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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Booksurge Publishing (27 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419618474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419618475
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bibi Berlin on 16 May 2013
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Anyone who is honest about their weight problem, knows deep down that it is a problem with faulty thinking. Strong (but faulty) beliefs in what food means to them keep them going back for more in the name of 'joy' to what is really causing them misery. This translates to a push me-pull me between the 'joy' of the excessive chocolate/ice cream/ wine/ truffle pizza/champagne/whatever and the misery of the unzippable dresses/lack of health/discomfort in your own body/not wanting to be in photos/whatever. There is no successful weight loss without dismantling the belief structure that supports you being fat or overweight. This is essential reading before any weight loss programme, as the old beliefs, strong but faulty, will just pull you back to where you do not want to be. Brooke Castillo really gets it. She delivers her message, her weight loss coaching, in such a way, that even if you are just a little bit open, will help free you of the belief system that currently has you in its grips. I could not recommend this book more.
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Intelligent and motivating 4 April 2007
By Nora L. Ishibashi - Published on Amazon.com
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Among the many diet and weight loss books published each year, this is one that provides a realistic and effective program for changing your thinking about eating and dieting. Some of the book is about feelings, some of the book is about goal setting, some of the book is about self management and some of the book is about eating itself. While there are questions to write about, it is not just a book of self awareness exercises. The book explains a viewpoint that frees you from old habits of thinking related to food as well as your feelings about yourself. The process described helps you examine the deeper reasons it is hard to regulate yourself in any area of your life.
53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Finally I have hope 8 May 2007
By michele - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a career dieter, so the last thing I needed was another menu plan to follow. What I needed was to change my way of thinking. Brooke Castillo has given me the tools that I needed. There are times that the words speak exactly what I feel. I have now bought 4 copies of the book to share, as well as the "coach in a box." I am confident and positive that I will be a thin person who takes care of herself. I get closer every day to that image. I can not urge anyone strongly enough to give themselves this book. To paraphrase Byron Katie (another great read whose work is referenced in this) It will change your life-- but only 100%!
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Great Book 14 Mar. 2007
By L. Burnett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. I have referred friends to it. The first day I was only able to read 30 pages and learned A LOT just in those 30 pages. Simple ideas, but put into action, my friend and I each lost 4 lbs the first week. And we've walked for an hour every day for a year and a half, gone to the gym. But it was a simple change of eating fuel food when you are hungry.I am excited to continue eating like this to reach my goal weight. Love the book!
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book 10 May 2007
By Robert G. Graham - Published on Amazon.com
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This book looks at dieting from a demension usually not explored by other books. No focus on calories, fats, carbs, but instead, a mental challenge to find out why you eat what you eat and ways to motify or change these habits. I found the book well put together and well written.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
A happy surprise 4 July 2007
By L. L. Lee - Published on Amazon.com
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I have to admit I was skeptical, but this book does a great job of explaining eating in a healthy way. Forget trying to remember the proper portion size, because the way Castillo does it is way more simple and more attuned to your body. I go back to this book when I find myself starting to overeat or craving unhealthy food. It was definately worth the purchase!
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