If it has ever paid off to buy a (cookery) book just for an introduction, then you are at Dr. Paula Gilvarry's Doctor on a Diet cookbook is just the ticket.
Dr. Gilvarry lost 5 stones / 31 kilograms, reversing a whole basket of medical complaints. What is noticeable is that she now has fully functional coronary arteries. She previously took beta blockers, blood thinners, and other drugs. Her heart problems have been a major cause of concern and, as she says herself, "blood clots can form in the chambers of the heart and if the fibrillation continues, the clots can break off and travel to the brain and cause a stroke."
The way the story unfolds is incredible and there is no doubt that many readers will identify with some of the challenges that Dr. Faced Gilvarry. That is what makes the introduction so compelling – the stark reality and how it holds up a mirror to the whole country.
You can read the introduction by clicking the Look Inside button. Check it out here.
From a Motivation Weight Management perspective, we are both proud and delighted that Dr. Gilvary has signed up and is following one of our weight management programs. In the introduction she refers to two critical aspects of our program that we would like to highlight:
1. CBT – or cognitive behavior therapy. As we've always said, anyone can lose weight on a diet plan, but for the vast majority of people, the weight is stacked back up. Dr. Gilvarry is clear: "Diets don't work."
Here at Motivation, we look at the causes of why you overeat and what behavioral challenges and bad habits affect you.
This is one of the critical aspects we are working on – using CBT will help you change your attitude towards food so that you can reach your goal weight, but most importantly to keep that weight down for life.
2. Keep a food diary. Each of our customers receives a food diary. It's small and neat and easy to take with you. A recent study of 1,700 obese men and women who participated in a six month weight loss program found that those who kept daily food records lost – wait for it – twice as much Weight like those who kept no records. Read our blog post on keeping a food diary here.
Dr. Gilvarry mentions her food diary. The results speak for themselves.
But Doctor on a Diet is a cookbook. What about the recipes? The recipes are a joy to watch. They are a fantastic collection of recipes that anyone reading this should take up. With motivation customers, pay particular attention to your allowances and cook the recipes accordingly.
We have our own collection of recipes in Deliciously Healthy, but Doctor on a Diet is worth considering as an early Christmas present in itself. It's such a good cookbook that it would be welcome in any household.
Click here to purchase a copy or two.