The Amazon Online Bookstore Essay examples

2107 Words Apr 13th, 2016 9 Pages
Perusing the Amazon online bookstore left me feeling very anxious. There were a total of 200,000 different diet books to choose from and I needed to find the perfect one to ensure it fit the criteria. Finally, I chose “How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Week” by Jenny Allen. Just by the name, you are probably saying to yourself, “wow, this is a total farce; a complete joke”. After reading it although, the author brought up many good points to try and lose weight, but she did so using the most extreme measures possible. The book is simple to read. It gave you a step-by-step outline on where to begin, what to do at each step and it cut what was allowed and not allowed. Allen proposed a multi-step system that would guarantee the reader they would lose 10 pounds in the first week on her diet program. First, Allen described to her readers the importance of understanding the background as to why someone was overweight. Surprisingly, she went into great depth regarding the increase in food intake and the decrease in energy expenditure (sounds familiar, right?). After explaining what was occurring in one’s body that was causing them to keep all their weight on, she went directly into how we were going to lose 10 pounds in a week. The practices of fasting were first discussed. Understanding that in order to lose 10 pounds in a week, you must fast. When she says “fasting”, she actually means giving up all simple sugars, adding a water diet to your regiment (water consumption, only) for a…

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