Have you ever gone on a diet and
lost weight, but became frustrated because you always gained back what you lost? Perhaps
a little extra help is all you need. The
Four Day Win by Martha Beck, PhD is an innovative and entertaining book that promises to “help you end your
diet war and achieve thinner peace.”
When it comes to dieting, sometimes
an attitude adjustment is just the ticket we need to get over the hump. The Four Day Win offers a series of psychological exercises Beck labels “four day wins.” These introspective, often easy strategies help the reader to learn more about their
inner selves and to constructively alter their attitude toward being overweight. As
a result, the pounds disappear while achieving an overall healthier lifestyle.
Beck writes with a sometimes self-deprecating,
yet humorous and down-to-earth style that quickly puts the reader at ease. The book is not a “miracle” program
or fad diet; far from it. Beck’s goal is for the dieter to attain more
than temporary success at weight
loss. She wants people to understand how their thinking affects their weight, and how
re-programming themselves can
change their lives forever.
The Four Day Win is a great read for those wishing to achieve a healthy sense of
well-being while shedding pounds
at the same time.
Reviewer: Gene Berger, MUSE Reviews