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100 Days of Weight Loss: The Secret to Being Successful on Any Diet Plan Paperback – Bargain Price, September 4, 2007

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About the Author

A registered nurse with a masters degree in Health Education, Linda Spangle is the owner of Weight Loss For Life, a highly successful coaching and education program in Denver, Colorado. She specializes in helping people deal with the emotional and psychological issues of weight loss as well as healthy eating and exercise. Linda is the author of the nationally-acclaimed book "Life is Hard, Food is Easy: The 5-Step Plan to Overcome Emotional Eating and Lose Weight on Any Diet." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401603734
  • ASIN: B001M5UJ1M
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,774,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda Spangle is an expert at helping any dieter become a success story! A skilled weight-loss coach, speaker and writer, Linda is recognized nationally as a leading authority in the areas of emotional eating, motivation, self-esteem and other issues related to successful weight management.

Linda understands the challenges of losing weight as well as the joy of making it work. She takes people past the "don't eat that" approach to dieting and, instead, helps them change their relationship with food.

A registered nurse with a master's degree in health education, Linda is the owner of Weight Loss for Life, a healthy lifestyles coaching and training program located in Denver, Colorado. Over the past 20 years, Linda has provided weight-loss counseling services for more than 2500 clients and taught several thousand people in her workshops and seminars.

Her award-winning book, Life is Hard, Food is Easy, has been a top seller for several years. Her second book, 100 Days of Weight Loss, has received national acclaim, including being featured in USA Weekend. Her newest book, Friends with the Scale, immediately received national attention as well as being endorsed by the president of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly.)

Linda's articles on nutrition and weight loss have been published in Denver's major newspapers as well as numerous online publications. Her popular blog has attracted thousands of readers around the world.

In addition to being interviewed by hundreds of radio shows, newspapers and magazines, Linda has been a guest on numerous TV shows including Fox News, Lifetime TV, and The O'Reilly Factor. She has been quoted in nearly every major women's magazine, including Shape, Redbook, Women's Day and O Magazine.

Linda is available for speaking engagements, training seminars and one-on-one weight-loss coaching. For information on her books and coaching programs, visit

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194 of 195 people found the following review helpful By Karen Fraser on February 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book has been so very helpful to me. I have been dieting since last summer (have lost 55 pounds just by choosing things to eat that are better for me). This book addresses the emotional issues and habits we have that sabotage our success. I find myself repeating some of the "mantras" like "I don't eat it just because its there" etc. All I can say is that I have never written a review for anything I have purchased on Amazon and I just felt led to share my thoughts with those of you considering this book for purchase. It has been a real help to me, and I give it my highest recommendation. Karen F.

PS Update on review, 6/11/06. I have now lost 75 pounds and keep on going! I continue to read and re-read this book whenever I feel like I need a "boost" to keep going. I can just open it and find a passage (one of the 100 days) that helps me. This price is a small price to pay for a book with so much help!

PSS Update on review, 11/2008 I have just gone through this book again, and now have 100 pounds off. This book is a constant reference for me!
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203 of 208 people found the following review helpful By Amalfi Coast Girl on August 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
A 44-year-old woman that has struggled to lose weight for a number of years writes this review. The combination of too much work, and not enough sleep and exercise resulted in "excess storage tissue" as my darling husband likes to call it. If you have ever struggled with excess weight and couldn't motivate yourself to stick with a diet for the long haul you should read this book.

The book is subdivided in 10-day blocks as follows:

1. Set up for success

2. Put food in its place

3. Conscious eating

4. Listen to your body

5. Jump-start motivation

6. Emotional eating

7. Triggers and word play

8. Growing stronger

9. Long-term success

10. Put it into action

This book is written in 2 page chapters that you are suppose to read each day. The author presents a very concise and thought provoking idea each day. Then the author asks you to think about the topic and what it means to you and answer a question or two.

By honestly answering the questions in this book I was able to identify long held beliefs that were not serving me well. As a victim or sexual assault in my freshman year of college I connect thinness with danger, subconsciously. This book helped me to bring these thoughts to the surface so that I could recognize them and deal with them before they showed up on my hips. I am not trying to imply that someone with deep-seated underlying issues is the target audience of this book. What I am trying to convey is that I think this book can help the casual dieter, or those that have issues that go deeper. If you are honest with yourself when you answer the questions each day you might be surprised at what bubbles to the surface.
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102 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Lee on May 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you have ever struggled with erratic weight gain, inability to stay on track, no willpower, then this book is for you. It gives you 100 days of easy to read, easy to understand tips for success and help with all those problem areas. I suffer from depression and very low self-esteem and this book helped me tremendously. I use it in conjunction with Linda Spangle's other book, "Life is Hard, Food is Easy". Both these books have changed my life and my outlook on food. Food is no longer my enemy and I no longer fear the stronghold it once had on me. Do yourself a favor, invest in both these books. You won't be sorry.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. Byrd on April 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent. I read it everyone morning. It gets me going for the day. I am a graduate student, and I am guilty of reading during class. A student next to me asked what I was reading, and I showed her. She borrowed it, and for about 14 of my 100 days I didn't have it. I had to get it back for my remaining days. Also, when I wanted to eat something that I shouldn't, I would grab the book and reread a section. The book is interactive and ,therefore, less monotonous.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By David Cox on November 29, 2006
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This is a fantastic book and Linda Spangle is an outstanding weight loss coach. I am a 65 year old male in the tenth week of a weight loss program and have lost 48 pounds. I have never experienced success like this until finding Linda. I strongly encourage you to read her insights and follow her suggestions. She knows what she is talking about!!!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By R. Kerwin on July 19, 2007
Format: Paperback
We all know the details about losing weight. If our intelligence had anything to do with it....we would be thin. I feel so disappointed in myself when I have tried to lose weight and failed. Linda Spangle has shown me that is not what I am eating that is the problem. It is my whole attidude towards food in general. Her motivational hints have helped me change my life style. I am not rapidly losing weight, but I feel healthier and in control of my eating. I am losing about a pound a week without officially being on a "diet". I did not feel it was necessary to read the book from the beginning to the end. I have left it by my bedside and read a few pages at night and sometimes I reread the same little section in the morning. Each motivational tidbit is only about two pages long. This book has helped me drop my membership in the "clean plate club". It has also helped me to "savor" a bite or two of the foods I crave instead of gobbling them down. Reading this book has definitely helped elevate my self-esteem. I had originally borrowed this book from the local library. After reading it, I went online and ordered copies for myself and my sister.
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