“Slim for Life” book review

by Danica on June 11, 2013

Slim for Life

by Jillian Michaels

Slim for Life by Jillian Michaels


Stop battling your weight and slim down for life with this no-nonsense, insider’s plan from America’s health, wellness, and weight-loss guru: Jillian Michaels. She has helped millions lose weight and feel great, and now she can help you, too.
Bestselling author and Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels swore she’d never write another diet book. But she realized that with all of the conflicting, overly complicated information being thrown at you each day, what you need is a clear, simple plan that cuts through all the confusion to deliver amazing results, fast. This book distills all she’s learned about diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle to provide anyone seeking to be slim, strong, and healthy with an easier path to achieving dramatic body transformation.

my thoughts

  • Honestly – this is the absolute best healthy living book I’ve read to date.

  • I love this book so much because it covers not only exercise and nutrition, but also mental and environmental conditions that are essential factors in overall/optimal health, too.
  • I agree with every philosophy Jillian has about healthy living (which is very rare because a lot of healthy living book authors get very extreme and preachy about one “right” way or another).
  • She promotes balance!  The McDonald’s meal and the Cheetos are always off limits (rightly so!), but she knows that we’re all human and sometimes enjoying life really can mean having the slice of pizza, the alcoholic beverage, or the piece of cake at the birthday party.  She gets that.  BUT, she explains that it’s important to keep those “treats” in the minority, and she explains what that looks like further in the book…. I agree!
  • This woman doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk, and that’s why I love her healthy living advice so much.  She’s not about just preaching and selling books, she truly knows what she’s talking about because she lives it out herself and applies it to all of the people she’s helped.
  • I could ramble on for a long time about how much I love this book, but I’ll end here with this: If you’re going to read one healthy living book right now, make this the one you read.  It covers pretty much everything you need to know, especially if you’re just getting started on a journey to better health.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Caitlyn @ City and the Cubicle June 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

Ah I was so excited to see you review this! I’ve been wanting to read this so badly. I guess I’ll have to bump it up to the priority list :)
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2 Danica June 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

You should definitely read it! If you know ome things about living a healthy lifestyle, which you do, a little of it will be already-known knowledge, but it still has a lot of great things to offer!


3 Heather @fitncookies June 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I’m going to check it out on amazon and see if it’s cheaper to buy or rent for the ipad :)
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4 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections June 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Thanks for the recommendation. I love all-things Jillian. I have Master Your Metabolism, but only made it about half way through. It’s quite detailed and really interesting, but I just got kind of overwhelmed. I’d definitely like to pick this one up someday.
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5 Danica June 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

This one is a MUCH better read than Master Your Metabolism – I promise!


6 Gina June 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Glad to see your review! I am a Jillian fan and was wondering whether this was worth a read or not. I tried her detox water recipe recently and though it didn’t really work out for me I did like some aspects of it. May give this book a try! Thanks.


7 Danica June 12, 2013 at 7:27 am

I love Jillian and I’ve read one or two of her other books, but this one blows them out of the water. It’s much more reader-friendly and realistic.


8 Tara@PNWRunner June 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm

I won this book at a Flywheel event. I’ve been reading it slowly. I’ve been learning alot from her book. It is a must read for me!
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9 Sarah June 12, 2013 at 7:38 am

I brought myself this book and have to say I loved it. Was such a good read and gave me a lot to think about. I liked the score aspect as well as it made me reread it and think of changes which I could do with a little effort instead of simple ones which would be easy to make. I agree is deffo a must read.
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10 Danica June 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I thought the score part was pretty neat too! And yes, I LOVED that she pointed out lots of little changes to make because they really all add up in the end!


11 Vicki June 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm

So funny, I started to read this the day before you did this post! So far I really enjoy it! I literally laughed outloud when she was talking about not eating twinkies and cheetos becuase there is no twinkie tree, and nothing ever gave birth to a cheeto :)
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12 Danica June 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Ahh I totally forgot that part! I remember laughing out loud too :)


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