Every so often, I will read a book that captures my attention so completely that I hate to put it down. Then I go back to it repeatedly, long after I have finished the review. Jackie Bushell’s 116-page ebook, Why Can’t I Lose Weight? (2006 DietPlateau.com) is such a book.
There are truckloads of diet books available that claim to have the “secrets” of weight loss, or the diet supplement or plan that is the long awaited magic bullet. Many are gimmicks, some are completely misleading, and others only touch on the problems but offer no real solutions. Not the case with Why Can’t I Lose Weight.
I found this ebook to be filled with practical, medically-based answers to many of my questions about weight loss, plateaus, healthy fat loss, metabolism and that all important question of why the weight so often comes back no matter how “good” I am on my diet du jour.
Based on the long-term research and study from an impressive list of health and medical reference sources, Bushell writes about the changing theories of diet and exercise, addresses diet hype, fads, trends and introduces solid information based in biochemistry and documented scientific facts. Her goal is to start with facts and toss out misleading and misinterpreted data, along with outdated beliefs. In her book, she introduces her readers to current, relevant and proven facts about low calorie, low fat, low carb, and low glycemic diets. This book, written in an easy to read manner, helps clear the fog of myths and unsupported claims and shine a logical, detailed light on diet and healthy weight loss facts.
This straightforward and honest statement from her conclusion sums up the philosophy, tone and mission of her book: “Getting your body fit for weight loss is about making your body healthy in general, and that takes time and patience. Getting healthy is not about quick fixes, and nor is successful weight loss…. Making sure you lose the right kind of weight and in the right way is key to ensuring that when the weight comes off, it stays off.”
There are 15 chapters and three appendices that include topics and detailed “secrets” about:
- Famine syndrome and the set point
- The blood sugar/insulin connection
- Metabolic rate
- Food allergies/sensitivities
- Candida/yeast overgrowth
- Fluid retention
- Toxic overload
- Genetic inheritance
- Hormonal imbalance
- Prescription medicines
- Compulsive eating and cravings
- Diet “politics” and how overweight perceptions can cause overlooked medical issues
- Thermogenic & fat burning supplements
- A Personal Action Plan for Weight Loss Success
Author Jackie Bushell is dedicated to the message in her book. As she stated at the close, “So what I hope to have achieved with this book is to bring together all of the most important knowledge and new ideas related specifically to weight loss problems, screening out the many ideas that are unsupported by science.” Personally, I think she has accomplished this.
As I read her ebook, I was struck at the dedication and depth of research she put into the project. There is no doubt that she is very knowledgeable and passionate about this subject, and her list of resources backs up her work. Why Can’t I Lose Weight? contains a lot of common sense and medically supported nutritional information that is applicable to a great many frustrated dieters, just like myself. I experienced many “ah-ha!” moments while reading through the pages.
I recommend this book for anyone who has questions about healthy weight loss, curiosity about diet hype and trends, interest in nutritional weight loss, or anyone wanting to know the truth about the “low carb” diet phenomenon. But I especially recommend this book to anyone who suspects there could be an underlying health issue causing them to be resistant to weight loss. Why Can’t I Lose Weight? could answer many of your questions. It sure did for me.
Why Can’t I Lose Weight? is a downloadable PDF ebook, available at GoodDietGoodHealth.com.