Monday, January 04, 2010

The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs

Angie's Take: Being a Weight Watcher Ambassador, I believe in taking weight loss one day at a time. I think Chantel has the right idea. I think she also brings out that our relationship to God is the lasting power. I do, however, believe that we lose weight better and keep it off longer when we have a support system. I also understand the scientific difference in men's and women's bodies. It's important to realize that men do get to eat more than women because of the way they are made.

I love that Chantel teaches the basics and then adds explanation. It's very important. She also teaches that changing the way you think is crucial. AND IT IS! She shares excellent pictures of the exercise routines that keep costs very, very low. Another wonderful plus to this book.

Drawbacks: It's for the standard healthy person. Be aware that if you have allergies to peanuts, nuts, or gluten that there aren't substitutes listed and you will have to take that into account. There isn't a group to join for support. Diabetes, Colitis, Crohn's, and any other intestinal and health challenges need to be addressed separately. There just isn't a way to handle those issues in a book this size. They need their own specialized weight loss book due to the issue with nuts and fresh vegetables/fruits. The good news is that by working with your doctor and using this book as a tool, you can manage it with some substitutions.

So do I think this is a good book? Yes. Do I think it will help you learn? Yes. But I also feel it's important to create a support network so the places that are tough are easier to get through with someone walking along the same path. I feel it's very important to set your goals, but no one is self-made or a solo achiever. Join or build a network of friends/counselors that are supporters and that you can support too.

Yes, read this excellent book. Then be sure to take your height, weight, bone structure, health and gender into account in choosing the calorie count per day. Be sure you see your doctor to figure out the correct count for you so you experience less frustration and sense of failure. No one likes to waffle around. With that information in hand, you can succeed with Chantel's plan.

The One-Day Way:

Author Chantel Hobbs breaks the chains of past diet debacles and frees readers from unrealistic goals. She teaches daily fitness tasks that develop into lasting habits. By focusing energy and attention on doing the right things every day, she frees readers to achieve their weight-loss goals one day at a time.
I’ve got great news for you: You are about to feel better and look better beginning today! Today is truly a new opportunity for you to reach your weight loss goals. No, you won’t fit into your “skinny jeans” today, but I’m going to show you how each day will get you closer to that goal.
Yesterday’s mistakes are gone so let them go. You can’t control tomorrow, so stop worrying about it. Today is your opportunity to lose weight, get strong, and look great. It won’t happen overnight, but you can build a new life by changing your actions immediately and I’m here to show you how to make the changes that will create the new lifestyle you dream of: body, mind, and spirit. Best of all, you will start celebrating right away!

Come on, my friend. Let’s get started! By opening this book, I’ll show you how to unlock every tool you need to lose weight and get fit —and stay that way for the rest of your life. Success can be yours, what are you waiting for?

The One-Day Way produces lasting results by taking you back to basics. No more complicated weight-loss strategies. No more expensive diet plans that achieve only temporary results. Instead, you will lose weight and get fit with Chantel Hobbs’s simple, high-energy meal plans and her at-home program for cardio exercise and strength training. She will teach you how to change the way you think, which leads to new actions. Before you know it you will be strong, fit, and healthy. All it takes is doing things differently for twenty-four hours—and then repeating it.

The One-Day Way gives you everything you need to lose weight and get fit in body, mind, and spirit:
  • Break free from past dieting defeats
  • Learn a realistic, life-changing way to measure success
  • Change the way you think so you can change your life
  • Translate your dreams into goals, and your goals into lasting achievements
  • Get strong with thirty-one simple exercises, no fancy equipment required
  • Take advantage of ten ways to eat better while you lose weight

By focusing on food, faith, and fitness, Chantel shows you not only how to lose weight, but how to build the new life you were designed to live. You don’t have to wait any longer. The One-Day Way gives you all the tools for success, starting right now.

Author Bio:
The author of Never Say Diet and The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Trainer, Chantel Hobbs is a motivational speaker, life coach, personal trainer, marathon runner, wife, and mother of four whose story has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, the 700 Club, and the covers of People and First magazines. She appears weekly on two fitness-themed radio programs and promotes her One-Day Way Learning System on television. Visit Chantel at for fitness updates and coaching tips.

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This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


Angie Acapella said...

I read "Never Say Diet" and it really spoke to me. Did I change because of it? No. I want to read this book too because Chantel has so many down to earth ways of explaining the whole process of getting healthy. My problem is myself, and until me and God get that in order...I aint changin'! LOL

I have a blog/journal that I'm keeping this year called where I'm attempting to put it all out there and get honest about my weight issues and lack of motivation for pretty much everything. I'm new to your blog but will start following today.

Unknown said...

Ooh, I am so going to check out your blog, Angie :-) How fun to meet another person with my same name too!
Angie Breidenbach