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A motivational book with Science behind it.
on February 8, 2010
I've often thought "If I could just lose the amount of weight I have in diet books, I'd be a happy woman." What makes this one different? 10 chapters of science on the gastro-intestination system and its affects on every part of the body. Sounds boring? It isn't! The authors rightly wait to give you their diet plan in the middle of this book, because it is the science of metabolism, digestion, heart disease, emotions, and motivation that make this something completely different from all the other diet books I've read. The diet itself is simple and can be found on the web [...].
But having a diet and following it for life are two different things. This books gives the motivational background for why I want to consume more whole grains, fruits, and veggies, and walk every day. After six weeks on this plan, I don't feel the ansy cravings that I have in the past, and I am finding it easy to get through the late afternoon munchies because I never get frantically hungry or stuffed to the gills anymore; I have strategies to deal with stress and uncomfortable emotions. You can download the two-week diet (with shopping list and recipes) off their web site as well as using their on-line walking and strength training exercise videos. You can also sign up for motivational tips via email. However, this book provides the motivation and strategies needed to stay with a life-changing diet for life. Highly recommended.