And the content of the book lived up to its title. It’s a great easy read that:
- Explains why fad diets don’t work
- Breaks down the science of nutrition into understandable concepts
- Provides feasible “small change” type strategies. And these strategies in the book are many things that I use with my clients here – for example, planning ahead for your meals and scheduling exercise into your week!
- Contains real life examples of how these strategies can be put into place
- Provides an appendix of resources like a sample food diary page
One of the parts I liked most about the book was this line:
“Take a moment and really ask yourself – what is driving you to become healthier?...Whatever the reason, your motivation to achieve lifelong, sustainable change must be stronger than your desire for overeating here and now.”
I love that line. It clicks with me and the way that I work with my clients. You have to identify the WHY in order to set yourself up for success. Just saying “I want to lose weight” doesn’t motivate most people to take action. And it makes it easy to give up when temptations for the not-so-healthy stuff come up (the office candy jar, your friend's birthday cake, that wedding you're going to - I'm sure the list of these situations can go on and on). But when you identify the WHY, you help motivate yourself. Saying “I want to lose weight because I’m afraid I won’t be around to see my children grow up” might provide a little more of an emotionally-connecting reason for you to change – and to stick with those changes.
If you’re someone who is trying to lose weight on your own and you feel motivated to change, this book could be a great resource for you as it has many practical strategies you can implement right away. And if you’re one of our clients, this could be a great companion resource in addition to all the work we do together!
Giveaway: We are excited to giveaway a copy of "Stop Dieting and Start Losing Weight" to one lucky blog reader. Simply enter by commenting on this blog post and letting us know why you want to win this book! We will draw a winner on Friday, March 1st!
Terms: You must be 18 years or older and live in the US to win this giveaway. Upon winning, we will contact you to verify your age, as well as name and address for shipping. You must provide us with this information within 5 days of our email or we will choose another winner.
Disclosure: I received 2 copies of this book from the author. As always, all opinions are my own and I only blog about products/services I truly believe in.