Tuesday, March 26, 2013

REVIEW: Stop Dieting and Start Losing Weight by Jen Brewer, RD

Date:                          3/12/13
Title:                           Stop Dieting and Start Losing Weight
Author:                        Jen Brewer, RD
ISBN 13:                       978-1462110636
Pages:                         168
Publisher:                    Cedar Fort
Cover:                         Paperback
Rating:                         4 Stars

I must admit when I first started reading this book, I was a bit skeptical. I mean after all, I could
open up a mini-bookstore with the books about dieting and losing weight that I currently have on my shelf, or being used as a door stop in my office.  However, what caused me to read the entire book, a small one in size, is the section on carbohydrates.  Being a type 2 diabetic for 8 years, it wasn’t until recently that I realized why I could not lose weight and why every time I went to my doctor she wanted to put me on even more medications. When I paid more attention to my carb intake to exercise ratio than my calories and fats, it hit me like a light bulb—this was one of the main keys in my weight loss.

In Stop Dieting and Start Losing Weight, Jen Brewer writes about a more permanent lifestyle. The book is full of no nonsense principles that debunk myths we’ve learned over the years. We must realize that in addition to learning what works for our bodies and what doesn’t, we must get the proper amount of sleep and we must exercise. Many diets talk about food combinations and even brag about losing weight without having to do a bit of exercise; these are usually the diets that fail.

Brewer gives valuable tips like partnering with a buddy for motivation, getting to the root of emotional eating, and other vital tips for your life-long weight loss.

Literary Wonders!/The Author’s Hideaway Disclaimer:
I received a free copy of this book from Cedar Fort Publishers, for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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