Intermittent Fasting for Beginners, Aggressive Fat Loss, Heal Your Body and Enjoy Your Life
By Gabriel Jackson
Genre: Self Help, Nonfiction, Health, Healing
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Up for review today is Gabriel Jackson’s, Intermittent Fasting for Beginners: Aggressive Fat Loss, Heal Your Body and Enjoy Your Life.
Perhaps you have heard of this diet method. Intermittent Fasting seems to be all the rage these days. Is this a new diet concept? No, absolutely not. This concept has been around for millennia and has been used throughout many cultures to help promote physical, mental, and spiritual health. So why is it suddenly making a comeback? The short answer is…it works.
Within the pages of this very short digital book the author explains the differences between fasting and starvation in an easy to understand manner, as well as provides different methods for fasting and recommendations to get started practicing each method if you have never tried it before.
I must mention and send a thank you out to the author for including information about who this method isn’t a good fit for. All too often books that are related to diet and weight loss try to sell themselves as being great for EVERYONE, and that simply isn’t true. This time Jackson is very candid about intermittent fasting not being a good fit for some people and explains the reasons why this could be. I wish more diet and weight loss books would be this honest rather than trying to reel the reader in to thinking it is perfect for them when in reality that may not be the case at all.
Once the reader understands the differences between starvation and fasting and whether or not this method is right for him or her the book moves on to discuss the different types of intermittent fasting; once again giving a clear explanation of each method, as well as who it may be best for, how to implement the method, and yet again the pros and cons of each method. Truthfully, I find this information the most helpful. It’s honest and I know what to expect. There’s no guessing here at all.
Really, that’s about all there is to this book. It’s short, concise and straight to the point but definitely contains some pretty useful information. Is this new information? No, really it’s not. But, it is information given to the reader in a compact format that can be much easier for some readers to digest. I read this in about 30 minutes (yeah, I’m a fast reader but this is only about 58 digital pages)…so if you are looking for a quick read, or find it difficult to read for long periods this fits the bill nicely as the chapters are short and easy to get through.
My only constructive criticism about this book is that there are several places where the writing is choppy; meaning that the sentence structure is a bit awkward or words are missing which caused me to have to go back and re-read sentences. As I read it just felt like it needed another pass through editing, or more specifically a pass through a copy-editor. But, really that’s my only criticism. I’d certainly recommend this book as a good place to start for anyone wanting to learn about Intermittent Fasting.
Normally I would rate this book as a 3.5 out of 5 stars due to brevity and editing issues but I’m going to bump it up to 4 out of 5 simply due to author’s honesty and candor