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You Can't Outsource Weight Loss...But You Can Lose Weight and Be Thin Forever! Paperback – January 1, 2011

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  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: BlueWater Health Concepts (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984389806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984389803
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,027,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ed Boullianne's life has been filled with adventure and excitement, the thrill of flying Navy jets and winning in combat. But, after his older sister's sudden death, and a warning from his Navy Flight Surgeon that he too was at risk for heart disease, he embarked on an adventure that rivaled his 28-year Navy flying career.
On the morning of August the 4th, 2002, Ed received a call that changed his life. His brother, Bob, called to say that their sister Michelle had died suddenly of a heart attack. She was only 46 years old. Devastated by the tragedy of his sister's death and the affect it had on her extended family, Ed was determined to discover the reasons so many Americans like his sister suffer from obesity and poor health.
He didn't know it then, but his sister's death would prove to be the catalyst for his own personal weight loss journey. Like so many of us in the United States, Ed struggled with weight loss initially. Yet, once he discovered how to achieve permanent weight loss without using deprivation or willpower, Ed realized the actual execution of the weight loss process was easy.
Ed has been conducting his wellness and weight loss seminar in the National Capital Region for five years now and it truly has become "The seminar that changes lives." Ed's book deconstructs many myths of the weight loss industry, and in a funny, motivating and entertaining way, shows why "You can't outsource weight loss."
Now at 5' 11" and 170 pounds, Ed shed 34 pounds, equivalent to 17% of his former body weight, and has kept it off for more than 5 years. His "Self-Assessment Process" and the "Five Basic Truths" have helped thousands of people return balance to their life and achieve permanent weight loss. A young woman, Kate, said "the seminar changed my Life" after she correctly identified herself as a "why" eater and lost 42 pounds after attending one of Ed's presentations in 2006.

Ed has appeared in and co-narrated, National Geographic's "Carrier at War" and, while aboard the USS CARL VINSON, did voice work for "Behind Enemy Lines" released by 20th Century Fox. Ed's book was released in January 2011 and is available in softcover and all e-book formats.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 17, 2011
Format: Paperback
Retired Navy Captain Ed Boullianne has assembled a book about body weight (and the excess of it!) that is instructional on many levels. For once an author takes the time to share with the readers the myths and rules of such topics as the Glycemic Index, the role of BMI is judging body weight, the inside information on vitamin and herbal supplements, Calorie Density, the complex and misunderstood information about fatty foods, and what foods are healthful and what foods are not. But the main contribution of this book is his informing the reader that controlling our body weight in this nation of obesity is something that is comfortably within our own grasp and responsibility.

His five 'Basic Truths' are 1. If you're tired, hungry, or craving foods, you won't lose weight; 2. Only make a lifestyle or diet changes that you can maintain forever; 3. Listen to your body; 4. Willpower and deprivation are not weight-loss tools; and 5. The human body was meant to move. From these stances he takes us through very common sense steps about eating the right foods and when, exercising, drinking water, sleeping, and diminishing stress in a manner that is completely comprehensible and sets the stage for permanent and rather rapid weight loss by hanging habits and concepts that can be continued for the rest of life.

The title of the book - and a clever one at that - references the fact that all the diet programs (Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, eDiets, Medifast, Weight Watchers etc) cost a lot of money, require often that you import ready made meals, and focus on a 'diet goal', leaving the weight conscious reader at a stage to return to previous weight when that program is completed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin L. Nenstiel TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
If I had to compress Ed Boulliane's engaging, personable book into a single thesis, I'd say this: nothing ruins your weight more than taking a passive attitude toward food. Too often, we pack on pounds because we don't think about what we eat until we're already hungry. Then pre-packaged weight loss schemes encourage us to take the same attitude toward losing weight, popping pills or microwaving prepared dietetic junk food.

By contrast, Boulliane wants us to take responsibility for our own weight. He wants us to plan our regimens with an eye toward which foods have the greatest nutritional benefits and greatest long-term value. He wants us to not just eat for short-term weight loss, but for lifelong health. And he isn't naïve; he knows that we need occasional self-indulgence, and he wants us to include that in our plans.

Boulliane's focused run-down on nutrition and human metabolism translates complex physiological insights into plain English. He's detailed without being lengthy, informed without being abstruse, and conversational without being flippant. His approach renders complex nutritional insights in short, memorable nuggets that simplify choosing and preparing food without relying on nutritionally vacuous rubbish or breaking the bank on specialty foods.

I'd recommend this book for anyone who realizes that weight loss is not a brief project, but one step in a lifelong goal of living healthfully and well. He lays out the tools that make maintaining your healthy weight both straightforward and affordable. And he does it in a manner that doesn't overwhelm readers with jargon or bore them with verbosity. He's the health guru we've needed for so long.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Certified PT on March 11, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
You Can't Outsource Weight Loss finally places control with the individual. This approach helps people figure out why they eat, how to modify what they eat, and what other lifestyle behaviors help and hinder their goals. I love how Capt. Boullianne takes me step-by-step, through a self assessment to find out what triggers one's eating. Once that is determined, he helps create 5 smaller, attainable goals which afford success in this journey. He creates lists of foods that are "safe" to eat, should only be eaten in moderation, and ones that are best to avoid almost all the time. There is even a do-it-yourself food label reading guide. We all think we know what to look for, but Capt. Boullianne shows us what we miss. Thanks for helping us take control of our own weight-loss journey!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Kristian Olivero on April 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
I have a unique perspective on "You Can't Outsource Weight Loss", as I met Cap Ed Boullianne at a DoD leadership seminar three years ago before he published this insightful book. At that time he was living these life changing principles and sharing them with friends and colleagues. Ed was clearly in the best shape of his life and had struck a magic balance where he could eat sensibly but still enjoy the finer things in life--his love pepperoni pizza and red wine made the book! I was fortunate to have learned from Ed firsthand at the time, I'm pleased that now everyone can learn this wisdom, and it's a pleasant bonus how well Ed's wit and charm are preserved by the written word. I'm ordering an extra copy today to sent to my Mom and Dad!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryman on February 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
Finally a weight loss book that is straight forward, honest and it works! It's well worth the cover price. Read the book, follow the common sense advice and lose weight...and pocket all the money you will save by not chasing the latest fad diet or buying the latest work-out machine. This book is not only good advice but advice based on the Author's personal battle for good health. Read it, it could save your life...literally!!
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