Ten steps to losing weight forever--how many times have you heard this before? But this time, the claim delivers. In The Automatic Diet, weight-loss and behavioral-change expert Charles Stuart Platkin identifies the 10 steps to understanding and changing your personal pattern of eating and weight gain. You'll examine your habits, master diet traps, craft strategies, and make change happen.
Platkin's program is not a diet, and not a one-size-fits-all program. Based on empowerment, not will power, it's a carefully organized, research-based plan for understanding your own pattern and making changes for life. If you follow his steps, exercises, and strategies, the plan will work because you'll learn to eat consciously, eliminate overeating triggers and habits, and make food substitutions using "calorie bargains" instead of comfort foods.
Platkin, a leading weight loss/ nutrition expert, with daily columns in 155 U.S. newspapers, founded three obesity and weight-control companies: The Institute for Nutrition & Behavioral Sciences, iWellness Solutions, and Nutricise. His earlier bestseller, Breaking the Pattern, has been used as a behavioral-change text in 20 universities. Highly recommended for people who want to understand and change their weight-gain and eating patterns once and for all, and are willing to do some work to get there. --Joan Price
From Publishers Weekly
One-size-fits-all diets don't work, says Platkin. The way to lose weight and keep it off, he explains, is to understand "your individual fat pattern." In this refreshing guide to dropping pounds, readers learn how to assess their own bodies and whatever mental approaches they may have to dieting. As they move through Platkin's 10 steps, they will learn to recognize their "diet traps" (maybe it's social eating or comfort eating), stop making excuses, craft a weight-loss strategy and stick to it. Platkin (Breaking the Pattern: The Five Principles You Need to Remodel Your Life) has not come up with a groundbreaking approach to losing weight; on the contrary, his approach is blessedly jargon-free and commonsense. Reading this book should help readers identify their negative eating patterns so that they can break them and replace them with healthier "automatic" ones.
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