Review: The Little Book of Diet Help

Kimberly WillisYou know how they say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, we’d like to add, “Don’t judge a book by its size,” too. Because this little-bitty book—The Little Book of Diet Help by Kimberly Willis—is seriously a girl’s best healthy eating/losing-weight friend. Especially if said girl is hippity-dippity in the slightest.

About 175 pages of little nuggets of information that are helpful for losing weight and finding the motivation to eat right and work out, The Little Book of Diet Help is truly a book of facts, tips and tricks. While there’s no actual diet or workout plan, this book is written by a life coach and hypnotherapist who gets that, most of the time, we have trouble living a healthy lifestyle because of what’s going on between our ears. With chapters on overcoming emotional eating, looking after your liver (take good care of it—it detoxifies your body!), using the power of your mind, the wonders of exercise and achieving your goal, Willis covers everything from fighting cravings to improving your mood.

While you’ve probably heard many of the facts in the book, I can almost guarantee that the tips and tricks Willis shares will be new to you. A decent amount of the book centers around “tapping,” which is a form of accupressure that you can do to yourself by literally tapping different points on your body. In addition, the book suggests doing different affirmations to boost confidence and willpower, and there’s even some self-massage techniques that are recommended. Overall, it’s not the diet book you’re used to, and it can work with any type of workout and healthy eating plan that you’re following. Although it won’t exactly tell you how to lose weight, it does give you some additional tools that can certainly help.

There may not be a lot of text in this book, but what’s there is encouraging, motivating and totally handy! —Jenn

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  1. I would love to win the book – other ones I have deal with the tummy and/or exercise and I could use one that deals with the emotions!

  2. I’ve lost a bit of weight over the past couple of years, but it seems like I’ve hit a wall. Giving up cokes and candy and fast food helped but it hasn’t been enough. There are so many diet advice books out there… I’d love something small, simple, and straight-forward to read for once!

  3. I’d like to win this book because I have a 3 month old and I’m trying to lose all the baby weight and then some!! This book could be really helpful to me. Both my husband and I are trying to get on a healthier path lose weight so our son has good role models as far as eating healthy and being smart about weight! I could come up with so many more reasons but these are the greatest reasons why I’d like to win!<3 🙂

  4. I would love to win this book because it would give me extra motivation to stick to my plans! Extra tips and wisdom never hurt. 🙂

  5. I just bought and devoured the Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises, which has a lot of great workout/weight lifting routines. I’d love to round it out with a book full of nutritional motivation, advice and tips!

  6. I lead group weight loss meetings, and I bet there are some things in the book that I could share with those folks!

  7. This sounds like an awesome read! I’m avid reader but have never read any health or nutrition books. (Only fitness, exercise, diet tips, etc. online.) This book sounds like a great place to start, especially since I’m just beginning my journey towards becoming a certified personal trainer and eventually one day a Registered Dietician!

  8. I recently experienced the benefits of what a life coach can offer, and approach of this book seems like it’d be very helpful. Thank you!

  9. I would love to read this book to help my husband and mother tap into those ‘little things’ that stall weight loss. I am sort of their coach, but I am always looking for new tips and tricks to implement in our lives.

  10. I could definitely use the chapter on improving your moods!! That’s what I am working on for myself right now, and I need all the help I can get.

  11. The section on emotional eating speaks directly to me. I’ve struggled with this my whole life, losing weight and then gaining five pounds in one weekend, for example. This book seems like it may shed light on a serious life issue!

  12. I’m always looking for new tips and info to help me eat better and loose weight! lost 28 pounds so far and 10 more to go!

  13. I’ve just been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and could use all the help I can get in cleaning up my eating.

  14. I would love any extra tips I could pass on to my mom, who is living with type 2. Blogging to keep me and the rest of my family off the same path.

  15. I soooo need this book…I get so down on myself about dieting and staying focused so it would be awesome to have a little motivating factor tucked away in my purse for theat extra support!!!!!!! PICK ME!!!!

  16. Finding that reading blogs, books and tweets keeps me out of the kitchen! Would love a copy of this book 😉

  17. Overcoming emotional eating……improving mood…….sign me up! I would LOVE to own this book . I, like several who have posted, am not only trying to be healthier but am working with my husband to help him lose weight and become healthier as well. We both have very stessful jobs and that contributes greatly to neglecting not only our bodies but our minds as well. Thank you FBG for bringing such useful info into our lives!

    P.S. I would LOVE to own this book!

  18. I want to win this book because I’m poor!! And, because I joined Weight Watchers a few months ago and have not only lost 60lbs, but have motivated 6 friends to get healthy. Combined, we’ve lost 174lbs!! That’s a person!!! 🙂 I deserve some new material to continue sharing the wealth!! 🙂

  19. I don’t have a lot of time to read wordy books and could use some new tips and tricks. This book would be great! I need some encouragement and motivation in the form of a handy book that is a quick read! Thanks for the opportunity to win such great prizes!

  20. Most of us are constantly “on-the-go” and I’m DEFINITELY an OTG kind of gal…LOVE that this book can be tucked away in my backpack–Ready to be accessed when I need it most or have some down time or I can see myself taking it on my walk breaks to “feed the diet monster that lives within.” *LOL* My walking buddies will LOVE the book as well…I’ll share it!

  21. I’d love to win this book because I’m about a month into changing my lifestyle and becoming healthier and fitter and I’ve been wanting to read all kinds of things related to diet and fitness! Thanks!

  22. I have hit that wall over and over. This time I WILL knock it down, and this book sounds like it will add tools to my arsenal 🙂

  23. I would love to check out this book. You can find meal plans, rules, and recipes everywhere, but time and time again it proves to be our mind and behavior that derail us. This subject has become my passion this year. I know all about the what to do. I’m looking to understand why its so difficult. I think that’s the key.

  24. I like to get my info in little nuggets. I tend to retain it better that way.

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  25. I would love to win to get me on the right track of losing weight and it looks small enough to keep in my purse!

  26. While I’m already very active and eat healthy, I LOVE finding new healthy recipes and new exercises to do!! I strive to be healthy and live a healthy lifestyle so new tips and tricks are ALWAYS great to learn!!

  27. I really need this book! All the world has their tips and tricks on cellphone apps, I prefer mine in paperback. It would be awesome to have this as a reference to keep in my purse. 🙂

  28. I love books…I love getting healthy…I think this is a perfect blend of books and health that would go a long way for me!

  29. I am sick of the fads… And I get on a good streak with a great routine for the gym and diet -aka a healthy lifestyle – and I always fall off. HELP!

  30. I lost 70 pounds almost 2 years ago and have been maintaining my weight ever since. I think this book would help me with some tips on how to continue maintaining my weight. I’m especially interested in the “tapping” points you mention above. Maintaining my weight is a daily struggle so any tips I can get would definitely help out!

  31. Iris Lee’s comment (#7) wins it! Congrats, Iris Lee, and we’ll be emailing you shortly to get your mailing address. Thanks to all who entered!

    –FBG Jenn