Top critical review
on April 16, 2012
Though there were a few new points provided by Karas, most of what was written was just a regurgitation of what's been said before, only adding "petite" every other sentence. Bought the book because I agree with his take that need to develop more muscle, eat protein, etc and hoped that there would be some real insights provided - nope. Like the idea of giving yourself a splurge day every few days, good idea - but that was about it for good ideas. He states to loose weight you need to cut back on calories - well, obviously. Was very disappointed that the work-out required purchasing a GoFit kit (wonder how much Karas has invested in that?). Fine to support the product but provide an alternative for readers who do not wish to purchase it (and, unless you have a sturdy door handy that closes just the right way, don't think they're very practical for most of us). On top of all this, found the tone of the book condescending. He speaks to the reader as if we're idiots (and perhaps we are for buying his book). Had to `dumb myself down' to tolerate this book. If you've never read or heard anything about how to loose weight before then this book will give you the basics. Other than that, save your money.