Find Your Unique Path Toward Weight Loss
And A Lifetime Of Weight Maintenance
What’s Your Formula? is a comprehensive roadmap to direct the reader to find and discover the ideal path to permanent weight loss. “Why” the reader eats the way he does, rather than “what” the reader eats is explored first. This is a book on the behavior behind the eating more than specifics in one’s diet.
I begin with an introduction and my story. Then, I provide thought-provoking questions for the readers to write about in their separate journals. I also give many exercises to cause a shift in thinking and to break through old patterns of behaving.
The approach is simple: self-examination, self-evaluation or introspection. What ever you want to call it, this approach gets to the root of most any problem (not just overeating) and once the self-awareness comes, the reader is left with a choice: do I really want to change? If so, I am going to have to make a conscious effort to think differently. When I think differently, then I will behave differently. If our behavior is a product of our thoughts, then to truly change our behavior, we need to change our thoughts first.
We have the power to control our thoughts. We have the power to avoid situations where we give our power away. And if something unexpected happens that may throw our emotional balance off, then we also have the power to react in a healthy way, rather than a reaction based upon an entrenched pattern originating from an earlier time in our lives. Deep? Yes. Effective? Definitely!
Once the reader gets through this section of self-examination, it is expected that he will incorporate this habit as a way of life: this is how the weight will stay off.
Next, we delve into the physical. We explore the kitchen and pantry and we purge the bad food items.
The reader is asked to create several absolutes about something to eliminate, reduce or add to the diet. Now that we have these absolutes, we have a focus and are ready to develop our grocery list.
Meal frequency is discussed, and the reader begins where he stands to move away from unhealthy eating patterns and into healthier ways of eating. We go through a normal day of eating 6 meals a day and design a grocery list. This list is simply an example of how one might go about designing their individual grocery list.
The last two chapters are maintenance chapters involving pitfalls to success and tools to help one stay on track. Although not much is written here, these last two chapters could be the most critical ones for the reader’s success.
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