Why Diets Don't Work (Book Review)

Why Diets Don't Work: Food Is Not The Problem


From the Back cover:
It all started in the garden. “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate…” (Genesis 3:6). It looked good and she ate! Satan always baits deception with a little bit of truth. He always tells you the short term pleasure, not the long term effect.

We do the same today, if it looks good we eat it, without any thought to the consequences in our body. Eating for pleasure, not nutrition.

We know from the news that there is an obesity epidemic and the diet industry is a multi-million dollar business, but we are still obese!

How do we stop this? When we see the truth from God’s Word. Food is not the problem. Like Eve we have been given a free will to make choices for ourselves.

You will find truths in this book that will set you free from Satan's bondage and bring health to your spirit, soul and body - your whole person!

My thoughts:

I will admit that I have a problem with being overweight. I have my whole life. I read diet and nutrition books hoping to find some help or some advice that will allow me to become a healthier person. In Why Diets Don't Work: Food Is Not the Problem by Joyce Tilney, I did not find advice that I could use in my own life. However, it did give me biblical insight into why I eat the way I do and how to help overcome those habits with biblical help.

Reading this book, it almost felt like Ms. Tilney was lecturing her readers using the scriptures as her basis and basically saying if we are Christians we should get how to eat in order to honor the Scriptures. I admit I had a hard time reading some of the book as it was very preachy and I felt my defenses rising as I was reading.

I also take offense at her touting of fasting as a great thing. Talking to my doctors I know that fasting may be a short term solution but it is to be used as a very short term and not for a long term plan. I did not appreciate how Ms. Tilney says she has not studied nutrition but is saying that fasting is a great way to follow the scriptural balance with food.

The only good thing I got out of this book was Scriptural references. Other than that, it was not worth reading if you are looking for help in losing weight.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bookcrash.com in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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