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Love Your Self Through A Love-Centered Diet

As an expert in the weight-loss field and working with personal trainers to help clients become healthier through the nutrition and supplementation part, I spend many hours a week reading. I enjoy reading the latest research and books in this field and bringing even more value to those that I get to help.

The book that I am reading currently is Just 10 LBS Easy Steps to Weighing What You Want (Finally) by Brad Lamm, Founder of Change Institute. The Foreward is  written by MEHMET OZ, M.D.  I am covering a chapter at a time to bring the message to others. I highly recommend the getting the book. It is not a one time read. It will become a reference for you as you are on your personal weight loss journey.

So Chapter One is titled “Live the Love-Centered Diet. With life happening around us, we do things that are not good for our bodies. By taking our bodies for granted we take in not only the wrong types of food but also the wrong quantities. The problem lies in that we don’t notice this until we have health issues, our self-esteem has dropped or we need larger size clothes.

Brad Lamm talks about when he realized that the human body is amazing and has so many capabilities, he started to love and respect his body.  In his search for more, energy, vitality and health, he realized that he needed to put good things in to get good things out.

So what defines good and bad. Good foods are things that are whole foods, organic, natural and work with our body in the way that it is supposed to. Bad things are sometimes called food but they serve of little benefit for our body functionally. Many bad foods contain chemicals, refined sugars, preservatives, artery-clogging stuff, commercially baked with additives, unhealthy fats, artificial flavors and sugar substitutes.

This chapter covers that to implement the food plan which is the Love-Centered Diet which loves your body with nutritious food.  This is done by learning to eat according to an individual’s personal style and also learning to transition from the traditional American diet to foods that will nourish and honor you. The six personal styles are the emotional eater, the habitual eater, the external eater, the critical eater, the sensual eater and the energy eater.  In JUST 10 LBS, there are worksheets to help you determine which type you are so that you can be successful in the process of getting healthier through weight-loss.

The reason this chapter is so important is so that you start feeling even better which will create more peace as you truly begin to love yourself, starting with your relationship with food.

Why Setting a Goal of Losing 10 Pounds May Be Ticket To Success

Part of my over twenty years of living and now working in nutrition has been learning through reading and sharing that information with my clients. My emphasis is on weight-loss and working with personal trainers with the eating properly part of the “eat right and exercise equation”.


There are studies that were conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. They have shown that obese men and women who set a more modest goal of losing just 5%–10% of their body weight are more likely to succeed than those who set more extreme goals. This is an important study because by starting off with a more modest and achievable goal such as losing 10 LBS, one’s success rate goes up significantly.

Through my articles, I am going to share one book at a time. The book that I am reading currently and want to share is Just 10 LBS Easy Steps to Weighing What You Want (Finally) by Brad Lamm, Founder of Change Institute. The Foreward is  written by MEHMET OZ, M.D. from the Dr. Oz television show.

The introduction covers Brad’s life from growing up and witnessing  unhealthy diets and unhealthy relationships with food to his own personal battles and journey through addition including additions with food and his battles with eating disorders as well.

He paints a story of how if most people were given three wishes, one would be to be thinner. I found that interesting and as I think even about the top two resolutions each year, one is always to lose weight and be healthier. That’s pretty amazing that most people want this but currently we are in an obesity epidemic with 61% of America being over-weight.

Brad sets the stage in describing what this book can do for us and how the chapters are outlined. It all of course goes back to one thing and that is one decision, the “all bridges burned  commitment to change”, and the action steps taken to make that change with no turning back.

These 10 Steps Are Sure To Help In Your Weight-Loss Success*

Step 1: Live the Love-Centered Diet

Step 2: Start a Moving Meditation


Step 3: Develop a Daily Practice

Step 4: Appreciate Your Body

Step 5: Love Yourself Thin

Step 6: Maintain Loving Connections

Step7: Eliminate Excuses

Step 8: Examine Your Battleground Beliefs

Step 9: Connect with Higher-Source Thinking

Step 10: Pay It Forward

These are easy steps and I’ll share more with Brad and how he explains them. He recommends getting a journal and his book and journal are available at Just10Diet.com or Amazon.

*Purchase JUST 10 LBS by Brad Lamm to read complete book and to help with your personal success.