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Preview — The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss by Stan Spencer
The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin
I am a pre-medial student with a major in biology so a lot of this stuff is familiar to me. I'm not medically overweight. I'm actually within the healthy range, but I want to lose a bit of weight because, well, it looks better. We could all need a little help toward our weight goal.
There are some great, logical, tips in this book. You don't need to go on an all liquid diet, you just need to be sensible. This isn't ...more
His clean writing style parallels his approach to healthy living and his message translates clearly to readers from all walks of life in that his direction can be practical for anyone who reads the book. This ...more
I really enjoyed the emotional eating part, in where you can find several life changing ideas how to face issues in your life.
Thank you for the great book!
Author: Stan Spencer, PhD
Publisher: Fine Life Books
Publishing Date: 2013
Other Works: This is the author's first book
January 26, 1965
Health, Mind & Body, Science
About this author
Stan Spencer, PhD, is a biological consultant and former research scientist. He has conducted laborator ...more
I need to read a nutrition or diet book every once in a while to keep myself on track. The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss is the kind of a book that you could read several times over just to remind yourself of your nutritional and fitness goals. Stan Spencer, the author, is a biologist, and most of the science-based information is very practical and written in simple, meaningful language.
At the outset, I ne ...more
To start, in compliance with FTC guidelines, I must disclose that I received a copy of the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
I started this book with a bit of a negative attitude. I thought, not another weight loss book, it's all been done before. So, I was quite surprised that I am actually giving it a fairly positive review.
It has all been done before and I couldn't help but compare it to a book I have recently read (Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a L ...more
I was curious about this book from a medical student's perspective, as well as because I need to lose weight.
First of all, this book is geared towards working, busy people that often don't have time (or energy) to stick with crazy weight loss schemes. This book is short, to the point, and incredibly practical. From a medical perspective, this book really backs up all of its claims. It cites many actual studies that have been done (mostly retrospective but ...more
This is a book about natural weight loss. The tools Stan Spencer includes in the book in order to lose weight successfully, for the long haul, are pretty interesting and worth a try. The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin promotes lifestyle changes as opposed to a traditional diet. The changes are simple such as getting up and moving, replacing unhealthy snacks with fruits or vegetables, or meditation. The book ...more
I am really enjoying it so far. I am learning stuff I didn't know. The meditation helped me last night when I woke up in the middle of the night. Usually I start thinking about stuff and I can't fall back to sleep but last night when I started to do that I just focused on one thing and I fell asleep until ...more
This book is filled with practical weight loss tip and recipes that will really help you understand the science of weight loss.
Inside the book Stan Spencer PhD will guide you step by step in solving the problems we all face when we want to loose some weight. He effectively dispels myths about weight l
Seeing as I am something of a cynic one might wonder why I bothered reading Stan Spencer’s The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss. Truth is it was the title. It is clear, to the point, and speaks to someone who understands the frustration of those who struggle with weight loss.
The book lived up to these promises, but more than that I like ...more
FTC: I received a free copy of this book and was not reimbursed in any other way.
Dr. Stan Spencer takes a look at why we gain weight and why the fat we lose by dieting almost always comes back. He then presents an array of science-based weight loss tools, from improving nutrition and exercise, to boosting metabolism, calming cravings, and controlling emotional eating. In the final chapter, he has us create a personal weight loss plan based on our unique s ...more
There are some good points and explanations, all written without the huge fanfare of other books with clear thoughts, clear explanations! A good book to fall back on for many!
A good read for both the 'seasoned weight warrior' and those new to the proverb ...more
This book is a must-have for those who struggle with weight like I do. Any book that explains to you why you've put on a few extra pounds and comes up with legitimate, realistic solutions for eating healthy, being more active and calming your cravings is a good read in my estimation. This book even offers healthy recipes.
The Diet Dropout's Guide is short and to the point and will serve as ...more
Stan Spencer, PhD
Stress has taken over your every waking hour and you are beginning to feel the pressures of work, family and just life in general. You decide to take a long ride in your car, all alone just to collect your thoughts and clear your head. Driving through the city or town you live in you are surrounded by places that will tempt your already satiated appetite and entice you to stop, enter and buy foods that you think will make you feel b ...more
Are you an emotional eater? Do you turn to food when life gets emotionally overwhelming? Do not worry about what might happen in the future; focus on now. Relax your mind by focusing on the present, but limit that focus to a single perception or physical sensation. You can also try meditatio ...more
This book states right away that it is for you if you want:
* to get to the root of the problem and address the real reason for the extra weight
* to lose weight permanently even if it takes a while
* a book that is brief and to the point
It's not for you if you:
* are looking for a diet or exercise plan
* want to lose weight quickly, eve ...more
I'd like to consider myself a somewhat knowledgeable person when it comes to weight loss/health/fitness books because I've read quite a few.
This was definitely a different type of weight loss book. For one, it was a quick and easy read. Numerous weight loss books are thick and require a good deal of time to finish, not so with this one. This book may be slim but it was chock full of common sense tips, ideas, etc on how to naturally lose ...more
The Diet Dropout's Guide approaches weight loss from the point of view that diet's don't work because they focus on short term change and results, and that to permanently reduce weight changes in everyday habits are needed. This is a great point and putting it forefront in discussions is a smart approach to the subject. This books covers the standard important ideas (eat ...more
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