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Are you sick of being on a diet? Do you always seem to be struggling to stop gaining weight? Fat Girl Friday is the most unique dieting book ever written – it will change the way you eat for the rest of your life! Craig Beck is one of the fittest, healthiest and most toned people you will ever meet. So why is he known around the world as ‘Fat Guy Friday’? In truth that’s exactly what he used to be.. a big fat guy! Until one day he said enough is enough and broke the cycle of yo-yo dieting that had plagued his life.

On Friday 10th September 2010 he stood on the scales at a depressing 252 lbs. He was the heaviest he had ever been, something as simple as walking up a flight of stairs would leave him gasping for air, he struggled to play games with his children and was the most miserable he had ever been. A former hypnotist, Craig knew that problems in life are primarily the result of dysfunctional programmes running in the subconscious mind, which are creating the very things we are unhappy with. Whilst he was building a system to deal with his own ever-expanding waistline he discovered two common traits shared by virtually all-overweight people. By removing these two secret problems he found that no matter who tried his system lost weight. Better than that, at no point did any of them report being hungry, irritable or unhappy during the process. In Fat Girl Friday, Craig pulls no punches and delivers a wakeup call designed to change your life for the better, forever!

The two reasons why you are overweight. Why every diet you have ever tried has failed. What the diet industry doesn’t want you to know. The secrets only slim people know. How to lose weight & feel great without feeling hungry, ever! Feel better and healthier than you ever thought possible.

©2012 Viral Success Ltd (P)2012 Viral Success Ltd

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This is actually working

I wasn’t going to write a review yet I wanted to wait till I’d lost all 30 kilos so I was a true success story. But I can’t wait and I want to share. Well it’s been a week of no sugar no wheat which has left me no choice but to get up every morning a little earlier and cook a heathy breakfast and come home from work a touch earlier and cook a heathy breakfast. Amazing things happen when you actually do eat vegetables fruit and protein in every meal. I’ve got so much energy. Before this I really thought I was in trouble. Old before my time and in pain everywhere every day. Well now I jump out of bed. My head is clearer my house in clean and organised my work is almost up to date and I’ve lost 1 kilo. Yes I know it’s only 1 but the huge difference is I now know I can loose the rest. I’ll drop a few more then start back at the gym. Instead of just paying every month I’ll actually go because I can. Craig Beck i cant thank you enough I’ve listened to many books but for some reason this one worked fir me. I really do hope it works for others too. If everyone over 50 felt as good as me the world would be a better place. I’d love to send you before and after photos in 29 kilos time. It’s will be dramatic. All my love to you for writing this book. It’s not too much to say your a lifesaver Sue from Sydney

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Good for a reset.

Craigs voice has a way of inspiring change. i appreciate his honest bluntness. good work!

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WOW!!

Today is my new day. Can't wait to share this with my husband who has struggled with his weight more than me. We are both in our early 50's and realise it is not too late. Thank you Craig.

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  • Elaine Beaudry
  • 21-09-2012

Yes Very good Funny and informative

Would you consider the audio edition of Fat Girl Friday to be better than the print version?

I have not read the book, but the audio version is great. It is informative and funny and at the same time it keeps you thinking outside the box.

What did you like best about this story?

It makes you look at food, eating and food cravings in a completely different way. If you can make it 2 weeks, then you can do it. It works! I lost 24 pounds in the first 7 weeks and was never hungry and ate anything.

Which character – as performed by Craig Beck – was your favorite?

Craig Beck

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have an extreme reaction, but it was more like excitement.... I have never read a weight loss book that I actually thought I could do. I love Pizza, I love lasagne, so I thought I could not do it, then I realized it wasn't the bread or the pasta I loved, it was what was on them. What a way to look at food and really enjoy it and never gain weight again. I eat topping off the pizza and throw the crust away. What a concept, and have salad with it. I have never been happier

Any additional comments?

Just open your mind and try it if you have been a yoyo dieter forever like I have.

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  • HappyShopper
  • 05-10-2013

Just another high protein/low carb diet.

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It started out as a funny story and I had high hopes for it, but the author did a little too much bashing of everyone else, including his own acquaintances (who hopefully didn't hear this book). I was really disappointed, especially when it had no tips for women and turned out to be just another high protein/low carb push.

What was most disappointing about Craig Beck’s story?

He insults a lot of people, didn't seem necessary to me, made him lose credibility with me.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

He has a good sense of humor and a good sounding voice, he should have focused on his assets.

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  • Tsandy
  • 27-01-2013

Same book, different title. Nothing new here.

Would you try another book from Craig Beck and/or Craig Beck?

Yes I think so, but I would make sure it was new stuff, not repackaged old stuff just with a different title. This is Fat Guy Friday just under a different title, extremely disappointing and waste of money.

Has Fat Girl Friday turned you off from other books in this genre?

No but it has made me wary of Craig's books. He has a lot of repetition in all his work, it gets annoying.

What didn’t you like about Craig Beck’s performance?

It's the same as his other book Fat Guy Friday, just aimed at a different demographic. Very misleading and a bit sneaky.

What character would you cut from Fat Girl Friday?

NA

Any additional comments?

Craig is good, but this is a disappointing ploy to sell books. I made the mistake of buying both so my fault I guess, buyer beware.

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  • Ellora
  • 20-01-2020

Craig is the best...Gets perspective happening!!!

Loved it...So grateful!!! I am happy to be fit not fat forever. I own so much of Craig's work!!!

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  • Kathi
  • 02-07-2019

Awesome book!

I have listened to this 3 times and will no doubt listen again. It’s incredibly funny and informative. I learn something new each time. The plan is simple and I lost 3 pounds after the first day.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-2019

Definitely A Must Read!!!

Craig Beck is extremely relatable, his experiences drive home the message in his book. He is also a phenomenal storyteller. He takes the daunting task of losing weight seem like a real possibility. I have recommended this book to my friends and family. I also suggest you read —Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone and The Art Of Happiness, Peace and Purpose. These books have changed my life! I’m positive they will do the same for you, but only if your ready.

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  • Kerri
  • 01-02-2013

Who knew

If you could sum up Fat Girl Friday in three words, what would they be?

Life changing, Thanks

What other book might you compare Fat Girl Friday to and why?

I haven't read any other book that made me stop eating what I was eating, It's only been a couple weeks and I feel amazing already

What does Craig Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love his sense of humor and his accent, he should tell his own story!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

YES! I am seriously re-examining what I eat and why, I also joined the gym and am still going after 6 weeks.. Thank you

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  • forever love
  • 27-09-2016

Hope this works

So I will take the actions this book advises. We shall see...really hope I get the results I'm looking for.

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  • Maribel P. Christensen
  • 08-04-2015

Great help and advice.

I love the clarity and frankness of Craig Beck. He is very honest about everything we need to know about getting started and getting a person understand what needs to be done to get the job done. i appreciate his straight forward approach and not holding anything back. sometimes it takes a push to get the point across.

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  • VBlair
  • 30-01-2015

easy listening

I'm a fan of the paleo diet and I loved hearing a true, honest version that Craig puts out there for us. we are responsible for our own weight and I myself am sick of hearing excuses as to why we are one of the fattest countries in the world. we all need to quit being whiny little bitches and take responsibility for ourselves and our health.

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  • Michelle
  • 09-03-2016

good motivation to get healthy ☺

I found this book easy to listen to, very witty, realistic and a good motivator. It didn't take long to get through it, never got bored as I did with other diet books. first day putting it into practice, not finding it difficult in fact I'm full up all day. .will post again after 1 month to show the progress.

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  • Stella N
  • 31-05-2020

simple and effective advice

Well presented and interesting info, simple and effective advice on Intermittent Fasting and avoiding certain foods. so far for 3 weeks lost 10 kg, not feeling hungry, definitely have more energy and less pains.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-12-2020

Fat gir friday

Loved it also bought the emotional eating one to both fab i will hopefully be slim in 2021

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  • D.Bish
  • 14-11-2019

I think I'm missing something?

I'm left feeling even more confused about dieting? where is the hypnosis section? do I really have to pay $99 on your website to listen to then? give up wheat is that all?I'm left feeling dissatisfied with this book, especially since alcohol lied to me was so helpful.

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  • Julie 73
  • 28-07-2019

Great motivation

I've read a few of Craig Beck books and I love his motivational style; it really draws me in. His lack of BS and straight talking really appeals to me. Having read other books of his however, some parts are a little repetitive, but overall the material he delivers is brilliant and most importantly it works!

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  • Mrs Shirley A. gRIFFIN
  • 18-04-2019

Great listen

Really enjoyed the humour and important message in this book. Did not want it to end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2016

Makes soooo much sense!

Thought provoking. Well worth a listen.
Think outside the box and listen with an open mind.....

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  • L. Russell
  • 08-05-2016

inspirational

I rarely write reviews but felt that this is deserved.
Craig Beck narrates his own book and it's so easy to listen to. It almost sounds like he's having a chat with you.
His enthusiasm is infectious and he has inspired me to go for it! He really explains in an easy to 'get' way the science bit behind the diet without being dull - the method behind the madness as some people may see it.
My diet starts now not tomorrow.

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