Everyone is different and has different goals. As explained in the book The Fast Diet a little like the author Michael Mosley I am a tofi thin on the outside and fat on the inside. Though I did have excess fat, my fat started to add in new areas from my male belly area to my back and pectorals - yuk.
And the key for me is that I have never really dieted at all before. I am keen on keeping fit but my world at the moment doesn't afford me the time to do enough and slowly (so as I didn't notice) and to allow me to eat and drink as I like to be happy. So I knew at some point I needed to do something.
I didnt like the idea of a diet mostly due to their ever too common unsustainable nature and how people YOYO on them. What's the point in going up and down - I suppose you might argue that while you are going back to where you were at least you are not worse..still not an ideal situation for all the sacrifice and hard work.
So at random my partner mentioned this new book and 'diet' not for me to diet as just in passing really and she thinks that I don't need to loose wight (though as I say I know I'm not healthy on the inside as much as I might be). If someone is well based to review diets she is, having tried almost all of them.
I chose this book to read thinking it was just a usual ‘chick lit’ book. I’ve been embroiled in the urban fantasy genre for a couple of years now and just fancied a good old fashioned love story to get lost in, but what I actually got was quite the opposite, an anti- love story if you will.
We first meet 26 year old Lou Clark as her boss decides to close down the café where she’s worked for the past 6 years, leaving her jobless and skill less. We follow her to interviews with Syed her jobcentre advisor who packs her off to menial jobs in a chicken factory and fast food restaurants, which she hates. Syed becomes so frustrated with her, that he suggests jobs in lap dancing and pole dancing clubs! Finally he sends her on an interview for a carer’s role, for which she makes sure there would be no ‘arse wiping’ involved. Much to her surprise she’s offered the job of carer to ex city high – flyer Will Traynor, who through a cruel twist of fate had been mown down by a motorcyclist whilst crossing a London street two years previously. Now quadriplegic with very limited movement in one arm, Will is suicidal and cantankerous
What follows is a painful and poignant story of Lou’s desperate attempt at making Will’s life worth living again. Whilst she may fail at that, what she actually succeeds in accomplishing is learning to love herself and make her own life worth living again.This is so far my book of the year, and I will definitely be reading further titles by Jojo Moyes. She’s an extremely talented writer who manages to write very rounded, if not always likeable ‘real’ characters; a rare oddity in today’s book market. A brave story that is well researched, I was beside myself with grief at the end of the book, and it’s been a long times since a book has provoked such an emotional journey in me.