The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss



About the Book

This book isn’t about the latest celebrity diet, wonder food, or miracle supplement. It’s about creating a personalized weight loss plan—your own easiest path to naturally thin. While you can lose weight with almost any diet, keeping the weight off is much more difficult, requiring permanent changes in eating and exercise habits. This book provides a science-based approach for making those changes in a way that works best for you, without wasting time, money, or effort.

Dr. Spencer explains why we gain weight and why the fat lost by dieting almost always comes back. He then presents an array of practical weight loss tools for controlling emotional eating, calming cravings, boosting metabolism, and improving nutrition and exercise. In the final chapter he has you create a natural weight loss plan based on your unique set of needs, abilities, and preferences. Simple recipes are provided for weight loss foods that reduce cravings and prolong satisfaction.

What this book offers is a solid approach to weight loss—self-directed, gradual, and lasting—in contrast to the quick but fleeting weight loss offered by most one-size-fits-all diet plans.

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“Well-presented and easy to understand, this one is highly recommended.”
—Susan B. Hagloch, Library Journal (starred review)

The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss parses down everything people will need to know to embark on the last diet they’ll ever need. . . . Well-referenced and authoritative.”
—Carrie Wallace, ForeWord Reviews

“A slim volume that has the basics of behavior change, and includes all the ones people really struggle with.”
—Madelyn Fernstrom, PHD, Diet and Nutrition editor for NBC’s TODAY show (1/18/2013)

“Every now and then I actually find [a book] I am wildly enthusiastic about. This is one. . . . The 10 short chapters cover everything you need to know about taking and keeping weight off.”
—Genene Coté, nutrition consultant, Down to Earth Fare

“If you are looking for a very practical, user friendly, fact based guide to weight control, this is the book for you.”
—Jennifer Miyagawa, Registered Dietitian, Jenmi Jenmi

“In order to make a permanent change in the obesity statistics in the United States, every dieter must read this book.”
—Cascia Talbert, The Healthy Moms Magazine

“An excellent reference book for losing weight and maintaining the weight loss.”
—Dr. Joseph Maresca, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“I think it’s the only weight loss / healthy lifestyle book we need.”
—Kathleen Garber, SMS Book Reviews

“Dr. Spencer has put together a realistic program, . . . well-written and well-edited, . . . easy to read, easy to understand.”
—Kaye Trout, Midwest Book Review

“An absolute must for anyone who wants to learn how to lose weight permanently. It is the first fat loss book I have read that I cannot fault or disagree with.”
—Liam Sartorius, fitness and weight loss coach

“Dr. Spencer’s book presents a common sense, safe, and enduring weight loss program that presents the essential elements of a healthy lifestyle.”
—James E. Gangwisch, PhD, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

“There are no superfluous words here, just the facts. . . . This book is not for those who want dangerous shortcuts and lazy, pill-popping tricks. Yet for those who want to lose weight naturally, safely, healthfully and permanently (no matter how gradually) this is simply THE book.”
Be Healthy and Well

“This book is information-packed! There are hundreds of books written on these topics, but this one brings it all together in one place in a logical format. I will recommend it to my patients.”
—Darrin Bang, Doctor of Chiropractic

“It is rare that I review a book or anything fitness or diet related that is ‘all good’ but I really can’t find a single issue with anything Dr. Spencer has said.”
Health Hound

“Spencer [explains] why weight is so tough to manage, why diets fail and why (and how) a more natural approach to weight loss is more successful for long term weight management. . . . This book is written for today’s dieter! It contains well-written, concise chapters–packed with quick, easy to understand facts and tips. . . . I loved that I was able to take away so much useful information quickly!”
A Mama’s Corner of the World

“It’s hard enough to lose weight when one has a weight problem, but with all the books out there, it’s also hard to sort through them and find time to read some of those overweight tomes. It is refreshing to find a weight-loss book that is simple, straightforward, and, best of all, slender. It’s laid out in a way that is attractive and easy to navigate. It is chock full of good, common-sense ideas and encouraging ways to go about setting up a plan that can work for you.”
City Book Review (5 stars)

“Stan Spencer gives an excellent account of why people so often overeat. Even more helpful are his many tips on ways to eat smarter and live better.”
—Kent Berridge, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

“An excellent book that is well written and evidence based. It will help dispel a lot of the myths that surround weight management.”
—Gary Mendoza, PhD, Registered Nutritionist

“Very informative, and right on target.”
—Wayne Westcott, PhD, Fitness Research Director, Quincy College

“As a personal trainer for the past eight years I’ve worked with hundreds of people who never grasp the simple concepts outlined here and never get the results they seek. I will encourage all my clients to read this.”
—Trusolman, personal trainer

“I saw this book listed on the TODAY show. . . . It has already helped me more than I ever imagined. I am morbidly obese, a compulsive overeater, emotional eater, and have been trying very hard to deal with these things for the last three years with little to no success. I woke up yesterday already feeling better about dealing with stress, and ended my day fantastically. I didn’t let stress get to me. . . . I was able to work through it, and cravings to eat. I . . . am very confident that it will help me reach my goal of reaching a healthy weight!”
—Sarah Stone, reader of Natural Weight Loss Tips from Science

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Title: The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin
Author: Stan Spencer, PhD
Publication: January 1, 2013 (Fine Life Books)
Paperback: ISBN 978-0983571704, 152 pages, $11.95
Kindle eBook: ASIN B00AVNARBS, $2.99