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"Being thin and healthy, eating what you like yet liking yourself, and controlling your weight without fixating on it for the rest of your life are not about natural gifts, but about the gift of knowing how. That's a gift you can give yourself--by reading this book." --David Katz, Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine

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With a mixture of good sense, a sense of humor, stories from her personal struggle with weight control, and the insights from a bevy of health professionals (including myself), Susan offers up a winning recipe for successful weight control.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Mansion Grove House (July 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193242119X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932421194
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,864,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is some common sense advice such as more exercise and processed food/sugar/trans fat reduction.
However, this self-described "expert" believes we should reduce our intake of ALL fats. And animal fats also contain cholesterol which this author presents as the evil twin of healthy eating.

There is incontrovertible evidence to the very opposite and many healthy populations that have high fat diets, in other countries, prove this.
Mary Enig and Sally Fallon write prolifically on this subject. Start here-
https://www.amazon.com/Nourishing-Traditions-Challenges-Politically-Dictocrats/dp/0967089735/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468782233&sr=1-1&keywords=sally+fallon

Not the worst book I've ever read but seriously flawed, nonetheless.
The phony 5 star reviews should embarrass this author but probably don't.
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Making Weight Control Second Nature/Living Thin Naturally has motivated me to REALLY pay attention to what I eat and to limit the foods that have been an "addition" to my lifestyle. I have lost 10# so far and have 10 more to go. As a dietitian, I know what to do to avoid weight gain and lose weight, but because I am not THAT heavy (BMI 25), I have not always practiced what I preach. Oh sure, I eat healthy and most often prepare healthy meals, but it's the added foods ie cookies, brownies, chocolate, and eating out that kept my weight on and increasing year after year. Susan Burke-March's book provides practical, no nonsense approaches to losing and maintaining a healthy weight that can last a lifetime. I appeciate the inspirational quotes with each chapter. There are also some clever thoughts throughout the book. The layout is easy to read and can be used as a future reference if someone finds themself needing a 'refresher' in certain areas. I will recommend Making Weight Control Second Nature/Living Thin Naturally to clients, friends and family. This book will help many to identify bad habits and take control of their eating to make healthier changes. It is something I knew I needed to do, but sometimes, even for dietitians, we need motivation and inspiration.
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Ready to get help to shed a few pounds...and most importantly keep them off permanently? Choose Making Weight Control Second Nature: Living Thin Naturally a sensible and valuable new book about taking weight off and keeping it off...forever. It's not filled, as many "diet" books are, with quick fixes and magic potions.

This book written by Susan Burke March, who's now kept off 40 pounds for over 25 years after yo-yoing up and down the scale for many years. To add to her credentials she's also a nationally respected dietitian and diabetes educator. In Making Weight Control Second Nature: Living Thin Naturally, Susan shares her personal weight transformation process and her expertise as a dietitian. Susan has also sought the personal weight management trials, tribulations and tips from her health professional colleagues.

Is there a lot of brand new content about the how to's of losing weight and keeping it off? Naturally not! But what Susan focuses on - and we don't hear enough about in best-selling diet books - is the downright hard work of keeping those lost pounds at bay. She reinforces YES, it takes hard work every day and lots of saying NO!
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Susan's personal odyssey is as fascinating as this weight control book that is chock full of information for people who are serious about taking control of their health. She has calorie information, tips on what's healthy to eat from different cuisines, valuable advice on how to stay fit and basically incorporate a healthy lifestyle - for life. Her tips are practical and come from her own experiences and those she recommended as a professional nutritionist counseling patients. It's inspirational and motivating. I would highly recommend it. It's the kind of book that should be kept on the shelf where you put your cookbooks for quick reference when you shop, cook and eat.
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Well, I just ate a healthy lunch and feel great thanks Susan and her book! The interesting thing is that I have invested literally thousands of dollars into many diet programs, foods, formulas, medications, procedures, etc. If you still struggle after all this as I, do yourself a favor and buy this book now. The first 23 pages alone are worth the cost of the entire book. Susan "sets the table" beautifully (no pun intended) and all that's required of the reader is to open their mind and learn from Susan's experiences. This book will help in all fronts of your life. It's that simple...
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I'm a smart shopper and a smart dieter. I read all the reviews of this book and I'm aware of my nutrition and exercise. I'm a professional nutritionist, coach and trainer. However everyone can use a little help and motivation, so I thought I'd see how this book ranked. I read all the reviews of this book -- all of them so positive, all gave the book 5 stars and sang accalades about the author. As I read through the reviews, I had a provocotive and consistent thought: I wondered if the reviewers must be friends, family and colleagues of this author, doing her a favor to give her book 5 stars and a positive review. I should have listened to this undercurrent of a thought. I got the book and laughted through the whole thing. I'd give it zero stars but one star was the lowest ranking. It is entirely unhelpful. It also does not provide healthy advice. It doesn't correctly address issues of people who are dealing with emotional eating. Although I'm further up the learning curve than the average American regarding diet and exericse, I fear for the average lay person taking advice from this book. If you want to really work on ending your eating issues, losing weight and finding your natural weight healthfully, there are a few books that I've found very helpful. The Paleo Diet by Dr. Cordain and The Paleolithic Solution by Rob Wolff. Both are available here at Amazon. Lastly, if you are suffereing from binge eating, or emotional eating, distorted eating or disordered eating (most people find themselves somewhere on the eating ditorted spectrum) then buy any book by Geneen Roth. This book that I'm reviewing, "Making Weight Control Second Nature" gets one star for pulling the prank of having friends, family and colleagues review it and give it 5 stars erroneously. It also gets 1 star for just not being good.
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