Monday, January 12, 2009

Book Review: Never Say Diet

I am happy to be participating in Chantel Hobbs' blog tour for her books NEVER SAY DIET and THE NEVER SAY DIET PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER. If you're anything like me, you're skeptical of any and every book on the market that's about dieting. Diets. Don't. Work. Ever. End of story, right?

And so I was happy to learn that Never Say Diet was different from most of the other books out there. It's the dieting mentality that doesn't work if we get down to it. If we're honest. Hobbs' approach is that it takes mental change to change your body. Her five 'brain-change' decisions are: Be truthful. Be forgiving. Be committed. Be interested. Surrender. Of course, that's just the start of it all.

This isn't a book to read while snacking. For the book to work, work. You've got to be there, mentally, emotionally, physically. You've got to commit to changing your life, your lifestyle, your daily decisions. The book is in two sections--the first part serves as an introduction and inspiration. The second part is for those ready and willing to commit to acting on what they read. (Then there is the second book, a companion book entitled The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Trainer.)

From the publisher:

Summary: After years of failed diet attempts, Chantel Hobbs discovered the missing ingredient to permanent weight loss: to change your life, you first have to change the way you think.

She developed a balanced plan for exercise and nutrition and lost two hundred pounds. Now, through writing, speaking, and her work as a personal trainer, she inspires others to achieve far more than they thought possible.

In Never Say Diet, now available in trade paperback, Chantel provides everything readers need to lose weight for good, including:

* Simple, step-by-step workout routines that fit into a normal weekday schedule
* A realistic approach to nutrition that helps people break their bondage to food
* Strategies for staying motivated when life takes unexpected turns
* Keys to dealing with discouragement by relying on God’s strength
* The secret to moving beyond past failures and getting over old excuses

Chantel helps readers make the five commitments that are necessary for changing their lives. Her high-energy, no-nonsense approach inspires readers to achieve results that last in body, mind, and spirit.

Personal Trainer: Her newest book, The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Coach, now allows readers to have Chantel show up each week to inspire, encourage, and energize them on the journey to a healthy life that centers on body, mind, and spirit.

This fitness guide helps readers set new weight-loss goals and create an exercise schedule that works in the midst of life’s constant demands. Readers will be inspired with Scripture, and they will welcome Chantel’s healthy eating plan with simple, energy-and-nutrition-packed recipes. Weekly checklists and personal evaluations direct readers in reaching their goals. Plus, Chantel’s personal and entertaining stories provide the motivation needed to get through even the most frustrating days.

With Never Say Diet and The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Coach readers will establish new fitness habits that burn off excess weight, increase strength, and establish a new, healthy way of living.


Anonymous said...

This is a book I need, but I'm afraid I won't "work" it.

Jan in Edmonds said...

Becky - Go ahead and add my link to the progress list.

Looking forward to doing a periodic "where I am" account.

Jan in Edmonds