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|A New York Times Bestseller"You have a decision to make." Those are the opening words Dr. Phil uses in his new and groundbreaking weight loss book. You know he is talking to you if you are among the millions who have chased one fad diet after another, none of which ever works. Dr. Phil is talking about the decision you have to make to change all of that. You know those crash diets never last, and you have to quit lying to yourself and get real about making the ultimate choice to finall take control of your weight and your life. The Ultimate Weight Solution will give you the control that you crave.|
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Dr. Phil McGraw is a psychologist with a number of books under his belt.
In The Ultimate Weight Solution Dr. Phil lighten up from his book, Self Matters. His Dr. Phil isms come out in his famous words like "you either get it or you don't" "get real." The Ultimate Solution gives tools, techniques and real hands on work that he believes has cracked the code to overeating.
Dr. Phil's emphasis on working from the inside out rather then the outside in makes perfect sense once you read the book. Dr. Phil makes the point that you can choose to think the cake looks delicious and eat two slices or you can take a bite and say that was good. He works with us to figure out why it is that we cannot stop at that one bite and unlike a medical doctor he does so from a psychologist's standpoint. For example, he makes the point that we, for the most part, can't just stop eating. Most of us will need to replace food with something else.
The book is chock full of information and tools. It has three parts. In Part One "Unlocking the Doors to Permanent Weight Loss" he starts telling us that we need to think differently. He goes into great detail in this section and some of it will be boring. He makes the point, though, not to skip over anything. I found his hands-on techniques and approaches very helpful in Part One. He has us answering questions in the book like a manual or workbook would do. One question for example is "Describe what you will do (the behaviors or actions you must commence, change, or stop in order to lose weight" and there are lines to fill in your answer.
Part Two is the very important 7 Keys to Permanent Weight Loss. Although he summarizes them nicely in Part One, this is where he goes into detail about every key.
This book focuses on what your internal dialogue is that is keeping you overeating. You’ll find tables in this section that are very helpful.
I think that most of us will be able to identify with much of this book. He will have you analyzing and responding to your self talk in chart form. One of the reasons for his questionnaire asking if you are ready is because this is work.
A few points that Dr. Phil makes in his book:
1. Get rid of clothes that are too large on you. Plan to never fit in them again.
2. Realize that you may not be hungry, you may be sad or lonely.
3. Recognize impulse eating such as eating late at night. Identify when you do the most damage to yourself and take a bubble bath.
4. Willpower is a myth. Everyone has January firsts.
5. Make a deal with yourself such as you can't watch television until you've taken a walk.
I have always enjoyed watching Dr. Phil speaking to people about their personal and interpersonal problems. He always seems to offer down to earth guidance concerning solving problems that can seem overwhelming.
As someone who has lost the same 30-40 pounds 10 or 15 times only to gain it back, I guess I was looking for something that didn't tell me what I could or could not eat. That is exactly what his book does. It really says nothing about how much fat, protein and carbs to eat---it simply tells you that you should eat healthy food---and not over eat. It sets up an approach to organizing and controlling your environment that will help you avoid the temptation to eat too much, or foods that are simply fat makers. If you don't have 4 gallons of ice cream and 10 pounds of chocolate in the house, you won't be stuffing your face with them. If you eat fast---your mind and body will not have the time to tell you you are full ----slow down and you will find yourself eating less. If you don't burn more calories than you take in---you can't lose weight-----don't count calories--just make yourself do more exercise.
I think the message is simple, and the prescription easy to follow. It is working for me and can work for whoever is looking for a way to program their environment to assure success.
I had the wonderful experience of receiving this book as a Christmas gift. I found it to be very enlightening & full of ways to help me lose weight! Having been on the "dieting circuit" for quite a while, I was desperate to find that "one" secret that would make it all worth it! After reading this book, I have learned that the "one" isn't real! I am "the one", that has the power within me to get the weight off & keep it off!
I did learn all of this in "The Ultimate Weight Loss Solution" by Dr. Phil McGraw...I believe the reason this book works, is the 7 keys that he uses
to get you motivated...1st. He teaches you how to unlock the doors to PERMANENT WEIGHTLOSS...2nd. You use the 7 keys & learn how to manage your life & your weight...they go hand in hand & this book taught me that my weight can be managed not "cured"...he has powerful insights...& a proven method, that I am proud to say I am witness to! I have actually lost 98 pounds using Dr. Phils book & the proven methods there-in...give it a chance, your worth it.
I Think it would help if the old Dr. weighed hummmm....let's say 160lbs instead of 220lbs. This is a fair question, no? I mean: would you buy home made shampoos or other hair products from a bald guy?(just giving you an example) So why then would you buy a weight loss solutions book from a guy that's overweight. I'll tell you the solution and its really simple, cuz i've done it and I went from 190lbs to 155 in about 6 weeks. I'm also 5'11". It was not easy but the solution was mind-numbingly simple. You probably guessed what I did. I didn't eat anything. Do you know what a liquid diet is? It's the closest thing to not eating. Just have a diet shakes twice a day, one that's packed with vitamins. You can also invest in a rice cooker and steam up some vegetables. But remember this; if you eat anything other than what i've said such as anything that has sugar, oil, or salt, you can kiss my method goodbye cuz it wont work. It all depends on you. You must fight with you brain and not let that instinctual hungry area of your mind run your life. If you are weak in will power or are not a 110% not commited, this will not work for you. Because, in the end, you are ultimately the strongest diet solution out there.
I originally bought this book because it was priced so well on ebay and I need to loose some weight so I thought what the heck. I did not expect it to be so good. Let’s face it Dr. Phil is kind of Pop culture feel good psychiatrist. I usually avoid pop culture kind of stuff, I don’t even watch TV!
Anyhow Dr. Phil actually gets down to the nitty gritty of why we are overweight and looking at how we can change to loose weight and become healthier. Not just another diet book that tells you what to eat and to exercise. We all know how to loose weight, it is the messages we tell ourselves and how we see ourselves which keeps us from our goal. He goes through chapters covering 7 key issues we need resolve to loose weight. He stresses that you must complete all 7 keys to master food and impulse eating. Even before finishing the book I found myself thinking about food and weight loss differently. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for real answers to weight loss.