If you have tried diet after diet without shedding pounds, it may not be your fault. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Pamela Smith discusses the eighteen most common reasons why you can't lose weight, and guides you in overcoming the obstacles that stand between you and a trimmer body.Read more...
If you have tried diet after diet without shedding pounds, it may not be your fault. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Pamela Smith discusses the eighteen most common reasons why you can't lose weight, and guides you in overcoming the obstacles that stand between you and a trimmer body.
Why You Can't Lose Weight is divided into four parts. Part I looks at lifestyle practices, such as insufficient exercise and sleep. Part II examines health disorders, such as food allergies and thyroid hormone dysfunction. And Part III discusses biochemical problems, such as insulin resistance and depression. For each difficulty discussed, the author explains how the problem can be recognized, how it contributes to weight gain, and how you can take steps towards a slimmer body. The last part guides you in putting together a customized, easy-to-follow weight-loss program.
If you've been frustrated by one-size-fits-all diet plans, it's time to learn what's really keeping you from reaching your goal. With Why You Can't Lose Weight, you'll discover how to lose weight and enjoy radiant health.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-06-20
- Reviewer: Staff
Despite its pessimistic title, this book will be a revelation for many of those who come across it. Bestselling author Dr. Smith (What You Must Know About Women's Hormones) offers an inventory of common health problems "designed for people who want to identify the underlying problems that have been hindering their efforts to lose weight." Each problem is accompanied by ways to identify and solutions in the forms of food choice, vitamin supplements, and lifestyle alterations. Smith emphasizes the effect both body chemicals and physiological processes have on one's appetite and ability to lose weight. A fascinating discussion of foods containing various neurotransmitters, and thorough explanations of how various health deficiencies contribute to weight gain legitimize Smith's argument that weight loss is often dependent on identifying conditions specific to the individual. (July)