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Paperback Dr. A's Habits of Health : The Path to Permanent Weight Control and Optimal Health Book

ISBN: 0981914608

ISBN13: 9780981914602

Dr. A's Habits of Health : The Path to Permanent Weight Control and Optimal Health

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Go from surviving to thriving! If you've ever tried to lose weight only to gain it back, Dr. A's Habits of Health offers a life-changing breakthrough that shows you not only how to reach and maintain your healthy weight, but how to create a life of renewed vibrancy, health, and spirit all under the easy-to-follow guidance of one of America s most esteemed and compassionate practitioners of weight loss and optimal health. Join thousands of people worldwide...

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This is the book you want

As another reviewer said, the author is an employee of Medifast - but very, very little of the book is actually about weight loss. Yes, he recommends his products (and so do I, BTW, because they work), but the majority of the book is about how to think like a healthy person - how to change the way you think and run your life, and how to make those changes stick. It works. It's good science, and common sense, and stuff you never thought of, rolled up into a book that you can actually read and do something about. I HATE diet books. I hate the magic wand school of weight loss and life change. But there's nothing mushy or pseudo-science or wishful thinking here. It's about changing your mind, changing your life, and thinking like a healthy person, and THAT's what it takes to maintain a healthy weight.

From Fat and Frumpy to Fabulous

After years of yo-yo dieting and the emotional trauma that comes with recurrent diet failure, I managed to `diet' myself up to morbid obesity. Through a caring friend, I found Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen and began his program in 2002. Since I was out of control with food, I needed the structure it provided, it was easy to follow and I safely lost 135 pounds in seven months. The best part is that I have maintained a healthy weight for over six years by incorporating the teachings of Dr. Andersen and changing the way I live. Over the years, I've spent thousands of dollars on national weight loss programs, I went to fat camps when I was in middle school and high school, tried numerous diets, took nutrition classes and enrolled in gym memberships trying desperately to lose weight; I always gave up because I was hungry or was unable to stick to the diet long-term. Dr. Andersen taught me how to create a new lifestyle with healthy shopping and eating strategies; I am confident I will continue to permanently maintain a healthy weight and am convinced that I have actually improved the quality of my life. Now I know that nothing tastes as good as thin feels! Dr. A's book incorporates stories of real people that have successfully lost weight - what a motivator! We found the charts to be especially helpful regarding how to increase our activity level - progressive movement is needful and his book is comprehensive - there are pictures in the index showing simple exercises that the average person can do at home. I really like the learning keys along the margins with the caption, "Dr. A Says..." it serves to emphasize the important points that Dr. Andersen wants readers to remember and incorporate into their daily lifestyle. It's kind of like having a friend pop right up out of the textbook and whisper something really juicy in your ear; his writing is easy to understand and it seems like it is personally written to the reader. In Dr. A's Habits Of Health is an assessment each reader can complete to determine their risk of inflammation and heart disease and he teaches us how to progressively incorporate his easy habits that help us to create a lifetime of health. I want to be healthy - not just for a month or two - but for the remainder of my days. His book provides a better understanding of how to choose nutrient-dense foods and to develop a solid eating strategy for each day. I highly recommend Dr. A's Habits of Health to others who are serious about reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. It changed my life from being fat and frumpy to fabulous!

My Bible for Life

My Bible For Life. My Doctor introduced me to the "Medifast Program". Finally,and only with this product, I have lost "40" pounds in a short amount of time. I am on my way to losing the last "20"pounds. It is so easy ! I get to eat every "3" hours. I love it.My Doctor also introduced me to "Dr. A's Habits of Health" book. It is now my Bible for Life. It is all commonsense. It is a "roadmap" on how to be healthy for life. All I have to do is follow his advice and I will have Optimal Health for the rest of my life. Wow ! Who doen't want that? As a Medical Doctor,all he wants is my health to be the best it can be ! I met Dr. Anderson. He talks exactly as he writes.I choose to have "Optimal Health" for the rest of my life. What do you choose ? Laurie Logan

My User Guide to Life

In a time of fast food and instant gratification, this book addresses the questions many people are constantly asking: "How do I lose weight fast, safely and get excited about my life again? Will I ever be able to live the life I really want?" Dr A's Habits of Health in conjunction with the Take Shape For Life program using Medifast products gives people two things: hope and happiness. Isn't that what we truly want in life? I've personally used Dr. Wayne Andersen's habits of health for more than two years, lost 100 pounds and now as a certified health coach, I help others do the same. This book is loaded with facts, studies and healthy tips on how to achieve optimal health for you and your family. I call it my "User Guide to Life" and encourage all of my friends, family, coaches and clients to read and follow it. It's part of my healthy life must-have tools - right there with my food scale, measuring tape and weight scale. Are YOU ready to change your life? Hold onto your seat because once you start this program using the information in this book, your life will change in more positive ways than you could have ever imagined!

Amazing!

This is an AMAZING resource for people who have struggled with their weight - Dr. A is thoughtful, resourceful, practical and caring in his approach to partner with you to go on the your journey to optimal health. This is truly a "new wave" in the field of healthcare, with the tools and information to arm you for your journey - the BESLIM philosophy is easy and it works....Breakfest/Exercise/Support/Lowfat Meals 5-6 times a day, Individual Plan and Monitor - it's that simple! Society can change now - cause we have the tools! Thanks Dr. A! my best always, Diane Darrow, Bradenton, FL
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