The One-Day Way: Today Is All the Time You Need to Lose All the Weight You Want
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The One-Day Way: Today Is All the Time You Need to Lose All the Weight You Want

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Lose All the Weight You Want, One Meal, One Pound, One Day At a Time!

I've got great news for you: You are about to feel better and look better beginning today! Today is truly a new opportunity for you to reach your weight loss goals. No, you won't fit into your "skinny jeans" today, but I'm going to show you how each day will get you closer to that goal.

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by WaterBrook Press (first published October 5th 2009)
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Review posted on on January 7, 2010

Do you struggle with weight? Have you just given up all hope of ever being a healthy size? Chantel Hobbs has developed a way for you to lose all the weight you want and keep it off for life. The plan is based upon applying the simple mechanics of weight loss (burn more calories than consumed) but keeping the focus on just one day at a time. Chantel says that what derails most weight loss efforts are the demoralization brought about by maki...more
I'm sure there are those of us out there that struggle with dieting and becoming healthier and we become so frustrated that we give up. That's what happened to Chantel Hobbs, too. Until she discovered The One Day Way.

There are some up sides to this book and there are some down sides to this book, at least in my personal opinion. The up side is it sounds like an effective, easier way to diet and become healthier. In fact, it is my New Year's Resolution this year; to follow her One Day Way. Anothe...more
So, I agreed to review this book NOT because I need to lose weight (if anything I need to gain weight), but because I need to learn how to exercise. And I find that often weight loss books have great tips on exercise and motivation.
That said, I thought this book was great! At first, I kind of thought it was repetitive. She seemed to just be saying over and over again - if you want to lose weight, you have to change your mindset. Think about things one day at a time. As I continued reading, thoug...more
Well, I'm pretty sure that everyone has at one time or another made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, eat better, and exercise. I know I have multiple times but somewhere down the line I sabotage myself and give up. There are several reasons why I really liked what the author was saying and I believe that if I follow her steps, I WILL be successful:

* She was over 250 pounds- she has been there!!
* I like the philosophy of One Day at a Time!! Don't plan out for 6 months....just be successf...more
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
On one hand, I liked this book because it did not say "work out this much every day, do these exercises, eat this food, etc, etc, etc" (But on the other hand - sometimes that is what I need personally.) I am not saying that she doesn't give you some exercises and some recipes - but I believe the focus of this book is changing the way we view weight loss and the way we approach it. This is a great book to use as a source of encouragement - and not just for losing weight. She talks about breaking...more
Chris Curtis
The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs is not radically different from many other diet books. The diet is a 1600 calorie a day diet along with exercise. There are sample menus and a good section of exercises with photos that anyone can do at home with a medicine ball and resistance band. She also suggests fasting as part of the diet which is something I don't agree with.

The main difference in her approach is to change the way you think. Instead of setting out to diet for a certain amount of time or u...more
There are a lot of diet books on the shelves, but this is the first one I have read where it is stressed to just take one day at a time. Just stick to a plan and count calories today. If you mess up, don't worry. Tomorrow is a brand new day and you can get it right tomorrow.

The one thing in this book that I didn't agree with is fasting for a day. I was going to try it but got talked out of it. It was good in a way that I was going to try it, because it made me really savor what I did eat (which...more
Chantel is no stranger to the weight-loss struggle game. She lost around 200 lbs, so she understands the struggles and torment we go through as dieters. (I say we… I do mean me. I’ve had weight issues pretty much my whole life.. I’ve been everywhere from a size 3 – size 28; let me say not fun.)

This is Chantel’s second book. It is called “The One Day Way“. One thing that Chantel does well is she talks about the real issues behind the weight — the triggers that set us off. It reminds me of what Da...more
Ruth Hill
I initially chose this book because I have been working to regain my healthy lifestyle and lose the 10 or so pounds that just keep hanging on. I have read my share of "diet" books over the years, and I have lost 50 pounds and kept it off for years now. I figured this book would be like all the others.

Well, I was wrong. I was concerned at first because the Christian element seemed to be neglected. But I was thankfully proven wrong. She emphasized the spiritual element very clearly at all the righ...more
"Don't get stuck in guilt or regret or blame. Choose to be extraordinary, and learn how to see each day's trials and disappointments as serendipity instead of setbacks." pg. 84

Weight loss is a struggle for many of us. In this book, Chantel Hobbs lays out some practical suggestions to help us on our way. It isn't about dieting. It isn't about blame. It is about change and the process of building what you want. Nothing worth doing is easy, but the suggestions and principles in this book encourage...more
This is the first time I've ever been asked to review a diet book. Since I'm a health food fiend and love exercising I thought I'd undertake this task. The structure of my review is a little cumbersome since this is the first book of this sort I've done.

The first 46 pages are introductory, even though they are broken up into chapters. These chapters are repetitive and often boring. However, the message within the pages is interesting. It is a common thing that most people forget when setting hu...more
The One Day Way is a book that outlines not a diet, but a new way of thinking. The basic premise is to not worry about yesterday, tomorrow, or six months from now. Ditch the 6-month eating plan and focus on today, right now, this moment, will you make a good choice or a poor one?

Overall I LOVE the concept in the book. Forget about yesterday's ice cream or next week's pot luck dinner, focus on what you do today, then repeat tomorrow. I love the idea of baby steps to health. If you've eaten cooki...more
May 23, 2011 Anne rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who needs some serious motivation to get fit!
I love this book! I'll admit I'm not one to ever pick up a book that I think is going to be motivational. But I chose this one for a reason. Three years ago my husband and I went on a life change (uh..yeah, so we thought) and began eating healthier foods and getting regular, daily intense exercise. He lost 70 lbs!! I lost 25 lbs.!! We each met our goal and were so excited. We actually kept the weight off for a year. Then began the slide...not pretty. In the last 2 yrs I have regained all 25 lbs,...more
Jennifer Short
Setting a goal that seems so far in the distance to achieve is often discouraging. That's where the concept of “The One Day Way” comes in. Instead of looking ahead to fit into a bikini for the beach next summer, look fantastic for your 20th high school reunion, or even be able to wear a certain dress to the company Christmas party, those goals are sometimes so long in the future or you have so much to lose that you give up before then.

What Chantel Hobbs teaches is taking one day at a time. Just...more
Gail Welborn

The One Day Way, by Chantel Hobbs, Waterbrook Press, 2011, Paperback, 2009, 240 Pages, ISBN-10: 0307458784, $14.99

Do you struggle with weight loss issues? Have you tried every kind of diet, from Dr. Agatston’s Southbeach regimen to Nutrisystem’s home delivery without lasting results? Or if pounds are successfully lost do former bad eating habits return when you tire of calculating calories, carbs or sometimes the food begins to taste all the same? Then there’s the issue of exercise and developin...more
Book Him Danno
I found this book every difficult to get into, it seemed to repeat itself over and over again and I hadn't read any others of hers and I felt a bit lost. I would agree with her that looking at a huge task is difficult and that cutting it into little day to day segments will make it easier to handle.

Weight loss is a goal of most people now days and it is for some a huge task, one they feel sure to fail, this book helps you realize that you can only handle one day at a time and to celebrate on tho...more

If you have failed to lose weight using popular weight loss books, diets, and methods – the “One Day Way” may be your answer.

By breaking down personal goals using the “One Day” mindset, weight loss and lifestyle changes become more manageable. This book spends a lot of time dealing with the “mental” aspect of dieting, weight loss and healthier food choices, as well as offering a couple of beginning meal plans.

The first meal plan helps you eat for weight loss while the second meal plan shows yo...more
The introduction and first three chapters of The One Day Way were enough for me to make this a worthwhile book to read. If you are in need of internal motivation to get or keep on your weight loss, fitness or healthy eating regimen these chapters will greatly help with that.

As a weight loss coach myself I found we had some similar ideas in those first few chapters. She focuses on changing your thinking habits, just like I do. She focuses on progress instead of doing things perfectly, just like I...more
Tamara Evans
The one-day way was a very insightful book and is great for helping inspire people to take the dieting process one day at a time. The only thing I didn't like was that she didn't present diet options for vegans and although the exercises she provides are very budget friendly (you just need an medicine ball and a resistance band), I feel she should have addressed exercises that very overweight people can do as well as those who are able to exercise normally (getting down on the floor).
I like reading goal books. I want to be as organized as possible and I think reading about steps of improvement in other people's lives is actually fascinating. I liked how she wrote and the little side stories in the book.
Mar 30, 2010 Amy rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I just love her. This is an excellent compliment to her first book
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