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The TOPS Way to Weight Loss Paperback – December 1, 2004
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English psychologist Rankin asserts that when it comes to losing weight "information and education are valuable, but they're a small piece of the puzzle." Those who want to slim down would do well to follow the tenets of the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) organization, he says, which embrace the emotions involved in weight issues, such as insecurity, fear, hope, self-worth and identity. Although this touchy-feely approach is surely not for everyone-it forces people to thoroughly examine how they perceive themselves and does not delve into specific dietary regimes or exercise plans-it could help those with deep-rooted weight issues. Rankin divides his book into two main sections ("Attitudes" and "Skills") and offers chapters on subjects like self-acceptance, courage, excuses and spirituality, as well as on strengths, such as patience, planning, self-control and setting goals. Contributions from people who have struggled with losing weight lend the book a sobering note that's often absent in weight-loss books.
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About the Author
Howard J. Rankin, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with an international reputation in the areas of relationships, wellness, and weight loss. A former academic who has written more than 50 scientific papers and edited prestigious, scholarly journals, Rankin has held appointments at the universities of London, Oxford, and South Carolina. Hes been a consultant to the World Health Organization, and hes the psychological advisor to the international nonprofit weight-loss support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). He has written several books, including Inspired to Lose, ISBN: 0965826147; 7 Steps to Wellness, ISBN: 0965826112; 10 Steps to a Great Relationship, ISBN: 0965826120; and Power Talk: The Art of Effective Communication, ISBN: 0965826139. Rankins work has been frequently featured in the print media, and he has appeared many times on radio and television. His pioneering work on temptation management was featured on the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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No gimmicks. No special foods. Just eat regular food and take a little "me" time each day to walk, ride bike, dance, or whatever is fun. My "me" time is 20 minutes. I have lost weight !!! Now I want more "me" time.
It talks about hanging out with people who will support you in eating healthy / losing weight. I have found that to be very helpful. Was lucky to find a TOPS support group.
It is a great book to read and follow. It is all common sense. Eat healthier food, be aware of how much you actually need, and move a little more. I don't deny myself what I like to eat. I just eat less junk and curb my appetite with healthier food.
Then you get to chapter 13, titled Excuses. His comments at the end really ticked me off. His sarcasm and snide remarks are the things that overweight people have dealt with their whole lives. So for him to do the same really makes me question if he has a clue at all.
I think he needed to balance out some of the horror stories with a few just regular people with regular struggles. I guess I will force myself to keep reading since I spent the money on this book and try to get past his sarcasm.
There are some good thoughts in the book if you can get past some of the junk.