The Life You Want (Paperback)
Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy
Simon & Schuster, 9781416588375, 304pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
Bob Greene has helped millions lose weight and get in shape with his life-changing Best Life plan. Now Oprah’s most trusted expert on diet and fitness teams up with psychologist Ann Kearney-Cooke and nutritionist Janis Jibrin to zero in on common barriers to weight loss success. Together, they will offer practical tips and explore the latest science on emotional eating and lack of motivation.
REWIRE YOUR BRAIN TO OVERCOME OVEREATING
CONQUER EXERCISE AVERSION
TAME YOUR SUGAR, FAT, AND SALT CRAVINGS
TRANSFORM YOUR BODY IMAGE
INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS
While the basic principles of weight loss are simple enough, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a struggle. The Life You Want delivers the information and inspiration you need to overcome each obstacle—once and for all.
About the Author
Ann Kearney-Cooke, PhD, is the director of the Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute. She has been named a distinguished scholar for the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia University in New York, where she developed the curriculum for the Helping Girls Become Strong Women Project. She has lectured at more than 150 conferences and written on the treatment of eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem. She was honored as a fellow by the American Psychological Association for her outstanding contributions to the psychology of women. She is the psychological expert for the monthly "Ask The Therapist" column of Shape magazine. Her work has been featured on shows such as NBC's Today, CBS's The Morning Show, and Oprah.
Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D., is the lead nutritionist for thebestlife.com, Bob Greene’s weight loss and fitness website. She is also a contributing editor for Self magazine, the author of The Supermarket Diet and other weight loss books, and freelances for other national magazines. In her private practice, she specializes in weight loss and eating disorders.
Praise For The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy…
"A weight-loss tool kit. . . . The entire package is a practical, down-to-earth guide that should help overweight, out-of-shape Americans (two thirds of the U.S. population) take action. An easy-to-read how-to book, it invites active participation. . . . there is much here of value."
"Bob Greene, best known as Oprah’s personal trainer, helps readers lose weight and shows them how to stay motivated to keep it off. Too often, it’s this latter part—“the psychological side of weight loss”—that’s ignored, even though it’s typically the mental and emotional components that determine how long weight loss lasts. Greene is determined to change this, helping readers take a deeper look at themselves and their relationship with food. . . .More than a book about weight loss, The Life You Want is a treatise on deciding what’s important in life, setting goals and achieving them—lessons that can benefit almost everyone."