The central premise is that weight loss can only be achieved when calorie intake is smaller than calories used. The emphasis is on taking responsibility, becoming aware of one’s diet and making systematic and gradual changes (over at least 11 weeks). The second part, Awareness and Appearance, explains how the body works, the nine ages of woman, how to notice and alter postures which affects one’s slim appearance, and how to get more exercise in everyday activity. It does not introduce the Technique but recommends it. A nutritionist in ‘The Sunday Times’ liked the book for its simplicity.