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Diet/Weight Loss Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out by JJ Smith

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Seconds Of kisses

Seconds Of kisses

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When I first heard that a book that tells us how to lose weight without dieting or exercising was available in a public library near me, I was like “Wow. This is great. I have to check it out.”

I went ahead and read it. Before expressing my views, I would like to say what the book talks about. The book has been divided into four parts with each section covering different aspects of dieting.

The first part talks about:
  • How we end up getting unhealthy and overweight.
  • The main reasons for a diet failing.
  • Why does exercise not show any results.
  • The dangers involved with sugar addiction.
  • The role played by toxins in our body.

The second part talks about crucial steps in attaining permanent weight loss:
  • Ridding the body of the toxins.
  • Correcting hormonal imbalance.
  • Increasing the metabolism rate.
  • Eating foods which will help in making a person thin.
  • Avoiding foods that tend to make a person fat.

The third part talks about DHEMM System:
  • D – Cutting out sugar, caffeine, white carbs, dairy, animal proteins, and alcohol for initial 21 days. The author also talks about drinking lemonade for a period of ten days to help the body detox
  • H – Hormonal Balance
  • E – Eat clean
  • M – Mastery over the mind
  • M – Increasing the amount of physical activity

The fourth part talks about women's issues. It also includes many success stories as well as few recipes.

Now my opinion on this book – it is a big letdown. The author talks about various theories but backs it up with articles and studies that are dated. In addition, the author also quotes many articles, studies, but fails to provide the source of this information. Now that makes me wonder if the author is cooking up stuff. I would have given her a benefit of doubt even if some credible source was presented.

Another thing which pissed me off was the title of the book. J.J. Smith mentions in her title about not exercising, suggesting that she believes it is not essential for weight loss. However, in the book, she talks about various activities that are physical. In the real world, riding a bike around and cutting grass without mechanical instruments are considered as exercising.

Frankly, there was nothing new to learn from this book. It was such a waste of time and energy. The only thing that I liked about this book is that it reminds us what type of foods should be avoided. Whether JJ Smith wants to accept it or not, this book falls under the category of exercise and diet book.

I have been eating healthy and have lost nearly two stones and live a happy life. There are much better books out there that would help in detoxing and losing weight than this one.
 
Travuersa

Travuersa

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Losing weight without dieting or exercising…now that is something I needed to have a look at :p This was my first reaction when I heard about J.J. Smith’s book. I got it from my library, loved it and ended up getting my copy.

What attracted me to this wonderful book was the excellent information about detoxing and how it plays a major role in helping people lose their weight. I also loved the way the author tried to highlight the differences between Caucasian women and African-American women regarding biology, various challenges in weight loss as well as aging. A must-have for every individual.
 
Kitty Angel

Kitty Angel

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Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out is a good book. The book provides reasons for everything – why we should avoid white foods, why supplements are important and how certain foods can affect our body among others.

J.J. Smith does not tell you to diet. She is just reiterating what we all know. JJ tells us how important it is to do any sort of exercise and not just strenuous workouts. She also recommends reducing the use of dairy products, caffeine, and sugar.

One star less for giving only a few recipes. Otherwise, an enjoyable book which I would recommend for all those who want to lead a healthier lifestyle.
 
runnerman1

runnerman1

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Even though the book was of only 297 pages, it packs a punch. I was only able to read around 100 pages and was surprised by how much information was packed in those pages.

I have had awful experiences when it comes to weight loss. Nearly every person whom I interacted with advised me to drink water, eat fruits and vegetables in order to lose weight, nothing beyond that. I had tried all that, but I did not lose weight on a permanent basis. I finally stumbled upon this book in my library, and I have to say, it answered many of my questions.

The book explains why a person struggles with weight loss, different toxins that are present in our body and how to determine if you are toxically overloaded. I am going with four stars for now and once I complete the book, I will come back and update my ratings.
 
Awesome pie

Awesome pie

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This is worthless. It was not something that I expected. I thought the book would have recipes that actually help in reducing my weight. But, I was so wrong. Yes, it does contain some good advice, but it is few and far between.

The thing that irked me the most was the deceiving title. The title talks about losing weight without dieting or exercising, but the book is filled with advice regarding dieting and exercising. It is another matter that she presented the ideas using different words, which might confuse a person. Avoid this book. Sit on the internet and with a little bit of research, one can easily find better information than this.
 
Fastdraw

Fastdraw

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I was given this as a gift by my colleagues after they heard I was planning to go on a crash diet in order to lose weight. They convinced me not to go ahead with the plan and asked me to read this book. I am amazed by the amount of information present in the book.

I used DEM to lose weight and boy does it work. Lost around 6.0 lbs and nearly 3 inches off my waist. I look slimmer and I am able to see my ankle bones, something which was impossible up until a few weeks ago. DEM helped me to lose water weight and fat without actually starving. Mind you, all these were within a week of starting DEM.

I am now planning for the 21-day DEM and cannot wait to see how much weight I would end up losing after the program. Thank you, JJ for such a lovely book!!!! I would recommend this book to all those who want to lose weight scientifically.
 
Hooper Crush

Hooper Crush

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I was advised to get this book to help manage weight loss after a detox. To say that I am deeply disappointed with this book would be an understatement. It contained a lot of redundant information. I did not find anything worthwhile in this book. Such a waste of time.
 
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Deal Cereal

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“Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out” is just another diet book. Even though the book does offer some good advice, it is sporadic. The book has all the trappings of a diet book – eat that, avoid this, eat this much, drink that much, do this, don’t do that, etc. The only difference is instead of calorie count the book has portion-measurement.

Also, the stuff is not properly organized. JJ keeps on going back and forth when she is presenting information, which was a bit jarring. All in all, an okay book.
 
Nightmare King

Nightmare King

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JJ Smith’s book is a good read. The author gives some good advice when it comes to weight loss. I have not yet made up my mind on starting the DEM diet. I hope once I start this diet, I will be able to achieve my goals.
 
Angelwonderland

Angelwonderland

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I have read multiple books written by JJ. She has got a remarkable ability to say the same stuff in all the books :rolleyes:
 
Honey Bell

Honey Bell

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JJ Smith’s Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out is an exciting read. I was able to complete this book within ten days. What attracted me was the DEM system. It excited me and motivated me to start working on losing my weight. More than a weight loss system, I feel it is a tool to make significant lifestyle changes, changes that would be permanent.

Once I decided to start working on losing weight, I spent another few days preparing myself for DEM. I just wanted to ensure that I have no excuse or regret for not giving my best. Along with the book, I got all the necessary supplements as I did not want to run around once I start the diet.

While things like fish oil, green tea, etc. can be purchased from your local grocery store, the chances of finding certain supplements in nearby stores are rare ( even if the authors wants us to believe it).

The toughest part of DEM system is detoxing and cleansing one’s body of the unwanted toxins. However, it is not impossible. DEM showed me a new method of eating something which has stayed with me till now. Thanks to it, I was able to lose nearly 50 pounds and almost eight inches off my waist. People are also complementing my looks and my clear skin. Thanks to JJ, I am now healthy and looking forward to each day. As I said earlier, DEM is not just about diet or cleansing or detoxing; it is about changing the way we live our lives. In other words, it is a lifestyle change.
 
Pocket smile

Pocket smile

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J.J. Smith’s Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out is a wonderful guide. It is a must-have for every individual who wants to lose weight without undergoing strenuous workout or dieting. I got this book from a friend as part of preparing myself for a spate of anniversaries and weddings that were going to happen in my family.

I read this book and started implementing the steps mentioned. The toughest part for me was to start the program, but once I eased into the program, I started noticing many healthy changes to my body. The book has not only helped me get rid of the unwanted belly fat, but it has also filled my body with new energy and vigor. Though I got it for losing weight, I am planning to buy this book as I want to attain a healthy lifestyle and sustain it until the end of my life.
 
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