Review of Break the Chains of Dieting

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any non-fiction books such as autobiographies or political commentary books.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
Post Reply
User avatar
Katie Canedy
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1143
Joined: 28 Jul 2019, 20:55
2021 Reading Goal: 25
Currently Reading: Think and grow rich
Bookshelf Size: 307
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Break the Chains of Dieting by David Medansky

Review of Break the Chains of Dieting

Post by Katie Canedy »

[Following is an official review of "Break the Chains of Dieting" by David Medansky.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review

How many times have you gone on a diet? If you have dealt with excess weight, then there is a good chance you have tried at least one. But after going off your diet, you may have gained all of the lost weight back and more. Why are diets ineffective for weight loss and maintenance? In Break the Chains of Dieting, David Medansky explains why diets fail while providing advice on losing weight healthily and effectively. Readers will learn about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, setting healthy weight loss goals, how to think more positively about themselves, and much more. David has struggled with obesity and was able to lose a quarter of his total body weight. Because of his experience, David feels that this book will help others feel more confident in their abilities to change their lives.

The honest tone David uses is what I enjoyed most in this book. As hard as it is to hear the things he says, I loved that he was not afraid to say things how they were. In one instance, he told readers that they did not become overweight overnight; instead, they became so because of years of bad food choices. Readers should be ready to take a hard look at themselves if they are serious about becoming healthier. David clearly states that no one is to blame for an unhealthy lifestyle except the person who chose to live that way.

Learning about affirmations and declarations was something that I also liked. Honestly, using affirmations is not new to me; I use them every day when I do my work and exercises. However, using declarations with affirmations was a fresh concept to me. For example, one can affirm that they are in a healthy weight range while declaring that they make better food choices each day. I appreciated David for teaching his readers how to use these concepts together.

If there is one thing I would change, it would be for the author to add citations at the end of the book. David talks about two components in the American water system that are dangerous for American citizens to consume, but the Environmental Protection Agency has said they are safe anyway. I found information about it, but having the citations available would have made this research nearly effortless. This fallacy is also true for his discussion about artificial sweeteners.

Even though I would have liked a list of citations available, I do not think this was enough to deduct a star. Break the Chains of Dieting deserves nothing less than 4 out of 4 stars for its excellent presentation, research-backed opinions, and valuable information. Two instances of profanity are at the beginning of this book, but these profane words are the only ones throughout the text. A prayer to a higher being is in the introduction, but David does not talk about a specific religion in the book. Americans who want to live a healthier lifestyle or lose some weight will likely benefit from what this title has to offer.

Break the Chains of Dieting
View: on Bookshelves
"There is no try, only do."- Yoda
"If you can dream it, you can do it."- Walt Disney
“I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant,it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”- Mewtwo
Posts: 202
Joined: 13 Nov 2021, 09:17
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 9
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: There and Back There Again by Andrew Alsup

Post by Rishi_reviews »

As a person who faced some minor health issues I can say this is a really good representation of how you should manage your diet. Thanks for the amazing review.
User avatar
GideonWrites Review
Posts: 174
Joined: 06 Mar 2021, 09:36
2021 Reading Goal: 24
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 44
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Fulfillment by ICA

Post by GideonWrites Review »

Thanks for this comprehensive reviews! The concept of affirmation with declaration sounds piqued my interest.
Signature of Grace.
Latest Review: Fulfillment by ICA
Apple 7
Posts: 68
Joined: 12 Sep 2021, 12:19
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 9
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: The Right to Nominate by Thomas E Peterson

Post by Apple 7 »

A very expository insight into the world of healthy living which totally doesn't depend on the old adage of dieting, very interesting read
Kutlwano S
Posts: 5
Joined: 01 Jul 2021, 06:03
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 4
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Leaving Dahomey by Jude Shaw

Post by Kutlwano S »

We should definitely break these chains...great review
J Edwards
Posts: 277
Joined: 06 Sep 2021, 10:38
2021 Reading Goal: 30
Favorite Book: Kalayla
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 63
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Rising Like the Sun by Anita Joe

Post by J Edwards »

Books like these ones should as honest as possible, however much we may dislike what they have to say. It is my hope that the message eventually gets home. Thank you for your amazing review.
“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

French novelist Marcel Proust.
Posts: 1870
Joined: 25 Feb 2021, 13:23
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 237
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: She Speaks Her Silence by Carla J Frye

Post by markodim721 »

I like that the author opted for the use of honest tone and I think most readers will like it too, because most diets promise miracles. Thanks for the very informative review.
Post Reply

Return to “Non-Fiction Books”