When I received the book description from Waterbrook Multnomah, I was immediately interested in reading this book. Why? Because it sounded similar to the way that I lost 25 pounds several years ago. I think that gimmick diets are ineffective because no one can stick to them, and if they do actually lose weight, people tend to gain it back when they go off the diet.The One-Day Way is not a gimmick diet. Chantel gives good advice in how to make lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off. I really like her emphasis on not setting yourself up for failure. Each day is new and whatever mistakes that you have made are now in the past. I know that I tend to only do something until I "mess up", then I just completely quit. Included in the book are basic diet and exercise "commandments", as well as specific meal plans and exercises to try.What I didn't like about the book was its emphasis on positive thinking. Don't misunderstand me, I definitely agree that thinking negative thoughts is harmful, but I don't think the whole answer is to think positively. If we are new creatures in Christ, then He is our source of strength. There was a little bit of universalism in the book too. At the end, she said that it didn't matter what religion you are, if you cry out to God, He will give you strength. I agree, if you are calling out to the true God, but a person asking a false god for strength can not expect to receive it.I received a free copy of this book in order to review it.
If you have failed to lose weight using popular weight loss books, diets, and methods - the "One Day Way" may be your answer.By breaking down personal goals using the "One Day" mindset, weight loss and lifestyle changes become more manageable. This book spends a lot of time dealing with the "mental" aspect of dieting, weight loss and healthier food choices, as well as offering a couple of beginning meal plans.The first meal plan helps you eat for weight loss while the second meal plan shows you how to maintain your ideal weight. The author also includes 31 strength training exercises using only an exercise ball and/or resistance bands.I liked that she added detailed exercise photos which show just how simple the exercises are and also proves that you don't need an expensive gym membership or fancy home equipment to get a high quality, effective workout.