This short, 16-page motivational ebook by Lance Geringer BA tackles the obstacles that dieters can face and looks at potential solutions. The author is a Californian sports scientist now living in Essex who has worked with professional golfers and has a lot of experience in diet and nutrition and in helping athletes to reach and maintain the top of their game.
The book identifies the three main problems of dieting and then presents a solution to each one. Problem One is Too much, too soon; meaning that launching straight into a radical dieting regime with a drastic reduction in calorie intake can mean that the body senses a lack of food and will automatically go into survival mode. The solution offered by Geringer is to Ease into your diet slowly; meaning that changes to eating habits should be staggered to enable to body to adjust.
The second problem: Using the wrong diet; looks at the concept that not all diets are equal, and a guaranteed quick fix programme is unlikely to produce long-term results. The solution is that The basics are always the best; affirming that a nutritious, balanced diet is most likely to achieve sustainable weight loss.
Problem Three looks at Expecting fast results; and that a vision of quick permanent weight loss is not realistic, and that losing excess fat will always take longer. The solution is about Consistency and patience with your programme; and the fact that lifestyle changes are a long-term commitment if permanent weight loss is to be achieved.
The book then goes on to look at “Diet Killers” i.e. the reasons that people give up on diets after they have started them; the culprits being hunger and cravings. The book addresses when these are likely to strike, and what can be done to address them. The book also introduces Fit & Trim bars, which were nutritionally developed to help to curb hunger and cravings when they strike.
The writing style is engaging, and the language easy to understand. These are fairly sensitive issues in many ways , as body image and yo-yo dieting affect many of us to varying degrees, however they are generally addressed in a supportive manner.
The main criticism of this book – and this is something that could possibly apply to many of the books written on this subject – is that apart from the information regarding Fit & Trim bars, I am not convinced that it actually contains anything that dieters have not heard before. Knowing why our diets have failed may not necessarily make us any more likely to succeed next time. What the book does offer, however, is a kind of motivational guide that might actually prove to be useful at the start of a new diet, when it can be hard to get going. This is not a long book and it is not time-consuming to read, and it would also be very easy to dip in an out of when extra affirmation is needed.
For more information and to download your free ebook, visit www.fitandtrimbar.co.uk/freebook/