Weight loss is tough. It kind of makes me sad that I still need to be reading books like Lose Your Inches Without Losing Your Mind after two years of effort. But here I am - looking for some sort of motivation to kick me into gear. Most of the advice the author gives is not anything new. She hasn't found the miracle cure, but she did present it in a ten week plan that focuses more on inches than weight. Her thought is that you lose weight without losing inches you are smaller, but you don't really change your shape. Which kind of makes sense. In all of my weight loss efforts I haven't really measured inches only weight and I can see where I have been doing myself a disservice by not measuring.
Another important thing I took away from this book was the importance of eating every three hours. The author tells the story of a nurse in her 50's that lost over 40 pounds in two months and the only thing she did different was eat something every three hours. Obviously she isn't eating heavy meals every three hours, but the author points out that by skipping breakfast, having a light lunch and an even lighter supper you are likely preventing your body from getting the nourishment it needs to burn fat. Should be common sense, right? But I am definitely guilty of being a breakfast-skipper. Now I know I am not moving as much as a busy nurse, but I can certainly adjust my diet enough to eat every three hours. And to help me do that I set an alarm on my phone to alert me when it is time to eat.
Bottom line, Lose Your Inches Without Losing Your Mind is a ten week guide to help kick-start your weight loss journey. Written in an easy to read, easy to understand format Justine SanFilippo provides some helpful insights to help you change your life.