Review of THINK! and Lose Weight

by admin on July 10, 2012

In 2006 the U.S. Agricultural Research Service conducted a study of various weight loss plans and programs. The study concluded that persons who are successful at losing weight—and maintaining the weight loss—are the ones who stick with their chosen program. We probably didn’t need anyone to conduct an exhaustive study to figure that one out because that conclusion should be pretty darn obvious to even the most thick-headed of us. I mention this study though because it makes an important point—it’s not so much the diet program that makes the difference, but the individual carrying out the program.

Basically, it boils down to one simple fact: people who stick with a diet plan or program achieve and sustain the results they want and those who don’t stick with the plan don’t get the results they want. It just can’t get any simpler than that. However, in my years of experience in the fitness industry, I’ve found that most people that don’t lose the weight they want to lose (and keep it off) blame the program, not themselves. They make excuses and say that the program was too complicated, too tough to follow or that it just doesn’t work.

But if you look at almost any diet program, you’ll find groups of people who have found success with the plan. They’ve been able to lose the weight they wanted to lose and have been able to keep it off for the long-term. The common denominator here is not the diet programs, but the people following the programs. The reason they’re successful—regardless of the diet plan—is that they have the proper mindset to follow the diet program to lose weight and then most importantly, they stick with the plan for the long-term.

A couple of smart guys—Shawn LeBrun and Dave Hall—figured out this very basic principle and wrote a book called “THINK! and Lose Weight” to help anyone to develop and sustain the proper mindset to lose weight and keep it off, regardless of the diet program being followed. The book is based on the principles of two of the g reatest self-help books ever written—Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

The key difference between this book and weight loss books is that Shawn and Dave do not focus on any particular weight loss program. Rather, they focus on teaching you the principles you can follow that will enable you to achieve success regardless of the diet program or weight loss plan you choose. The premise of the book is incredibly simple—success or failure comes down to a matter of choice. You can choose to lose weight and keep it off or you can choose not to.

The 104-page book is broken down into 17 sections and is a nice, easy read. The heart of book are the chapters that cover the seven habits that you need to develop in order to follow your chosen diet program and stick with it after you’ve lost the weight you wanted to lose. These habits include: choice, accepting responsibility; study; knowing what you want; exercise; drinking water; and planning. They also throw in a bonus habit of rest as well as six appendices that provide lots of useful information, tips and suggestions to help you along the way.

The chapter about accepting responsibility is one of my personal favorites. As I mentioned before, the overwhelming majority of people who fail to lose weight or to keep weight off after they’ve lost it, will blame the program, not themselves. But the fact of the matter is, unless you are willing to accept personal responsibility for the choices you make, your life will never change. What I like about their approach is that they don’t just explain the concepts, but they also provide you with strategies for making the changes you need to make in order to find success.

Basically, the guys are laying out a simple road map that you can follow to achieve and sustain your weight loss goals. And even better, by following the strategies laid out in Think and Lose Weight, you have the freedom to choose the diet program or weight loss plan that’s right for you. This book will provide you with all the tools you need to achieve your weight loss goals.

There is lots of useful information in the appendices as well. Here you’ll find Shawn’s personal story about how he used the program to go from overweight to lean and muscular as well as sample workouts, food journals to help set you on the proper path and plenty of other useful tips, suggestions and tools. If you are struggling to lose weight, then THINK! and Lose Weight should definitely be on your reading list.

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Anna September 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Great review. It’s true that habits do help lose weight, regardless of the kind of weight loss program you follow. I have the experience of developing new eating habit to achieve weight loss and a better life.

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