We all know how to lose weight: eat less and exercise more. However, there are different paths to this goal. Journalist Kennedy (Miracles and Moments of Grace
) profiles 26 people who succeeded in losing weight using 26 distinct methodologies, from Jenny Craig to gastric bypass to Weight Watchers to Curves. Each system worked for someone, and this book pulls all of them together so readers can compare them and select the approach that fits them the best. (Dec.) Copyright © 2011 Library Journal. All rights reserved.
"We're wrestling with an obesity crisis today, and the answer isn't as simple as eat less--move more
. Losing weight and keeping it off is a process of embracing change that is powered by support and motivation. In these real stories of real success,
you'll find ideas for making food and exercise choices, as well as the motivation to make these changes."
--Gary Heavin, founder and CEO of Curves International Inc.
"Nancy Kennedy has put together a smorgasbord of weight loss success stories and the paths people took to success. Inspirational, educational, and well-written, this book is a must read! Get ready to be inspired to action!"
--John M. Rowley, bestselling author of The Power of Positive Fitness, speaker, TV & radio personality, and Peak Performance Expert
Kennedy's book is innovative and inspirational for anyone dealing with food and weight issues, as she skillfully explores the various weight loss programs and tells these personal stories of success. What a great resource for navigating a maze of options! "
--Judy Wardell Halliday, founder of Thin Within Ministries
"The success stories in How We Did It
are inspirational and it's loaded with information that can help you succeed, too. The book underscores what I've always believed about weight loss--you can do it, if you do what it takes!"
--Allison Bottke, bestselling author of God Allows U-Turns
and the Setting Boundaries
series, including Setting Boundaries with Food
"We are all different, and saying that one approach to weight loss is "best" is like saying strawberry is the "best" ice cream flavor. What works for me may not work for you. Nancy Kennedy has written a superb guide for those searching for their unique weight management tool. With entertaining and engrossing stories, she explores the ins and outs of common weight loss programs and paves the way for you to write your own success story. How We Did It
is your first step in finding motivation and proven strategies in your quest to get healthy."
--J. Ron Eaker, MD, author of Healthy Habits for Fit Families
and A Woman's Guide to Hormone Health