Book Review: Lean Habits for Lifelong Weight Loss

May 6, 2015


Lean Habits for Lifelong Weight Loss
Georgie Fear
208 pages
kindle edition

From the Publisher:
Lean Habits isn’t about quick-fixes, restrictive dieting or calorie-counting. The four staples of lean living are all about adjusting your relationship with food so you can eat what you want, when you want but with a smarter approach. Easy modifications like learning to sense when you are truly hungry and knowing the difference between satisfied and stuffed, will be your stepping-stones to a healthy life in which you don’t have to stress about your diet. Millions of dieters are disillusioned by fad diets with celebrity endorsements but no basis in scientific reasoning. Georgie Fear is a registered dietitian and professional weight loss coach with research experience in nutritional science. Her approach is based on research and has been tested and proven on her clientele, including Olympic athletes and NCAA teams. 
Simply put, Georgie’s approach to weight loss is the only non-restrictive, customizable, flexible and effective system that works for life. You don’t just learn the habits; you change the way you look at food forever. No more forbidden foods, tiny portions or liquid cleanses–just better awareness and life-long results.

I heard about this book from some running forum – Runner’s World or Women’s Running, maybe it was a blog?  I’m honestly not even sure anymore, but the review sounded great and I thought I would give it a try on my kindle.  So I downloaded it and read it during my read-a-thon weekend.

This book gets great reviews on Amazon.  It has good reviews on Goodreads.  I’m not sure why I wasn’t a huge fan, but I was’t. Maybe it was just my mood? It’s an easy book to read and had a lot of information and inspiration.  Basically you are given a habit to work on and then after two weeks you add another habit.  Easy enough.  I think it’s a good ideas. I kept thinking it while reading – I would want to pick and choose what habits I want to work on, not all of them.  That would not be the most effective way make this program work.

Plus, this is the book I posted about that said no one ever thought a Big Gulp was satisfying. That really made me laugh out loud.  I’m not ready to give up Diet Coke.  Sad, I know. I’ve done it before.  I could give it up again.  But I just don’t want to right now. So there.

It’s a book about habits. And old habits die hard.

If you are looking for a book to help you make some better choices and get into some healthier habits this is a good book to look at.  I just don’t think it was my favorite.  I do think I was able to get some take away from this book and learn a few new ideas.
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