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No Sweatpants Diet Paperback – May 3, 2014
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About the Author
Pam Meily is a journalist with a background in radio, television, and print news. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work as a journalist. With a diverse history, she also has worked in the film industry at Twentieth Century Fox and HBO Films. Since 2005, she has worked as a Certified Funeral Celebrant helping grieving families celebrate the lives of their loved ones in special and unique funeral services. Whether she has written a feature article or a funeral service, she has truly bonded with the living and the dead. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
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This is where I found this book both refreshing and TRUTHFUL. The author, Pam Meily writes her own touching and heartwarming story of why she gained the weight in the first place, how she found ways to lose the weight in a lifestyle change and in a healthy manner.
What I found makes this book different from this rest is this true story from her past and then the outcome!
Here are my favorite parts of this book:
+ The story and journey of Pam in the book, I found it so moving and easy to read as it was in a conversational manner as if Pam was sitting next to me over coffee telling me her story etc.
+ Diet Steps - In each section there is a story about how she arrived at this step and the things she did that WORKED for her in the process and journey to lose weight.
+ My favorite Diet Step is number 5 - Spin Negatives into Positives - In this section she covers the emotional triggers that can cause overeating such as emotional triggers. Then she lists how to overcome these,
+ Diet Step 7 is about making one's own exercise plan - This one I totally relate to as I like to choose which types of exercises I want and MOTIVATE MYSELF. This is a superb section!
+ Totally favorite section is Diet Step 15 - Creating Your Own Recipes - however, she gives meal plans and ideas. This was very helpful as I can select the foods for my meals. However, there are a few recipes in this book such as salad recipes, and a recipe for Turkey Burger (great recipe).
This book is more than a book about dieting, moreover, it gives some of the emotional causes of this through Pam's story. And overall I found this book to be a very meaningful read as it covers more than dieting.
No Sweatpants Diet book was provided to me at no cost in exchange for my unbiased review. And I am delighted to report that I really love this book and found it very helpful.
Meily opens this impressive book with a personal history - one initiated by reading a message form her deceased sister at her funeral. Life changed - from a burned out career, marriage and life - and in this well considered book she shares the steps tow regaining dignity and control. Information about why marriages fail, being a victim of obesity due to `outside forces' instead of taking on your won problems and making life different.
Meily's title comes form the fat hat she moved from sweatpants (to disguise the increasing girth of an unhappy woman) to normal weight and restored self-confidence. Her motto is `Lose weight, move, maintain, love and live!' and in this sensitive book she calls the numbers the way they are and provides insights in weight reduction that are realistic `no fad diet, no gimmick, and no starvation diet.' The result: The Official No Sweatpants Diet: Facing the Past, Listening to Advice, Banning Sweatpants From Daywear, Weighing In & Checking Your BMI, Unloading Emotional Baggage, Designing Your Eating Plan, Designing Your Exercise Plan, Designing Your Support Team, Designing Alternative Therapy, Positive Affirmations & Mission Board, Being Honest & Loving Your Body, Putting Your Health First, Avoiding Full Derailment, Confidence and Determination, Creating Your Own Recipes.
This is not a recipe diet book - this is an emotional guide for women who face problems similar to Pam Meily. She closes with a section on `The Signs of a Cheating Husband.' This book is a serious blow to the obesity epidemic - and a path to healing for many injured women. Grady Harp, May 14
The amazing thing about this story was that it didn't come across as a normal self-help book, the chapter's unfolded much like diary or journal entries.
Pam seemed very genuine, she puts all her baggage out there for everyone to see and gives an honest portrayal of her life and how her experiences shaped who she is today! I could identify with many of the same struggles and the lengths we go to to achieve a weight loss goal.
Pam emphasizes the importance of loving who you are inside and out and the idea that you need to find the solution that works for you. Many of these fad diets today can be over the top and harmful to one's health in the long run. This book had a lot of very useful tips and tools that would benefit anyone looking to learn some new healthy habits. Also, recipes were included throughout the story, and they seemed very simple to follow.
All in all, this was a book that gave me a new outlook on dieting. I give this book five stars and look forward to reading more books by this author!!