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May 3, 2011

Book Review - The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs

The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs is not radically different from many other diet books. The diet is a 1600 calorie a day diet along with exercise. There are sample menus and a good section of exercises with photos that anyone can do at home with a medicine ball and resistance band. She also suggests fasting as part of the diet which is something I don't agree with.

The main difference in her approach is to change the way you think. Instead of setting out to diet for a certain amount of time or until you loose a certain amount which can feel overwhelming she breaks it down to one day at a time. You focus on each day individually and if you blow it there is always tomorrow. I liked this part of her plan. Don't dwell on the past just try to do your best each day and only focus on that day. Don't beat yourself up over a failure just move on to the next day and keep going.

While her advice is good I found it difficult to get inspired. The first few chapters keep telling the reader what she is going to explain in detail later on over and over. It also seemed like I was expected to have read her previous book and be familiar with her story. I found myself getting bored at the beginning and skipping through to see the diet and exercises.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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