Monday, June 9, 2014

Book Review

Hi there.

From time to time I am asked to review books. I finally had a chance to read one that was sent to me, and I am happy to report it is a great book.

The title: "Weight Loss Surgery--The Real Skinny" by Nick Nicholson, MD and BA Blackwood.

The book is all about the various types of weight loss surgeries and their merits. It is an easy read, very understandable to medical and non-medical readers and well written. What I liked most about it was the focus on the psychology of weight loss. The author gives many example of treatment failures as well as the successes.

Oftentimes when you read books like this, it is simply an advertisement of their product. However, Dr. Nicholson is giving extremely good advice, going so far as to let prospective patients know that you need to be psychologically ready to have a successful outcome. That surgery is not a panacea, and you should not rush into it.

So if you are thinking about having or recommending weight loss surgery, you should read this book first.

Best,
ilene

PS here's the link for the kindle version which is on sale right now http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Loss-Surgery-Real-Skinny-ebook/dp/B00GTYYVS8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402353197&sr=1-1&keywords=weight+loss+surgery+the+real+skinny

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