Hi, I have something a little bit different for you today. I don’t read/review a lot of non-fiction, but this one grabbed my attention as soon as I saw the blog tour invite!
Welcome to my stop on the Eat Less blog tour with Love Books Group Tours 🙂
Eat Less is a no-nonsense, practical guide to eating better without being on a diet. We all know fad diets don’t work and the main reason for that is that they are generally difficult to maintain for a lifetime. This books contains a lot of common sense about how to eat well and enjoy food (and wine!) whilst losing/maintaining a healthy weight in the hope of avoiding serious illnesses, the risk of which can be increased by obesity.
This book doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know really, but the way it is written makes it all sound so straight forward and achievable. I’ve found it to be very inspiring anyway. It’s the perfect guide for reading in one sitting (as I did) or for dipping in and out of for reference (as I will do).
Most of the advice given is what I have been doing my best to follow since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (in March 2018). I haven’t tried fasting, but I think I might give missing breakfast a go, a couple of times a week (to start with) when I haven’t got to go to work, and see how I go. I do get quite jittery when I’m hungry sometimes which isn’t very practical when I’m busy. It’s all about what you get used to though. I eat a LOT less carbohydrates now, as well as leaving the sweet stuff alone (obviously) and this has helped me to lose a stone. I do need to lose at least another stone though in the hope of reducing my HbA1c level. Mine is 48 which is the point where diabetes is diagnosed, so there is still the chance to reverse it, in theory. I love to eat though and I do cook from scratch. I totally agree with the authors that food should be a pleasure and there is nothing wrong with enjoying food at all. Just making a few simple changes can make all the difference to maintaining a healthy balance.
This is a very eye-catching book and one I think would easily attract attention on the shelves of bookshops. The layout is very reader friendly and straight to the point without being at all preachy. It will be on my kitchen bookshelf within easy reach at all times.
Many thanks to the authors and publisher for my review copy and also to Kelly @ Love Books Group Tours for arranging this fabulous blog tour.
The easiest way to lose weight and keep it off for life
Jeremy and Georgina Jackson-Sytner
Eat Less is a revolutionary book designed
to help people lose weight and maintain a
healthy weight for life.
Eat Less is NOT a diet book. It doesn’t read like a diet book or
look like a diet book. Eat Less is an anti-obesity manifesto.
Eat Less is stuffed with bite-sized nuggets of information on the
benefits of eating less, advice on what to eat less of, and much
more. Informative and motivational, the underlying message is
very serious, but the manner in which it delivers those
messages is never preachy and easily digestible. Eat Less offers
practical advice on the life-changing benefits that simply eating
less food can bring.
· Eat Less really works. The authors are living proof
that the habit-changing lifestyle they set out could
help millions of people easily get to a healthy
weight and maintain it for life.
· Obesity rates have doubled over the past two decades,
and 63% of UK adults are overweight, according to the
· Full PR campaign, including national newspaper
coverage and TV appearances, already confirmed
About the authors…..
Following a long career as an advertising creative, Jeremy has turned a lifelong fascination with food, diets and eating into a personal mission. Eat Less is Jeremy’s and wife Georgina’s impassioned attempt to get people everywhere to think more about what they eat and how they eat. The inspiration for this book came soon after he lost 2 stone in weight, simply by eating less and removing sugar and grain from his diet.
Georgina is a certified group fitness instructor and runs regular mobile exercise classes in Battersea Park. Alongside this, she has developed a formula to help individuals lose weight, using a tailored weight loss management service and offering customised eating plans.
Matthew Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy reading 🙂