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Do this as a gift to your body,
This review is from: Crack the Fat-Loss Code: Outsmart Your Metabolism and Conquer the Diet Plateau (Paperback)I've been fat since I was 3 and morbidly obese for as long as I can remember. As every overweight person has, I've gone the route of Weight Watchers, TOPS, LA Weight Loss, Overeaters Anonymous, support groups, therapy, hypnosis, shots and pills (over the counter and prescribed), and whatever else made sense at the moment. I always hit a plateau and quit.
My background is in nutrition, serving in many healthcare facilities, so I figured that Wendy wouldn't have anything to offer that I didn't already know. Wendy's nutritional & medical science information blew me away. My college education and years of experience taught me about the nutritional values of food. Wendy taught me how the body actually uses nutrition and how to "train" the body to find the fat and get rid of it.
I started the program in May 2007 and have lost 65 pounds so far. Wendy inspires me and I was excited when I read her book. It is written exactly how she teaches her course, in plain language with fascinating facts and a little bit of fun thrown in. It all makes sense and it is doable. I'm not going to lie and say that you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want. There is no "miracle diet". Wendy works her patterns so that you can enjoy your life. There was no suffering during the holidays or even on my 15 night cruise. I have no regrets with what I ate or didn't eat.
The people in the book are real; I know some of them. The pictures are not the fake stick the belly out and look miserable "before" pictures with suck the belly in and look thrilled "after" pictures. I'm a "between" now and looking forward to being slim and Forever Fit.