Sometimes success comes later. After over a year on the shelves, The Skinny Bitch Diet became a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic after British celebrity Victoria Beckham was spotted carrying a copy. But what is it about? The book is authored by a Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (a former model and a former modeling agent) who identified themselves as skinny bitches. They describe their diet as "a no-nonsense, tough love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous."
What is The Skinny Bitch Diet?
Like a rude awakening, The Skinny Bitch Diet has a straightforward tone usually read on chick lits. Imagine your very frank girlfriend telling it to you straight while on a cocktail. The authors make no apologies for the language found in the book, calling sugar as "the devil" for instance. But underneath the seemingly mean tone, the book is backed by scientific evidences that solidify their claims and recommendations.
The low-down on this diet plan is that is lets you eat all the carbohydrates you like to crave, from bread to potatoes to pasta to cakes, anything. However, there are restrictions as well. You are not allowed to eat meat, dairy products, sugar or artificial sweeteners. The plan is very similar to the vegan diet, a type of vegetarian diet but with a total disdain for meat and all of its by-products.
Following a vegan diet could have been difficult back then, but nowadays you can find a lot of organic foods at your favorite grocery store, especially organic fruits and vegetables. You can even buy organic foods that were hard-to-find several years before like brown rice and sweets that were sweetened by raw or unprocessed sugar.
Being a skinny bitch does not mean you should starve yourself, as the book also points out the flaws of some of the more popular diets, calling them quick fixes that would never help you get a grip on your overall health and wellness. Skinny Bitch Diet educates you about the foods you are consuming, and what effects they do to your body. There is no need for counting calories and instead start reading food labels.
Since it is mainly an eating program, this book does not delve on exercise. The diet is aimed at changing your eating habits into something on the healthy side. However, some of the health advice provided here are only based on experience, since the authors do not have medical backgrounds. Overall, The Skinny Bitch Diet gives that "kick in the ass" you need to start eating right.