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A Great Day at the Office: Simple Strategies to Maximize Your Energy and Get More Done More Easily

A Great Day at the Office: Simple Strategies to Maximize Your Energy and Get More Done More Easily [Kindle Edition]

Dr. John Briffa
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Praise for Escape the Diet Trap:

‘Briffa’s tips will leave you trim, toned and pleasantly hunger-free’ Woman

‘I was really impressed, mainly because the weight loss was so quick’ Woman and Home

‘…builds a sustainable relationship with food that will bring long-term weight loss without excessive hunger, calorie control or hunger’ Saga

‘I lost 6lbs in two weeks, despite eating a lot more than usual. I’m hooked’ Cosmopolitan

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Tired of a 9 to 5 that’s more like an 8 to 7? ‘A Great Day at the Office’ offers the solutions you need for a healthier, happier and more productive time at work and away.

Do you wake up dreading work? Feel utterly drained by midday? Stay late into the evening but still feel like you’ve accomplished nothing? If this sounds familiar, Dr John Briffa can help!

Just a few small changes to your daily routine could boost your productivity and performance, making for a healthier and happier you. Dr Briffa’s ‘Escape the Diet Trap’ revolutionized how we lose weight. Now he shows that getting ahead at work doesn’t have to mean long hours, no breaks and an over-dependence on the snack machine. Based on the latest research and Dr Briffa’s work with a wide range of leading businesses ‘A Great Day at the Office’ offers a tried and tested strategy to bring out the best in you, at your job and in your life!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1538 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (16 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E7GOMF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
As a reader of Dr Briffa's books on diet and weight loss I wondered what he has to add about general well being. The answer to that question is "rather a lot" actually.
This book is designed to help you get more out of your working day and give you more energy for the valuable time left when you are not working. He does this in a very logical and evidence based fashion.
The first chapters on nutrition are some of the best written on the subject and summarise the current thinking in a very easy to digest (sorry) way that makes complete sense. After that there are chapters on a variety of subjects that I hope will allow me to be more productive and healthy.
Quite often I read about what I should do but there is little advice on the application of my good intentions and they fall by the wayside. This book not only explains to me what I should or could do to improve my energy levels but it also gives great ways of applying the concepts to everyday life. Some of the recommendations are not along with conventional publicised wisdom but Dr Briffa's suggestions are, as always, backed up by fact and there are scientific references available for those of us that wish to read more.
There are chapters on how to form good habits (and break bad ones) without feelings of deprivation, and also simple ways to boost mood and attitude on a day to day basis. The concept of "random acts of kindness" is not necessarily new but is really well explained in this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get more out of their day and have more energy for life outside work.
If, like me, your New Years resolutions are already a thing of the past then buy this book, read it and start the new year again but this time have a chance of succeeding.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The irresistible Dr Briffa 1 Feb 2014
By L. Camp
Dr John Briffa is a highly persuasive man. Even when he's telling us things we really don't want to hear (No carbs! Early to bed! Walk everywhere, briskly!), the force of his arguments seems irresistible.It's partly to do with his skill in presenting the (sometimes quite complex) scientific evidence to support his case, in a way that makes it comprehensible to the the layperson. But no less important is his infectious enthusiasm for his subject. He clearly cares deeply about what he sees as a better way of living, and he urgently wants to share that with us, his readers.

I've read one or two Dr B's previous books, so some of the material on nutrition was familiar. But in AGDATO, he very successfully broadens his focus to cover many aspects of physical and emotional well-being that can help us to be more happy, energetic and productive in our everyday lives, especially at work. I'd particularly recommend his prescription for how to get horribly drunk and still be at your best (or not too far from it) in your 9am meeting the following day.

Altogether, an enjoyable, thought-provoking, and potentially life-changing read. If I were half as persuasive as Dr Briffa, you'd have already ordered your copy by now.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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This is a great book, easy to read and with some very useable information. Not your average book on health, as well as covering nutrition Dr Briffa looks into the benefits of some different things such as light, when and how much, simple breathing techniques, sound and sleep (to mention a few).

His approach is very gentle and non aggressive which allows for the human weakness factor. its not too strict, just good sensible advice.

We are all under pressure and working longer hours, this book gives some fantastic tools which will defo help me cope a lot better with everything i throw at my body, sometime i train twice a day, so get very tired at times.

Loads of simple things i hadn't considered doing which will benefit my working day, for me the stuff on sleep is first class, simple but very effective.

The last two nights i have slept a lot better.

I recommend this book to anyone struggling with a lack of energy or anyone who wants to be more effective at whatever it is you do.

Great book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taking control of your energy 28 Feb 2014
Dr John Briffa has written another excellent, no-nonsense and practical guide for anyone wanting to boost the energy they have in their lives. In this book, Dr Briffa broadens his attention from nutrition to other areas that contribute to our energy, both inside and outside of work. Whilst optimal nutrition and physical activity are the cornerstones of our energy, Dr Briffa also skilfully explains about the importance of some mental strategies, light exposure, sleep quality and effective breathing. These topics don't often receive the attention they warrant in managing our performance in the workplace, so it is refreshing to have some practical tips in these areas.
As with his previous books, Dr Briffa writes in an accessible, clear and forthright manner, which makes this book another enjoyable read. The analysis and practical suggestions on how to manage and renew our energy are persuasive and well constructed. There is a logical flow to the content, yet the importance of addressing both the mind and body aspects to maximise our energy are implicit in the main themes of the book. I really like the way Dr Briffa makes the connections between our physiology and our psychology when it comes to using and renewing our energy.
This book is a great read that will help many have a great day both in and out of the office.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good sensible advice from Dr Briffa, worth a listen
Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good summary of material from the website
The book draws together material that thas been discussed on the Dr Briffa website, and presents it all in a useful, evidence-based summary of what you can do to improve your... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chas
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting & practical
Having read one of Dr.Briffa's other books, Kick the diet habit, I was alrady a fan (& it worked - 2 stone down & still down after 3 years) so I was really looking forward to this... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Wilom
3.0 out of 5 stars Gave it away
Sorry gave it away after one reading I felt it did not give any new information that is not already out there.
Published 3 months ago by Red Tulip
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good starting point
I enjoy reading John Briffa. He gives sound advice that isnt just about food its the whole package. He has a lovely writing style that complements the topic well.
Published 4 months ago by anne pemberton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, I highly recommend.
Dr Briffa provides a huge amount of very useful information for free on his blog so when he takes the time to put something down in a book it's definitely worth taking a look. Read more
Published 5 months ago by JP Stephenson
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is recommended reading for busy working people.
A very comprehensive study of how your nutrition choices can have the required impact on your energy and well-being for people 'on the go'. Read more
Published 6 months ago by M Schranz
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, practical and entertaining
As a long term health nut I didn't expect I would get much out of this book, however having been a long time reader of Dr Briffa's blog I was intrigued by the book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cezar Rozmus
5.0 out of 5 stars very informative, worth a read
This book gives clear positive advice backed up by studies.
It has changed my views on dieting .It makes absolute sense why diets do not work.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. J. Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for the office worker
I bought this book as I was particularly interested in the advice on how to avoid the mid afternoon energy slump. Read more
Published 6 months ago by jm
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