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Get with the Program!: Getting Real About Your Weight, Health, and Emotional Well-Being Paperback – January 2, 2004
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Using this book is like having a personal coach working with you on emotional and behavioral changes as well as diet and exercise. Greene realizes that if you've had trouble losing weight, you need to understand your attitudes and obstacles before any diet or exercise program will work. So phase one of the program is a self-examination regarding changing your life, including written exercises to help you understand your emotions. Phase two adds aerobic exercise, without changing your diet, to rev up your metabolism. Phase three focuses on the emotional connection to eating habits, including identifying emotional eating triggers and working to overcome them. Phase four adds strength training and dietary changes.
Get with the Program is conveniently spiral-bound, so it's easy to fill in the written exercises and view instructions and photos of the physical exercises. Its highly recommended for people who have had trouble losing weight and are serious about getting in shape--physically and emotionally. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Although my level of cardiovascular fitness is decent (I already do the amount that Greene suggests for the final phase), I have always struggled with emotional eating. So much of this book is devoted to simple, easy-to-understand discussion of why people are emotional eaters, and what can be done to change. It has been so helpful; I have completely curbed my emotional binge eating. It hasn't been easy, but Greene's recommendations on a healthy diet have really made a difference.
This book is intended primarily for those who are looking to begin a lifestyle change, but I believe it is appropriate even for those who are already working towards their fitness goals.
GET WITH THE PROGRAM has 4 stages that emphasize gradual change in eating and exercise habit. Phase 1 is easy but very little people will even try because of laziness and procrastination. Phase 1 includes exercises that get us going: some stretches, some aerobic exercises, some situps, and curls for couple times a week. By doing these exercises couple twice a week, we formulate a routine which builds a mindset not to give up. I call these daily little victories. We certainly can't just go to the gym and start lifting 300 pounds hoping to change our body metabolism. But aerobic and cardiovascular excersies can help retune our strength. Start with maybe 10 situps and curls then increase to 15, 20, then 25 a set and do 2 reps of sets. These are daily victories.
Phase 2 picks up the exercise and let you perform more sets. As the program progresses toward Phase 3 and 4, you will start changing the diet and watch what you're eating. Many people misunderstood about working out as burining fat. When you work out, you burn calories. Until you create a deficit of calories in diet, you will never get rid of body fat. When all calories from food have been consumed, then the body will go about the fat stored. So incorporating a diet to workout/exercise is the key.Read more ›
You set the pace, and you decide how much improvement to make. If you want to make more improvement, the advice is here.
Like most books about health, the "solution" reflects the author's perspective and experience. Mr. Greene knows exercise, so you get a lot of exercise. But he fleshes it out with good information on water, food, and mental preparation.
If you think you would like to exercise more, this book will please you. If you don't think you want to exercise more, then this book may not appeal to you.
In addition, the book focuses on women in the text and in the photographs. So many men won't feel like this book is aimed at them. If you are a man and want exercise advice, try Body for Life which has photographs of women and men.
Overall, I suspect that people with Type O blood will benefit the most from this book, as long as they avoid wheat products.
The book starts with working on having you drink more water, understand your mental attitudes towards making personal improvements, and make a commitment to get healthier. Before you are done, you will sign a contract with yourself. Personally, I thought that the contract would have been more appealing if it had been rewritten to be more explicit about changes in your life other than food changes. So consider rewriting it to make it more powerful for you.
Gradually, you add drinking more water, stretching, aerobic exercise, reducing your alcohol consumption, stopping emotionally driven eating, and finally adopt a better diet and do some light lifting.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Motivational, educational, makes you think about what/when you eat. Bob is disciplined and expects you to be too!
Easier said then done, LOL!
I was ready to be critical but quickly won over by Greene's philosophy on habits to get more energy. For me it's not a matter of weight loss and it didn't matter. Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Afia
We live in a culture of sedentary lifestyle and Americans have lost touch with appropriate portion sizes of food. Consumerism has become the new religion. Read morePublished on January 28, 2011 by Bob Weinstein, Lt. Colonel, US Army, Ret.
As advertised, the book was in excellent (brand new) condition! The speed and the packaging was also excellent. Very pleased with seller and the product!Published on July 12, 2010 by Maria Martinez
This book is amazing, a perfect companionship for someone who is interested in change her or his poor life style for a healthy and happy live. A great motivator!Published on June 13, 2009 by Nilda Esteban