Tory Johnson The Shift: The GoodHere's what I liked about the book. Tory's writing style is very engaging. I immediately felt pulled into her story and I was rooting for her to succeed. I was smiling when she had a dressing room moment and realized she was a size 6. It's gotta be so hard to drastically change your body size in full public view and she did it with as much grace as anyone I've ever seen. She does have a story to tell and, if you're a Tory Johnson fan, you'll enjoy reading the book. The nail polish, by the way, is a neat trick (can't remember the last time I came across a diet tip I'd never heard before). If you're having a munchy attack, put on a coat of clear nail polish, so if you indulge, you'll ruin your nails. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes for the polish to set and by that time you'll likely be over your craving.
The Shift DietTory Johnson makes it clear she wrote "The Shift" about her journey, not about how she lost weight. However what the reader gets is a month-by-month, occasionally bite-by-bite account of how she did it. And she was all over TV and the web yesterday giving out diet tips. So, denying that this is a diet book is a bit silly to me. Here's how Tory lost the weight ...
- Only 25 grams of carbohydrates per day.
- Daily weigh ins to keep on track.
- Peeing on a ketosis stick daily to make sure that she is, in fact, in ketosis.
- Frequently skipping meals, particularly breakfast, which even she admits is against common medical advice.
- Very little exercise for the most part, but gradually adding in walking, tennis, and hiking.
- Zero medical supervision! She admits that she hasn't gone to a doctor in years and does not get checked at any point during her year of weight loss, even though I'm guessing she was clinically obese.