Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Permanent Weight Loss Plan by Janice Asher and Jae Rivera

Studies show most people who lose weight gain it back again. These women are in the minority of those who lost weight and have kept it off. They reveal what they have learned in this book.

Much of the content deals with evaluating the relationships to our bodies and food. They write about being kind to ourselves and letting go of shame. They encourage us to feel good about ourselves, an attitude that will result in weight loss rather than the other way around. They write about goal setting, about emotional eating, and about having a mindset toward having a healthy body rather than focusing on weight loss.

This book is full of information on how we think about ourselves and food as it relates to our well being. I have read many weight loss books yet learned more from reading this one. I like that Asher and Rivera add their individual takes on the various topics. Their difference in age, occupation and pounds lost add additional insights. There are some great recipes included too.

There is good information in this book and it is a good addition to the health and wellness genre. It is good for people who want to understand why they eat and want to receive some practical strategies for losing weight and keeping it off.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Janice Asher, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist at the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as Director of Women's Health at the Student Health Service (1989-2018) and also began the MILE (mindful, intuitive living & eating) program. She has counseled over 100 patients on how to lose weight and keep the weight off for good. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jae Rivera is a PhD student in Bioarchaeology at the University of Florida, where she is currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and National Academies of the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Ford Predoctoral Fellow. She is the recipient of a Fullbright Open Research Fellowship to Peru. Jae Rivera is her pen name.

Skyhorse, 360 pages. This book releases January 7, 2020.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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