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Editorial Reviews

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"Well-presented and easy to understand, this one is highly recommended." — Susan B. Hagloch, Library Journal (starred review)

"I think it's the only weight loss/healthy lifestyle book we need." — Kathleen Garber, SMS Book Reviews


"Dr. Spencer's book presents a common sense, safe, and enduring weight loss program that presents the essential elements of a healthy lifestyle." — James E. Gangwisch, PhD, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

"Very informative, and right on target." — Wayne Westcott, PhD, Fitness Research Director, Quincy College

"If you are looking for a very practical, user friendly, fact based guide to weight control, this is the book for you." — Jennifer Miyagawa, Registered Dietitian, Jenmi Jenmi

“A slim volume that has the basics of behavior change, and includes all the ones people really struggle with.” — Madelyn Fernstrom, diet and nutrition editor, TODAY (1/18/2013)

“Every now and then I actually find [a book] I am wildly enthusiastic about. This is one…The 10 short chapters cover everything you need to know about taking and keeping weight off.” — Genene Coté, nutrition consultant, Down to Earth Fare


“In order to make a permanent change in the obesity statistics in the United States, every dieter must read this book.” — Cascia Talbert, The Healthy Moms Magazine

“There are no superfluous words here, just the facts…This book is not for those who want dangerous shortcuts and lazy, pill-popping tricks. Yet for those who want to lose weight naturally, safely, healthfully and permanently (no matter how gradually) this is simply THE book.” — Be Healthy and Well


“It is rare that I review a book or anything fitness or diet related that is ‘all good’ but I really can’t find a single issue with anything Dr. Spencer has said.” — Health Hound

From the Back Cover

No hype. No fluff. This slim book is packed with myth-busting facts and practical advice.

You will learn
  • The truth about common weight loss myths
  • The secret to losing weight and keeping it off
  • Why "fat genes" can't keep you from being thin
  • How to naturally boost your metabolism
  • How to calm cravings and quit emotional eating
  • How to keep a "slip" from becoming a binge
  • How to eat less without going hungry
  • How to get more exercise and enjoy it
  • And much more
With this book you will create your own weight loss plan—your easiest path to naturally thin. Take your first steps on the path today and leave dieting behind forever.

"An excellent book that is well written and evidence based. It will help dispel a lot of the myths that surround weight management."
—Gary Mendoza, PhD, RNutr


"This book is information-packed! There are hundreds of books written on these topics, but this one brings it all together in one place in a logical format. I will recommend it to my patients."
—Darrin Bang, DC
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Fine Life Books (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983571708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983571704
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,303,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Being married to an amateur health guru who writes her own health blog, I have read countless articles, books, magazines and watched innumerable documentaries on the topic of health. In that span of time, I have learned about diets (and why they don't work), sleep, exercise and their effects on overall health. But it was not until I read this book that I found so many high-level concepts reduced to a simple language with specific tactics that make taking up a healthy lifestyle so practical, without being gimmicky in the least.

The beauty of this piece is that it deals with weight from every angle - cognitive, emotional and physical. So many works on the market deal with just one at a time, but Dr. Spencer's work provides a blueprint with tactics to manage all three at once to make simple yet effective and lasting change in the reader's life. It also comes in a book that can be read in an afternoon and the reader can start down their new path today.

The concepts Spencer addresses in the book need not only apply to those looking to manage their weight - they provide a foundation for anyone wanting to live a healthy lifestyle. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever tried a diet and not gotten the results they were looking for, as well as anyone who is serious about leading a healthy life
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Diet Dropout's guide has really helped me. I have been a dieter forever, but there was always a piece missing. Now im using this book, combined with Keto Revolution : Lose The Carbs, Lose The Weight, And Find Your Path Back To Fit has gotten me on track to losing weight. I had the right diet, I just needed to combine that with the mental aspect of it all to stay on track. Thanks stan spencer!
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This book is inspiring and gives good common sense about how we eat too many processed foods. It's hard to resist eating a bowl of ice cream after a hard day of work. It's also difficult to cook a good meal after a hard day at work. I think we need to cook meals and freeze them on the weekend to plan for the next week. Snacks should be yogurt, fruit, low fat cheese and low fat crackers. It's so hard to resist temptation of a low fat quick snack. I think it takes a big, long commitment to change and eat right and exercise several times a week.
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Dieting is difficult and changing you eating habits is even more difficult. This book suggests numerous strategies to make changes in your eating habits and reduce the times you give in to your cravings. I think I need to read this at least once a week but know I won't.
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Finally the right way to look at weight loss by reviewing and alternating our eating and life habbits rather than counting calories. I like his understanding of the cultural life styles that needs changes through awareness and relearning instead of chasing ever new diets.
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This is a great book for anyone wanting to lose weight by changing their lifestyle permantly. It gives suggestions for the physical, mental, and emotional parts of eating and exercising in a way that will really be permanent change. It is easy to follow and is a very gradual approach to change to be healthy. If you're serious about losing weight and being healthy - this book will do it for you. By the way - I just added this in to say that I've lost 25 pounds in the last seven months since I read this book. And the weight is staying off and I'm still losing a little more each month. At this slow but sure pace I should be at my normal weight by summer (and I'm in my late 60s when it is usually really difficult to lose weight). I think the suggestions in this book must of really helped me, and I LOVE being thinner and healthier! Go for it! I haven't been this weight for 18 years - so that is remarkable.
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I admit - this is a great book if you're trying to loose weight for the first time and you're still eating a lot of sweets and other junk food and no veggies... There's also a really useful chapter on how to conquer emotional eating and cravings etc.

But if you're like me - I've lost my fair share of pounds over the years and kept most of it off (and read almost every book there is on the topic) - then you'll find some new and interesting points, just not a lot of them. But it's a great book for beginners.

And let me share my favorite passage from the book: "Havind a craving doesn't mean you're hungry!" Or that your body needs that specific food. :) What a concept :)
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I've read many diet books and by far, this author conveys his ideas most effectively. He does not lecture you, nor does he bore you with statistics and facts. He simply explains how your body works and logically guides you to better eating habits. The key to success is to cook your own food, select veggies and meats and adhere to a regular exercise routine. Yes it's hard to wake up early just get on that treadmill, but you'll be happy with the results.
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