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The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight Loss Paperback – May 6, 2008
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I especially appreciated the case studies - they were stories of real people with real challenges. It was inspiring the way Dr. Melina worked with her patients to discover the most effective plan for each one. They lost weight slowly and consistently. I used to feel pretty depressed when I'd lose only a half a pound a week, but after reading these stories, I realize that it's the way to remain healthy while losing weight, and ultimately to keep the excess weight off long-term. That alone was worth the price of the book - I'm more patient with my weight loss journey and more relaxed about when I'll reach my weight-loss goal. It will come.
I am 33yo male, I have been overweight all my adult life and most of my teenage life. I enjoy good food and I love sweets. In the past, I managed to drop the weight here and there but it always came back. This time I know that I am not going to gain weight again because I am not on a diet. The principles outlined make sense and are easy to follow. My diet has not changed overnight, but gradually I learned how to tailor it to suit my needs. The best part is that I am still losing weight while enjoying a piece of cholate when I want it!
I highly recommend Dr. Jampolis' book to anybody who is looking to improve their everyday diet permanently. The book is full of practical advice that can be easily followed. This book has changed my life (I am serious when I say that). It has helped me feel better about myself. I hope it will do the same for you!
No time to cook? There are numerous recipes with five ingredients or less, requiring little or no time or culinary skill. Hate to count calories? You don't have to; just keep up with food groups. No time to exercise? That's okay; Dr. Melina shows you how to build exercise into your daily routines. Going on vacation? No problem, you can cheat smart and maintain your weight loss. Does your car double as your dining room? Not to worry, there are even guidelines for the best fast food choices.
If you are ready to give up the excuses and the extra weight, then this is the book for you. Dr. Melina's plan is simple and easy to follow. She gives sound advice, practical applications and real life experiences. And best of all, it works!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a lifestyle that helps you make easy, managable, and healthy choices to the way you eat. It is not a quick fix but a way to lose weight and feel better for the rest of your... Read morePublished on June 12, 2014 by Sharon Verble
I was expecting to read a lot more about innovative tactics for weight loss when busy, but it all gets down to lower carb eating, and exercising. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Damah
I just gave birth to my second child, and this book gave me lots of good ideas and time savers to lose weight. Have lost 17 lbs in abPublished on October 21, 2012 by Jennifer
I've been a fan of Dr. Melina since her show on FitTV. Her book is easy to read and has lots of practical nutrition tips for those of us who live in the real world. Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by LibrarianKim
This book was informative. I really enjoyed those easy recipes in the back of the book, since I am not a "cook" but love to eat. I don't want to spend much time in the kitchen. Read morePublished on May 28, 2011 by Pg
This book is a great supplement to the Weight Watchers diet. I needed to get back on track after my last pregnancy and it helps spell out why we're dieting in the first place. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Carol Mayer
It was ok; very little information about total caloric needs- lots of science fact we didn't already know. Read morePublished on April 12, 2011 by JA
I have been a patient for almost a year now, and I can actually say that after being overweight all of my life, under Dr. Melina's direction, I've lost 40 pounds. Read morePublished on August 7, 2009 by C. Wyatt
As a diet and nutrition book junkie, I have read lots of books with lots of ideas. Even though there is nothing really revolutionary about this one this is the one book that I... Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Diane K. Peterson