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Our Lady of Weight Loss: All is Forgiven

Wit, encouragment and healthy recipes abound in this weight loss book.

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If you need some quirk and humor to help you lose weight, Janice Taylor, author of All is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville might have just the recipe for you. As a follow-up to her 2006 book, Our Lady of Weight Loss , Taylor is at it again as she combines her own life-long battle with weight with witty and kooky tricks, tips, quizzes sayings, songs and recipes.

The title All is Forgiven comes from the anxiety and fear that results after losing weight and gaining it back. Understanding what keeps us held back in reaching our health goals may just be one small dietary transgression that opens the door to overeating and self-deprecation, Taylor teaches us that our solution to permanent weight loss is forgiving ourselves.

In a fun and light-hearted tone she helps you to start loving yourself in a non-narcissistic way so that you can find real purpose behind employing healthy behaviors and real forgiveness. She also includes fashion tips to look your best as you start to lose weight and creative ways to exercise and get moving.

Taylor herself is a weight-loss coach, motivational speaker and certified hypnotist who has lost 50 pounds and found a way to keep it off.

PRO
  • All is Forgiven teaches lifestyle changes to permanent weight loss -Takes into account the psychology behind weight gain and weight issues
  • Encourages healthy eating and exercise
  • Humorous and entertaining
CON
  • Written primarily women
  • It’s non-calorie-counting approach may be too flexible for some
DIET and NUTRITION

All is Forgiven, Move On is not a diet book that will have you counting calories and measuring carbs. Instead, it is a guide that attempts to get you to change how you treat and think about food. The book is full of tips on how to eat based upon your own food vulnerabilities. It also includes sage advice and suggestions for how to grocery shop without sabotaging your weight, how to eat when you’re away from home, or how to eat when you’re at home.

Recipes are peppered throughout the book, but they do not make the primary content of All is Forgiven. Sample recipes take on the humorous flavor of the book such as “Take a Miracle Dip,” “Peachy Keen Vintage Cobbler,” and ”Walk on the Mild Side of Pasta.” All of the recipes are easy to follow, healthy and contain nutritional information.

EXERCISE

All is Forgiven teaches you that exercise is a main component to enjoying permanent weight loss. Rather than having your walk 30 minutes on the treadmill, Taylor created her Eight Excellent Stay-Fit Tips for the Exercise Phobic.

She encourages you to find a physical activity that makes your heart sing. From badminton to swimming to walking for a cause, she wants you to think outside of the gym. She also suggests finding an exercise partner who has similar health goals as you and creating a “Wheel of Movement” to spin on days when you don’t feel like doing anything.

CONCLUSION

All is Forgiven is not your ordinary diet book. Instead, it is a lifestyle guide that helps you to change the dysfunctional behaviors and patterns of thinking that have opened the door for you to gain weight. Author Taylor shares her humorous but sage advice and tips to get you to forgive yourself. It is this idea of forgiving yourself that Taylor feels is the solution to permanent weight loss.

If you are looking for a quick weight loss plan that has an eating and exercise plan laid out for you, All is Forgiven is probably not your book.

Common Misspellings

Our Lady of Weight Loss, All is Forgiven, All is Forgiven Move On, OLWL


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