Thursday, April 16, 2015

Diet Enlightenment Book Review


I'm always looking for the newest info, next best product or anything that has to do with weight loss!  I lost 20lbs about 5 years ago and kept it off approximately 2 years...until I had to get on blood pressure medicine.  Ever since then, everything started to go down hill...well, not everything, just my workout routing, eating right, etc.

Now, I'm not blaming my weight gain (after my weight loss) on my blood pressure meds, but it took about 3 weeks to get me straightened out to where I didn't want to sleep all the time, feel lethargic and tired with no energy, not to mention I always felt light headed.

Now that everything is straightened out and I've gained all my 20lbs+ back, I'm ready to hop on board and get myself into shape before summer ( I don't have much time left)!  I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review the Diet Enlightenment Book, that was provided to me in an ebook format.




Within the first couple pages or chapters, the author expresses how some diets claim to avoid certain foods, claim to eat certain foods and even eating them at certain times of the day.  There is a lot of hype, lot of new info coming out about dieting and exercise, that has a lot of us NORMAL people confused.

The author explains, you don't have to spend all that money and time to achieve your goals or what you are looking for.  Some of these commercial diets are good and they mean well, but YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND THE MONEY achieving them. 

What is all boils down in the Diet Enlightment Book is calories!  It's as simple as that.  If you burn more calories than what you take in....you're going to lose weight.  Majority of your weight loss is focused more on nutrition than it is on exercise.  Not to say exercise is NOT important, it is!  It's just that you can exercise all you want, but if you are still consuming more calories than what you burn, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LOSE THAT WEIGHT!

I think I needed to hear this first hand and I've always heard this, but for some reason, I felt that there had to be shortcuts...some secret way of losing the weight.  I will admit, I've not read the whole book, but I've read half of it, and from what I have read....I CAN'T WAIT TO FINISH IT!  

Did you know,  that a Waldorf salad, something healthy, has more calories than a Big Mac?  Or that there are some THIN people who can eat chicken nuggets or burgers and not gain weight.  The thing is, these people QUIT eating when they are full!  It's about portion size and quitting when you feel full...not stuffed!  Have you noticed that there are small children and teens, that will eat a few bites of a sandwich or some other food, but then suddenly quits eating, even if they haven't finished?  They have something going on here.

If we can all learn from children and teens, those that QUIT eating once they no longer are hungry, NOT STUFFED, we just may be able to lose those last few pounds.  

The Diet Enlightment Book has so much valuable information and the author puts her own quirky spin and personality into this book, that it's almost hard to put down.  She is a real, down to earth person, who has been through it all when it comes to weight gain and weight loss.  She has it figured out.

If you would like to read more about the Diet Enlightenment Book, you can grab it at Amazon.  I've really enjoyed the author's enthusiasm and her "Enlightenment" of this book!

PAPERBACK: $11.54
KINDLE:          $8.49



***I received the above product, free, in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.