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The Four-Day Win: End Your Diet and Achieve Thinner Peace | [Martha Beck]

The Four-Day Win: End Your Diet and Achieve Thinner Peace

Everyone knows how to lose weight: eat less, move more. But so many dieters who know what to do still don't do what they know. Why not? Because they don't understand the brain-body dynamics of weight loss. Now, cutting-edge research has revealed that millions of dieters following typical weight loss programs are actually programming themselves to get fatter.
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Everyone knows how to lose weight: eat less, move more. But so many dieters who know what to do still don't do what they know. Why not? Because they don't understand the brain-body dynamics of weight loss. Now, cutting-edge research has revealed that millions of dieters following typical weight loss programs are actually programming themselves to get fatter.

In The Four-Day Win, Harvard-trained Oprah magazine columnist Martha Beck, Ph.D., reverses this trend and teaches dieters to get lean from the brain outward. The Four-Day Win tells how to reverse the brain-body programming that makes you fat, so you can create a new, leaner, and healthier body...for good. As empathetic and funny as she is informative, Martha Beck observes that:

  • Traditional dieting relies on the ability to go numb or to override physical and emotional feelings.
  • Overeating is a self-calming compulsion similar to OCD: dieters turn to food (and lots of it) when they're deprived of comfort.
  • Overweight people can reverse the brain-body programming that is making them fat. Instead of attacking their bodies, they can learn to support them.

Dr. Beck helps you to think thin and end your compulsion to overeat, and includes a Jump-Start weight-loss program that will help you shed pounds the best way, both psychologically and physically. An inspiring and enlightening challenge to everything you think you know about losing weight, The Four-Day Win provides you with an easy and fail-proof way to change your life.

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©2007 Martha Beck. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Jennifer Norman, OK, USA 10-19-07
    Jennifer Norman, OK, USA 10-19-07
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    "Fun, Fresh, and Insightful"

    I loved this book. Martha Beck addresses some of the most vexing problems of being on a diet--the psychological ones-- and provides a way to really deal with them, not just wish them away. The Four Day Win structure that she proposes is completely doable. By completing sequential "ridiculously easy" tasks, each for four days, building better "move more, eat less" habits becomes almost fun. Martha Beck is a pleasure to listen to-- funny, clear, and memorable. I suspect that, with some imagination, Four Day Win has applications for other binge-starvation activities (for me, time management and budgeting). I highly recommend this book. I know that I will be referring to it for a long time to come.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Gotsch PHOENIX, AZ, US 01-09-12
    Linda Gotsch PHOENIX, AZ, US 01-09-12 Member Since 2007
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    What made the experience of listening to The Four-Day Win the most enjoyable?

    The specific directions for behavior change was made easy to understand with plenty of examples.


    Would you recommend The Four-Day Win to your friends? Why or why not?

    Definitely yes to anyone frustrated with dieting or any other habit changes .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not applicable


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book gave me hope for achieving personal goals.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend any of Martha Beck's book. There is always great humor mixed in to the material .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Jupiter, FL, United States 09-02-08
    Catherine Jupiter, FL, United States 09-02-08
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    "Rings True"

    For those of us who have lost and gained weight -- it really is a mystery as to why sometimes we have the "willpower" to eat less/move more and sometimes we have no "willpower". I think Beck, in a really funny way, helps explain in fairly simple terms some of the inner voices and motivations that create our behaviors. She uses lots of easy to understand metaphors -- and helps demystify "willpower". Although you won't lose 30 pounds in 30 days with this approach, I'm giving it a try because it rings true.

    I like her presentation -- it's witty and engaging

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ruby-Anne Toronto, ON, Canada 06-01-07
    Ruby-Anne Toronto, ON, Canada 06-01-07
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    "More about destressing"

    I found this audible to be ok. I think it was more about destressing and trying to relax rather than getting frustrated and raiding the fridge. I was a bit disappointed, though, that you have to go through a number of 4 day activities before anything starts to happen.

    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Handes Istanbul 11-28-13
    Handes Istanbul 11-28-13 Member Since 2013

    I love books, I love reading, now I love listening with Audible! Just enjoy the ride...

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    "So motivating and encouraging..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Beyond dieting or being obsessed by diets, it shows you the real reasons why you are so damn fat and shows you the way to get your perfect body & soul.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Martha herself as she explains and tells the story of her own life, you just connect to her.


    What about Martha Beck’s performance did you like?

    Excellent! It is not listening somebody reading a book, it is like listening somebody talking to you. Martha gives the excitement, emotion, humor and evidences so good that I feel like I had a coaching session with her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Watcher


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it!

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    Ellen Gainesville, FL, United States 11-05-12
    Ellen Gainesville, FL, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Forceful "dieting" will not change your brain"

    Martha Beck is an inspiring Life Coach and a much needed resource in the world of weight loss struggles. Stop setting yourself up for failure - adopting unnatural and unrealistic regimens in order to lose the pounds does not accomplish your real goal. You need to change from the inside out, or there is little chance the change will last your lifetime. Patiently approaching the exercises in this book is laying the ground work for lifelong health. Kudos to an author and motivator who gets it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gabrielle Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 08-27-08
    Gabrielle Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 08-27-08
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    "Annoying"

    The narrators voice is so insufferable, I couldn't bear to listen for very long, and giving yourself a reward after achieving a mini diet success after four days is nigh on impossible for two reasons. When the idea of dieting and reward is constantly on your mind, it is very hard to achieve; and the ensuing rewards are going to seriously cut into your finances, as well as quickly running out of reward ideas and inevitably going full circle to thinking too much about food again, as a cheap reward.
    Better to try and fill your day with interesting things so you don't even think about food in the first place. Food is fuel, and an occasional indulgence. it requires a new mind set.
    The four day win perpetuates the yo-yo-ing which is the ulimate downfall of all diets.

    4 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy S 08-09-08
    Kathy S 08-09-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Very "new age""

    I am definately christian,,, and this book is very "new age". It has some good things in it but the "new age" undertones and the swearing make it hard for me to keep going back to it.

    5 of 21 people found this review helpful
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