New Year’s Day is the day after tomorrow. Have you decided upon your New Year’s Resolutions? I am going to continue with this year’s goal of organization within our household, but I am also going to add an additional goal. I need to focus on improving my overall health. As most moms can relate, we tend to focus on everyone else but ourselves. I am no exception to this. I believe I eat healthy for the most part; however, there is always room for improvement. I also do not allow time to exercise for myself. I need to drastically reduce my stress level. Therefore, improving my overall health is on the agenda for the year!
In meeting my goal for the year, I am going to be using “Fat Chance: The No-Going-Back Weight Loss Workbook” by Susan Maiava, Ph.D. This workbook is different in that it assists readers in changing their way of thinking about their bodies, instead of simply helping you diet. There are a ridiculous number of diet plans, books, and workbooks available today, but I’m sure that I’m not the first person to tell you that many of them are a great deal of “hooey”. “Fat Chance” is a 12-week program helps you think of yourself as a “slim” person, deal with emotional overeating (of which I admit I am guilty lately), cut back on snacking, increase your activity level, and eat healthier.
Within the 12 weeks, there are different themes for each day of the week, which ultimately assist you in changing your thinking patterns for the above areas. They include the following:
Day 1 – Thinking like a slim person
Day 2 – Working with your body
Day 3 – Establishing new habits
Day 4 – Dealing with emotional hunger
Day 5 – Getting active
Day 6 – Enjoying a healthy balanced diet
Day 7 – Debrief and reflection
More about this book:
Publisher: Fat Chance Publications
Published: 01 October 2011
Format: Hardback 184 pages
Categories: Diets & Dieting
ISBN 13: 9780473186876 ISBN 10: 047318687X
My thoughts about the book:
First off, I love that the book is a large hardcover. The quality of the book is wonderful and it’s durable. I like that this is a workbook and not just a dictated plan to follow. This is a different approach than what I have used in the past. I am a pretty introspective person and reflection process is a good match for me. I have a love/hate relationship with food and I definitely want to change that. Life is too short to be spent obsessing about every little thing I eat. I already recognize that I snack and overeat when I’m extremely stressed. With my New Year’s resolutions, I am really hoping to change this.
“Fat Chance” can be purchased HERE!
*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed here are my own.