Saturday, 10 November 2012

The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin by Stan Spencer - Book Review

Title: The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin
Author: Stan Spencer
Publisher: Fine Life Books
Publication Date: 1st January 2013
Pages: 92
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Non-Fiction
Source: ARC via NetGalley


If you just want to lose weight, almost any diet will do. The problem is that the rigid, one-size-fits-all approaches of most diets make them difficult to stick with for very long. You quit your diet and the lost weight returns. This book takes a different approach: permanently reshaping the habits and thought patterns that cause your excess weight. The aim is not to lose weight quickly, but to lose it permanently and become a naturally thin person. Drawing from over one hundred scientific studies, Dr. Spencer explains:

• The truth about common weight loss myths
• Why “fat genes” can’t keep you from being thin
• How to naturally boost your metabolism
• How to calm cravings and quit emotional eating
• How to keep a slip from becoming a binge
• How to get more exercise and enjoy it
• How to eat less without going hungry
• And much more

With this knowledge and the simple steps in chapter 10, you will create your own weight loss plan — your easiest path to naturally thin. Creating this optimized plan will take about five minutes, and in another minute or two you will be taking your first steps on the path away from endless dieting to a naturally thin body.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Since I am trying to lose some excess weight at present, this book jumped out at me on the NetGalley website. I was hoping for some excellent new tips and advice. Did I get it? Yes and no.

On the plus side, this book offered some good 'mental' tips for avoiding cravings and I did like the little selection of recipe ideas at the back.

On the whole, though, I felt like I'd seen and heard it all before. While some of the little mental tricks were neat, the ideas of what to do were not new to me and I didn't feel it added any major value to what I am already working on with adapting my diet and getting more exercise.

Overall, this is a quick, easy read that offers some helpful suggestions and tips and would be worthwhile for those new to these ideas and concepts.

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