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Smart People Don't Diet: How the Latest Science Can Help You Lose Weight Permanently Paperback – December 30, 2014
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"This is possibly the best book on weight loss ever written."
Taste for Life 9/1/15
For those who are tired of quick-fix diets, the approach to weight control outlined in this book may be a welcome relief. There are no strict rules about what and how much you can eat. Instead you’ll find a psychological and commonsense approach to losing weight and sustaining that loss long-term. Information on how to analyze your habits and follow a week-by-week plan to make gradual and lasting changes is offered.”
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The book itself is a realistic take on health and weight management that advocates for small lifestyle changes that you can adopt for life. It doesn't suggest that you starve or cut out all the food you love. In fact, it suggests that indulging now and then is a good way to stay on track. I plan to download the companion app "SmartenFit" so that I can monitor my exercise and what I eat better and get suggestions from their healthy options database. I always feel like I run out of healthy ideas and end up eating whatever is in the pantry. The biggest message that I got from the book was that it is important to be aware of our numbers (weight, BMI, etc.) and monitor our food and exercise habits, but not to the point of becoming obsessed because that can backfire in a big way. I have never been the type who was able to count every single calorie that I eat in a day or wear a pedometer to count my steps. But I can definitely benefit from monitoring what I eat in a general way and tracking how much exercise I am getting on a weekly basis. Hopefully the app will pick up where the book left off and allow me to do that.
Most importantly, the book provides a road map for healthy eating. It turns out that it's not as difficult as I thought to eat well; through monitoring what one eats, and occasional substitution of healthy foods for ones high in calories, it's possible to enjoy eating and at the same time reach one's ideal weight. I look forward to finding out if this works for me!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Smart People Don’t Diet is a common-sense, long-term approach to weight loss. It’s probably a refresher course to the health class you took in high school. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jessica B.
Very realistic approach to changing the way you eat and even view yourself.Published 4 months ago by Autumn Longmore
Giving up the food that you love is typically difficult, specially if you are a big time foodie! I could never do it and if i ever did it always left me eating more junk than I... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ketaki diwan
This has really changed my life - as a constant dieter and someone who has had "weight problems" from a young age, I now feel complete freedom. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Chelsea
This is a very straight forward, commonsense book. I am not sure who the target audience for this book is, but perhaps a young teenager might benefit from this. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D.A Clark
I purchased Smart People Don't Diet for my store and it is constantly flying off our shelves. I thought there was great information to help all of us who want to lose weight to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by bookwormbug