What You Should Know
Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin is a no holds barred, sharp tongued approach to weight loss. The book promises to lead its reader along a path to become both skinnier and healthier, and to positively impact the planet along the way. The Skinny Bitch diet is essentially an expanded approach to living a vegan lifestyle; to help the reader move in that direction the book promises to teach how to make good decisions about eating which allow them to take charge of their mind and body and give them a sense of energy, health, and pure clean living.
Authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin are veterans of the California fashion industry. Freedman was an agent with the prestigious Ford Models and Barnouin began as a model herself before receiving a degree in Holistic Nutrition. They claim that together they have used their Skinny Bitch philosophy to counsel actors, athletes, and models, among other professionals, looking for a better way to live and eat.
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Skinny Bitch starts out with a bold statement by authors Freedman and Barnouin, Healthy equals Skinny, Unhealthy equals Fat. Some readers may be put off by such a strong philosophy and indeed Skinny Bitch is not for everyone. The book uses a mix of tough love and profanity driven sarcasm to push the reader into adopting the authorsÃ intense views. The diet laid out is not just vegan, but it also prohibits soda, sweeteners, alcohol, sugar, and chemical ingredients. They promote total organic eating, which is difficult to attain in some areas, and unrealistically expensive for average income earners. And they allow no slack to those who wonÃt follow their suggestions. After relating that hand pressed apple juice is the only way to go, they dismiss any objection one might have to spending 20 minutes making a glass of juice as Ã¬excuses.Ã® The authors maintain that all consumption of animal products, including milk and eggs, promotes cruelty and they focus an entire chapter on the grisly details of why, which may be difficult for some readers to take. However, despite its judgmental tone Skinny Bitch does have some valuable points about healthy living and its effects on the body.
- The Skinny Bitch diet makes healthy lifestyle recommendations such as limiting alcohol and stopping smoking.
- The Skinny Bitch diet emphasizes eating healthy fruits, vegetables, and whole grains which are rich in nutrients.
- The Skinny Bitch diet which is an all organic vegan plan, may be considered too limiting for some individuals.
- Some readers find the tone and language of the book to be off putting.
- The Skinny Bitch diet has received low marks for scientific accuracy from some nutritional experts.
Skinny Bitch puts itself forward as a new program but it is really just a very severe vegan diet. Not only does it eliminate all animal products, including milk and eggs, from meals, it forbids soda of any kind, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, and sugar. The emphasis on all organic, chemical free products also makes the diet financially restrictive. While a vegetarian diet can improve health and lead to weight loss, the Skinny Bitch diet may ultimately be too rigid for most people to stick with.