• The F*ck It Diet

  • Eating Should Be Easy
  • By: Caroline Dooner
  • Narrated by: Caroline Dooner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,549 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The F*ck It Diet is not only hilarious, it is scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter.” (Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

From comedian and ex-diet junkie Caroline Dooner, an inspirational guide that will help you stop dieting, reboot your relationship with food, and regain your personal power.

Dieting doesn't work.

Not long term. In fact, our bodies are hardwired against it. But each time our diets fail, instead of considering that maybe our ridiculously low-carb diet is the problem, we wonder what’s wrong with us. Why can’t we stick to our simple plan of grapefruit and tuna fish? Why are we so hungry? What is wrong with us? 

We berate ourselves for being lazy and weak, double down on our belief that losing weight is the key to our everlasting happiness, and resolve to do better tomorrow. But it’s time we called a spade a spade: Constantly trying to eat the smallest amount possible is a miserable way to live, and it isn’t even working. So f--k eating like that. 

In The F*ck It Diet, Caroline Dooner tackles the inherent flaws of dieting and diet culture and offers listeners a counterintuitively simple path to healing their physical, emotional, and mental relationship with food. What’s the secret anti-diet? Eat. Whatever you want. Honor your appetite and listen to your hunger. Trust that your body knows what it is doing. Oh, and don’t forget to rest, breathe, and be kind to yourself while you’re at it. 

Once you get yourself out of survival mode, it will become easier and easier to eat what your body really needs - a healthier relationship with food ultimately leads to a healthier you. 

An ex-yo-yo dieter herself, Dooner knows how terrifying it can be to break free of the vicious cycle, but with her signature sharp humor and compassion, she shows listeners that a sustainable, easy relationship with food is possible. 

Irreverent and empowering, The F*ck It Diet is call to arms for anyone who feels guilt or pain over food, weight, or their body. It’s time to give up the shame and start thriving. Welcome to the f--k it diet. Let’s eat.

©2019 Caroline Dooner (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Love it

The information is relevant for everyone who wants to diet or is dieting. I want to start a diet. But I will for sure not ignore my instincs after this book. ( I m not a native speaker so please excuse my poor writing)

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Not A Great Resource

This book is essentially “intuitive eating” with an attitude and irrational premises. Caroline Dooner is not a credible expert on eating disorders, body positivity, or health. Her voice was also patronizing at times. Please just pick up the OG “Intuitive Eating” book for real (health conscious) advice without a socio-political slant.

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I cannot believe this actually got published

This book is terrible. In summary, eat however you want, feel good about being overweight because it's actually healthier, eating poorly is perfectly fine, no junk food is unhealthy, so be happy at whatever weight you wind up being. Although I agree you should feel good about yourself no matter what weight you are, and that yo-yo dieting is bad, absolutely nothing else in this book makes sense. Utterly terrible.

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Well-written and excellently narrated!

A wonderful anti-diet manifesto narrated with the beautiful tones of the author herself! This was a true pleasure to listen to, as the author's expressive voice accurately conveys the love, humor, and biting wit of the book itself. I also appreciated a few small writing changes made specifically for the audible version ie "it may make sense for you to listen to this book twice" instead of "read this book twice," as it showed an attention to detail that I appreciate!

This book is a wonderful feminist and anti-'Big Diet' narrative that delves into freedom of personal choice and all the other issues tied to dieting. I would highly recommend it.

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Last Diet Book You'll Ever Need to Read

Being a 73 year old woman who has been on diets since I was six, I can say categorically that this is the sanest, funniest, factual, sensible and entertainingly humorous book I have ever encountered on the subject of food. I have been on every diet there is and read almost every book. Let me save you the trouble, this is the only book any of us will ever need. This book sets the madness of diet culture on its end in the most charming and powerful way. Caroline's logic and presentation lays out a way of living and eating that makes inarguable sense. I am on my second listen because there is so much wisdom and have downloaded the book to my kindle to do the exercises. Reading it just once changed my relationship to food and continues to do so every day. I am now happy, not obsessed or stressed over food because this book has shown me the only way to live. Thank you Caroline from the bottom of my heart!

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Extremely helpful.

I’ve struggled a lot with an eating disorder for about ten years now. I was always looking at all these different diets trying to lose weight and starving myself, only to slip up and then binge. I’d feel terrible about myself then began the vicious cycle again and again and AGAIN. This book brought out a lot of experiences and emotions and helped me see my relationship with food and eating in a new light. I’m not miraculously healed, but this book really inspired me to take a much needed step in the right direction. She provides a lot of examples and “have you ever..?” And I could relate to all of it. Knowing that there’s people out there who have felt the same and gotten through it really helps. For so long, I felt like a failure because the diets that worked for what seems like everyone in this world didn’t work for me. This book helped me realize there’s more to food than diets. Truly an inspirational book and will definitely be rereading. Truly thankful to have come across this book!!

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Freaking Amazing

The most common sense approach to eating and living! Everyone needs to read this! I will several times!

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Read this is you want to balloon

I would give zero stars if it would let me! This women should not be given a book deal. The advice in the book is VERY careless and irresponsible. She plays in the emotions of those battling obesity and creates an atmosphere of hopelessness for self improvement. She bashes doctor's and gives very scary advice. This book is dangerous and completely irresponsible.

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Understanding our Relationship with food

I thought it was a nice read and the narrator was easy to understand. However, the book does not explain very well how to lose weight or keep healthy it just helps people accept their relationship with and does not offer much guidance.

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This is for everyone.

This book is groundbreaking, and I don’t say that lightly. As someone who has been consumed (no pun intended) with food/restriction/dieting/thinness/health my entire life, reading this book was like a good hard therapy session. I want to buy a copy for everyone I know.

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