Diet Industry Lies that Make You Gain Weight: Why Eat Less and Exercise More is a HOAX Designed to Keep You Coming Back Kindle Edition
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The author, Lianda Ludwig, gave us a lot of valuable experience and knowledge regarding this problem: like stress, because according to the estimations, 75-95% of all diseases are caused or exacerbated by stress (the overweight is a disease); genetics' role in losing weight; dieting and the media, and so on.
However, here at this point, I would like to call your attention at a few questions mentioned by the author in this wonderful book. I will list some of them: What precipitated your weight gain and how your negative thoughts can make you fat? It's not just what you're eating; it's what's eating you. The author here emphasizes a very important fact, that our beliefs and emotions affect our health and have been implicated in causing or exacerbating up to 95% of all diseases! It's obvious that our thoughts and feelings affect our health. In this context we need to pay attention and to the opinion of Louise Hay: The overweight is a result of the need to feel safe, don't be abused, don't be frightened, etc. If we accept and love our self and believe in the life - that will be our best diet.
The goal of this book is also to teach you, that you are not guilty for your diet failure, very important psychological question, to empower you by exposing the myth-information that has kept you locked in a self-imposed diet prison. In that prison, you have given yourself a life-sentence of food deprivation, otherwise known as a lifestyle change.
Finally, something very important i.e. the Rules: Eat when you are hungry; Eat while sitting down; Eat without distractions (no TV, newspaper, no talking); Eat what your body wants; etc, etc.
So, follow these guidelines and suggestions in this book, because it will help you with your stress and health. Make your primary goal about getting healthy. The rest will follow.
Read Linda a Bacon Phd, It's Not a About a Food by Laurelee Roark and Carol Emery-Normandi, Intuitive Eating by Ellen Tribole too.
I have been basically doing what he says to do for many years. The most important part of the process is to lose the body hatred, no matter how fat you are and get real about what is really bugging you. Dieting is an addiction of sorts designed to keep us out of touch with our feelings.
I enjoyed parts if this books because it backs up what I believe about weightloss, that it's not about diet and exercise, but about stress management.
However I would have liked to have seen more on how to properly lose weight. I know a little about EFT, but I found the directions in this book to be confusing and the diagram was missing from the ebook.
There was also mention of mindful eating meditation and yoga, but that was about it. What about breath work, visualizations, and affirmations?
If a person who has been obsessed with dieting their whole life were to read this book and realize everything they believed about weight loss was a lie, they are probably going to feel pretty lost and confused at this point as to what to do next. I feel like the limited amount of options given at the end if the book may not be enough for them.
Also if they are used to highly restrictive diets and excessive exercise and this book is just telling them to do the opposite, to eat what they want and to do slow yoga, chances are their old habitual beliefs are going to be screaming at them "Noo! You'll get fatter if you do that!"
I also feel that last part of the book felt like it was jumping around and a bit repeatative, like the author rushed through that part. It was the most important part too. You've just tore down the old beliefs of the reader, now they need a equal amount of new beliefs to fill that void. The majority of the book was just the tearing down part. The new belief system kind of felt like an afterthought at the end.
I hope that all makes sense. I'm not sure whether to give the book three stars or four. I liked the book, but I feel like it's missing stuff. I am planning on recommending it to my diet obsessed relatives in hopes to open their eyes, but at the same time I have a feeling that despite the eye opener, when they read the end, they will be more likely to just go back to dieting and exercising than to even try the few suggestions the books offers. I know my family well.
So for now I am giving the book three stars. However if I get my relatives to read it and even just of them changes their lifestyle because if it, I will change my rating to four stars. That's a promise.
I was already convinced that diets don't work before I read this book, but if it can change the mind of someone who still believes in diets, then it deserves an extra star.