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Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 02:50
by raikyuu
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "End Dieting Hell" by Michelle Melendez.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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End Dieting Hell is a self-help book that provides a new perspective on losing weight. The book talks about how a person can be “emotionally addicted” to the feeling of struggling with losing weight. The goal of the book is to help people find peace with one’s own body. Based on her experiences as a fitness instructor, Michelle Melendez imparts her advice on loving oneself to bring about the change the person needs.

The book starts with the author’s story, which details her insecurities when she was 13 years old and shows how she started to appreciate her own body. The book focuses on how behavioral memory patterns affect the way people think of themselves, including their self-image. The book also talks about the relationship between the cells and the emotions, the concept of “emotional body,” and the right routine for one’s body type. The book contains insights about finding peace with one’s own body, as well as knowing the purpose of one’s lifetime struggle with weight.

The book aims to merge biology, nutrition, sports science, and new age beliefs to provide an answer to the everlasting problem of losing weight. This mixture of concepts is explained through the author’s use of multiple stories, which I find entertaining and relatable. The stories about her experiences with clients are inspirational to read. Since the book is well-written and professionally edited, the book easily achieves its goal of aiding people to accept who they are, helping them find peace within themselves.

My only problem with the book is that the author misunderstood a scientific paper, which she uses to state that the heart “has a brain of its own.” The paper looked into how “intuition” is being handled by the human body. While the paper does say that the heart also plays a role in handling “intuition,” the conclusion of the paper says that “intuition” is not handled by a discrete organ (brain or heart alone), but rather by the whole body: a system-wide process.

Nevertheless, I don’t believe that the aforementioned misunderstanding gets in the way of the self-help aspect of the book. Overall, End Dieting Hell is a fascinating and helpful read for people who are trying to lose weight. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. While it’s hard to recommend this book to those who don’t believe in new age beliefs, I can recommend this book to those who are having trouble losing weight.

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Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 04:17
by Michelle Fred
I like that the author emphasized the need for self acceptance and love. It's often easy to fall into the pit of low-self esteem when we feel like our body doesn't meet societal standards of beauty. Thanks for a detailed review.

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 04:38
by Ekta Swarnkar
The plotline of the book is wonderful. It is really important to accept oneself the way one is, then only one can find happiness. I appreciate the writer for choosing this issue. Wonderful review!

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 07:33
by Stephanie Elizabeth
It's important to be able to love your body at any state during your journey. I am glad the author emphasises self-acceptance. Thanks for the wonderful review!

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 14:13
by Radiant3
I think the perspective used by the author is unique and interesting, she seems to have taken a more all-encompassing view of the body. Thank you for the great review.

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 16:55
by kandscreeley
I know many struggle to lose weight. For me, I'm not into new age beliefs. I may be able to overlook that, however, as I am curious what the author has to say. Thanks.

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 23:47
by Wanjugush
The goal of the book is to help people find peace with one’s own body. Based on her experiences as a fitness instructor, Michelle Melendez imparts her advice on loving oneself to bring about the change the person needs.
This is a perspective that I haven't heard before. Sounds like a really interesting book. Awesome review.

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 01:05
by Katie Canedy
As a person that has struggled with body image for a good portion of my life, I can agree that self-love and acceptance are needed in order to lose weight and be happy with yourself. Your review was excellent; thank you so much.

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 07:51
by Bhaskins
I love the message she’s sending. We need more health professionals to promote ideas of self love.

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 10:25
by kdstrack
It would be interesting to see what her advice is on how to overcome emotional eating. From early childhood, we are taught that food is a reward. I would be curious to know how she weaves the new age ideas in with emotional eating. Great review!

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 11:07
by Amenrodion
I have struggled with the idea of getting and keeping the perfect hourglass figure since puberty. I think I might relate to this book. It's definitely going on my bookshelf

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 14:16
by Samson1919
I read book and I like the way it teach about body fitness ,I love the aim of author to inspire people about body fitness

Re: Official Review: End Dieting Hell by Michelle Melendez

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 14:52
by Laila_Hashem
I have always loved books that discuss struggles and serious issues, but have a light-hearted tone nonetheless, making me relate to it more. As someone who has went on many diets, this seems like a helpful read. Thanks for the great review!