Book Review: Grand Theft Weight Loss

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Grand Theft Weight Loss by Michael Alvear

Many thanks to NetGalley, the author, and BooksGoSocial for letting me see an advance reader’s copy of Grand Theft Weight Loss.

Here is another book I loved before I even started to read it. I’ve said it before, but any book that sets out to debunk the multi-mega-bucks dieting industry gets my vote.

This is a book that does exactly what it says on the cover: “How stealing scientific discoveries outside the diet industry helps you lose weight.” Everything the author writes makes complete and total sense, and it’s all written in a positive, upbeat way that makes the reader want to try things out NOW.

There are a couple of very personal tales about how the author beat his own two addictions: prescription painkillers… and Oreos.

It is true that there are no footnotes to support the author’s findings, but this is a commercial work and not an academic journal. The absence of such notes made it so much more enjoyable for me, as they would have simply bogged it down and made reading the book more of an ordeal.

Weight loss should not be a chore to be endured, and nor should reading a book on how best to lose that weight.

The only thing wrong with this book is that the link to a worksheet didn’t work for me. I kept getting an error message saying the page doesn’t exist. But that in no way detracted from the enjoyment, the entertainment and the information packed into this book.

If you’re sick of the diet industry and want to wean yourself off the diet mentality, buy this book. It’s one I’ll be keeping, and I’ll refer to it over and over again.

Five stars.