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Really good book. Doesn’t pretend to be a diet book, or a step by step plan. Rather, Mara writes about her own life and experience and tells us what worked for her.

Very inspiring, a joy to read, and lots of really solid and good information.

According to her formula, what you eat is the most important component in losing weight. Working out and sleep are important, but each only worth 10% of the equation. There isn’t anything really new in this book, but it’s presented in a really great way. Her focus is on real food, avoiding processed and prepared foods. She also stresses the importance of mini goals. She lost 90 lbs, but if she had set 90 as the goal from the start, it would have been too intimidating. Set small goals, and celebrate reaching them.