Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! - Jillian Michaels, Mariska Van Aalst Well, this book mostly made my head hurt. She makes a few helpful suggestions such as throwing out everything in your fridge and cabinet that didn't grow in the earth or have a mother (does that mean we can eat people?!) and she tells you to eat 4 small meals, 4 x's a day and not to eat after 9 but I learned a whole lot more about hormones and how they effect your body and your metabolism than I ever wanted to know. I seriously don't think I'll retain any of it as I couldn't stay focused on the content. I read an abridged version, I can only imagine how painful the full version must be. It's very clinical and wasn't what I expected. What was I expecting? I guess food combos to help speed up the metabolism. Instead I got endless info. dumps about toxicity in food, makeup, cleaning supplies making me afraid to crawl out of bed (ugh, my cotton sheets are from Target and are not organic so I'm probably not safe there either!). I've read most of this info. in other publications, articles and books and I know she has a point but realistically to live as organically as she does is a full time job and a costly endeavor and I don't have the resources. I clean with vinegar and baking soda, eat as clean as possible but if I bought all organic stuff my family would be extremely hungry because the budget is already stretched as far as it'll go. She tosses off the issue of cost saying something insensitive like "Stop buying gossip rags and you'll have the cash". If only! This tells me she doesn't know what it is like to struggle to feed a family and pay a mortgage and make the payments for two kids in braces when your pay has been cut and your options are few. The audio comes with a PDF which includes an eating plan and other stuff but I'm going to skip it for now because I'm doing the P90X plan and I also don't feel like I could do it justice because of the high price of organics in my area.

Glad I borrowed this one from the library and didn't trade in something to get it.