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Healthy as F*ck by Oonagh Duncan
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Ok I am going to be in the minority on this one. First of all, I am getting a bit tired of "the must use curse word in title" fad. I have nothing against cursing, I curse often, but really? I don't understand why it's necessary in this case. It just feels like a ploy to get attention.

Ok now that I have that done. I have nothing against this book particularly, the author was nice, funny, enthusiastic, down to earth, and relatable. Her advice is sound and makes a ton of sense. Much of it wasn't new to me. It's things I've read in many, many other books: tie it to your values, make it a habit by anchoring it to some trigger and reward, think proactively, plan for it, give yourself grace.

But here's the deal, even as she tells you to make something a habit and not a "diet" I feel like it oversimplifies how hard this really is. She tells you not to put food in good vs bad categories but then really tells you not to eat a bunch of stuff. Developing a new habit is hard. Let alone 7 new ones she recommends. I know she knows it's hard too and this book was very motivating. And there are several ideas I liked: one around not being hungry vs being full and the difference between pleasure and happiness.

But in the end, besides liking her voice and tone, I didn't really learn anything all that new from this book. If this area is new to you, I think you will love this book. It's funny, heartfelt and no-nonsense all at once.

with gratitude to netgalley and Sourcebooks for an early copy in return for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

October 18, 2019 – Started Reading
October 18, 2019 – Shelved
October 18, 2019 – Finished Reading

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