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Being a mother of two young kids, I can like many of you attest that my body isn't what it was before I had them. That being said, this new year my husband and I have resolved to live better and get healthier. One of the tools I will be using to get myself back into a happy weight and shape is the Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great by Rallie McAllister, MD MPH and Jennifer Bright Reich. This book isn't a fad diet or a lose weight quick plan. It's a book of over 700 tips to help me to reshape my life, and reshape my body.
Since, I can't really spoil it for you let me give you a small overview of the book so that you can follow when I describe the things I think will be most beneficial for me. The first chapter of the book is all about Losing weight. It starts with setting goals, I think for me, my favorite idea is to create a believe box, where I write my goal down almost as a contract to set with myself. It also recommends that when struggling to go back and reread the goal/intention so that you can re-evaluate and regroup. I really like the idea of having a self accountability. Further into the chapter they go into various weight loss programs and give a comparision that helps to understand the various programs. Overall I think the first chapter really goes deep into the nitty gritty of losing weight and gives lots of tips to help you along the way.
The intermediate chapter called Bonus! Take Five! Gives you an evaluations of body types and focuses on water and fiber, which you always hear about. It also gives you a weight loss worksheet so that you can better set up a plan for your weight loss. As well as a day by day chart to track food intake and calories.
Of all the parts of the book Chapter 3 was by and far my favorite, it was the recipe section. For me personally it's recipes that taste good that really get me motivated. If I am bored I end up cheating and making something not so healthy or I end up eating super bland because I am not sure what the caloric content of various items is.
I think this book is a good start and taking the chance to read it and really let it sink in will be a good tool for getting to the weight I want to be. I think this really could be useful for someone who isn't really sure about