Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Review-This Is Why You're Fat by Jackie Warner

Book Details
Title: This Is Why You're Fat
Author: Jackie Warner
ISBN: 978-0-446-54860-1
Publisher: Wellness Central, a division of Hachette Book Group
Published: April 2010
Pages: 307
This book is on the top 10 of the New York Times Best Sellers List as of this week!

Book Synopsis from the publisher:
"Being fat isn't your fault; staying fat is." That's what Jackie Warner, America's favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer tells her own clients, and that's why no one delivers better results than Jackie does. Now for the first time, Jackie shares her revolutionary program, showing readers the best ways to drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts or deprivation, and keep them off for good! Her two-tiered approach provides a complete nutritional makeover and a failure-proof condensed workout routine PLUS all the emotional support and encouragement you need to get to the finish line and beyond.

About the Author:
Jackie Warner is a fitness expert, gym owner, television star and entrepreneur.

My review:
Jackie Warner may be the fitness guru to the stars but this book is a book for anyone that wants to lose weight and get healthy. I liked the layout of the book as she lays out the plan and what you should do and follows with helpful extras. The book contains detailed pictures and instructions for the weight training portion of the plan, menus and recipes, and appendices with charts to help you plan and track your meals and exercise. Jackie writes in an easy to read, motivational, get your butt in gear and do it attitude that I really liked. The food plan is one that I would actually use with food items I would eat. Most of the diet and health books I have read before contain ingredients and food items that I have never heard of or are items that are hard to find in my area. I am overweight and unhealthy and this book has motivated me to make a change. I have set up another blog just for my journey in following Warner's plan. I would love for any of you to join me in using her plan or just stop by to read about my journey. Check it out at:


  1. Good for u! It's always the right time to get healthy. Thanks for the review.
    Love & Hugs,

  2. This book's importance is in suggesting that everyday food items can be incorporated for a successful diet and so makes it a more practical diet book. Also in emphasizing that being overweight stems from both physical and emotional factors. Getting down to a healthy size, and that does not mean ultra-thin, involves good food choices and dealing with the behavior patterns of over-eating. It's a known fact that being overweight invites a plethora of diseases from diabetes to colon cancer and it's both a male and female problem. That you have decided now is the time to make that choice is a responsible choice with a rewarding goal. Wishing you the best and hoping I too can get motivated regarding my growing beer belly.