Monday, February 18, 2013

The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss Book Review

Summary of what Natural Weight Loss is all about:
This book isn't about the latest celebrity diet, wonder food, or miracle supplement. It's about creating a personalized weight loss plan—your own easiest path to naturally thin. While you can lose weight with almost any diet, keeping the weight off is much more difficult, requiring permanent changes in eating and exercise habits.  
This book provides a science-based approach for making those changes in a way that works best for you, without wasting time, money, or effort.  
Dr. Spencer explains why we gain weight and why the fat lost by dieting almost always comes back. He then presents an array of practical weight loss tools for controlling emotional eating, calming cravings, boosting metabolism, and improving nutrition and exercise.  
In the final chapter he has you create a natural weight loss plan based on your unique set of needs, abilities, and preferences. Simple recipes are provided for weight loss foods that reduce cravings and prolong satisfaction.  
What this book offers is a solid approach to weight loss—self-directed, gradual, and lasting—in contrast to the quick but fleeting weight loss offered by most one-size-fits-all diet plans.
What you will also learn from this book:
  • The truth about common weight loss myths
  • The secret to losing weight and keeping it off
  • 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 eat less without going hungry
  • How to get more exercise and enjoy it
  • And much more
With this book you will create your own weight loss plan—your easiest path to naturally thin. Take your first steps on the path today and leave dieting behind forever.
Dr. Stan Spencer basically asks you several questions such as:
1.)  Are you happy with yourself ?
2.)  Are you happy with how you look?
We as Americans do take in alot of sugar, drink alot of sodas and we love our junk food.
With the I.C. (chronic bladder pain) I cannot eat or drink very much potassium. Do you know how much potassium is in our foods? ALOT! So, I keep searching for the answers in how to lose these extra 15 pounds I have put on since becoming disabled but with all of this food, especially the diet foods or good foods for you, they are loaded with the most potassium. Even the Vitamin waters are jam packed with potassium.
I even checked out Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, Doctor's Medifast programs and they all said I would not be a good candidate because they use potassium as one of the ingredients in all of their foods. And I get why, because it helps with our heart and it helps with muscle cramps.
I would love for someone to come up with a packaged food system that has the least amount of potassium in it for people like me. AND there are alot more than you think there is. I think alot of I.C. patients hide their condition but I tell it to everyone because I want someone to listen. All the foods that I can safely eat that have the least amount of sugar, etc. is what is considered junk food. I practically live on Cheerios because they have the least amount of potassium.
And one last thought, because I can see this coming, why not eat organically grown food? Well, living on disability doesn't afford me the luxury of paying for that high cost of food.  Why is it that organic foods are so high? I have no clue but wish someone would tell me why!
Also, if you think this problem is not that big, go sit in an urologists office one day and see how many women come in. Because when I go, the waiting room is full of women just like me.  If for no other reason than greed for money, it sure would be nice to have some foods to eat that have safe levels of potassium or none at all.  You would make a fortune alone in that!
But, for those of you who are normal, this book should give you some great idea's on what to do to lose a few extra pounds or alot of extra pounds. I like that he has given you some recipes along the way and I loved the back section that was devoted to yogurt.
Even yogurt has quite a bit of potassium but I have found one company that makes Greek yogurt and if I only eat it maybe 3 times a week, I am relatively safe. Any more than that, I wake up the next day with searing burning pain in my bladder. So, I am definitely gonna keep the yogurt recipes to try maybe once a week.
I think if you can really get into this book, it should give you some helpful ideas as to where you need to cut a little here and some there but mostly it's the recipes in the book that can help you alot if you will stick to them.  Or create some of your own by following his examples of what to put in your dish that won't be loaded in fat.
It's not a big huge book that will take you forever to get the concept so it's not a book that you have to read in segments. It only has 112 pages and then the last few pages past that are mostly references where he got alot of his ideas.
About the Author:
Stan Spencer, PhD, is a biological consultant and former research scientist. He has conducted laboratory studies in biochemistry at Brigham Young University, in botany and evolution at Claremont Graduate University, and in genetics at the Smithsonian Institution. Stan lives in southern California and blogs on natural weight loss techniques at Fat Loss Science.
Dr. Spencer has been kind enough to offer one reader their own copy of this book, The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss. Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Jessica said...

Any kind of sweets are my downfall!

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Steffanie said...

Popcorn with lots of butter.

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deb c said...

Definitely chips!
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Di said...

baked goods - especially with chocolate!
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