Working at Whole Foods had been good to Milan Ross. It not only allowed him to earn a decent living but also provided his family the medical insurance his family so desperately needed. But it wasn't until Milan was offered the opportunity to attend Dr.Read more...
Working at Whole Foods had been good to Milan Ross. It not only allowed him to earn a decent living but also provided his family the medical insurance his family so desperately needed. But it wasn't until Milan was offered the opportunity to attend Dr. Stoll's Immersion program that his life totally changed. This is the story of how Milan Ross lost two hundred and twenty-five pounds of excess weight and found the passion his life had been missing.
Since 2010, Dr. Scott Stoll, a medical doctor and past Olympic athlete, has conducted a week-long intensive health program. The seven-day course provides the most up-to-date information on nutrition, achievable exercise, and culinary education, as well as encouragement, coaching, and vision casting. While food is the centerpiece of the program, it is meant to be a transformational experience that forever changes the attitudes, habits, and lives of those who attend the program--all in just one week. It was to this program that Whole Foods sent Milan Ross.
The Change not only tells the personal story of Milan Ross and what he experienced during that crucial week of his life but also provides the voice of Dr. Stoll, who takes the reader through the very same program Milan experienced. Unlike weight-loss books that offer quick fixes to lose the pounds, The Change is designed to look within each individual and see what is driving him or her to eat food that is known to be unhealthy. Based on science and inner strength, which is the true seed of change, this book is meant to have its readers lose weight and be healthy not for just a month or a year but for a lifetime.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-13
- Reviewer: Staff
Whole Foods employee Ross weighed more than 400 pounds when he was invited to participate in an all-expenses-paid weeklong health immersion retreat sponsored by his employer and facilitated by physician Stoll. This inspiring text alternates between co-authors Ross and Stoll, with Stoll sharing retreat lectures on such subjects as diabetes, exercise, a plant-based diet, and food addiction. Ross shares his history of overeating and then takes readers day by day through the experience of joining with nearly 150 others in Naples, Fla., to partake in a challenging lifestyle shift; by day three he is experiencing "feelings of withdrawal from salt, caffeine, and sugar," as are many other attendees. By day four, however, he has lost weight, his blood pressure is lower, and he feels more energetic, has bonded with other participants, and is committed to lasting change. Many will relate to Ross's history of struggle with weight. His personal story also connects readers to his wife and son, and to his sunny and humorous outlook (e.g., his moniker is "Big Sexy"). Stoll's lectures are informative and science-based, clearly revealing the dramatic benefits of a healthy lifestyle and plant-based diet. The only ingredients missing from this detailed week of transformation are specific recipes for the enticing veggie-based meals served on Ross and Stoll's healthful sojourn. (Apr.)