First I have to say I have not read Ms. Hobbs other books so I did not have them to reference back to. I also felt the title was a little misleading for myself. Not really needing to diet so much as to learning to eat better foods and that's what this Title led me to believe. It is there along with some exercises to do but there is so much other that one has to read through to get to it.
I realized that this was a Christian book and I have no problem with that and I know that God can help a person win over any addiction. While using faith as her basis for overcoming her weight problem, I figure there also has to be self control which she used also. There is also a lot of her relating back to her previous books and other women she had met who have read her books and has been helped. I have to say there are some parts that are amusing and then others that were a little boring. I feel there should have been more dealing with some sample menus along with some recipes . The 6 recipes that were in there is not much . There is more on exercising which is great and helpful for those who diet or just need to exercise.
I congratulate Ms. Hobbs for the weight that she did lose and has been able to maintain her weight since then and also in her walk with God. I just feel that this title and back cover will be a little misleading to some, but there are others out there that this book will be very helpful to them.
I received a copy of this book for free from Water Brook Multnomah Publishing Group through their blogger program. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed here are my own views of the book..
(I received a copy of this book free to do a review.) I loved how the book focused on not just "another" how to plan. It focused on the only true way to be happy was to have a relationship with Christ. I also like the 80:20 approach and how there is "no" food off limit. The best feature of the book was the strength training exercises with pictures included. I was disappointed in the lack of recipes and meal plans. She did a great job of explaining calories, carbs, proteins, and fat (but most of us will admit to knowing the basics!)....but I would have like to have had more recipes or meal ideas to get started with. With that said, I loved the book otherwise.
I have been really enjoying and appreciating this book called Love Food & Love Well by Chantel Hobbs.
In this book Chantel shares a lot of the struggles she has gone through being almost 350 lbs and then being able to lose like 200 and best of all being able to keep it off. She becomes a weight loss expert as well as a certified fitness professional.
This book offers a lot of good advise a lot of the issues are not new but she offers them in a fresh new way. Chantel doesn't just offer advise she also offers hope and encouragement for the journey.
There is a section about healthy eating and a section about exercise with a suggested interval training schedule and strength/toning exercises using a stability ball. There are also several good looking recipes in this book as well. Chantel talks about making meals meaningful by using her 80/20 plan .
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.
This is my honest opinion I did get this book for review but I would buy this book.
This is a carry on from Chantel Hobbs first book. She's pushing balanced eating and fitness rather than weight loss which will happen anyway if you are going for fitness. She also includes a whole new set of exercises that one can do at home, saving the expense of joining a gym. Great motivator!!
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