ABS Diet for Women Review

by The Diet Critic on May 30, 2012

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The ABS Diet for Women is a 384 page book that was first published in 2007 and that quickly made its way to the New York Times best seller list. The book was written by David Zinczenko, who had previously written the Abs diet, which he then later adapted to create this guide specifically for women. Zinczenko is also an editor for both Women’s Health and Men’s Health magazines.

The ABS Diet for Women is very clear about its goals. It is designed specifically for women and keeps in mind various conditions that are of concern to women, such as the prevention of osteoporosis, a post-partum workout, and managing the symptoms of menopause. It also claims that it will help to boost a woman’s sexual response.

Other goals specific to the ABS Diet for Women are to firm the body’s core and flatten the stomach within a period of 6 weeks. Though most dieters already want their stomach to be flat, simply for aesthetic purposes, this diet claims that a smaller middle is also important for feeling healthier and better overall. Therefore, the purpose of this program isn’t just to look better, but it is also to live a healthier life and to feel better as a whole.

The ABS Diet for Women book starts with a number of chapters that provide information about the rationale behind the diet as well as the research that supports it. It details the latest nutrition breakthroughs (at the time of its publication) and how they led to the development of this program. It also speaks against the popular low-carb diets. In fact, it says that they actually cause a dieter to gain fat, and recommends an entirely different strategy that will help to burn off fat in the belly area. The book also includes a full section about the psychological issues associated with adhering to a diet program, to educate the reader and allow him or her to avoid many of the emotional pitfalls of lifestyle changes involved in losing weight.

The last chapters of the ABS Diet for Women address specific topics of concern to women, such as how to achieve slimmer legs, how mothers can work the program into their busy schedules, and how the plan can help achieve the proper balance of female hormones.

  • The author is both experienced and qualified on the subject of weight loss and there is a great deal of accuracy to the information in the book.
  • The diet speaks out against aggressive, crash, and fad diets and addresses psychological issues associated with weight loss.
  • It doesn’t claim that weight loss will be easy, but it does provide a healthy way of achieving it.
  • It looks into the specific needs of women.
  • Is applicable only for women and not men.
  • Its core principles are the same as those in the book designed for men, with a small amount of unique information to make this book different.
  • There have been several customer reviews that have said that they did not find the diet successful and that the goals promised within the first six weeks were not achieved, suggesting that the weight loss claims by this diet are exaggerated.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Chad June 1, 2012 at 11:10 am

My girlfriend was doing this diet and she started trying to get me to do some of the parts of it, even though it’s just created for women. I really don’t see why it’s just for women. As far as I can tell, other than the way that it’s written, which is obviously for a female audience, it really does seem to just have all of the same rules and suggestions that they make for guys. It’s a little too flowery and rah-rah for me in the way that the book is laid out, but I can do a lot of it just the same as my girlfriend without any problems and I seem to be losing around the middle.


Meg June 6, 2012 at 12:47 am

This was a great diet! I followed the plan for 4 weeks instead of the 6 and I lost 10 lbs. I suggest reading the book in it’s entirety before starting the diet. There is a lot of good edcuational information about how our bodies work etc that pay into how the diet is developed and why. I would recommend it.


Josie July 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Awesome plan! I lost 3 pounds the first week!


Nicole September 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

That’s incredible. Did you follow the plan exactly? I’ve been doing this for three weeks and I’ve only been losing 1 pound each week. I’ve been trying to follow it exactly as it says in the book. I’ve been wondering if people who are very successful are following it exactly or if they have been going above and beyond in some way. I’d really like to continue this diet but I don’t want to have too slow weight loss.


Rubie October 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Abs Diet for Women lost me after the first section. It was just not an interesting read and I couldn’t get into it.


Theresa November 3, 2012 at 7:36 am

If you just glance over the book as a whole but then start putting it into practice, one section at a time, it works a lot better. As a book, it’s really boring, but as a program, it works really well for killing the fat around your middle. Try taking it one step at a time instead of diving into the whole drab thing. You might have better luck.


Victoria February 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

This book was a miss for me. My results were nowhere near what was promised for 6 weeks.


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