Lose Weight? Exercise More? I Don't Think So!: What to do when your doctor tells you to make changes for your health.

Lose Weight? Exercise More? I Don't Think So!: What to do when your doctor tells you to make changes for your health.

by Kristen Carter

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So your doctor has told you to "lose weight" and "exercise more." Did you tune out? Or when you heard it, did you immediately have thoughts like these: "That's for other people, not me." "I feel pretty good the way I am. Why change now?" "It's too much work. I don't have the time or energy at this point." "What difference will it make? Diets don't work. And I've never been able to stick with exercise." These are thoughts that come to many of us when faced with what seems to be a big change. It sounds like too much to do, it would upset your current lifestyle, and it might even hurt. Sure, you know that doctors have studied many years in order to keep you healthy. Unfortunately, many doctors don't have the time to give you specifics on how to lose weight or exercise more. That leaves you in the dark as to where to start, and what would work best. This book is designed to shine some light in that DARK SPACE. It does three major things. 1. Helps you understand why you could be thinking "no way", "I don't need that," or "I've tried and failed at that so many times" when it comes to diet and exercise. 2. Shows you that a few changes – changes that actually work – will have a big impact on your health and quality of life without causing major disruption. 3. Shows you that losing some weight and exercising more are THE two biggest things you can so for yourself and your life. IMPORTANT: This is NOT an advice book or another diet. There are too many of those already! Instead of telling you all the things you should be doing, this book lets you know that you are not alone in feeling resistant to change, that feeling that way is actually normal. This book gives you a map of what the journey to better health really looks like. It gives you a new lens for looking at your health, making decisions about it, and finding a way to make improvements you can live with.

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ISBN-13: 9781543994087
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/02/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 72
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kristen Carter, MS, is the creator of Design for Fitness and has been working in fitness and nutrition for over 25 years. She re-examines the tools we have been using to lead healthier lives by taking a fresh look at some of the challenges we face. Obstacles such as images put out by the fitness industry, commercialism in gyms, pressure from those selling the latest fad, body/brain chemistry, human nature, fast food, and our own busy lives and current lifestyles. Kristen's training and certifications include a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, Certified Precision Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Titleist Golf Fitness Specialist, Lifestyle Management and Weight Control, and Health Coaching. She is a public speaker, workshop leader, author of numerous articles and a popular blog at designforfitness.com. Kristen is based in the foothills of Denver near the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater where she loves to exercise and appreciate nature at its best. Her passion is helping people become healthier, more energetic, and able to move better by making fitness and nutrition a regular and accessible part of their lives. Kristen can be reached at:Website: designforfitness.comEmail: kcarter@designforfitness.comFacebook:facebook.com/designforfitnessLinked-In:linkedin.com/in/designforfitness

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 The Truth About Habit Change 1

2 Making Decisions The Easy Way 7

3 A New Solution To Diet And Exercise 13

4 Your Body: How It Works 19

5 Your Body: What Can Go Wrong 23

6 Making The Switch To Better Health 27

7 Finding Solutions You Can Live With 33

Appendix I Heart Disease 41

Appendix II Diabetes 45

Appendix III National Weight Control Registry 49

Appendix IV Resources 53

About The Author, Kristen Carter, MS 57

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