Let’s be real, the vast majority of us probably wish we could lose weight, whether the goal is 5 pounds, 50 pounds, or more. I don’t often give diet books the time of day though because it all inevitably falls back to the same thing: all things in moderation. I’ve been hearing about “mini fasting” diets for a while though and while curious never felt compelled to do an internet search for more information. So when I saw this book I figured, why not.
The info on the book claims this is not a fad/gimmick diet. Strike one – it absolutely IS. Any diet or quick weight loss plan that’s gaining popularity in Hollywood and has people talking like this does is kinda the very definition of a fad and if you have to point out something as not being a gimmick… it’s kinda like keeping something hidden in plain sight. Furthermore this plan claims to be a “revolutionary shift to the timing of your meals”. Yawn. Nope. Heard all this before, many years ago in fact. Unless you are just thinking about weight loss for the first time ever, you have heard of this sort of diet before. Most notably, this plan is NOT for significant or long term weight loss. The author even states this within the chapters, and suggests another of her books for a more long term solution. This plan is more for if you have an event in a couple weeks and want to lose a few pounds for said event. Even so I figured there could be valuable insights offered so it would be worth a look.
Strike 2 – the author has her own products to sell that she recommends in the book. In all fairness her products are certainly not required and she does state this, however that’s paired up with not so subtle hints that her products will give you better results than anything else so naturally if you can you really should use her products rather than more affordable alternatives.
Strike 3 – If you’re like me and living on an extremely limited budget, forget this plan. Seriously. Regardless of which route you take for the bone broth – store bought or making your own with the included recipes – this meal plan is going to cost a bundle. Despite not being a long term thing I sincerely planned to give it a solid effort. I wanted to try it. But between the bone broth and the required ingredients for all the other recipes for meals and shakes to follow the plan… I can not afford it. I’d spend every penny I earn and still not even have all the required items. If you’re reasonably well off financially you can likely do this but if you live paycheck to paycheck and barely get by, it’s not likely that you’ll be able to follow this meal plan.
I’ll hang on to the book as there are some good looking recipes included, and perhaps (hopefully) some day not too far down the road my going back to school will pay off with being able to get a better paying job and I can afford to test this out to see just how well it actually works. But until then, it’s fairly useless to me.
I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review.
Yet another sleepless night in the hood. Every time I am about to finally drift off there is significant noise that wakes me right back up again. Sigh.
My brain thus far refuses to retain any information from my pharmacy tech class. Which is depressing and frustrating on many levels. Even when I’ve literally just read an assignment, when I get to the review questions I can not remember anything to be able to answer correctly. Not feeling too confident about this path I’m on right now… 😔
I’m trying hard to stay positive but like everything else right now I am failing miserably at it. Things just aren’t going well at all, I’m lonely and frustrated and just flat out miserable. I may take a break from blogging for a while, not sure. I have a few more Tuesday Tunes scheduled already but other than that… I dunno. We’ll see.
Until next time. xoxo
Yes this is Britney Spears’s little sister. I always preferred Jamie Lynn’s music once she had recorded a couple things, but she hasn’t recorded much. She said (many years ago) she didn’t want to encroach on her sister’s spotlight. Not to mention the few times she has released music people insist on comparing her to Britney which can’t be easy. She seems to be doing well in the (country) music industry in a more “behind the scenes” role though, writing songs that others pick up and record. So. There’s that. But I just love her voice and wish she herself would release a full album. Oh well. Maybe some day.
Until next time. xoxo
I brought work home with me yesterday, I couldn’t help it. I work with cakes and cookies on a normal day and am not tempted by them (well, the cakes. Some of the cookies, however…) but put me in charge of making chocolate covered strawberries and not eating my work becomes a challenge.
Of course one of the biggest problems with this setup is that everyone assumes the tray of finished strawberries are for sampling. They’re not. They’re so I have some already made to package up and sell, since the chocolate needs to set a bit before packaging. So many people just reach right out to take one, without asking or waiting for me to tell them they’re not for sampling. One man in particular took one even after I had told him they were not for sampling. A few minutes later he snuck behind me while I was working on more and took a second. A short while later he did the same, taking a third. I had to tell him that was the last one. At that point he had taken nearly $5 worth of berries. Thankfully he didn’t take more after that, or I would have had to call for one of my managers. Even if they HAD been for sampling, ONE is plenty. I mean, they’re samples not a free meal. As in, if you don’t know if you like it you may try a small amount to find out before you purchase a larger amount.😒
The girls and I have had a rough go lately. Ok, me moreso than them but my unease means their routine changes and that is hard on them. Y’all already know about the chihuahua from hell that the folks across the street own and let run freely around the neighborhood, and that every so often other bigger dogs roam into our yard as well. The chihuahua has always been the only loose dog consistently coming into our yard, and annoying as that is I know if push comes to shove my girls can deal with him. It’s the occasional bigger dogs that worry me. And recently a big German Shepherd has been making a habit of coming after us when we’re outside. He’s bigger than Princess, and has zero fear of getting close/coming at us. After three encounters of him popping up seemingly out of nowhere (then disappearing just as quickly once we are back inside so I can’t see where he goes to try to figure out who he may belong to) I have turned into a nervous wreck every time the girls have to potty. I don’t let them go too far from the door now, and am constantly scanning the perimeter of the yard for that dog, and the girls get hauled back inside within 5 minutes. I feel awful they don’t get to be outside more. I felt bad about that already when our outings would be 15 minutes or so at a time. But they are all I’ve got, they’re everything to me, and I can not risk one or both of them getting hurt or worse because neighbors can’t/don’t care to contain their animals. It’s going to take roughly $1,000 to fence the back yard though and I just don’t have that kind of money. 😕
I have a constantly growing list of things I want and need to do around here but never have the money for any of it. I’m doing the best I can right now but my best is proving to not be anywhere near enough. I need a sugar daddy, I swear… it’s the only way I’m going to be able to cross anything off this list…
Last week the girls knocked over a little stand I had in the living room, while I was away from home. (I suspect someone, or something, outside was agitating them but I will never know for sure.) The stand broke as did the flower pot that was sitting on it. I tried to fix the stand but it won’t hold. Sad, as I really liked it and had plans to do an epoxy top on it. Oh well. I have a new plan now of something I can do with it. I just need to figure out the parts and tools I will need, then try to actually get hold of all of it to do it. That will be a future post. Hopefully. The way things have been going for me I’m not sure I can get to it, not any time soon anyway.
I’ve got several pictures I want to frame and hang up around the house, but finding affordable frames in the sizes I need and styles I like is a challenge. What I really need to do is go back Pittsburgh to visit my dad, and go to my old favorite craft store there to get frames. They always have a great selection and often have great sales too. I haven’t found any such places here. There is a Hobby Lobby but honestly I’m underwhelmed by the store. I’d never been close to one before so had only ever heard about them but heard great things. Now that I’ve been to one a handful of times… it’s highly overrated in my opinion. Overpriced and overrated. But that’s just me. Maybe I’m spoiled by that store back in Pittsburgh…
Well I’ve only got a couple hours of free time left to my day and I would like to try to get some cleaning up done with it. I’m off. I hope y’all are having a good week.
Until next time. xoxo