Fatass No More has a very candid approach to losing weight. Not only does the author give advice that is just so true, she tells of her struggles with weight issues--how she gained the weight, why, how she tried and failed to lose it for years. She goes into detail about how she fell for numerous weight loss "miracles" until finally deciding to do it on her own. Her advice couldn't be more heartfelt or honest.
While reading this book, I realized something. Because it is a personal account of one person's weight loss history, I realized that we all must find it within ourselves to lose the weight. No book, no pill or no doctor can really help us. The author goes into this a little and she's right when she says "if you're looking for an excuse not to lose weight, you will find it". That was my problem. I blamed my extra poundage on the media's intense facination with thinness and then on my genetics and then on the foods I ate and I could go on and on. The author's candid remarks in this area really made me sit up and say, "it's my fault I'm fat and it's my responsibility to do something about it."
Those are the reasons I am very much recommending this book. Though it's "short and sweet", it contains the information I needed to get up off my butt and lose the weight. I just started on the author's plan and I can already tell it's going to work this time. And it's going to work this time because I am going to make it happen. In the end, I now realize, it is up to me to make myself more healthy. This book helped me realize that and I thank the author for taking the time to write it.