The One-Day Way: Today Is All the Time You Need to Lose All the Weight You Want

The One-Day Way: Today Is All the Time You Need to Lose All the Weight You Want

by Chantel Parrish Hobbs
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The One-Day Way: Today Is All the Time You Need to Lose All the Weight You Want by Chantel Parrish Hobbs

Today Can Be Different Than the Rest!
 
Yesterday’s mistakes are gone, so let them go. You can’t control tomorrow, so stop worrying about it. Today is your chance to lose weight, get strong, and look great.
—Chantel
 
The One-Day Way produces lasting results by taking you back to basics. No more complicated weight-loss strategies. No more expensive diet plans that achieve only temporary results. Instead, you will lose weight and get fit with Chantel Hobbs’s simple, high-energy meal plans and her at-home program for cardio exercise and strength training. She will teach you how to change the way you think, which leads to new actions. Before you know it you will be strong, fit, and healthy. All it takes is doing things differently for twenty-four hours—and then repeating it.
 
The One-Day Way gives you everything you need to lose weight and get fit in body, mind, and spirit: 

 • Break free from past dieting defeats. 
 • Learn a realistic, life-changing way to measure success. 
 • Change the way you think so you can change your life. 
 • Translate your dreams into goals, and your goals into lasting achievements. 
 • Get strong with thirty-one simple exercises, no fancy equipment required. 
 • Take advantage of ten ways to eat better while you lose weight.
 
By focusing on food, faith, and fitness, Chantel shows you not only how to lose weight, but how to build the new life you were designed to live. You don’t have to wait any longer. The One-Day Way gives you all the tools for success, starting right now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307458957
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,290,438
Product dimensions: 8.82(w) x 5.88(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The author of Love Food and Live Well and Never Say Diet, Chantel Hobbs is a motivational speaker, life coach, personal trainer, marathon runner, wife, and mother of four. Her story has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, the 700 Club, and the covers of People and First magazines. Chantel is a featured expert on nationally syndicated radio programs, where she helps listeners achieve lifetime fitness (www.faithfoodandfitness.com).

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One-Day Way: Today Is All the Time You Need to Lose All the Weight You Want 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
DSaff More than 1 year ago
"Don't get stuck in guilt or regret or blame. Choose to be extraordinary, and learn how to see each day's trials and disappointments as serendipity instead of setbacks." pg. 84 Weight loss is a struggle for many of us. In this book, Chantel Hobbs lays out some practical suggestions to help us on our way. It isn't about dieting. It isn't about blame. It is about change and the process of building what you want. Nothing worth doing is easy, but the suggestions and principles in this book encourage the reader that they are not alone and that they can do it. The three essential building materials of this book are faith, food, and fitness. The faith section deals with believing that you can make things happen. The food section has some wonderful meal plans. The fitness section is filled with exercises laid out in easy to follow instructions and photographs. The three building blocks will help you reach, and maintain, your goal of a healthy life. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to continuing with the principles. I found the exercises challenging, but easy to follow; and the meal plans were realistic. I also liked her "Ten Commandments" - boy, do they make sense! If you have had a hard time losing weight or even believing that you can, this book will be worth your time and energy. Thank you to the Blogging for Books program for my copy of the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading "The One Day Way" book by Chantel Hobbs. I like her way of approaching the dreaded diet... take it one day at a time. Don't dwell on the mistakes or setbacks from the day before, today is a new day, so make the best of it. She talks about her 10 commandments for weight loss and Get fit for life, while I would have a hard time with the first one for weight loss, as I struggle to just get in 1200 calories per day, the rest I would have no problem with. She even breaks down how many calories each of your meals should be for the day, and shares a menu plan for a week to get you started. So if you are looking for a new way to look at dieting, give this book a read.
HSMomof4 More than 1 year ago
How many of us can relate to the yo-yo diets of losing weight only to regain back all (plus 5 lbs)? Then add menopause to the mix which kindly adds even more unwanted extra .... um.... cushion. I know I dream of regaining a healthy weight not only to look better but, more importantly, to become healthier. If you are like me, I am tired of failing in my own eyes and letting myself and my family down. This is some of the "baggage" I carry with me when trying to lose weight. Chantel Hobbs has written One-Day Way to help people like me overcome our emotional baggage and our weight. Written in a conversational style, you feel like she is sitting next to you advising and encouraging you on! Who doesn't desire a personal trainer? As she shares her own feelings of inadequacy and being overweight, you realize that you are not alone. She has lost and maintained a 200 lb weight loss! Throughout the book, she doesn't bash your previous failures, just sets you on the road to achieve your goals. Here is how she simply explains it: "You never need to worry about long-term meal plans and fancy workout strategies. The simplicity of the One-Day Way program grows out of the idea that what you did yesterday doesn't really matter. It plays no part in your actions and choices for today. With each new day you have new choices to make and more chances to make the right choices. Every day you take advantage of a new opportunity to live well and be your best." I kept reminding myself of God's promises from Lamentations 3.22-23, "22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Click HERE to read Chapter 1.? I am planning on re-reading this book - with pencil and highlighter in hand - to mine all the gems out of it I can. From dealing with your past and taking it one day at a time (both setbacks and CELEBRATIONS) with daily/short term goals, to making your food work for you, I know there is so much more for me to glean from this book! Star rating: 4 out of 5 I received this book free for my review from Blogging for Books, a program with Waterbrook Press.
ppreacherswife More than 1 year ago
The words "You can't control tomorrow, so stop worrying about it" resonated with me in a way no other words had. I've never been a true dieter. One time in my life, I actually worked on getting healthy and changing my ways, and it stuck for about 6 months, then I strained my back, had to quit working out for a month, and lost my steam. When I couldn't work out, I quit eating right. I gained more weight. And lost hope all in one fell swoop. That one line, that one thought by Chantel Hobbs has given me a ray of hope, however slight and slim it is, its enough to hold on to, enough to start making those changes I need, one day at a time, no, not even on day, but one hour at a time. Until I can make it to one day at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chantel Hobbs really lays out an easy plan to diet and weight loss that can truly be essential to all parts of our lives. DO IT ONE DAY AT A TIME. Goals don't seem so enormous and beyond reach if we just look at whats in view today. Chantel lost over a hundred pounds which of course is an inspiration in itself. I do encourage you to get this book . I promise you will find it helpful and encouraging. Plus there are some great exercises in this book. I had an extra copy to give away so I gave it to a dear friend of mine who like me also struggles with being overweight.
MoiraM More than 1 year ago
Chantel Hobb's book was a mixture of inspiration, motivation, and how to. With stories I could relate to and practical advice, as well as DELICIOUS recipes I am hooked. I've only had the book a couple of months now but I have lost, in those two months, FOUR SIZES!! I was wearing a size 24W and I simply felt awful about myself. I weighed close to 230 pounds; I couldn't walk 100 feet from my front door to the car without getting winded or, on hot days, lightheaded. I now weigh 180, which is what I went into my last pregnancy at back in early 2004. My husband and I took the canoe out on July 4th and paddled 24 miles. We've never been able to do that! The weight came on gradually over 11 years and I thought I would take me at least three or four years to get it all off. The One-Day Way has shown me that I can do it much faster but that it will not happen overnight, either. What I've learned is that moderate weight loss is much better than rapid weight loss. Rapid weight loss is usually the result of a 'crash diet,' so called because you eliminate certain foods or ingest shakes or supplements and eventually, you WILL 'crash and burn.' Rapid diets are not healthy, they're not sustainable, and they certainly aren't long term changes. Chantel tells us right on the back of the book that yesterday's mistakes and choices are past! We cannot change them now nor do anything today to successfully change yesterday's results. We have to live one day at a time and make choices each day, each moment, yet at the same time have a plan in place and remember what's coming later. I used to go to McDonald's a couple times a week and tell myself that eating two double cheeseburgers was just fine and wasn't hurting me because I wasn't having fries and a soda with it. Now I think about healthier options. I usually get a four-piece McNuggets, a side salad with balsamic vinaigrette and a sweet tea. I am fuller and satisfied with my healthy choice, the food tastes better because I sit there with a good book or my laptop and eat it slowly instead of inhaling driving down the road toward home because I want the food gone before I get there, that way I don't have to explain why I stopped at McDonald's. Going out to eat is becoming a pleasure again. I am making healthy choices in my home cooking and I am becoming much more active. All these changes are the result of what I've learned from The One-Day Way.
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mirandi More than 1 year ago
Like others who want to lose weight, I have tried many many books and none of them have helped me to lose weight. So naturally, I wasn't expecting a lot out of another book. And unfortunately, as much as I wish I could find a solution in a book, I am certain this book will not inspire many to lose the weight, just like all the other books. Pretty much, this book is the same idea. Exercise. Eat healthy. Only difference is you are supposed to only do it one day at a time. Don't look to the future. Don't set a month goal. Just go one day at a time. Well, as far as I'm concerned, that is no big revelation. Looking only at one day at a time isn't going to motivate me. It isn't going to give me the energy. It isn't going to make me stop eating healthy and it certainly isn't going to make me want to exercise! I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for this review but I did really give my honest opinion.
JoyForChrist More than 1 year ago
5 HIGHEST - 1 LOWEST STARS: 2 Stars READ IT OR SKIP IT? SKIP IT WHO MIGHT LIKE/HATE THIS BOOK? Skip this book unless you are truly desperate and ready to lose weight. For everyone who had never had the time, energy, or willpower to force themselves to lose weight, this book will just be another that you add to the pile of unhelpful books and diets that you've tried in the past - and that always fail. BOOK REVIEW: I have been thought my share of weight problems, going up and down, and have been through my share of books and trying to eat healthy, so of course, I was very skeptical of another book making weight loss promises. Immediately, the book started off just like all other weight loss books - making promises and claiming to be the one solution that all the other books weren't. Any what is the miracle solution to weight loss? Take it one day at a time. And the proof that this works - the author had a break and reached a point where she could no longer go on living like she was living. She became desperate for a change and this is why it worked. Problem is, most of us are NOT desperate for a change. We COULD go on living as we are. We are unhappy, but we aren't ready or don't have enough willpower to change. We are too tired, too busy, too unhappy. Unfortunately, just like all other weight loss books, this book makes promises that people will not be able to apply to their lives successfully. People will not want to/be able to continue on the exercise plan and meal plan this book outlines. The solution to our weight loss problems will not be solved by only looking at ONE DAY at a time. At least not mine and I'm sure not for 95% of you either! Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson for this review. I am giving my honest review, as positive reviews are not required.
RamblingMother More than 1 year ago
Truly this is a book full of common sense strategies for making changes in your life. The biggest key however is your own personal willingness to change. There is no motivation that can be purchased in book form or personal trainer or exercise equipment in this world unless you are personally ready to make the change. This book is good at helping you keep your focus on the day to day task of changing because that ultimately is how to do it. One step at a time, one day at a time, never looking back because you can't change the past. Never looking forward because God doesn't promise tomorrow. (That doesn't negate future goals and planning) But victory in change comes daily! If you are ready to make a change in your life and would like encouragement from someone who has personally succeeded then this is the book for you. Check it out.
amomwithablog More than 1 year ago
It's time to take it one day at a time! The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs teaches you how. By focusing on food, faith, and fitness, TODAY.... you can learn how to achieve your weight loss goals and live a healthier life.... tomorrow. This IS a diet book. But in this diet book, you learn how to take it a day at a time. There are many books out there, believe me, I've tried a lot of them. But what I like most about this one, is the fact that Chantel Hobbs breaks down the bigger goal. You don't have to be overwhelmed or feel guilty when you 'mess up'. There is nothing you can do to change the past, but you have a choice of what you will do today. It's a simple concept, but a great one. After telling my husband about this book... he uses Chantel's 'One Day Way' in other areas of life as well. His new catch phrase is "I can do it... Just One More Day". This is a simple book to read. Chantel Hobbs brings her personal experiences into it, which makes it easy to relate to her. She knows where we've been, because she's been there too. She teaches us not to be interested in perfection... but in progress. I like that. It seems like a goal I can keep and will certainly try. Included in the book are simple exercises and a healthy eating plan. The One Day Way is very encouraging and I think you will enjoy it. *I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.
BookLover40AH More than 1 year ago
I think the author gave an uplifting, and informational way on how to lose weight by discussing different ways to deal with your self-sabotaging thinking. She even has what she terms, "The Ten Commandments of the One-Day Way To Eat For Weight LOss". They're helpful ways to control hunger and what calories you should consume for weight loss. I found this book useful, yet I tend to like a book more that gets right down to the "How To's". Chantel does know about weight loss personally though, so I would recommend her book. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
freesamplequeen More than 1 year ago
I chose to read this book as one who does not necessarily need to diet, looking instead at the book as a whole on it's intended audience and effectiveness in approach and reading style as I have friends I would be able to recommend the book to should it pass my test. Chantel Hobbs approaches the idea of dieting one day at at time, breaking down the often insurmountable task into little pieces. By setting oneself up for daily success, focusing only on the day at hand, not weeks ahead or behind, the dieter can begin to break down old habits and form new, healthier habits to replace them. Spinning in her ten commandments of dieting, Hobbs puts a spiritual spin on the idea of losing weight. She approaches the topic in a serious yet easy to read and non-judgmental way that invites readers to consider this approach and give it a try. Like most diet books, this book does of course push the ideas of exercise, healthy eating and lifestyle change. It is not a quick fix plan nor is it a guarantee... it is up to the inidividual to make the plan successful for them. After having read the book, I am comfortable in passing it on to friends who are looking for ways to help with their weight struggle. I appreicate the spiritual aspect to this book and feel it an appropriate, well written approach to helping those who wish to change their weight by doing so one day at a time and trusting in God to help. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated for writing this review.
tracysnook More than 1 year ago
Chantel's story will really inspire you. If you are trying to loose weight and become the best, healthy person you can be this book is for you. Now do I find it easy to implement everything in this book into my life right now. Nope, way to much stress and change going on right now. But I am keeping the book by me to keep reminding myself that I do need to stop and think before I make choices for myself. I am in the process of moving from a house to an apartment right now and will be keeping this book front and center to keep peeking at it, and trying to implement what Chantel tells us in small doses. For the regular average person who just can not stop and drop everything right now to just do what Chantel did, I think this is the best approach. To slowly assimilate the thoughts and ideas presented here, to make the changes life altering habitual changes is my goal after reading this book. I really do love the concept of letting go of the past, and concentrating on Today make the most out of today, do your best to make the right choices. Then you build on from there.
ladybugofthree More than 1 year ago
The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs is full of information...just not exactly what I was looking for in the first few chapters. I guess when I read a "self help" book, I want to dive right in to the "nitty gritty" and get the problem fixed! Hobbs starts out her book by giving us some background on herself, and her 200 pound overweight issue she dealt with many years ago. She then goes on to outline what she will be covering in the chapters to follow; the eating plan and the exercise regimen. There are several points she makes that I like, for instance, the premise behind the book is to take one day at a time. Don't dwell on your past failures, or successes for that matter, and don't look to the future. Just live in the moment, and make celebrations for those achievements. Celebrate that today, you didn't eat any chips/cookies/etc. Celebrate today, that you finally exercised. Don't get caught up in the so many day streak you are on, just concentrate on today. I recommend this book and give it 3 stars. I mean really, who couldn't benefit from reading another book on healthy living? You can always gleam something new you might use or pass on to someone else! I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group and was not required to post a positive review.
stresmom More than 1 year ago
I have recently read The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs. While this offers ideas to help with weight loss, the main idea of the book is to take it one day at a time. She constantly tells her readers that even if you mess up one day, to always remember that you can start new tomorrow. Do not stress on what you did yesterday, only concentrate on today while having faith that you can do it. Chantel gives her ten commandments to eat for weight loss in The One Day Way and explains each one in detail. The rest of the book contains meal plans, ways to eat cleaner and strength training workouts. She does a great job encouraging you to stay focused on one day at a time and keeping your faith. I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking to change their health and needs encouragement along the way.
Fitnstitchin More than 1 year ago
I found "The One Day Way" written by Chantel Hobbs very refreshing to read and I highly recommend it. She talks about how important it is to break your goals into small pieces concentrating only on one day at a time. We all have goals but sometimes we are so involved in the bigger picture or the future we forget about today. Her thoughts were right on and great to see in writing. I loved this quote from the book "to achieve your goal for tomorrow or next week or next year, you first have to succeed today." How honest and true and can relate to any aspect of our daily lives. Please note that Waterbrook Press has provided me a complimentary copy of this book for my review; however, the opinions are my own. I have not been required to publish a positive review.
AshleyKWells More than 1 year ago
I think that maintaining or getting to a healthy weight is something that most, if not every, person thinks about. Which is why when Waterbrook Multnomah (http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/) offered for me to read and review the following book, I jumped right on it!!! The One-Day Way is a very encouraging read that, as the cover states, helps you change your mind set to think "Today Is All the Time You Need to Lose All the Weight You Want." I was highly encouraged by Chantel Hobbs' attitude about focusing on today, moving on from the past, and not worrying about the future. As the foreword (pg. vii) states, "You can start your transformation today, because today is the day." The author encourages us to move past what we think about "dieting" and our past failures and instead just focus on what we can do today. "You can overcome old habits, old ways of thinking, and past failures by doing one essential thing: focus on today and today only" (pg. 3). I definitely enjoyed reading this book and it encouraged me to keep working on living healthy and getting to a healthy weight. One thing that I really liked about the book is that the author shares some meal plans, strength exercises (With pictures and thorough instructions), and ideas for breaking a sweat everyday! I would not classify this as a "religious" book. However, the author does mention God at several points and also presents an invitation at the end of the book. I say this to say that this book would be a great way to reach out to a woman you may know that wouldn't read a book that comes right out with the gospel, but would probably read a book about losing weight and being healthy! Thank you again to Waterbrook Multnomah (http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/) for sending me this book to read and review through the Blogging for Books program!
devasha More than 1 year ago
With the new year, many of us are making resolutions. A good deal of these resolutions concern living a healthier life in 2010. If you are seeking to do this, The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs can help! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Chantel's method is inspiring. We do not need to focus on months and months of eating a certain way or hours of workouts. Instead, we should focus on living a full, healthy life today. Of all the healthy living books I have read, this is by far the best. The One-Day Way is neither complicated or strenuous. This is a lifestyle that one should choose to adopt for the rest of her days. I have started living the One-Day Way. Have you? This book was provided for my review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
Renee90 More than 1 year ago
I was prepared to read this book but I kept thinking, "This will be just another weight loss book; isn't there enough of these already on the market? How could this book be any different?" The outcome? I was pleasantly surprised ~ this book is refreshingly different. The One Day Way is well written and to the point. It takes you on a weight loss journey ~ one day at a time in a simple, workable plan. The author has walked this path herself and she makes it clear that it is possible to achieve our goals ~ one step at a time. What impressed me the most? Ms. Hobbs makes it clear that she can provide us, the readers, with "a nutrition and exercise plan that will enable you to lose weight, get healthy, grow strong and improve your heart health." She also states that the only one that can make this work is ourselves through dedication and a fearless attitude. There are no quick fixes, no overnight miracles but through faith, commitment and hard work the battle can be won! This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
Erin_N More than 1 year ago
Do you struggle with weight? Have you just given up all hope of ever being a healthy size? Chantel Hobbs has developed a way for you to lose all the weight you want and keep it off for life. The plan is based upon applying the simple mechanics of weight loss (burn more calories than consumed) but keeping the focus on just one day at a time. Chantel says that what derails most weight loss efforts are the demoralization brought about by making mistakes and by creating unrealistic goals. In her books she helps you work through these issues and provides you with tools to achieve the weight lifestyle you deserve. In One Day Way, Chantel speaks about her own struggles with weight and how she overcame them. She also provides real life examples of people who have tried her weight loss plan and have succeeded. Through her book, learn how to break your destructive eating and exercise habits. Learn how to change your "fat" mind to a "thin" mind. Learn how to build a new life and body just one day at a time. Lamenting about the piece of pie you had last night should never cause you to give up on yourself. With the One Day Way it never will. Yesterday is history and tomorrow hasn't happened yet. Chantel Hobbs will show you how to set goals for only today and how to celebrate your daily successes. Through one day at a time you will achieve a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight.
quilldancer More than 1 year ago
Chantel Hobbs weighed over 300 pounds. She began her struggle with weight, dieting, not dieting and self-loathing at eleven years old. Then one day she chucked dieting. She stopped making excuses and began her journey to thin. In the One-Day Way, Chantel shares her success story, the successes of some of her friends, and the necessary strategies anyone can use to become healthy and fit. Chatel presents The One-Day Way in four parts. In the first part, she teaches us to level the way we measure success. To take charge of our bodies, we need to first take charge of our minds. No more excuses. In part two, we learn how to lay your own personal foundation for success. In part three, Chantel leads us to the realization of inner resources many of us may never have known to tap. In part four, Chantel outlines the necessary steps to maintaining our weight - but she is no longer talking about struggle, because by the time we reach level four, living healthy will have become a habit. This book impressed me more than I can say. I am committing myself to The One-Day Way. I have already begun. I would like to offer my thanks to the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing me with a free copy of this book for my review. I fully plan to allow what I have gained from reading this book to influence the rest of my life.
YayaOrchid More than 1 year ago
MY REVIEW For me, reading this book certainly opened my mind to what losing weight should be all about. The author deftly constructs the case for losing weight based on your own unique goals and situation- and not based on comparing yourself to others. She walks the walk because she's been there. She knows and identifies all the pitfalls that can leave a dieter feeling defeated. She brings them up because she knows you'll be confronted with them....sooner or later. But she also provides several useful tools to help you succeed. In her ''Laying Out The Foundation'' chapter she provides a list of very effective things to do, some of which are Spiritual in nature. I very much liked that! And about exercise......something I felt is just too personal, at least for me....well, she suggests finding a way to 'like it'. I can relate to that. It's like when I tell my kids that success in life is all about attitude. If you decide you're not going to like something, you won't. So I tell them to try and find the positive in situations they dislike. I guess that can very well translate into exercise as well. I'll have to remember that! In closing, I had determined when I first received this book that I would end up not liking it and that it would just be another diet and exercise book. And I was quite prepared to state that in my review. But in all honesty, after reading it, I will say that it will be of great value and use to me personally. I can say that I believe it will help me in my struggle to lose weight.....but like any book or weight loss product, the rest is up to me. That's the catch. There is no magic pill. That being said, I can very truthfully say that I highly recommend it. I would give it 5 stars out of five.
Buukluvr08 More than 1 year ago
I'm sure there are those of us out there that struggle with dieting and becoming healthier and we become so frustrated that we give up. That's what happened to Chantel Hobbs, too. Until she discovered The One Day Way. There are some up sides to this book and there are some down sides to this book, at least in my personal opinion. The up side is it sounds like an effective, easier way to diet and become healthier. In fact, it is my New Year's Resolution this year; to follow her One Day Way. Another up side is, she lays her plan all out and it's easy to follow and under stand. She also talks about how to keep it a success after you've reached your goal. She has good exercise plans and it's very detailed in her set ups. She talks to us about being healthier in spirit and with God. She explains the importance to look forward and not backward. A couple of the down sides to this book are that is starts out a bit difficulty to catch on and set up like a "self-help" book in the beginning. Chantel also talks about fasting during The One Day Way. I don't think fasting as part of a diet is good, effective, or healthy. The only fasting that should be done, in my opinion, is when you fast for God over a problem or troubled friend or loved one. She also says to cut out certain foods, like meat, from your diet. I disagree wholly with this...meat is an essential form of nourishment and should not be cut out. Despite my few negative opinions about the book, I do recommend this book to anyone struggling to become healthier. It is still worthy, no matter my negative opinions, of a 4 star praise. Thanks, Chantel, for an easier way to be healthy! *This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group*
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
The One Day Way By Chantel Hobbs I am sure you have all read one diet book at some point in your life, especially if you are a woman. The problem with most is that they all sound wonderful, promise great incentives and even provide the motivation to get you going. The downfall is usually not in the book, but in us, to keep the program going until we achieve the results we are seeking. I was given the opportunity to review this book from Chantel Hobbs through Waterbrook Mulnomah Publishers and the concept sounded great. What better way to begin any challenge to lose weight, or to define our bodies that to tackle it differently than any diet book has ever suggested. You do it one day at a time. You set daily goals not weekly, monthly or even exact dress size or pounds lost. What better way to gain success than to do it for one day. How can anyone lose motivation to achieve some form of success on a daily basis? Anyone can do that. I love how Chantel has broken down this book in different parts to provide you with all the tools necessary to guarantee success where in past methods have only led to failure for me. I know that just making a small change such as giving up fast food for one day for me is a huge accomplishment. Can I do that for one day? Of course, I can. If I can make changes in small steps, I will succeed in this endeavor once and for all. The best part of the One Day Way is that Chantel teaches you to not compare ourselves to anyone else. We are born to compete in anything in our daily lives whether it's our bodies, our homes, our jobs, we are live in some degree to compete with our friends, neighbors or even perfect strangers. Yet it is that competition that will also lead to our failure because we can never measure up to someone else. We will always want more or something better. However if we simply change the mindset to compare ourselves with only ourselves, we will achieve the results for the right reasons. For example, I want to lose 40 pounds to not only be healthier from a overall weight statistics but I know from past experience, I look and feel great when I weighed 150, not comparing myself to anyone else that I know that has weighed 150. It is a great must read for anyone that has tried to lose weight and can't, or who has lost weight only to gain it back again or just those that lack the motivation to even begin with a win in mind. Trust me, I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who has tried to lose weight in the past and has failed! If you would like more information on where you can purchase a copy of this book from Random House, please click on this link http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307458780 This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.