I have lost weight in the past with extreme lowcarb, which works like crazy, but also left me with thinned hair. So that left me concerned about this approach. However, the foods eaten on this plan are not very limited. You really don't need to count carbs, but be conscious of the total calories, and get your calories from nutrient dense food.
So going into the plan, this is what I discovered: When you start eating fibrous, nutrient dense foods, you end up with little room in your diet for empty calories, and little desire for them as well, which is very helpful. If in my day I eat a big apple, a carrot, a salad, some lean chicken, a little oatmeal, a slice of cheese and whole wheat crackers, black bean soup...you end the day quite satisfied.
and you do lose weight. I'm down 17 pounds so far.
Some parts of the audio were more interesting than others, which is the only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5. I docked the performance stars for pronunciation mistakes, especially inconsistent ones.
It's a very worthwhile book, and if you are ready to give up empty foods or have already done so, this can extend your knowledge of how to eat, and maybe more importantly, how not to eat. Eat to fuel your body and life, and not for comfort, to fill emotional voids, etc.
I loved this story. It gripped me, seriously. I cared about all of the protagonists, and worried over their fates. I actually would get to my destination and keep listening with my mp3 player in the car, to find out what happened next. And esp. if you get it in this 4.95 sale, you will be bagging a deal. It's a wonderful story, don't miss out.
If 'New Thought' authors appeal to you, and Tolle, Dyer, and Chopra resonate with you, give this book a try. I am thoroughly enjoying it. I don't feel as though I have to agree with every word and interpretation the author makes to benefit from the upbeat, encouraging ideas. If you want to make friends with your mind, this book is a step in that direction...maybe a very big step if you are ready for it.
I took away a couple of important 'big ideas' that I had long suspected but couldn't understand because I didn't have the reference point I needed. The most important point for me was how to know when to look for your own hidden agenda in situations. That is going to be so helpful. The book is also encouraging by making change seem possible, and failure understandable and even part of the process of growth.
I feel positive and strong and capable and inspired after listening to this book. I will be playing this one frequently. Liberation seems not only possible, but inescapable. If you even faintly suspect you might like this subject matter, just do it, buy it, it's a fabulous book.
I managed to miss every seeing this in print, but I'm loving this book even on my second listen. I don't usually listen to fiction books twice, but I truly loved this story.
Can't pick one!
It was a balanced presentation, no over-acting really, just a well-told story well-read.
I laughed several times, sometimes there was a bit of that human absurdity that we just have to turn a wry grin at, recognizing our own foibles. The sad parts were touching, but not to the degree to really pull tears.
Just really glad I got this book!
I actually didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I am, when I listened to the narration, I was not pleased with the voice. I thought it dry and unenthusiastic. But 10 hours in, I can say Mr. Stewart was an excellent choice. His pacing is excellent, his enunciation clear.
The Course can be daunting, and I truly believe being able to listen as well as read will be helpful to any serious Course student.
However, I highly recommend that anyone who wants to be happy, buy 'To Love is to Be Happy With.' Actually, if you go to the website of the author's institute, you can read the entire book online.
However, you still need a copy. I would love to have that book available here on Audible, though I think I have it memorized! It is actually possible to forget how to be unhappy, and this book is one that can show you how!
You will want to be able to skip around in the book and look at the illustrations and slow down for the exercises. But the audio is excellent for 'sounding down' the information, and staying inspired to understand your emotional messages, and to keep processing in 'love and trust.'
I've studied the sorts of topics this book addresses for nearly 20 years, and this book touches on many of the most important issues, and it will convince you, that you are in charge, you are the 'CEO' of your grey matter, and you can influence your choices by simply changing them, and by reframing them as well. If you want to know how to rewire your subconcious without really understanding the subconscious, this book will give you the tools. I've already listened 3 times, and I know I will listen many more.
I am happy I only spent 5 dollars in the sale, and not a whole credit. I looked forward to a nice long literary story.... I just hung in there because I was able to listen during slow time at work. The narrator elongates her syllables in a way that I don't enjoy at all, and the story barely held my interest...and the suddenness of the ending would have infuriated me if I had been one bit emotionally involved in the tale.
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