Diet Book Review: The Four-Day Win

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

The Four Day Win: End Your Diet War and Achieve Thinner PeaceIf you have ever had trouble with binge-eating, you need to buy this book today. Seriously, stop reading this review and buy The Four Day Win by Martha Beck. I have been dealing with my bingeing for years and this book has the best thing for me ever since I realized I had a problem.

Unlike most diet books, she starts at the beginning. Most diet books jump right into what you should eat and how you should exercise. They spend most of their pages on recipes and exercise descriptions. Not so with The Four Day Win. She spends most of the book helping you heal your brain and body from all the dieting damage you have been doing over the years.

Damage? Yeah, the psychological damage of starving yourself every time you go on a diet. THAT damage.

Remember Margaret Cho’s F**K It Diet? Martha Beck has taken it to the next level to help you heal that child within yourself who has been starved over and over.

Remember how I told you that you shouldn’t get rid of all your favorite food in the house like EVERY other fitness expert tells you that you should do? Martha tells you why that it is so important to keep lots of your favorite foods in the house.

Remember how I told you that you could eat anything you want? Martha gives you even more ways to heal yourself so that when you eat, you are able to keep yourself healthy.

This book is EVERYTHING that I knew instinctively about my own bingeing, plus a bunch of ways to make myself able to eat healthy. If you have ever had trouble with bingeing, buy this book right now.


3 Responses to “Diet Book Review: The Four-Day Win”

  1. dshep Says:

    Great book suggestion, Laura! I took it out from the library and began reading it this week. Looks like I’ll need to buy my own copy.

    This seems like a researched, practical approach to living a healthy life and getting down to a healthy weight. It address so many issues at so many levels. It is not limited to helping bingers.

    I’m looking forward to working through the chapters and concepts. I saw you used the term famine brain in one of your other entries lately. Have any of the skills been especially helpful for you?

  2. TrishNYC Says:

    Just an FYI – I went to purchase this book at my local Barnes & Noble who did not have it in stock, but the paperback version will be available in stores in April of this year.

  3. Nancy D Says:

    This really sounds like a great read, I know two friends who should be getting this book and perhaps it will be my job to make sure they do. They consider themselves to have no problems with weight loss issues but they are very much binge eaters and this binge eating is also a big health concern but they don’t seem to see that. I will look out for the paperback copy which as TrishNYC says should be out now?

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