The Dog Diet--A Memoir
What My Dog Taught Me About Shedding Pounds, Licking Stress and Getting
a New Leash on Life
The Dog Diet is a hilarious memoir/lifestyle
guide that shows readers the positive impact a dog can
have in lifting our spirits, lightening our hearts, and
shrinking our waistlines.
Meet Patti Lawson, a diet-obsessed, single lawyer who,
mourning the demise of her latest relationship, indulges
in as many brands of chocolate as she can find. Fate-and
a fortuitous trip to PETsMART-brings rascally puppy Sadie
into Patti's petless, pristine-if a bit sterile-life.
Since that day life hasn't been the same for Patti-or
Through a charming and captivating narrative, this memoir-cum-diet
book takes a tongue-in-cheek look at our obsession with
weight loss and will have readers laughing at themselves
as they recognize their own dysfunctional relationship
with food. In the process they will learn a simple and
natural method for shedding unwanted pounds without the
usual stress and disappointments that go along with typical
Some practical dog diet tips include:
- When it comes to snacking, if your dog likes it, it's
probably not good for you!
- Eat quiet foods that don't emit enticing aromas - they're
good for you and won't arouse the ravished beast in your
- Sure you can walk your dog, but a traditional work
out can be adapted to include your dog-you burn more
calories and it's a lot more fun!
- Look at life through the eyes of your dog: Learn how
to live in the moment and don't hold grudges.