You don’t have to hide it. You can love food right out in the open—and lose weight at the same time. With the latest release from Chantel Hobbs, Love Food and Live Well, you’ll know when to have carrot cake and when it’s time to just have a carrot.
Let life coach and fitness expert Chantel Hobbs show you how to lose pounds to reach the weight that is right for you and then maintain it while enjoying healthy, delicious food. Built into this amazing plan is knowing that you can count on the occasional splurge with absolutely no guilt.
Using personal inventories, original recipes, and simple eating plans, plus new exercises for strength training and aerobic fitness, Hobbs will inspire you to live well in every area of life. Her positive and highly motivating approach is changing the way dieters look at food and will inspire you to pursue a life of lasting health in body, mind, and spirit.
Hobbs isn’t like other fitness and nutritional experts. She doesn’t just have the knowledge of what to eat. She’s experienced the heartache of feeling unworthy. In her book she says, “We’ll look at the deal the world has been selling us all of our lives—the message that we’re not good enough, not pretty enough, not thin enough, and just basically that we’re not enough.” Hobbs doesn’t just offer expert advice. She offers hope.
She exposes the lies that trap dieters in self-defeating habits and shows them how to break free from destructive attitudes toward food. You will no longer need to hate food or be limited to eating boring, bland, unsatisfying meals. You can learn to live with freedom.
Chantel Hobbs is a life coach, marathon runner, personal trainer, wife, and mother of four. Her amazing story of losing two hundred pounds and keeping the weight off has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Life Today with James Robison, The 700 Club, and Focus on the Family Radio—and in People and First magazines. Hobbs hosts a weekly radio show and is the on-air fitness expert on the WAY-FM radio network. She is also a regular guest on the KLOVE radio network. Hobbs is a frequent speaker to women’s groups and makes personal appearances at fitness conventions. The developer of The One-Day Way Learning System and the author of four books, including Never Say Diet and The One-Day Way, Chantel lives with her family in south Florida.
Love Food and Live Well by Chantel Hobbs
WaterBrook Press/December 2010
ISBN: 978-0-307-45784-4/240 pages/hardcover/$19.99
What did I think? Hobbs gives a very God centered, balanced approached to weight control. Having herself lost 200 pounds, you know that she must get the issues that those of us that struggle with weight deal with. That's always good for a start.
This book did not give me a lot of information that I didn't already know, but if a person were unfamiliar to nutrition and exercise, there are chapters that give good explanations of both. And I did learn a few things. She gives a way to make sure your diet is balanced and explains calorie usage (though it is a little more work than say the Weight Watcher's method). She includes a few recipes (that I'm not sure I'd ever use) and several exercises with instructions and pictures (that I may just use). I agree with her approach. I like it because it makes good sense and I think if a person followed it, they would have success. Since I haven't read her other two books, I'm not sure how well this one stands alone for a beginner. Hobbs does refer to her other works a few times through this one, so they may be a good supplement.
What I think I liked the most about this book is that she spends a lot of time dealing with what's going on inside. She talks about self esteem, self image and spirituality. It's important to have a healthy diet and to exercise, but without dealing with the things that are causing you to eat more than you need, it will be a temporary fix. She has a good perspective.
Hobbs is upbeat. She brings a lot of energy to this book, writing in an engaging way the keeps one's attention pretty much throughout. The book is not too long and can be finished fairly quickly.
So, if you've decided to lose weight this New Year and your current way isn't working as well for you as you'd like (or it is and just want some supplement), you may want to consider giving this book a try.
I received this book from B&B Media in exchange for an impartial review.