"There are hundreds of diet books, giving wildly different theories and contradictory advice. How can you be sure which one will work? Jim Johnson has tested a huge range of dieting literature and his handy guide is a collection of the diet and exercise strategies that gave the best weight loss results. Not only have all the techniques suggested in this book been scientifically proven to cause more effective weight loss, they don't rely on a catchy gimmicks or require expensive gym memberships, bossy personal trainers or artificial supplements. With information on calculating calorie needs and determining your Body Mass Index, lose weight and keep it off with these no-fads solutions."
In her first weight loss book, Jory Ames set out on a journey to lose 50 pounds in 6 months. Her original goal and approach changed as she discovered the ease and comfort of living healthy. This book is her journal to final goal, which was slightly less than she originally planned for but at the same time so much more than she hoped for or expected, all through healthy living. The changes in her life, appearance, and physical abilities are detailed through true stories and photographs. On her way to goal, Jory faced obstacles, such as the physical pain of fibromyalgia, a sudden need for surgery, and the loss of her beloved older dog. Incredibly, she also faces a two-month weight-loss plateau, despite increasing her exercise. Still, she finds her way through without turning to food, as she always has before during life's trials. This story is intended to be inspiring, entertaining, and even practical, as she details every inch, pound, calorie, and step. In a year and half, Jory Ames lost 86 pounds and never fears gaining it back again. This book explains why she has that confidence and how you can too.
I was fat, I was unfit, and I was over 40. At my maximum, I probably weighed around 252 pounds (114 kg), but the truth is I am not really sure. Today, I am close to my ideal weight at just 182 pounds (83kg), fitter than I have probably ever been, regularly play competitive sport, and have completed several extremely demanding physical challenges.
These ideas worked for me - and they can work for you too!
"Perfect for Ivy and Bean fans. A high-flying series." -Booklist
So often, women struggle to control the urges that drive them to excessive weight and Barbara McCalmon faced this battle with more than just diet and exercise as she resolved her inner conflicts with spiritual guidance and support.