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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (Dec 21 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605293164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605293165
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #203,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sweethearts since childhood, Ellie Hogan and her husband, John, are content on their farm in Ireland—until John, a soldier for the Irish Republican Army, receives an injury that leaves him unable to work. Forced to take drastic measures in order to survive, Ellie does what so many Irish women in the 1920s have done and sails across a vast ocean to New York City to work as a maid for a wealthy socialite.

Once there, Ellie is introduced to a world of opulence and sophistication, tempted by the allure of grand parties and fine clothes, money and mansions . . . and by the attentions of a charming suitor who can give her everything. Yet her heart remains with her husband back home. And now she faces the most difficult choice she will ever have to make: a new life in a new country full of hope and promise, or return to a life of cruel poverty . . . and love.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mike on Oct. 30 2012
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The book gives advise that real people can use.It gives many examples of healthier food choises that a normal person can stick to with out eating dust !
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Echevers on May 26 2010
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I love this book !

Easy and fun to read and the best part it will help remove that fat from my belly.

I recommend this book !
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
After 8 weeks, I can say that it works! June 23 2011
By J. Adatto - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I bought the original Abs Diet book several years ago and intended to go on the diet but I never got around to really starting.

Eight weeks ago, I weighed 185 pounds (I'm 5' 10") and I was starting to really show some of those love handles. I knew that I didn't need to lose a ton of weight, 10-15 pounds maybe.

After being on the diet for 8 weeks, I've lost 11 pounds and I'm still losing weight. I've probably lost more than that amount in fat since the goal of this diet is to put on a few pounds of muscle. My love handles are almost gone and my abs are starting to show.

The best part of this diet is that I'm never really craving all of those bad foods. Eating tasty yet nutritious food six times a day and a cheat meal once (OK, for me maybe twice) a week is more than enough to satisfy my cravings.

Two small drawbacks: The healthy foods (fruit, veggies, low fat dairy, poultry, etc.) tend to be more expensive than the bad food (candy bars, pasta, hot dogs, etc.). Also, eating six small meals requires a little planning to make sure that you always have them so you won't take a trip to the convenience store for a Snickers bar.

People who want to lose weight the healthy way and, more importantly, improve their overall health should definately try this.
32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
It's not a diet, it's a way of life. Aug. 5 2012
By Morgan - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Being a part of the internet generation, I'm sceptical about most things I see and read on the web.
However, this book has changed my life. Not in the way that I woke up one day and way mysteriously transformed from head to toe, but in my understanding of how your body works.
After the first year of college I was stuck with the dreaded 'Freshman 15'. Only it was more something along the lines of 25.

I wasn't really overweight, just very bulky. I enjoy sports a lot and had field hockey practice, swimming sessions and jogging sessions during the week. However, none of this worked due to my lack of understanding of how your body processes food, and how to build muscle effectively in order to destroy fat. The pounds didn't go away, I was merely working on my physical condition and endurance. This book changed my whole view on that.

Your college years are by no means easy years in terms of weight management. Irregular hours and even more irregular sleeping patterns. Unhealthy food and midnight snacks all around. Let all of that sip in the most alcohol-infused time of your life and you've probably got one of the most unhealthiest regimes in the world. So I decided to grab this book.

The key to the success of this book is that it doesn't say like other diets 'Do this, eat that.' It explains you WHY you SHOULD eat this, and not that. It tells you what happens when you eat this, it tells you what happens when you eat that. I believe the success of the whole diet is in that. After reading all of the facts and studies David presents you with, it makes a mental click. You are going to WANT to follow his instructions, just for your physical wellbeing. Unline other diets, you won't be looking at the diet like a teenager looking at homework. You won't try to find every single chore just to procrastinate and avoid starting it. You are just going to get to work.

The book doesn't do magic. It isn't packed with magical formulas, and you're not going to wake up one day transformed. What it does however, is provide you with a HUGE list of healthy foods, their nutritional aspects and what they do to your body, and why they're good for you. If you're like me and almost never ate breakfast due to a lack of time and/or envy, the powershake recipes are going to be a game-changer.

One of the biggest critiques I read in other reviews about this diet is that it doesn't define a 4-6-10-52 week meal and exercise plan and therefor isn't really a diet. Once again, I believe therein lies the success of it. It doesn't obligate you to follow a fixed set of food rules, nor a meal plan. It educates your mind about what you're eating and what you should eat. It lets you make conscious choices out of a list of foods that are good for you, and that will constitute a healthy meal. Therefor it doesn't feel like you're following a diet, it feels like you're bettering yourself and therefore you'll never feel like you're on a diet. This leads in the fact that you won't have the urge (like when you're on other diets) to go 'off' the diet. In the long run, you'll incorporate his advise in your everyday life and that'll bring balance.

Off course, there are examples of 6-week meal plans you could follow if you really want to, so you're set if that's what you're after.

The 6-week plan to see your abs might be a little liberal. After 6 weeks I didn't see mine, but that's allright. What it did however, was lose 4,5" of my waistline, I dropped 23 pounds, and my body fat percentage dropped from 22% to 14%. I combined the plan with regular exercise, which led to increased speed results. This has been a revolution for me. As I said before, you'll just keep working towards the ab-revealing-goal, because if you're like me, you're never want to go 'off' the diet, since it allows you to make your food choices, and therefor you'll never feel like you're on one.

The first couple of days are the toughest because you eat 6 times a day which is counter-intuitive, but after the 4th day I started noticing changes in my body. I usually had bowel movements every 3-4 days but after the 4th day I had daily movements which lead to a light feeling, and a general increase in energy. The more your body flushes away, the more you're burning away fat because your metabolism has increased. It's the first sign that the fat-burning-furnace has been ignited.

I bought the 2004 and 2010 versions of this book. The 2010 'New Abs Diet' claims to have more research and stuff, but I'd skip this version and buy the 2004 version. All the 2010 version adds are a few recipes and some research, but nothing really important. With the couple of bucks I saved I bought the New Abs Diet Cookbook (or what it's called) which is far more useful and jampacked with healthy recipes.

All in all I can say this book changed my life. I didn't wake up one day transformed, but I now know what I eat. I know how to eat. I know what to eat. The 12 powerfoods section is fantastic. I lost a hell of a lot of weight and never felt on a diet.

Mad props David, mad props!
36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Terrible on Kindle July 19 2011
By Rider - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a very good book, however Kindle is absolutely the wrong format for it. Some books must be in hard copy, and this is one of them. Time and again, there are helpful demonstrative graphs and charts showing foods, diets, nutritional values and they simply get chopped off in the Kindle alignment. Also, this book is a TOOL. All books like these are tools for you to use. You may read the book but after that, you read from it. You must flip around, look at a chart, use an exercise plan, then pull a few diets, then the power foods list. Kindle doesn't support this.

Well written, but wait the extra few days and spend a few extra bucks for a paperback edition. You will get the full value of this excellent source of information and diet plan.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Get Healthy Jan. 16 2013
By Aquagoddess - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm on a mission to get healthy and most definitely recommend this book to everyone! Just a little FYI...this is the very plan that the marines use to get in shape and stay that way, so consider how very healthy and muscular they are and that should help motivate you as it did me to get up and get moving!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
this is the very best nutrition and exercise course you will ever take in ... Jan. 13 2015
By T. Schild - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very simply put, this is the very best nutrition and exercise course you will ever take in your life. The Abs Diet is not a fad or a gimmick, it's about sustaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen that you can follow day to day, even while traveling, and puts you in control of your weight. The book will also correct countless misconceptions you have about diet and exercise, allowing you to make informed choices.

I've been on the Abs Diet since 2008, and I'm still going strong. I'm not a paid spokesperson, but I have bought close to a dozen copies for friends and family. I gained over 10 ungainly pounds in sympathy with my pregnant wife (amazing how quickly it happens). I dropped them all to get back to my target weight in 4 weeks, and I'm holding strong at 47.

A couple of notes for prospective users: one comment noted that this book is a tool. I couldn't agree more! The book allows you to integrate the diet and exercise concepts into your life. There are lots of easy recipes for men with little or no cooking experience. I'm kind of a foodie, so I've taken my recipes and modified them to make them more healthy and add "power foods." Turns out, you can put half a package of spinach into chili, etouffee, curries, and lots of dishes, while enhancing the taste and color of the food.

This program consists of a diet and weight lifting regime that together have a synergistic effect. Basically, you give your body the nutrients and protein it needs to maximize muscle production, and simultaneously lift free weights and core exercises that target muscle groups, not isolated muscles. Muscle growth stimulates testosterone production, which accelerates the body's production of muscle in the 48 hours between workouts and shreds fat in the process. It's science and it works unbelievably well.

I've had friends use the diet with cross-fit and other non-weight lifting workouts, and the results are just not the same. YOU NEED TO LIFT HEAVY WEIGHTS, three times a week in two circuits (a 30-minute workout). Add 10 minutes of cardio or 2 sets of all-body dead lifts as a warm up for improved results.

Six weeks and you won't be disappointed.