Of course being a 20-something lady I love the Real Housewives show and Bethanny from the NY show is one of my faves because I think we have some similar ideas and thoughts on food, eating and enjoying life. So I was of course excited to read her new book titled, Naturally Thin.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this book but many of her “10 Rules” make a lot of sense to me. My favorite was: Know Yourself – this means that you really need to listen to your own body and everyone is different so it doesn’t make sense that you would eat exactly the same as someone else. I also appreciate that no food is off-limits and it is not about counting calories, carbs or anything else. I hope to try some of her recipes as well. Her Spinach, Chive and Ricotta Linguini sounded especially good.
There were a few things that I didn’t like however –
There were a few “side bar” comments regarding celebrities, which maybe helps sell books but it seemed a little bit like “I know so and so celebrity”.
Also some of her days she seems to barely eat anything at all and will skip a meal and a snack in a row. Now this goes back to the “know yourself” rule, which I do agree with to a certain extent, sometimes on the weekends I’m not as hungry for lunch so I’ll just kind of snack, but I don’t know about you but I can’t just skip meals and then snacks…..Just doesn’t happen in my world. :)
And lastly, being the food lover that I am, having “2 bites” of a great pasta or meal is not realistic to me. I don’t need a plate-full of pasta, but I’m going to have more than “2 bites”.
I guess with all diet books, if you can take a few snippets of good information to apply to real life it can be considered a benefit!

12 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    I looked at this book yesterday. As soon as I saw it was written by a "real housewife" I decided not to buy it. It seems like basically no one in the public eye eats with a lick of common sense lol. Good to know I was mostly right.

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  2. Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    I looked at this book yesterday. As soon as I saw it was written by a "real housewife" I decided not to buy it. It seems like basically no one in the public eye eats with a lick of common sense lol. Good to know I was mostly right.

    Reply

  3. Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    I looked at this book yesterday. As soon as I saw it was written by a "real housewife" I decided not to buy it. It seems like basically no one in the public eye eats with a lick of common sense lol. Good to know I was mostly right.

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  4. THE ACTORS DIET
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

    I've yet to watch any of the "real housewives" though i really should start with the jersey series, as i am a jersey girl at heart…..

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  5. THE ACTORS DIET
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

    I've yet to watch any of the "real housewives" though i really should start with the jersey series, as i am a jersey girl at heart…..

    Reply

  6. THE ACTORS DIET
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

    I've yet to watch any of the "real housewives" though i really should start with the jersey series, as i am a jersey girl at heart…..

    Reply

  7. Emily
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    Mrs. Meyers – I tend to buy every health/diet book out there, and I'm glad I read it but didn't seem too realistic to me!

    The Actors Diet – haha, you should definitely watch the jersey series!

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  8. Emily
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    Mrs. Meyers – I tend to buy every health/diet book out there, and I'm glad I read it but didn't seem too realistic to me!

    The Actors Diet – haha, you should definitely watch the jersey series!

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  9. Emily
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    Mrs. Meyers – I tend to buy every health/diet book out there, and I'm glad I read it but didn't seem too realistic to me!

    The Actors Diet – haha, you should definitely watch the jersey series!

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  10. MaryBeth Hughes
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

    i totally agree with your book review! i am just about half-way through and it seems kind of repetitive. the recipes look great though!

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  11. MaryBeth Hughes
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

    i totally agree with your book review! i am just about half-way through and it seems kind of repetitive. the recipes look great though!

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  12. MaryBeth Hughes
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

    i totally agree with your book review! i am just about half-way through and it seems kind of repetitive. the recipes look great though!

    Reply

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