How Not to Get Fat Review

by The Diet Critic on June 13, 2012

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Rating: 5.5/10 (2 votes cast)

Ian Marber’s How Not to Get Fat is based on a very basic principle, which is that if you want to be able to manage your weight in the most effective way, then don’t let yourself get fat in the first place. This way, instead of following a diet plan, if you simply learn how you should be eating then you won’t get fat.

In How Not to Get Fat, Ian Marber outlines how you should be eating in order to ensure that you keep your weight properly managed, but also enjoy your food, keep your hunger pangs under control, and maintain proper energy levels. Within the segment of the book called “Your Daily Diet”, Marber provides the practical element of the strategy, using a number of different snack and meal ideas that allow readers to discover precisely what they should and should not be eating on a daily basis in order to avoid getting fat.

Ian Marber’s How Not to Get Fat offers vital information on 50 different healthy foods, which includes recommendations about how to prepare and cook them, what flavors go well with them, and even how to buy them. Furthermore, it also provides advice for using those foods in 200 different ways for simple but appealing and flavorful snacks and meals. There are a large number of recipes provided to show how these foods can be specifically prepared, and each recipe is accompanied by a color photograph of the finished dish.

Within How Not to Get Fat, you will also find 10 different food planners, each created by Ian Marber, which target different lifestyles and age groups. Each food planner has its own recommended daily snacks and meals, to illustrate to the book’s readers how simple it can be to eat in a healthy way, without suffering from weight gain as a result.

The book is the most recent of the offerings from “The Food Doctors”, and it is broken down into three main sections: a lesson about how the body converts food into energy, the 50 foods that you should be eating, and the 10 food planners.

PROS
  • The book is highly informational and is written in a comfortable language in order to educate as well as advise the reader.
  • It provides both informational and practical elements so it lays the foundation of a theory but then shows how it can be used.
  • It provides many examples, tips, suggestions, and recipes, as well as guides specific to lifestyles and age groups.
  • It is based on healthy food consumption, not deprivation.
CONS
  • It is a preventive book but doesn’t address weight loss when it has already been gained.
  • It concentrates highly on food but doesn’t place as much focus on exercise.

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Penny June 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

What I really liked about this were the number of foods that it recommends and that it explains just why those foods are being recommended. I like that they’re normal foods that you can get at pretty much any good grocery store, and they’re not some obscure thing that only celebrities eat because they need to be flown in on a private jet while being supervised by some expert that costs $1000 per hour. This really feels like a healthy program once you’ve achieved your goal weight and you want to maintain it and eat in a nutritious way. It’s a shame there isn’t much exercise in it, but you can learn that with a different program and just cover the eating part with this.

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missy July 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I like this book because rather then focusing so much on dieting or getting rid of the fat you have already gained, it tells you how not to get fat in the first place. I think every person in their early 20’s or 30’s should read this book because that is around the time when people start to gain their weight and if they can avoid it in those years then chances are they will keep it off later on too. It really explains how your body uses food and it will likely motivate you to not eat that extra piece of cake that you think is so innocent. It also teaches how to convert the food you to eat into energy instread of fat. A good read for all.

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Pierra September 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm

How Not to Get Fat is a giant insult. It talks to you like your stupid. If it was just made up of one page and said “live a healthy lifestyle and don’t get lazy and eat junk” that would have covered it. Everything else was just fluff. What a waste of my money!

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Anna October 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

How Not to Get Fat is a lot of common sense. It really does help when you know how to prevent the problem in the first place. But at the same time, it’s so obvious that I really didn’t see why it was worth a whole book.

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