Item description for Never Say Diet: Make Five Decisions and Break the Fat Habit for Good by Chantel Hobbs & Rowan Jacobsen...
Overview An inspirational, faith-based approach to conquering a lifelong battle with weight offers a series of simple, step-by-step workouts, a realistic approach to nutrition, strategies for staying motivated, keys to dealing with discouragement by depending on God's strength, and advice on how to overcome past failures and old excuses. 50,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Chantel Hobbs lost two hundred pounds without the help of surgery, pills, point systems, or a trendy diet. And just as important, she "kept the weight off." Her dramatic turnaround began with five decisions-personal, no-excuses commitments that kept her from losing sight of her goals. It worked for Chantel and it will work for you. Once you unconditionally change your mind your body will follow, and your life will never be the same. In this book you will discover: -How to move beyond past failures and get over your old excuses -How changing your eating patterns can break food's hold over you -Why winning the weight-loss battle must come from the inside out -The simple workouts that deliver lasting results and are fun to do -How to overcome the naysayers, the diet police, and your own nagging doubts -How to prioritize your health, juggle family and career, and stay motivated when life takes unexpected turns -Why the diet industry wants you to keep coming back -And much more You will find straight talk on developing the determination, commitment, and personal responsibility it takes to achieve weight loss that lasts. It's time to stop getting ready for the event and start getting ready for life
Citations And Professional Reviews Never Say Diet: Make Five Decisions and Break the Fat Habit for Good by Chantel Hobbs & Rowan Jacobsen has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 09/22/2008 page 33
People Weekly - 01/14/2008 page 129
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 6.38" Height: 1.05" Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Release Date Dec 18, 2007
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400074495 ISBN13 9781400074495
Availability 0 units.
More About Chantel Hobbs & Rowan Jacobsen
Chantel Hobbs was twenty-nine years old and weighed three hundred forty-nine pounds when she reached a point of desperation. Her decision to change her life led to the development of a nutrition, exercise, and motivation program that resulted in the loss of two hundred pounds. Her inspiring story has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, the Bravo Network, and as a cover story in People. Chantel ran her first marathon in 2005 and has run several more since. She is a certified spinning instructor, a personal trainer, and a running coach. A frequent motivational speaker, Chantel s no-nonsense approach to weight loss and fitness has won her a grateful following nationwide, and she keeps her fans committed to healthy living through her newsletters and Web advice. Chantel lives in Coral Springs, Florida, with her husband and their four children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Never Say Diet: Make Five Decisions and Break the Fat Habit for Good?
Her book inspired me Feb 19, 2008
Hi. I read this book about a month ago with about 50 pounds to lose. Since reading her book I have lost 10 pounds. Her book put everything into perspective. It just made me feel like I really had no excuses. She is at my goal weight and she is about the same height so I though "how can I keep making excuses when this woman has lost over three times the amount I want to lose?" Just something about the way she spelled it all out on the pages for me made me realize that I had to take control of my life and stop blaming my metabolism, etc.... She was just a normal overweight housewife who did it, with no personal trainers or chefs. Her book is very truthful and honest. I loved it. I will re-read it several times to inspire me. Yes, she does mention God throughout the book, but that does not bother me. I don't particularly aspire to one particular religion myself, but I am very spiritual and I feel like most people have a higher power that they relate to, they all just have different names for them. If you are offended by the "God" title, than just mentally insert whatever you want in place of "God" while reading the book. it is not overwhelming by any means. Her beliefs are not mentioned on every page at all, just sporadically throughout the book. That helped her. She is just sharing. Everyone has something besides watching calories and working out to help them lose weight. For some it is meditation, for some it is visualization, for her it is her belief in God and she is just sharing that honestly. The meat of the book is about taking responsibility for your weight, getting off your butt and eating less. I highly recommend her book. I have not been this inspired by a "diet" book (which it is not, it is so much more!) in over 20 years. Thanks Chantel :)
Not Just A Diet Book Feb 13, 2008
I've bought fitness books, read them, and then ignored them, tired of the emphasis on the way we look. This book is different. It's about health. Chantel Hobbs uses humor, and she effectively cuts down every excuse I ever had or ghought of as to why I can't start losing weight. She helps the reader set realistic goals. there are exercises, and a list of recommend foods, all good for you. She also is very frank about her own experiences in losing weight. Never Say Diet is an excellent book. With Chantel Hobbs help, its' easy to stay fit and live life to the fullest.
Inspiration Feb 3, 2008
Chantel is an inspiration to me, every time I get those thoughts to quit or give up, I go back and think..wow Chantel didn't give in to those quit modes..so neither should I. GREAT BOOK. A MUST READ.
Incredible Jan 26, 2008
First, let me say that I am no professional. What I am, is a person who has studied it all in terms of exercise and proper eating, I just haven't put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. I haven't done the work to get me to the place I want to be. That said, I was DONE with diet books. I swear I have read probably 75% of the ones on the market! I saw this one and bought it really out of sheer curiosity after seeing her picture on the back cover. In reference to another comment here, there is NO reference to God until you get well into the book. I am a Christian and would have bought it more quickly had I known she was a Christian. She MUST mention God in this book because it is His strength that sustained her. She did the work, but He gave her the will and the strength to do that work. In reference to another comment that this book doesn't focus enough on eating, it focuses on BALANCE. One doesn't work without the other. Chantel has written an outstanding book about her struggle with food/exercise and the journey she took while losing the weight. ANYONE, Christian or not, can benefit greatly from reading this book. It is about finding new life, discovering your real potential. I am on the program, I have completed Phase 1. I am certain this will be the end to my struggle with weight issues. I am building discipline, one stage at a time. I HIGHLY recommend this book!
Good book Jan 20, 2008
I did like this book. Chantell has a great story that is very inspirational. The only thing I didn't like about this book is that it wasn't helpful to me because I am an exercise veteran. My issues are with food. I do not have issues with exercise and her program is great at helping people establish the exercise habit FIRST and then working on food issues later. She does suggest starting in phase two if you do not have an issue with working out. I did try and do this but it still just wasn't my cup of tea. I returned the book but I do think many people could benefit from her story and faith based approach at losing weight.