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Lean Habits For Lifelong Weight Loss: Mastering 4 Core Eating Behaviors to Stay Slim Forever Hardcover – April 7, 2015
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“Bogus weight loss miracle cures flood the market, but with this book you've finally found the facts from one of the most straight shooting dietitians in the business. I recommend Lean Habits to all my readers.” ―James Fell, internationally syndicated fitness columnist and author of Lose it Right
“Georgie's program makes healthy eating as comfortable and routine as waking up in the morning.” ―Matt Fitzgerald, sports nutritionist, endurance coach and author of the bestselling book Racing Weight
“If you want to get off the merry-go-round of trendy diets that get you nowhere but frustrated, let Lean Habits be your guide.” ―Sarah A. Samaan, MD, FACC, cardiologist and author of Best Practices for a Healthy Heart and The DASH Diet for Dummies
“Forget about those fad diets that are unmanageable and unsupported by the scientific literature for long-term weight loss. Lean Habits is a scientific-based approach that can help individuals adopt better eating and lifestyle behaviors that are realistic, achievable and maintainable for all.” ―Virginia Quick, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, James Madison University
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Georgie Fear rejects that focus on food management, and turns instead to behavior management. She explains why in this passage:
"I have never met a single person who liked counting calories. All the people I know (including myself) did it with a sense of anxiety, distrust of their own bodies and fear. It becomes a daily battle against the numbers, in which you lose all sight of feeling hunger, fullness and enjoyment of eating. … While it can feel like keeping track of calories is helpful, and it often gives a comforting (false) sense of control, it prevents tuning in to your own body’s signals, which you need to be able to do if you are going to eat for yourself."
My only criticism of Lean Habits is that I wish this statement, which appears in the "troubleshooting" section toward the end, had been made earlier. The success of the program depends on your ability to feel your body's hunger and satiety mechanisms. The pounds you want to lose won't give up without a fight, and Georgie's goal is to turn you into a fighter. That's why her first step, Lean Habit 1, is to restrict yourself to 3 or 4 meals a day, with no snacking. If that's easy and painless, you probably don't need a diet book.
The habits that would make this initial step easier to implement -- focusing on whole foods, minimizing liquid calories, eating more protein -- come later in the program.Read more ›
This author's approach is different from most diet books I have read and I find it refreshing that I will be changing one habit at a time until it becomes my new habit in approximately 14 days, but if more time is needed you provide it for yourself. The first four habits are the core habits which REALLY must become an honest and true habit. Then the remaining twelve habits are the supporting habits for a total of sixteen and troubleshooting I numbered seventeen, although it can be used anytime. Keep in mind the titles are fully explained in the chapters as you proceed after each habit truly becomes your habit.
1. Eat 3 or 4 meals per day without snacking.
2. Master your hunger.
3. Eating just enough.
4. Eat mostly whole foods.
5. Eat lots of vegetables.
6. Minimize liquid calories.
7. Boost satiety with protein.
8. Eat the right amount of fat.
9. Meet your carbohydrate needs wisely.
10. Adapt your carbohydrate strategy for your exercise goals.
11. Be 100 percent aware of the treats you eat.
12. Manage treats with an eye on your goals.
13. Shape your social and physical environment.
14.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book........Just backs some common sense but I definitely love using the habit tracker!Published 13 days ago by Acirpr
I purchased this on Nook at the recommendation of a friend who followed this program and lost a lot of weight & has continued to eat this way. Read morePublished 20 days ago by CherieC
Georgie keeps it easy with one habit at a time!
No nonsense eating with common sense and easy reading! Fantastic book!
Essential reading for anyone on any stage of a weight loss journey. As many diet/lifestyle books as I've read to try and keep a pulse on the industry, this one should remain... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason P.
I rushed through this book when I first got it (and loved it) but am reading this for the second time now, more slowly, and there are so many great nuggets of wisdom here that I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kemccar
This book changed my life. I truly believe there is some wisdom in it for everyone, even if the Habits, in their entirety, don't fit for a given individual. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MistiH