Sex, Soup, and Two Fisted Eating by Katie Robles Review

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Description: Laugh until you love your body
Are you ready to lose weight and get healthy, but you hate celery sticks and sweat? This book is for you. Sex, Soup, and Two Fisted Eating is:
*Fun: laugh-a-minute encouragement complete with cartoons, poetry, and enough cheesy puns to make you lactose intolerant.
*Sustainable: for long term results, look no further because the healthy habits you develop will help you stay fit until you die. (See how encouraging this is?)
*Flexible: easily adaptable to fit your needs and preferences like a need for chocolate and a preference toward spandex, for example.
*Educational: the science supporting healthy habits is explained in a memorable way, like how REM sleep is like a toilet.

My Thoughts: This was a very fun look at weight loss, unlike anything I’ve read before. The author gives 3 important keys to losing weight and keeping it off…sex, soup, and two fisted eating.

At first I was concerned that it would be too heavy on the humor and light on the information but I was wrong. I found myself motivated to try the tips in this book. The author presents you with small changes that can make a big difference. There are also fun illustrations and relevant Bible verses sprinkled throughout.  There are also many recipes at the end that are healthy and contain lots of vegetables.

My only problem was that at times I felt the author was trying too hard to be funny and the humor fell flat. But for the most part, I was entertained throughout and found it to be very informative. I recommend this to any woman, especially busy moms, who might not have the time to sit down and read a long boring book on weight loss.

My Rating: 4 stars

I received a copy of this book from Book Fun in exchange for an honest review.

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Web Thinking by Dr. Linda Seger Review

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Description: The author helps people shift from “rugged individualism” to a “relationship-oriented” outlook and presents a step-by-step process for rethinking linear thinking and using new images to visualize one’s place in an interconnected world.

My Thoughts: I work alone in my job for the majority of the time so I didn’t expect to get much out of this book. Fortunately, the concepts described in this book can be applied to almost every aspect of a person’s life so I found it to be interesting.

The author describes different ways of thinking and working together…the line, the circle, the spiral, and the web. This book promotes web thinking as it incorporates the other 3 concepts together. I had no idea that I thought in a linear fashion but this book really opened my eyes to that. It helped me to realize that it’s not healthy to look at those in positions of authority as “higher up” because it can make yourself feel lower and unimportant. I’ve always struggled a bit with talking to those in positions of authority as I get extremely nervous and afraid I will sound unintelligent…this book gave me concepts to help me overcome those feelings of inadequacy.

I also found the concepts of circular, spiral, and web thinking to be very interesting. Everything is described in a way that is very easy to understand.

Overall, this would be a great book for people who struggle in their work environment or with interpersonal relationships.

My Rating: 3 and a half stars

I received this book from Bookfun in exchange for an honest review.