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The Thin Commandments Diet Cd: The Ten No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook

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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Abridged edition (Dec 9 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060781556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060781552
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.4 x 14.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,892,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Dr. Stephen Gullo received his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, and for more than a decade, he was a professor and researcher at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the former chair of the National Obesity and Weight Control Education Program of the American Institute for Life-Threatening Illness at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. His first book, Thin Tastes Better, was a national bestseller. Dr. Gullo is currently president of the Institute for Health and Weight Sciences' Center for Healthful Living in New York City.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa481c420) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa35d1eb8) out of 5 stars Gullo is to diet what Gunnar Peterson is to Fitness Oct. 16 2005
By J. Hurley - Published on
If your ready for real permenant change, this book is for you. Not only will Gullo give you the tools to lose weight, forever, he'll help you to face your food history. This book isn't for those that want to lose a quick ten pounds, this book is for women/men that want real permenant change. As a lifestyle and beauty reporter, this is the only book I have ever given 5 stars in the diet category.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5a04564) out of 5 stars The Best $16.75 You'll Ever Spend on Yourself! Nov. 10 2006
By A Coastal Reader - Published on
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Are you struggling to lose weight, or, worse, avoiding even starting to try to lose weight because you're afraid you won't be successful? Have you reached your goal weight and are worried about maintaining your loss?

Then think about treating yourself to Stephen Gullo's CD of "The Thin Commandments Diet."

This is absolutely the best information I've run across on dieting (habitual eating). Just one of his tips has already saved me thousands of calories. (When you think you might be tempted to eat but know you don't really want or need the food, slip a Listerine breath strip into your mouth--he's right all desire for food vanishes!)

Briefly, the thin commandments are:

1) Strategy is stronger than willpower. While he gives you general suggestions that may apply to everyone, he also helps you figure out what your strategies should be for your particular eating issues.

2) Think historically, not just calorically. He helps you understand that a Thin Mint isn't 80 calories if eating "just one" leads you to eat the entire box.

3) The problem may be in the food, not in you. He presents the newest research on the connection between genetics and food cravings.

4) Structure gives control. He tells you what to snack (and when!) and gives you suggestions on how to put together a "Thin Pack" so you never get caught ravenous with only fast food options to quench your hunger.

5) Separate mood from food. He gives some great suggestions on how to talk yourself out of mood eating.

6) Take control of your favorite foods. He elaborates on the strategies of "boxing in" (having your favorite foods only under certain circumstances or on certain days of the week) and "boxing out" (deciding that a certain food doesn't work for you and you'd rather choose omitting it from your life than wearing it around an expanded waistline).

7) Slips should teach you, not defeat you. He explores the various methods of working through a slip-up in a way that puts you back in control quickly.

8) Stop feeling deprived. He helps you understand that choosing to be thin isn't a deprivation--it's a source of joy that you freely choose.

9) Treat your calories like dollars. He introduces the concept of "calorienomics" and tells you how to get the best "deals" (including what foods burn the most calories while they are digested).

10) Losing weight is half the job; keeping it off is the other half. He walks you through the nine steps you'll want to take to keep the weight off (number 1 is "wear tight or form-fitting clothes").

However good all this information may sound, I'm not even close to conveying how helpful this CD is.

Are there some things I don't agree with? Yes, he doesn't spend that much time on portion sizes (other than saying it's possible to fail to lose weight because you're eating too much of the right foods). And he doesn't give nearly enough emphasis to exercise,IMHO.

There's a book by the same name that contains a lot more information than the CD. I've got that too and would also recommend it. Specifically I think I remember some information better when I see a list than when I just hear it, and the book has more anecdotes that make the commandments come alive.

But the CD (three discs) is something you can pop in the car and listen to on your commute or at the gym as you pound out an additional ten minutes on the elliptical. And the information on the CD goes into your brain in a different way. Already in certain challenging situations I hear Stephen Gullo's voice telling me I can choose to be thin.

Treat yourself to this CD! You'll be glad you did.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa35d19cc) out of 5 stars Extremely practical. Very motivational. Aug. 31 2005
By Amazon Customer - Published on
My review won't be as fancy sounding as the others, but I'm here to tell you, this guy is right on the mark! After listening to his audio book, I started treating food like the addition it is (for me). Since reading this book, weight loss has become as much a mental diet as a physical one. He not only tells you what you need to do in a reasonable way, he tells you how to actually do it. Extremely practical. Very motivational.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa372adb0) out of 5 stars Smart Strategies March 14 2005
By Atlantic Aviator - Published on
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Gullo has amassed an arsenal of information about the biological triggers that set so many of us off on binges. He has worked with so many overweight people that he knows the main issues that undermine our success at weightloss. I had so many ah-ha moments reading Thin Commandments. I'm not crazy about the title (too religious sounding), but they do represent the laws of food behavior that ultimately lead to success or failure. Gullo is clued into the fact that you have to know your weaknesses in order to find your strengths. In other words, we all need strategies for any success--no achievement happens by magic. The use of tapes/cds has been the most helpful and have gotten me over some low spots in staying motivated. Keep reading the thin commandments and keep listening to the tapes/cd and success becomes part of your thinking. I've lost over sixty pounds with Gullo's strategies, and consider him a General amongst the army of authors of weightloss books. I have read all of the most popular, and many of the others. Gullo gives you a plan for life, so you can win the war not just one battle.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a67b4c) out of 5 stars This is a great book. Much better than South Beach. March 17 2005
By R. Catalano - Published on
This book is meant to be heard. It almost like getting a three hour therapy session for 15 bucks. Dr. Gullo is right on the money almost 100% of the time with his observations and recommendations. I have listened to the book twice already and I plan to listen to it again whenever my diet falters. If you are ready to live life as thin person starting today, you want to buy this CD.