Adventures in Books… Slim for Life

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“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!”

Wow I’m way behind on my book updates. I ended up having quite a few in varying formats on the go at the same time, and then managed to finish them all together.

I enjoy Jillian Michaels books and her podcast. I like how most of the time she is straight up about the facts and doesn’t go for fad diets or exercises. She goes for variety and mixing things up, but overall it comes down to eat less and move more to lose weight. She also has other suggestions for so-called plateaus. But what I love most is that she understands the psychology behind our eating habits. Her podcast is like my free therapist!

This book tries to bring everything together and I think it is a great idea, but it did make it hard to read. Now I have I think I’ll use it as a reference guide. It’s all about habits and developing good ones to build up a life of health and wellbeing. There are so many decisions we take for granted, that something as simple as ordering a smaller size coffee could add up to extra pounds lost over the year. The layout of the book gives each area of your life a list of habits to check off. You don’t have to do them all, but if you get to the end you can add your scores and see what areas you need to work on. Each habit is given a number of points and the higher the points the beneficial it is. So you could do lots of 1 point habits or less high point habits.

I really liked the point system as I went through and ticked off the ones I already do and then added more where I needed to work a bit more. I need to go through a again and pick a few from throughout the book to focus on and implement into my daily life.

Many of the habits and tips are not new. If you listen to the podcast or have read previous books then you will recognise lots of them. However it is nice to have them all written in one place and be able to go back and refer to. So many times I’ve remembered something from a podcast and then tried to find which one it was from – not fun!

This book has made me want to revisit her Unlimited book I read last year or the year before. A lot of my struggles come from how I think about things and combining the tips and habits from Slim for Life with the tools from Unlimited seem like a good way forward for me.

I definitely recommend this book for anyone on weight loss journey or even just a health kick. The tips are simple and straight forward. There are no quick fixes, but if you want to live a healthy and fulfilled life there are ways to incorporate small changes into your everyday with a little effort and determination.

Whenever I listen or read Jillian Michaels I feel anything is possible and boosts my determination to reach my goals. Now it’s time to follow through on that feeling, like I talk about earlier this week!

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