Disclaimer: I received this book free from Crown Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
One of the reasons that most people overeat is due to emotions. Most weight loss books do not address this issue. They mainly just tell us how to eat or what exercises to do. However, by not addressing the main problem, the majority of people will just fail. This book helps by focusing on this.
One thing that was pointed out was that our emotions not only affect whether or not we choose to stuff our faces, but it also plays a vital role in our metabolism. If you are upset or depressed, then your metabolism will slow down.
This book is set up in four sections. The first section helps the reader to understand the weight they are carrying. If you overeat because you just like food, then this won’t help you. However, if you eat because you are bored, lonely, nervous, scared, depressed, or any other emotional reason, then this will help you greatly.
The second section gives the basics behind the program. It explains how it works and why.
The third section is really (pardon my word usage) the meat and potatoes of this book. This gives you the four steps that you need to follow in order to help alleviate the emotional issues behind your weight. You follow each step for a week at a time. Each step comes with exercises to do in order to help process your emotions. These exercises are fairly straight forward. However, if you are like me, you probably don’t feel comfortable looking too closely at your emotional issues. So even though they are simple, they can also be very draining.
There are also quizzes scattered throughout the book that help you to evaluate better which areas need the most work. Let’s face it. If we were brutally honest with our selves all the time, we wouldn’t be in the situations with our weight that we currently are in. So if you are willing to do the work on yourself (which will not only help towards losing the weight but also make you a happier person), then you will see great results!