Winning by Losing: Drop the Weight, Change Your Life

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Harper Collins, Sep 6, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Losing has never felt better than with Jillian Michaels, the female fitness guru on Network Nine's hit show The Biggest Loser, who presents a unique and comprehensive health and fitness program that will keep the pounds off for good.

Jillian Michaels knows a thing or two about getting people to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. In her new book, Winning by Losing, Jillian offers a comprehensive and integrated program that provides readers with a clear–cut path to total health. Unlike other popular diet books, Winning by Losing works from the inside out, combining a behavioral makeover with a unique diet plan and a no–gimmick workout.

The book is divided into three parts: "Self," "Science," and "Sweat." "Self" focuses on behavior patterns, and shows how unchecked urges and emotional roadblocks lead to unhealthy eating habits. Jillian will help readers address and overcome these issues completely, an accomplishment that is the first and most crucial step towards leading a healthier lifestyle. "Science" is the book's nutritional facet, in which Jillian teaches readers how to create their own personalized diets. This section will help readers identify their own unique biochemical and metabolic needs, arming them with the knowledge they need to formulate a diet plan far more effective than generic ones offered in other books. "Sweat" utilizes Jillian's expertise to give readers an integrated workout program that combines the most effective elements of different training styles. It doesn't promise to be easy – but it works and lasts.

While there are several recognizable men at the top of the fitness guru chain, including Bill Phillips and Jorge Cruise, this category has yet to see a new female occupy the spotlight. Jillian Michaels is attractive, knowledgeable, and dynamic, and is the perfect candidate to be the next big thing in fitness/health books.

 

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User Review  - RebeccaAnn - LibraryThing

I love The Biggest Loser. It's one of those shows I watch religiously, so I decided to try one of the trainer's first book. Michaels does a good job of addressing the different issues of weight loss ... Read full review

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User Review  - opasgirl57 - Overstock.com

This book is wonderful. Jillian Michaels gives straight forward information without being judgmental. She gives you a three prong weightloss attack and walks you through every step. There are even ... Read full review

Contents

Its All About
3
Recognizing Emotional Triggers
15
Reconfiguring Your World
21
The Right Attitude
29
Techniques for Forming
37
SCIENCE
47
Crunching Numbers
53
Metabolic Typing
63
Tips and Recipes for Cooking Healthy at Home
103
Eating Out
125
SWEAT
131
Why Exercise?
133
Basic Anatomy
135
Everything You Need to Know
141
Designing a Workout Routine That Works for You
147
Exercise Index
157

The Good the Bad and the Glycemic Load Index
85
Good Fats versus Bad Fats
91
How to Decipher Them
95
Keeping It Going
249
Index
251
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Jillian Michaels is best known as one of the trainers from the NBC hit series The Biggest Loser. Jillian has also written Making the Cut: The 30-Day Diet and Fitness Plan for the Strongest, Sexiest You. She has a line of workout DVDs, a successful online program at www.jillianmichaels.com, and is AOL's fitness coach for 2007. Jillian lives in Los Angeles with her beloved and faithful Chihuahua, Baxter.

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