I’ve never been a fan of Dr. Phil. At least I never was before. I had seen enough of his TV shows that ended with him sending the person he was trying to help to a specialist. I always thought, why not just send the person to a specialist right away? Now I don’t watch Dr. Phil often. In fact I’ve probably only seen about a half dozen episodes and the only reason I watched them was because I was visiting my grandmother and she loves Dr. Phil. However I can say my opinion has changed somewhat after reading his book The Ultimate Weight Solution, The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom.
I bought the book because it was on sale and I weighed three hundred pounds. Actually I probably weighed more than three hundred pounds. I needed something to read and it was there. Unfortunately it sat on my shelf for months before I began to try to get healthier. In my quest to lose weight I realized that my problem was that I didn’t understand how. I didn’t understand what I needed to do different. From a theoretical standpoint it’s easy, you just eat less and exercise. However it’s not so simple. I could lose a fair amount of weight using willpower. At one point when I was a teenager I got down to 215 lbs, for me that’s pretty light. I also had one point where I was over 320 lbs I got down to 270 lbs but fell off the wagon.
At this point I weigh 275 lbs. I’ve lost at least 25 lbs or more. This time I’m not doing it all on willpower and its all thanks to Dr. Phil’s book. That’s the secret of this book and Dr. Phil’s methods. I needed to learn how to be a healthier person and Dr. Phil has helped me. The book makes you fill out questions and cause you to reflect deeply about yourself. Keep in mind I’m not really celebrating yet as I’ve been here before.
However this time is different and I feel it’s different because instead of using willpower I am using Dr. Phil’s 7 keys. I believe in myself again. Instead of rewarding myself with food I believe I am a good person who deserves to be healthier. I eat better. Though not perfectly. Today for instance I haven’t been like my old self but I did have some chocolate.
I can’t remember the last time I ate fried food though. I’ve developed strategies to cope with problems that may come up. I also have analyzed external factors that attribute to my weight gain like family and friends.
I don’t want to give the book away because this is a review and I don’t want to spoil it. However it has done exactly what I needed. It has taught me to think differently and change my behaviors. I no longer rely on willpower. Though every now and again I will admit to being tested or like today eating a little of something I shouldn’t. However eating a little doesn’t hurt. What I used to do was eat a little and then believe the whole day was shot so I would eat anything I wanted. I would binge like a madman. I also ate to relieve stress and as an emotional outlet. I would also eat to please family members when I saw them.
What this book does is help you see the truth of what you do. It also helps you to change and hopefully become who you want to be.
I give the book a 5 out of 5. It is quite good and I hope it serves you well.
If your interested one of the things that has helped me lose weight is doing The Five Tibetan Rites every day. I have an article about it just click on my name and you should see it in my content list.
I’m pulling for you. We’re all in this together.