Item description for Right Bite: Outsmart 43 Scientifically Proven Fat Triggers and Beat the Dieter's Curse by Dalvit-McPhillips...
When the 39th "Miracle Diet" You've Tried Has Failed, it's Time for The Right Bite!
You've tried all the diets. High protein, low fat, no sugar-and none of them work. Sure, you lose a quick ten or even twenty pounds. But then the weight comes back, and back with a vengeance. Maybe you think it's because you lack willpower or because you were just "meant to be fat."
That's not true!
Quick fix diet books are ruining our metabolism and self esteem--and those plans aren't making us thinner, at least not for long. Every new quick fix diet works for a brief period but in the end they are responsible for chronic weight gain problems, binging, and the utter despair of millions of people who, by their thirties or forties, are depressed and desperate about their weight.
The Right Bite is the solution. Developed by a renowned nutritionist, this program breaks the destructive diet/binge cycle for good, and helps your body back into balance with real, nourishing food.
*Which of the forty scientifically identified weight gain triggers could be wreaking havoc in your body *How to eliminate weight gain triggers and enjoy a healthy, normal diet *Why you're probably not eating enough-and why that is making you fat
This program has been proven to help you drop pounds, increase energy, and win the fat war-forever.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Right Bite: Outsmart 43 Scientifically Proven Fat Triggers and Beat the Dieter's Curse?
Too Many Tall Tales Sep 10, 2007
When I finished reading this book, I felt like I'd been lied to repeatedly. The author tells tall tales that have holes a mile wide in them. If we can't trust the anecdotes she shares about her clients and friends, how can we possibly trust her advice?
Maybe this woman really was fat once upon a time. If she was (and quite frankly, I think that's another of her tall tales), then she has acheived her slender figure by turning into one of the rudest people on this planet. Read the story about her friend Ling, and you'll understand what I mean. The author describes in great detail a dinner party given by Ling, and insults every dish served by her friend. I hope that poor Ling never reads the book. How dare the author mention her friend by name! Unless, of course, this is another tall tale. ... You get the picture.
As for her diet, it may work for some people, but it is absolutely the worst possible advice for people who are insulin resistant. The author has a PhD in nutrition and specifically mentions insulin resistance in a single paragraph, but she never adjusts her diet for people with this common disorder.
I gave this book 2 stars because her list of weight-gain triggers is a good list. It is helpful for dieters to review the list to see if any of the triggers is a problem for them. Be careful, though, if you have thin skin. While you're reading about those triggers, you'll find yourself insulted repeatedly.
Use your critical thinking skills if you read this book, because there's a lot of fantasy that has to be sorted out from fact. And stay away completely if you want a diet coach who understands you. This author seems bent on destroying your ego so that you'll listen to everything she has to say. Maybe that's how she hopes to sell her tall tales.
A Happy Dieter Apr 29, 2002
"The Right Bite" was one of the best books I have ever read on how to lose weight. I had no idea there were so many triggers that could keep a person from losing and maintaining weight. Up until the time I had kids I was able to remain at the weight that was ideal for me. After my kids were born I gained a lot of weight that yo-yoed, and I wasn't sure what was causing it to do that. I have always been athletic so it was hard for me to understand why I could not control my weight and why it was too high. After reading "The Right Bite", I discovered the personal triggers that had been causing my weight problems. The most surprising trigger of all was that I learned that I was eating too few calories. I always thought that to lose weight I needed to starve myself. I find that I can eat as much of the Right Bite foods as I want and eat whenever I feel hungry and I still lose weight as long as I avoid my other personal triggers.By following the priciples in "The Right Bite", I can see that I am changing my metabolism back to a thin person's and for the first time since my three children were born I am practically to my pre-pregnancy weight. I would love to see a Right Bite cookbook as I plan to eat this way for life.
Long Term Dieting Success with the Right Bite Jan 3, 2002
Like many others I have tried all kinds of diets from the Rice Diet to an all protein plan that left me barely able to cross the street. The Right Bite is the first book I have seen that lays out a plan that can be adapted to the individual's biological makeup. I always wondered why certain foods, situations, or life events caused me to lose control of my eating while my wife or others around me were unaffected. Now I know how and why MY body responds to various stimuli. I can now follow the Right Bite program to gain control over food cravings that would overtake me unexpectedly at different times. I know that fine tuning the diet for my particular needs will take time, but the book provides a CORE diet that lets me get started on the right path and lets me experiment without fear of losing control. I have already discovered a couple of triggers ( smoke filled rooms and caffeine) that cause me problems and I am slowly but surely gaining the knowledge about my body that I need to develop my own life time eating program.
This is tough and not necessarily new stuff Dec 5, 2001
As dieters, we're always looking for the magic bullet. This ain't it. It's a way of eating that certainly should make you healthy - if (and that's a very big IF) you can stick to it. I guess I was a little disappointed. I'm always trying to figure out how to eat at a party (celery sticks and carrots; stay away from the buffet table)or how to face a family celebration (consider skipping them if it's a fixed menu.) I thought there might be some new answers here. There aren't. The writer says that she has always struggled with her weight. I suggest you don't look at her picture. It's a hard sell. She doesn't look, think or write like a fat person. She uses words such as "wolf down", "gobble," and "devour" to describe the eating behavior of overweight people. I was insulted. She uses illustrations that are so outrageous that you'd have to be an idiot to think that they were true (like the naked lady dancing on her garbage can. Think about it - could anyone on a weight loss plan really get so caught up in exercising that they would take out the garbage naked??? Perhaps self-esteem is not a major issue with fat people?) Maybe that's it. I couldn't believe she was ever one of us and so I felt like I was being condescended to throughout the whole book.
Diagnosing and Describing Habits that Raise Your Weight! Oct 10, 2001
The ultimate challenge of eating a healthy diet, getting enough of the right kind of exercise, and having a desirable weight is that each of our bodies responds individually to everything we eat and do. The ideal set of foods and prescriptions for one person can easily cause problems for another person. So a lot of trial and error and listening to your body is involved. So many people who want to do better with their weight and appearance try out a lot of different diets.
The first half of The Right Bite is an unusually well constructed set of materials intended to help you identify what factors in your life may be causing your weight to be higher than it has to be. There are two quizzes that then reference you to sections where physiological and psychological explanations detail how those "fat triggers" could be causing you problems. Although I have seen almost all of these points made in one book or another, the list here is more exhaustive than I have seen in any other book.
I suspect that many people will successfully use The Right Bite to identify stalls that are undermining their health and making them heavier than necessary. In many cases, The Right Bite will also help people feel better physically and psychologically.
In the second half of the book, you will find a balanced program of eating and exercise that should build a better health foundation for you unless you already eat and exercise well. My only complaint about this diet is that it is not customized for blood type like Live Right 4 Your Type. The resulting regimen gets you the most nutrition for the least calories. As a result, some people will probably characterize this way of eating as the fish, vegetables, fruit, and low-fat dairy diet. I like seafood more than most people, but I would find this diet hard to follow.
Dr. Dalvit-McPhillips is a Ph.D. with a background in nutritional biochemistry. Her writing picks up on those perspectives, but in ways that anyone can understand. She is anything but a stuffy person, and fills her book with extreme stories about her own life and of people she has known. I especially enjoyed the story about the near-sighted woman who exercised in the nude and forgot to get dressed to take out the trash, and was tramping down her trash cans outdoors when greeted by the neighbors whom she could not see. A close second in my esteem is her story about escaping from an evening with a couple she visited who opened the door to their home wearing only their underwear and peeled that off while Dr. Dalvit-McPhilips was in the toilet.
Dr. Dalvit-McPhillips has been working with this method to help people lose weight. She claims a 95 percent success rate. I don't know of any method of weight reform with a permanent success rate anywhere near that high. Paint me skeptical, without some form of objective, independent verification of that claim.
Whether you decide to follow her specific dietary recommendations or not, I think you can use this book to help you diagnose your bad habits about food and exercise. If you eliminate those bad habits, you will certainly enjoy better health and weight. Good luck to you!
I also suggest that you think about where you may have bad habits in your work. What could you stop and start doing that would make you vastly more successful in less time, and with less stress and strain?