A Mindful Approach to Weight Loss Management

by Franciene Marie Zimmer, Ph D



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/29/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781425903152
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781425927219

About the Book

NO GAIN! NO PAIN! is an inspirational and insightful preparation  for a lifetime of weight management success. Regardless of any diet you may try, this book is a MUST if you want to understand what could be blocking the progress of achieving your weight goals.  Having a mindful approach is a necessary ingredient to your weight management strategy.

The author takes you on a journey and walks you through the mindful process of recognizing barriers to your success. The author explains how self-love and self-talk are crucial to the weight management process.  How you feel and what you say is the instruction your body listens to and follows, which ultimately directs your destiny.  Learning new ways to say what you mean and understand how you feel will ultimately lead to new ways your body responds. Achieving your goals is a continuous process.

Wearing the appropriate weight for your height is essential in matters of health and wellness. Obesity is becoming the norm in a society that promotes the disease.

The cost of obesity is great and the health risks far out-weigh the benefits. Your health

matters!!!  YOU matter!!!

As you learn to replace the word loss with the word management, the feeling of being deprived is suddenly eliminated. There is no failure and no pain.  Suddenly the very process of reducing your weight becomes enjoyable and exciting because you are the creator of the process and the designer of the outcome.

The inspiration messages at the beginning of each chapter and the food for thought at the end of each chapter will motivate you into decisive action. You have decided! You are on your way! You are in the process of successful weight management!  It never ends.  Whether you want to reduce or maintain, the process is continuous.

This book will whet your appetite to learn more about yourself and how to overcome the very obstacles that block your success.  The sooner you read it, the sooner you will learn new ways of talking to yourself, new ways of choosing, and new ways of adjusting to the  new you that you are becoming every minute of your life. This is your life, designed by you, enjoy the journey. Don’t weight!



About the Author

Franciene Marie Zimmer Ph.D. is a registered nurse and currently holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in the Science of Natural Health from Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, Alabama.  She has worked in the healthcare field since 1985.  During her adult life she has witnessed the personal struggle of people with obesity, both professionally and within her immediate and extended family.

             She has witnessed and researched common obstacles people face during the weight management process.  She has observed the results and frustrations of various weight loss programs and expresses a deep empathy to those who struggle with excess weight.

 In her personal struggle against obesity, she has managed to keep her own weight at an appropriate range.  Since High School, she has been a Junior size 5-7 and a Misses size 4-6.  At age 53 she is still a size 4-6.  As a result of her struggle and empathy to others, she writes this book with an effort to promote a mindful approach to weight management.

She believes that self-love and self-talk are crucial ingredients to the success of weight management. She advocates eliminating the word loss from the vocabulary, replacing it with the word management when referring to weight.   In her own experience, she has learned that the way things are said, both outwardly an inwardly, will determine the follow-through.   She shares her experience with the curious reader.

            Franciene is the mother of two brilliant and amazing children, Jamie and Jeremy, and the wife of a very loving, patient, and understanding man, Peter.