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This refreshing how-to by fitness expert and best-selling author of The Business Plan for the Body eschews schemes, fads or gimmicks and focuses on the achievement of an internal belief in ones self, which Karas maintains is the prerequisite for successful long-term weight loss. Drawing on a healthy dose of empathy (Karas is himself a "Lifelong Struggler" with weight) and offering personal stories and pep talks, Karas walks readers through the emotional path of self-examination on the way to that critical juncture where their desire to lose weight becomes more powerful than their desire to eat too much and exercise too little. But the "flipping point" is only the journeys beginning. Chapter by chapter, Karas, whose high-profile clientele includes Good Morning Americas Diane Sawyer, takes to task the constant excuses or "mental graffiti" that stand in dieters way "I dont have the time"; "I dont have the energy"; "I dont have the right genes"by equipping his readers with time-management solutions, tips for ordering in restaurants, detailed menus and exercises for both mind and body. He also goes after a number of diet beliefs,, such as that "carbohydrates make you fat," and stresses that strength and resistance training, not cardio, is the key to battling the bulge. With monthly inventory worksheets, a food diary template, illustrated workout programs and a seven-day eating plan, this guide is thorough and user-friendly. 60 b&w photographs.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Here's another way to get in shape: follow Karas's advice about changing your attitude. Interestingly, Karas is no jock; he's got the London School of Economics in his background.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
I read this book in 2-3 days in between taking care of an active toddler. I recommend this book to anyone suffering from chronic pain and thinks they can't do it. I am proof. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by K. Pham
I started Jim's program from Flip The Switch back in May. Then, to take my program even further, I joined his web site [...] in July. Read morePublished on March 18 2004
I have been overweight my entire life. Right now, I hate to say it, but I am over 60 pounds overweight. I have tried everything and nothing has worked. Read morePublished on March 18 2004
I have been overweight for over 22 years. I have tried everything from Atkins to The Zone, you name it.
About 8 months ago my best friend gave me his book. Read more
I have read and tried almost every weight loss book for the past 20 years. Never have I had the success I have achieved with Flip The Switch. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by Christie
I bought the latest diet book by Phil McGraw. It was the worst book on dieting/nutrition I have ever read. I read it and threw it in the trash. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003
I have tried every weight loss thing out there...Slim Fast, Atkins, Weight Watchers...you name it. This book was the only one that was so clear cut and inspiring that for the... Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2003 by p.puggy pug
In response to the skeptical reader of July 9, 2003:
Jim Karas's formula for weight loss is straightforward and simple (not easy, but simple). Read more