With so many diet and exercise fads out there, who knows which ones will work? An extra problem is that many will require you to buy their book or equipment to learn their "secrets." In the face of so many choices, it is easy to understand the urge to give up before even delving in. Enter Charlotte Hilton Andersen who is ready to do the work for you.
In The Great Fitness Experiment: One Year of Trying Everything, she tackles twelve different diets and workouts, a new one for every month. Her personal experiences and the pros and cons of each are described in a funny and honest voice that makes you wish she was your "Gym Buddy."
She takes on Crossfit, Jillian Michaels, kettlebells, going vegan, karate, celebrity and "action hero" workouts, among others. Also enjoyable are her personal essays that tackle topics such as eating disorders and "being a girl in our body-obsessed culture." After reading this book, I certainly felt like I had more insight to the different fitness workouts out there, and what would work best for me based on her tests and trials.
Submitted by Monica @ MPL Central