all
• juices and smoothies cause overeating
• exercise is more than just how much and how hard
• broccoli carbs can be worse than those from Coke

They're all true.

Based on a plan originally designed for A-list clie
Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Penguin
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Christina White
OK Peeps...

I've read the book, and I'm going to do the program.

follow progress here:

results: It will make you lose some weight, but it's not something that is healthy or something that you can keep up with.

I give it a "D"
Jul 13, 2012 Maddux rated it really liked it
Dude. The cold baths in the morning are freaking awesome. Don't be chicken.
May 16, 2012 Bronnie rated it really liked it
I found this a very informative eBook! While I wont be going full burst on one of his plans, I will definitely be sticking to a few of the tips given throughout the book. It's nice to get information that isn't laced with marketing/company money.

Off to buy some balloons!
Jul 08, 2012 Vicky rated it really liked it
This is not a diet book, but rather a lifestyle book that is aimed directly at teenage girls, both those who are overweight and those who don't want to turn into "fadults" (fat adults). It is lighthearted, funny, easy to read and understand. The author doesn't rely on a lot of scientific mumbo-jumbo to get his point across, although he does use and explain some technical terms. If you want an idea of the writing style, you can check out his blog/website (just do a search on the title of the book ...more
Jul 20, 2012 Specialk rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
In the interest of full disclosure, the copy of this book I reviewed was an ARC receieved from the publisher via NetGalley and no funds were exchanged.

This book could cause serious harm. And Venice Fulton is pompous. The overlying advice in it is good - listen to your body, and do what feels right for you. But the specific advice: trading breakfast for black coffee and cold baths; that fidgeting is just as good as actual exercise; is ridiculous.

Yes, it will probably get rid of excess weight in
Kathleen (Kat) Smith

If you think you've failed on every diet you've ever tried, think again: The diet failed, you didn't! Now it's time to forget all those weight loss cliche's and listen to the truth:

Skipping breakfast can be healthy

Cold baths can give you a hot body

Black coffee helps speed weight loss

Small, frequent meals can pack on the pounds

Exercise is about much more than how much and how hard

Broccoli carbs can be worse than soda carbs

Juices and smoothies cause overeating

and so much more! Now the answe
Bülent Özgün
Jun 08, 2016 Bülent Özgün rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daha önce hiç diyet vb. kitabı okumamıştım, o yüzden karşılaştırma yapamam ama bu kitaptan etkilendim.
Jan 26, 2015 Hil rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge-2015
There are a few crap things about this book, but it really was much better than I expected. I thought it would be terrible going off the title ("OMG"=irritating, "six weeks" = irrelevant; they should be changes for life not a quick fix, and the concept of 'getting skinnier than all your friends' is not to be encouraged, especially as "skinny" =unhealthy and unattractive) but actually the title was just terrible enough to make me look at it, and the reviews were generally good. That's because it' ...more
Apr 09, 2016 sanny rated it liked it
Fast easy read, a book seemingly aimed towards teenage girls who want to avoid being a fadult (fat adult).

The tone can be a little grating in places, but overall the tips seem worth trying. Might bump up or down the rating depending on how effective the tips really turn out to be after 6 weeks.
Jo Forrester
Nov 29, 2014 Jo Forrester rated it liked it
This book has received a lot of criticism but I think it is still a decent book. The author uses every day vernacular to try to make his weight loss methods accessible to the average person. This results in overuse of "OMG" and such terms. It gets annoying. But, other than that, the book is easy to read. Fulton offers up interesting alternatives to usual weight loss methods. Instead of exercising he says 'movement.' And he is right, your body doesn't really know the difference between going out ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Sharon rated it liked it
I have tried my share of fad diets and this one was unique, but a little too “out there” for someone of my age. Taking a 20 minute cold bath every morning just doesn’t work with my schedule AND my climate and I don’t drink coffee at all, let alone on an empty stomach. I also had to laugh at the suggestion of blowing up a balloon for tighter abs. It may work, but I don’t like creating unnecessary waste for our landfills when one can get down on the floor and do a 15 minute ab workout without havi ...more
Annie Harrison
Apr 04, 2013 Annie Harrison rated it it was amazing
This is brilliant. It contains no exercise programmes, no food plans and completely debunks the cons in the diet industry. But it works. It's written in a rather camp/teen style - very OMG, but it makes perfect sense and I found it hypnotic.

Other diet books are aspirational - you too can have a body like (celebrity's name). This just tells it how it is - how toxins from belly fat leak into the body and their effects. It's not shocking, just blunt. Venice provides easy to understand details of th
Sep 18, 2012 Libby rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
I feel like I need to defend this book a little. In July, someone close to me passed away and to deal with stress, I ate. A LOT. Gained about half a stone. I don't normally condone crash diets, but I am getting married - like, in days. So I did this for about 8 weeks, and it worked. It's not about the silly tricks, it's about watching what you eat and exercise.

First, the writing itself: It was pretty annoying. It's clearly written to read like a camp, flamboyant fitness instructor. I think if i
Aug 20, 2012 Coleen rated it really liked it
I feel like I should state my disclaimer here: I never read self-help books, but my book club recently decided to try something different & so we read a variety of different self-helps & shared our thoughts. This was one of the more recent releases & it had a catchy title & sounded intriguing, so I gave it a shot. I have to admit that I wasn't planning to probably finish the whole thing, or if I did, it would be via skimming. And we all joked about the title & some of the cat ...more
Aug 27, 2012 Cheryl rated it did not like it
This was by far the worst book ever written on healthy eating. I recommend it for health professionals only, as they are the least likely to believe the information in the book. The author has zero credentials to his name and if you were to look at the contents of the book and pro anorexia websites, you'd see many parallels. Some of the more disturbing ones: drink coffee before eating breakfast, skipping breakfast is a reasonable thing to do, don't eat before you work out in the morning, have on ...more
This book is ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!!!!! I picked it up because I wanted to see how the author would support such ridiculous claims. Guess what? He never does!! He gives absolutely no proof of anything in this book. There are no citations for anyone actually having success with his suggestions. He provides zero examples of studies or experiments documenting his findings. This is because he spends much of his book denouncing science as a whole. He claims that scientists have no idea what they are talki ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Sherton rated it liked it
I have tried my share of fad diets and this one was unique, but a little too “out there” for someone of my age. Taking a 20 minute cold bath every morning just doesn’t work with my schedule AND my climate and I don’t drink coffee at all, let alone on an empty stomach. I also had to laugh at the suggestion of blowing up a balloon for tighter abs. It may work, but I don’t like creating unnecessary waste for our landfills when one can get down on the floor and do a 15 minute ab workout without havi ...more
Joanne Nock
Sep 27, 2012 Joanne Nock rated it liked it
This one of those "American" type "OMG" , "Wow" books that promises on it's front cover to get you "skinnier than all of your friends" within 6 weeks. As you can imagine, I dived in with my healthy English cynicism. The author is an "in demand" personal trainer in the US and talks a lot of sense. The book concentrates on boosting your metabolism to burn fat rather than focussing on a traditional "diet". Suggestions like having a cup of black coffee early in the morning and delaying breakfast unt ...more
Gareth Otton
Jan 20, 2013 Gareth Otton rated it it was ok
Some interesting ideas with a lot of padding around the outside.

Some of the things in this book will be genuinely useful I am sure but others I think were just put in there to cover his back. I can't imagine that anyone is going to have a cold bath for about 10-15 minutes every day for a diet so if they don't lose weight he can always say "But you didn't follow my diet to the letter". However if anyone does happen to do that then the chances are that they are going to follow every other aspect
Dawn Peers
Apr 17, 2013 Dawn Peers rated it did not like it
OMG! WTF! BBQ! Six weeks to make yourself ill!

The reviews on this book are in general horrendous, and on reading this I can see why.

I can see this book appealing to late teens / early twenties celebrity-obsessed women who are hellbent on drilling their body down to a size zero no matter what the cost. The author does try to engage and dissuade eating disorders, but I personally think he's replacing them with OCD-esque behaviour that is going to have bad long-term repercussions on the impressiona
John Croall
Jun 04, 2014 John Croall rated it it was amazing
My wife and I followed this book, and with its help and following its advice successfully lost 4 stone each. The ideas may sound crazy but each one is backed up by research. Changed our lives.
V Dixon
Mar 30, 2013 V Dixon rated it it was ok
This book has some good qualities. One of those is the way the author uses short chapters and summerizes the content of at the end of the chapter. Havong said that , I am always amazed at the varying best fitness methods, In my opinion the best is to just do it but I like to keep abreast of the lastet so I read this book mostly because it came into my field of vision not because I was looking for it. do I beleive in the systems described in this book? Some of the aspects are probable but some ar ...more
Apr 11, 2013 Olga rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who understands that losing weight has to involve some sacrifices
This book was like a flashback of my weight loss program, years ago, when I lost 30kg. My personal fitness instructor helped me with bringing it into life. These methods are the reality of weight loss, those who say it is horrible to skip breakfast or reduce carb intake - 99% of them never really lost more then 3kg in their entire lives. If you got stuck in overeating and indulging, short fasts like that would get you in touch with your body and normalize your attitude towards portion size. This ...more
Elizabeth Zahzam
Aug 17, 2012 Elizabeth Zahzam is currently reading it
This is a strange book but I'm intrigued enough to keep reading. I found it amusing that it is advertised on the NYC subways. I'm not sure there is real advice here, but the author uses a tone that is both enjoyable and annoying. His arrogance is more humorous than a turn-off, and yet I do tend to agree with his renegade spirit. The book will appeal to the rebellion in many readers and dieters, and as long as we hold on to our common sense, we may take something from this book. But cold baths ev ...more
its the best book I've red!
Lise McManus
Jul 24, 2012 Lise McManus rated it it was ok
it was a quick read because i skimmed over quite a bit of the witty writing to get to the parts that matter. can't say that this is a diet that won't work but it is one that i cannot possibly follow. of course there were specifics that i am already incorporating into my daily routine (like not eating breakfast) and maybe i will blow up balloons at night. but i can assure you i won't be sitting in icy water for 15 minutes every morning. but i can't deny it wouldn't be effective just because i don ...more
Jul 31, 2012 Karen rated it did not like it
I just picked up this book b/c it was on the new releases shelf at my library and the title intrigued me. I started reading it and was shocked at the advice. Don't eat breakfast, cold baths, that sort of stuff. It is aimed at teenage girls and I really doubt that this is a healthy diet. I couldn't even get past the first few suggestions b/c they were so outlandish.
Jul 19, 2012 Kara marked it as to-read
Shelves: weight

Want to read this based on this line from this review:

"Much like Stephenie Meyer’s much love-hated sparkly vampire book, “Six Weeks to OMG” was an easy read, it was a page-turner, and I felt dirty and gross for finishing it. An awesome hate-read."
Aug 27, 2012 GONZA rated it did not like it
Since eating disorders were my field of expertise, I have to say that this book could be dangerous and it's not even written in a fluent language. Many of the things that are written there are not even true and can be really a problem for an healthy living and eating.

Dec 24, 2012 Kathleen rated it did not like it
This is one of the absolute worst books I have ever read on weight loss.

It's not clear what the author's qualifications are or where he works with all his "A-list clients."

The techniques offered are indeed good ways to lose weight -- at a terrible cost to your metabolism and potential health.
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