"Book Review of Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out"…or Working Out, JJ Smith

What inspired you to write Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out?

When I was in my twenties, I could eat anything I wanted and still stay slim. Unfortunately, I practiced poor eating habits: I was a junk food and fast-food junkie. When I was in her thirties, my health began to deteriorate, and as my metabolism slowed, my weight began to increase. I eventually gained forty pounds and went up four dress sizes. However, of even greater concern were the numerous health ailments and illnesses that I began to experience. So, I had to figure out a way to heal my body, get slimmer and get my life back and this book tells of my journey to lose weight and get healthy.

Have you struggled with your weight in the past?

I can recall two times in my life, in my twenties and again in my thirties, that I was very committed to losing weight so I followed all the typical advice to ‘eat less and exercise more’ but it just didn’t work for me. So, being a nutritionist, I designed a weight-loss system that has helped me and my clients shed pounds fast. The results in just a few short weeks are remarkable.

So, how is it possible to really lose weight without dieting or working out? Isn’t “eating less and exercising more” the best way to lose weight?

You cannot lose weight permanently by strictly following any special diet, by taking a weight-loss pill, or by following an exercise regimen. Diets are not the most effective way to lose weight permanently. Your goal should be to change your lifestyle, including proper nutrition and getting physically active, as a way to achieve your weight-loss goals. The book discusses how to shed pounds fast by detoxifying the body, balancing your hormones, and speeding up your metabolism. You’ll learn which foods help you stay slim and which foods cause you to get fat. If you have been on a roller-coaster ride of weight loss, you will finally be able to get off, lose weight, and stay slim for life!

Your book is based upon the Detox-Eat-Move (DEM) System? What is the DEM System?

The DEM System is NOT a diet, but a lifestyle! The DEM System is a three-phase system that allows you to get rid of stubborn body fat and reverse some of your health issues and ailments, restoring your body to optimal health.

D Is for DETOX. Get rid of toxins in the body for fast weight loss by avoiding the “Big 6 Foods” for three weeks and using other detoxification methods that eliminate toxic waste from your body.

E is for EAT. You will learn the method of eating “clean and balanced” foods to help you achieve your ideal weight.

M is for MOVE. Get moving without going to the gym or “working out” by incorporating easy ways to get physically active each day.

Since you’re in your 40s, what unique struggles do women have trying to lose weight as they get older?

Women’s bodies are extremely efficient at storing fat. So, even if you ate healthy and exercised, you will still likely struggle to maintain your current weight if you’re a woman over 35 years old. In the book, I dedicate an entire chapter called, “Stop Weight Gain During Perimenopause and Menopause” to address the hormonal imbalances that cause weight gain. Without addressing these hormonal imbalances, women will begin to store fat around the stomach, waist, hips, and thighs, causing us to look round or pear-shaped. However, we can successfully balance our hormones and lose stubborn body fat with the DEM System.

What advice can you give to someone who is struggling to lose weight?

Many of the reasons for weight gain are often outside of one’s control. It is important to understand the hidden causes of weight gain, such as hormonal imbalances, excess toxins in the body, sluggish metabolism. When many of the hidden conditions exist, traditional diet and exercise won’t work… and if it does, it’s generally temporary. 95% of people who lose weight on a diet, gain it all back within 3-5 years. So, address and correct the hidden causes of weight gain to help the body burn fat more effortlessly.

What do you hope other people will gain from reading Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out?

No matter your struggle or challenge in life, it’s important to LOVE YOURSELF! Self-love is essential to survival. There is no successful, authentic relationship with others without self-love. We cannot water the land from a dry well. Self-love is not selfish or self-indulgent. We have to take care of our needs first so we can give to others from abundance.

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