Slim For Life: My Insider Secrets To Simple, Fast, And Lasting Weight Loss

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Slim For Life: My Insider Secrets To Simple, Fast, And Lasting Weight Loss

by Jillian Michaels

Crown Publishing Group | November 7, 2014 | Hardcover

Slim For Life: My Insider Secrets To Simple, Fast, And Lasting Weight Loss is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Stop battling your weight and slim down for life with this no-nonsense, insider’s plan from America’s health, wellness, and weight-loss guru: Jillian Michaels. She has helped millions lose weight and feel great, and now she can help you, too.
 
Bestselling author and Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels swore she’d never write another diet book. But she realized that with all of the conflicting, overly complicated information being thrown at you each day, what you need is a clear, simple plan that cuts through all the confusion to deliver amazing results, fast. This book distills all she’s learned about diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle to provide anyone seeking to be slim, strong, and healthy with an easier path to achieving dramatic body transformation.
 
You’ll learn to:
* Utilize Jillian’s insider secrets for optimizing your fat-burning potential
* Dispel myths and avoid diet trends that will damage your metabolism and make it harder for you to lose weight
* Banish self-sabotage, build support, and cultivate lasting motivation
* Navigate and circumvent every possible pitfall presented by any situation or circumstance you could come up against—from weight-loss plateaus to travel, budget, and time constraints
* Eat, move, and live in manageable, and even enjoyable, ways that facilitate a slim, sexy physique
* Supplement strategically, manage stress, and even purchase the proper home and beauty products—all to help ignite your metabolism
No nonsense, no gimmicks, just actionable advice that gets incredible results fast!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.6 × 6.5 × 1.04 in

Published: November 7, 2014

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038534922X

ISBN - 13: 9780385349222

Found in: Health and Well Being

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The rest is up to me I know, I rarely review non fiction, but Jillian Michael's latest book Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss, is one I definitely wanted to read. I have struggled with my weight for many years - up and down, up and down. I've reached the point where I am making the commitment to yes, watch my weight, but more importantly to be healthy. There are soooo many diet, weight loss and health books on the market today and it's really difficult to know who or what information you can trust. And, I guess that's why I wanted to read Michaels' book - because in my eyes, she is trustworthy, she has a proven track record and although I don't know her and will never meet her, I just, well, like her. So I wanted to hear what she had to say. "Bottom line, over the last several years, I've come to recognize that the more simple and straightforward I can make the information, the easier it is for you to cut through all the crap, apply the advice, and get the results you want." I've had this book for a few weeks now, but found it was easier to take a piece of information or an idea, try to apply it to my life and only then go back for more, rather than trying to do it all at once (and expecting results in seven days or less ;) ) And Michaels herself says you don't have to follow all the strategies - pick and choose what works for you. Each chapter ends with a checklist that you can use to decide what tips will work for you. It's also a great reminder. The first chapter was a great refresher on the basics. -Clean out the cupboards. If it's not there, you can't eat it. -Write down what you eat - it's there in black and white. Of course I've heard of this, but have I ever followed through before? This time - yes - accountability is hard to ignore. (and you won't have to do it 'forever'. -Don't eat chemicals "If it didn't come from the ground or the ocean of have a mother - don't eat it." -Sit down to eat. (and many, many more!) Chapter 2 - get moving! Again, short sweet and to the point. (And did you know that simply increasing the incline on your treadmill will result in a significant calorie burn without increasing your speed?) Chapter 3 - hitting the grocery store,additives, smart choices and more. I was surprised to find cleaning and personal care products discussed as well. Chapter 4 - parties, work, restaurants, travelling etc. Chapter 5 - Now here's the chapter I spent the most time on - reading and re reading. Because this is where I fall down. Staying motivated. This was one of the best chapters of the book for me. The last few chapters deal with hints, tips and more ideas. Scattered throughout the book are 'slim myth boxes' that dispel notions such as 'lifting weights will make you bulky'. There's also EZ calorie cut boxes scattered throughout suggesting alternatives that will save you calories. I'm glad I took time to read Slim for Life slowly and think about what changes I want to incorporate in my life. Slim for Life will be a resource that I refer back to for sure. I like the fact that Michaels does not dictate, instead she provides a wealth of suggestions for you to choose from and tailor to your life. Her no nonsense, straight shooter approach appeals to me. I would have liked to have seen some photos of the exercises she mentions though. "I don't want this book to be a once-read, I want you to reread it and use it over and over as often as you need to for its information and or reassurance. With it you can keep the special combination that belongs only to you, one that cracks the code of how to get and stay slim for life."
Date published: 2013-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical simple and funny The Good Stuff OMG, I totally have a girl crush on her. She's my kind of women. A practical, no guff kinda women Self deprecating and funny Doesn't bore you with the science behind everything, #but does give you a little background so you understand Very little self promotion and if you have read any of these types of books before you will know that is pretty rare Fabulous index (yes I think we all know by now, that this is important to me) and plenty of references to back up her information The fast fact asides are interesting and useful This is a must have for everyone - she is all about moderation (btw Jillian sweetie I have kids can we agree that it is okay to have 4-5 glasses of wine a week instead of two -- I know I know but hell if you meet my kids you will understand) Everything is practical and affordable She goes into living a more healthy lifestyle as well - not just being slim. Recommends some healthy home and beauty changes you can make to live a healthier and longer life The first lifestyle book that I didn't want to put down She's a firm believer in everything in moderation - and I truly believe that is the key to being happy Yes totally agree with her about reading nutrition labels properly. You won't believe some of the stuff companies try to get away with. We noticed some of the Blue Label products were labeled fat-free but the amount of sodium was off the charts\ Great practical recipes for ways of spicing up meals without adding calories and salt (sorry my DH had a heart attack and we are extremely vigilant about added salt in products and recipes) The Not So Good Stuff Ok loved her so much I went out and purchased a couple of her workout tapes and OWWW! In all seriousness she gets results - I can even see the beginning of muscles already and I am more a go for a long walk and consider that exercise kinda girl Would have liked a few less mentions of slim and more uses of word healthy but hey lets face the facts most of us women want to be told we look slim I now feel slightly bad that I have never watched The Biggest Loser (sorry kids I am not much of a reality TV kinda gal) Favorite Quotes "If it didn't come from the ground or the ocean or have a mother - don't eat it. Think about it. Twinkies and Cheestos - what the heck are these? There's no Twinkie tree, and I'm pretty positive that nothing ever gave birth to a Cheeto." "Kids are kids; we are the adults. It's our job to protect them and make healthy decisions for the whole family." "The obvious way to lose weight, despite whatever load of c**p the diet charlatans tell you, is to eat less and move more.' Who Should/Shouldn't Read There is something in this for everyone If you want to get healthier and lose weight, get thee to a bookstore and buy immediately (Also recommend Jillian Michaels for Beginners to get the exercise regime started) 4.95 Dewey's I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2013-02-13

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Slim For Life: My Insider Secrets To Simple, Fast, And Lasting Weight Loss

by Jillian Michaels

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.6 × 6.5 × 1.04 in

Published: November 7, 2014

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038534922X

ISBN - 13: 9780385349222

Table of Contents

Introduction User’s Guide   Chapter 1: Eating Cracking the Diet Code   Slim Calorie Habits   Eat Real   Maximize Your Nutrients   Manage Your Meals   Beverage Basics   Chapter 2: Moving Cracking the Exercise Code   The Foundation   Maximize Your Muscle   Amp Up Your Cardio   Optimize Outdoor Spaces   Chapter 3: At Home Grocery Shopping   Shopping Slim   Slimming Foods   Don’t Be Tricked by Food Marketers   Food Labels 101 Get Cooking   Slim Cheffing   Stock Up Slimly Get Your Burn On   Calorie Crushers  Clean Products   The Green Home   Be Naturally Beautiful   Top Picks Drugs That Sabotage Your Slim   Chapter 4: On the Go Party Time   Slim Celebrating Restaurant Survival   Slim Dining At Work   Eats at the Office   Getting Exercise in on the Job Travel Secrets   Eats on the Road   Fitness on the Fly   Chapter 5: Staying Motivated Motivate, Inspire, and Incentivize   Attitude Adjustment   Building Support   Eat Right, Move More   Chapter 6: Evading Pitfalls Handling Hunger Crushing Cravings   Bypassing the Binge Managing Stress   Chill Out “It’s Not in My Budget”   Be Food Frugal   Be Fitness Frugal Fitting Workouts in with Kids   With ’Em   Without ’Em Tick-tock: Overcoming Time Constraints   Catch a Burn on the Run   Eat
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From the Publisher

Stop battling your weight and slim down for life with this no-nonsense, insider’s plan from America’s health, wellness, and weight-loss guru: Jillian Michaels. She has helped millions lose weight and feel great, and now she can help you, too.
 
Bestselling author and Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels swore she’d never write another diet book. But she realized that with all of the conflicting, overly complicated information being thrown at you each day, what you need is a clear, simple plan that cuts through all the confusion to deliver amazing results, fast. This book distills all she’s learned about diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle to provide anyone seeking to be slim, strong, and healthy with an easier path to achieving dramatic body transformation.
 
You’ll learn to:
* Utilize Jillian’s insider secrets for optimizing your fat-burning potential
* Dispel myths and avoid diet trends that will damage your metabolism and make it harder for you to lose weight
* Banish self-sabotage, build support, and cultivate lasting motivation
* Navigate and circumvent every possible pitfall presented by any situation or circumstance you could come up against—from weight-loss plateaus to travel, budget, and time constraints
* Eat, move, and live in manageable, and even enjoyable, ways that facilitate a slim, sexy physique
* Supplement strategically, manage stress, and even purchase the proper home and beauty products—all to help ignite your metabolism
No nonsense, no gimmicks, just actionable advice that gets incredible results fast!

About the Author

Jillian Michaels is one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country. She is a New York Times bestselling author of four books: Unlimited, Master Your Metabolism, The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook, and Making the Cut. Over the years she has helped shape and inspire the lives of millions. Visit her at jillianmichaels.com