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Food by Susan Powter
03/09/2016 | by Susan Powter
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First came Stop the Insanity!, a phenomenal best seller with a different take on an important American pastime: dieting. Now Powter lets us in on all her little secrets about dealing with food.
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Susan is Amazing!

The book itself has great info.

I love this book.
I originally bought this book a few years ago and contacted Susan to let her know how much I loved her book. She is so nice. Anyways, out of all the diet and fitness books I’ve read; this one is by far the best one. I thought I didn’t need the book anymore so I gave it to someone who I thought needed it more than me. I miss this book, so I had to order another one. This one I’m keeping forever.

When you read this book, it all begins to make sense and losing weight becomes easy. Living life the way we should be living it becomes easy not a chore. She goes into great detail about food and fitness and what it does to us.

Sometimes I read a book about diet and fitness and I can’t even get through it, it’s so boring and repetitive and doesn’t give much explanation as to “Why”. We really all need to know “why” otherwise we won’t have reasons to keep going on the right path. For those who feel lost in the diet and fitness arena, have binge eating disorder, compulsive eating problems, .. please read this book. You will be so thankful you did.

This book will open your eyes!!!
Written a while back true. But the facts inside are still true, and many new facts about bad food entering our food chain coming out new, are mentioned in this book. I condider this book her best. It exposes the corperate food inc’s for food laced with chemicals.

A MUST read for anyone interested in better health.

Susan lays it all out for you in this book. What you’re eating, why you’re eating it, why you shouldn’t be eating it, what’s in what you’re eating, what is a better way to eat, the history of food.. So interesting!! She covers the additives that you can’t pronounce and what they do to your system. There are delicious, healthy recipes throughout. Susan writes in layperson’s terms and her material is easy to digest. I suggest getting a hard copy of this book, though, as the paperback I ordered is a little hard to read.. So many tiny words packed onto the pages.. Get the book! It’s a great buy and a great read. You’ll be amazed.

Figuring the fat
A fun, motivational read. Susan writes like a friend talking to you. So excited to learn about finding the truly low fat foods Vs what food labels tell us. What an eye-opener! Now I take my calculator to the store to ensure I am buying the right foods. I have lost 12 lbs in 5 weeks! I am on my way.

Finally, a Food Book that Makes Sense!!!
Our building has a bin in the laundry room where people put things that they don’t want anymore, in case someone else in the building would like to have them. That’s where I found “Food” by Susan Powter. As someone who is sick to death of “fad diets” and believes that carbs convert to starch, then to sugar, then to fat, I didn’t hold out much hope for the book. But it surprised me. I absolutely *love* this book, but am reading it very slowly, one small section at a time. It’s a bit overwhelming to take in all at once because Ms. Powter is such a powerful speaker, but she speaks good, common sense and has an uncanny knack for knowing what you’re thinking, and saying so. I find her style delightful, her research & references sound, the medical information challenging (who knew how many different kinds of fats there are, and what they are?), and her sense of humor refreshing. I like the way she backs up her statements, I liked finding out that I’m not the only one who has qualms about eating animal products. Although I’m not getting radical or turning vegan or anything, I can now see where the fats come from, exactly how much protein we *really* need and where we can get it, exactly what is supposed to be so great about dairy, what it has to offer, and where *else* I can get that. I’m drinking water for the first time in my life, taking vitamins, and most importantly, reading labels, in the store, and teaching my sons how to do so also. We are all implementing her ideas, with good results, slimming down and feeling more energetic for the first time since I was disabled ten years ago. By the time I am finished with this book, and its recipies, and everything else I plan to do with the next book (which I’ve already ordered), who knows? Might get those Gwen Stefani abs yet, and just in time for summer too…ahh…thank you, Susan, for showing me how to get rid of the flab and eat right, feed my kids healthy, whole foods, cut the garbage out of my diet and take control of my kitchen. I hope this book does the same for others, but my advice is to be patient with it. Take your time, don’t go gonzo making huge sudden changes. It is written to cover three phases of changing your diet, so take it slow. Baby steps. Do that, and it will work for you. The best thing about it is that you learn to eat more, not less. You can eat as much as you want, whenever you like. It is *what you eat* that the book deals with, and if you’re thinking that it’s a bland, yucky diet, no way. The recipies are absolutely delicious with next to no fat, and there are a lot of recipies in there. Tons. And kids like them too. If you’re wondering whether or not to buy this book, I’d have to say go for it, and take it seriously. It has more benefits than I can possibly list here, so enough said. See for yourself!

If you want to make a difference in your life
I’m so excited! IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HEALTH ISSUES AND FOOD, FOOD AND HOW IT DIRECTLY AFFECTS YOUR BODY, MOTIVATION to get up and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT(you know what I’m talking about), this is the best gift you could give yourself. I’m dead serious. Grab this book before it is truly gone…Susan Powter speaks up from personal experience and so am I.

Susan is hilarious!
I loved this book. Susan gets right to the point and explains fat and sugar and more including the way to catch the tricks on food labels. She also includes recipes to help you become lean light and healthy. I read this book and liked it. I didn’t listen though!

This is THE BOOK!!!!
I read this book about a week ago, and have been implementing some of the information. I feel that her recipes are wonderful! As well she is precise, and to the point. I have never felt this good about myself as far as controlling what I put into my mouth. I would reccomend this, and all her books thus far to anyone who is serious about their well being. I am glad I came upon her books and read them with the full intent of seeing results. Her books show the truth about what foods are good for you, and what foods arent. All I have to say is Thank You, Susan. You are great!!!

very informative, life-changing!
Wow! This book has helped me change my life! On my own, I have often wondered what was in the meat and products we consume. That issue is now crystal clear, and I am now a vegetarian. Susan gave me the knowledge I needed to make a better decision about lifestyle and health, food and health! Wonderful references are given for more info on food facts as well. A must have if you are interested in a healthy, happy life! Thank you Susan.

excellent!
The book “Food” is by far the best book I have ever read. It definately gives the reader a lot of insight. Susan points out the do’s and do’nts and goes into great detail as to “why not”. At first, the title of the book did not interest me because I thought “Oh, no! Not another book to tell us not to eat cake, pizza, ice cream.” Anybody can tell you that. It’s just common sense! She does’nt do that. She truly reveals the facts about FAT and she is not afraid to tell you about the “Big Boys.” I like that. It is no longer a guessing game. The information in this book has helped me to lose twenty five pounds, plus! Susan makes sense to me. Her books have not only helped me physically but also mentally. She is a very motivational individual and a true inspiration. I would reccommend the book “Food” to anyone who needs help trying to figure out what to eat and how to get healthy!

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