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Posted January 22, 2009
This is a manageable life plan for losing weight and developing a healthy body. It is geared to the obese who have a REAL metabolic problem that affects their weight and their health, yet is easy to read and follow.
I am a yoyo dieter, who successfullly loses 40+ pounds of excess weight, keeps it off for a few years, and slowly regains all that I have lost. I have seen numerous physicians, tried Weight Watchers, Medifast, the Diabetic diet, and most the popular diets of the last 20-30 years. They work for a time. WHY? I am not a binge eater, nor a closet eater, nor eat enormous quantities of food per day. FINALLY, a DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN UNHEALTHY OBERSITY has helped me understand WHY I have so much trouble with my weight.<BR/>It was as if a light bulb kept flashing when I thought honestly about myself and my wiehgt problems, and as I took the quizzes and read this experienced bariatric specialist's 5 metabolic syndrome types. Have I read some of the information before? Yes. But, in a realistic manner, Dr. Rigden explains the entirety of obesity syndrome, and the pros and cons of popular diets and melds the good into a manageable plan that will work. <BR/>I KNOW THIS. In three months, I have progressed though the recommendations in the book following the suggestions for insulin resistance, taken a good hard look at myself, my eating patterns, and physical activity, and have followed the diet. I eliminated sugar, and flour, and am forgiving myself the foods I do not like and do not want to eat, and the occasional flub. I have lost 28 pounds in about three months. I was able to follow the diet through Thanksgiving and Christmas. <BR/>Was it hard? Not really. <BR/>No diet or exercise program is ever a miracle, and I have searched for it. For me, this book is like going to a doctor who has worked with, labored beside and participated in his patients' successes and failures until he found a solution to their obesity. He wants to helo me. <BR/>A valuable tidbit that I wish to mention is that he feels his patients' pain - he TELLS US that he had a significant long term weight problem that he struggled with and conquered. He has had the experience of gaining and losing, and working though the emotions that are attached to your self-esteem when you are obese. He has spent a career helping people he can identify with, and in my point of view, this book is a culmination of this experience, and the desire to help others conquer these obesity problems and become healthy, active human beings.<BR/><BR/>Good luck! I am -28 and counting!
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