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Self-Disciplined Dieter Audiobook

Self-Disciplined Dieter: How to Lose Weight and Become Healthy Despite Cravings and Weak Willpower

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Publisher's Summary

How often have you tried to lose weight or start eating healthier simply to get frustrated and revert back to your old bad habits? Is this your first time to try, and friends and family are telling you how difficult it is? What if I told you there are things that can make it easier than you think?

Learn how to get permanent results while eating what's good for you and feeling more satisfied without totally giving up the foods you love.

In this book you'll learn:

  • How to overcome (or completely remove!) the most common obstacles that can make or break your diet (like being hungry while you're on a diet)
  • What daily habits contribute to setbacks and how to replace them with better alternatives to design a healthy lifestyle (just one bad habit can add more than 500 calories a day to your diet)
  • How to deal with cravings and temptations (including a morbid but extremely effective mind trick)
  • How to like healthy foods as much as, if not more than, unhealthy foods (it's all about making small changes)
  • How to increase satiety to stick to your diet (the right foods can be up to seven times more satiating)
  • And how eating healthy can be actually cheaper than eating off a fast food dollar menu (it can be a money-saving technique, too)

In this book you won't find the gimmicky "well, duh" tricks so many dieting fads say are the secret to weight-loss. In fact they aren't tricks at all. The tips in this book are scientifically proven (and supported) strategies and tools to lessen the burden on willpower and help you finally reach your weight loss goals.

You want to change your life for the better. Together we can help you shed those extra pounds - and keep them off - while shifting your view away from short-term frustrations to long-term results and lifelong health.

©2015 Meadows Publishing (P)2016 Meadows Publishing

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    Brandon 01-21-16
    Brandon 01-21-16 Listener Since 2004
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    "Mixed Feelings / Ok if you like his other stuff"

    If you have listened to other stuff by Martin Meadows and like that format, you are not going to find anything new here. In my opinion, I would take his other works on Self-Discipline and apply those principles to eating a more evidence-based nutrition plan.

    This book might get you motivated to eat right, but if you are uneducated on nutrition, after reading this book, you will just be a motivated and uneducated person on the subject.

    Read Meadows for Discipline, not nutrition. I like his strategies for using a journal, scheduling your cravings and the instruction to stay away from emotional eating. Don't get me wrong, this is written in an easy to understand manner. I just can't recommend the particular nutritional advice. For the absolute best in updated nutritional advice, I would recommend reading "How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease" first then read this book for self-discipline.

    Disclaimer: I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    RY 01-20-16
    RY 01-20-16
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    "Good collection of strategies for weight control"
    What made the experience of listening to Self-Disciplined Dieter the most enjoyable?

    It is a subjective matter but hearing a self-help book is generally easier than reading it. Since the tone of the writing is somewhat conversational, listening to the audiobook is like listening to a friend or colleague recount his experiences (if only the narration were better).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This question isn't really applicable to the book. It was good to hear of personal experiences, though.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narration could have been more conversational, without the odd pauses. Also, a more common pronunciation of "kcal" would have been good (even saying "Calorie" would have been fine since Americans tend to use Calorie = kilocalorie.


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

    This question isn't applicable to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook provides a nice collection of strategies for maintaining discipline and willpower for weight control. The author does not claim to be an expert in these matters but does collect results from several different studies, as well as his own experiences. Do not expect anything truly novel--think of this more as CliffsNotes or Schaum's Outlines, basically a summary of many different key points. The strategies range from easy to challenging. For example, he suggests that people who are just starting to develop self discipline begin by simply adding a serving of vegetables to a meal, making that into a habit, etc. At the challenging end, he suggests that people who are healthy take occasional fasts to strengthen their willpower and to rest their digestive systems. It is unlikely you will like all the ideas in the book, but it is very likely that you will find something useful, even if it is just a reminder of something you had read or heard before. Some points are repeated almost redundantly but there is relatively little fluff in the book. Since the book is short, it is easy to go through for some quick inspiration or to help pick yourself up after slipping from your resolutions.

    I generally prefer listening over reading for this type of material, but the narrator was a bit weak here. He had odd intonations of the sentences, with pauses in unusual places. He also had the weirdest pronunciation of "kcal" that I have ever heard ("keel" instead of "kilocalorie"). I found the narration less distracting at 1.25x. Although somewhat annoying, the narration did not truly detract from the content of the book.

    The audiobook is relatively short (under 2.5 hours) and inexpensive, so I would recommend buying it instead of using an Audible credit. I received this audiobook im exchange for an homest review but I have purchased other books from this author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Philadelphia, PA, United States 02-03-16
    Timothy Philadelphia, PA, United States 02-03-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A book full of good tips"
    What did you love best about Self-Disciplined Dieter?

    I like that the book the personal stories are kept to a minimum this just the facts as he sees them This is the problem And these are possible solutions.


    What other book might you compare Self-Disciplined Dieter to and why?

    The 4 hour Body


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes But there is a lot of info in it you may need to lessen a couple of times.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-25-17
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    "LOVED IT"

    it was very informative and encouraging. it showed me what I was doing right as well as what I needed to work on

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    C. Cubillan New York,USA 08-29-17
    C. Cubillan New York,USA 08-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good information"

    I really liked it. I have been dieting for 20 years, going from heavy to lighter to heavier over and over again but even trying different diets over the years, I learned with this audio new tricks and understand more the mental part, the big challenge is not the body is in our head.I had trouble starting eating healthy again (emotional eating) and now that I have been listening to the audiobook I have been doing better choices and setting real term expectations. I highly recommended it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-23-17
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    "Great information for all trying to get HEALTHY!"

    Finished it in two days! Take notes because there is a ton of important information. It is easy to understand and great for the beginner dieter and advanced one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    strych5 05-04-17
    strych5 05-04-17
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    "Waste of money"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you have never read a diet book or heard anyone speak about dieting


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    non fiction


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The dead pan style of reading did not help. There was no inflection in his voice.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed. There was nothing new here. There wasn't any real ideas on how to increase your self-discipline. "Remove unwanted foods from your house to avoid temptation". Really?


    Any additional comments?

    I guess I am qualified to write a book. To be honest I only got through about half before I stopped. It was so worthless I just couldn't go on. I figured it was more important to see how the wind was blowing dandelion seeds into my yard and watch them grow. Listening for another minute was so much more boring and countless

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Deaton 04-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Helped me gain some insights"

    this was a great listen that helped me gain some insights about how to curb bad habits and cravings.

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    DIY manAmazon Customer atlanta, GA. United States 04-14-17
    DIY manAmazon Customer atlanta, GA. United States 04-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "great book"

    this book is very inspiring and motivating. I have listened to it several times and I always get something good out of it. I recommend this book to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zoe Garcia Queenstown, Md United States 04-06-17
    Zoe Garcia Queenstown, Md United States 04-06-17
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    "this book. was too short of book and was boring."

    I was not impressed with the information provided in this book. it was too short and could have been more informative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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