Friday, January 19, 2018

The Little Book of Big Weight Loss by Bernadette Fisers....Review & Giveaway!

It is the New Year and I, like many, am in a bit of a panic mode because I ate and ate and ate over the holidays.  And let's just say I wasn't eating celery!  I am working on getting back on track and I have a great little book to help me along the way.  Bernadette Fiser's book, The Little Book of BIG Weight Loss is a available now and the timing is perfect for helping you stick to those New Year's Resolutions.  Here is the scoop...

Bernadette (“Bern”) Fisers is an engaging, illustrated guide to radical and sustainable weight loss based on a set of 31 easily followed food and lifestyle rules. What started as a self-published passion project has exploded into an international sensation now published in more than twenty countries, including the United States just in time for the New Year and new beginnings. 

Bern Fisers, a devoted mother and successful makeup artist for celebrities such as Cindi Lauper, Ruby Rose, Richard Branson for more than two decades, struggled with her weight for most of her life and came close to 300 pounds at her heaviest. When faced with some serious health problems, she knew she had to make some dramatic life changes, and she turned to her famous clients for their advice. Bern lost 66 pounds in 30 weeks by following a custom diet she created using her clients’ tips in combination with her doctor’s guidance, information from medical journals, and her own strategies that she tested and found doable for herself in the long run. She’s successfully kept the excess weight off for a year, and her eye-popping “before and after” pictures and interviews about her journey can be found at www.thelittlebookofbigweightloss.com.

Nearly 40 percent of American adults carry enough extra weight to warrant a diagnosis of obesity. That’s the highest obesity rate among the world’s affluent nations, and it’s already shortening Americans’ lifespans by driving up rates of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancers, arthritis and dementia. THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG WEIGHT LOSS presents an opportunity for American readers to take hold of Bern’s advice and make the same dramatic changes that improved her life and countless others’ lives around the world. 

Skipping the long and involved explanations and directions of the typical 300+ page weight loss manual, Bern Fisers presents listicle-like advice that she followed to develop better eating habits. Individually, the techniques in her book are not new, but it’s the winning combination of these 31 tips that creates superfast weight loss, and as a by-product, vastly improved health. Providing sections covering both the physical and mental aspects of losing weight, plus recommendations of food and ingredients to have on hand and suggested meal plans, Bern explains what to do, why each tip is important and—with absolute candor— how she made each tip work for her.  Her rules range from removing refined sugar from one’s diet and fasting from 7 PM to 10 AM, to drinking coffee first thing in the morning and eating leafy greens with good fats.  Most importantly, she says: “remember, if you slip up: tomorrow is another day and another chance to be healthy. in other words, be kind to yourself and make yourself a priority.” 

With its whimsical and appealing design combined with the author’s no-nonsense attitude, THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG WEIGHT LOSS reads like written encouragement from your very best friend. For anyone who has tried and failed to lose weight and keep it off, this book, with its fresh, “can do” approach to dieting and sustainable health benefits, is a valuable resource for fulfilling one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Bern’s rules are easy, they’re helpful, and they work. Just look at her then, and now!

My Thoughts:  First off, I want to share a picture of the author so you can get some perspective......


She is holding her old pants.  This woman has obviously figured it out!  Now I consider myself pretty "up and up" on staying fit and healthy (except for during the holiday season when all bets were off!) but I found lots of tips in this book that I wasn't regularly incorporating into my life that I easily could.  I also found lots to tried and true tips with the "why's" of how it works and real life ways to make it happen.  In addition to the 31 tips are some recipes, snack ideas, a look into the author's pantry and other helpful tidbits to keep you on the right track.  This book is a real gem and brimming with practical tips that are easily applied to real life.  I would definitely pick this one up!

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59 comments:

Edye Nicole said...

Drinking lots of water!

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andrea v said...

Count calories worked for me

Susan Smoaks said...

i use an app to count calories. i workout 5 days a week at least 30 minutes and i eat as clean as possible. i am vegan so that helps too.

Penny Knowlton said...

Would love to read this book. I just started intermittent fasting 16 days ago.

sherryberrybim said...

The main thing I found was portion size needs to be adjusted and regular exercise (even walking counts).

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Marianna said...

Put out more (energy) than you take in!

Madeline B said...

I've been trying to eat more legumes and oatmeal for fiber. This helps keep my appetite in control!

Audra said...

Eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables

SexyBrat said...

Eating Healthy and exercising a little bit at least each day.

Yvonne Woodstock said...

Eating low carb helps me not get uncontrollable cravings and keeps my appetite under control better too. I drink a lot of water and I'm working on being a lot more physically active on a consistent basis.

Sunnie said...

I think exercise, at least walking a half hour a day is good. Its a start.

Katrina Brockavich said...

If I had a good tip,I wouldn't need this book! Haha really though, I think getting outside and walking daily is the best thing for body, mind, and spirit.

Antoinette M said...

Drink lots of water and skip the sugary snacks.

Les Johnson said...

My best tip is to drink a lot of water daily and try to at least exercise for 20 mins a day.

sariegirl1989 said...

Drinking more then plenty of wateR!

Annamarie Voss said...

I have been doing water aerobics at least 6 times a week and I not only feel better I'm more flexible and I have more muscle tone.

Dee Priser said...

Stay away from sugar like the plague!

Amanda Pirrotta said...

Little things add up to big results. Park a little farther than normal. Drink an extra glass of water.

Kobi Hensley said...

I take a walk around the parking lot every three hours to get me away from my desk, relieve stress and get my steps in.

Shelley P said...

Plan and prepare your meals and snacks ahead of time so you don't lose focus and get tempted to stray.

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Karen said...

I drink a ton of water.

brendaelsner said...

Drinking lots of water and walking.

Stephanie said...

My health tip is to make sure you drink enough water throughout the day and always have fruit on hand that has already been washed and cut to it is convenient to grab and eat.

Casey Garvey said...

DRINK WATER thruout the sday

Tammy Woodall said...

The number one thing that has helped !e in the past is portion control and eating several small meals instead of the regular 3 meals.

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Gabrielly said...

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

Anonymous said...

I find that meal prep can be very beneficial to helping you stay on track!

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Anonymous said...

Do at least some small exercise routine each day if one's day is busy.

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Anonymous said...

Watch what you eat and exercise every day.
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Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

If I knew that, I wouldn't need this book, lol! But actually I was a lot healthier when I walked outside almost every day....hurt my knee and had to stop for awhile...hope to start up again in Spring. Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

Jennifer Herman said...

I would say getting out and walking.

John Herman said...

My tips is to keep active.

Abigail Gibson said...

Stay on a balance diet and avoid dieting and do moderate exercise.

Annmarie Weeks said...

Lots of walking! Park in a further-away parking spot. Take the stairs instead of an elevator. Anything to get more walking in!

Moll j said...

Whenever you feel like snacking, have a cup of herbal tea or green tea instead.

Unknown said...

The buddy system. If you have a friend, family member, spouse.. anyone! That will get healthy with you, it is so much easier!

Kathy Pease said...

I walk 3 miles a day on the treadmill and consume no sugar

Danielle jones said...

I have learned to stop buying junk at the grocery store and when to stay hydrated. Often when we want to snack our body is really just thirsty.
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Drinking water Andrea walk a lot,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Cut out after dinner snacks.

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Natosha Miller said...

Never starve the body or restrict things you truly love. Even small amounts of what you love is a great way to stay on track and end up not feeling miserable on the path to weight loss.

Richard Brandt said...

My best advice is to stay active.

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Donna said...

My best tip is definitely to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.

Nancy said...

Fill up on lots of non-starchy vegetables with every meal and snack. They are delicious, low calorie, and full of nutrients and fiber.

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kathy dalton said...

My best tip is to drink a lot of water daily and try to eat a high protein diet

Suzanne Howe said...

My tip is to drink your 6 cups of water a day. It will keep you full and help you to make healthy choices.

Gail Fernandez said...

My best tip for staying fit is to stay active.

Anonymous said...

Walking the dog

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Sand said...

For me, it's finding an exercise that I love to do. And eating within moderation.

lkw1974 said...

Being productive and keep doing it!

Clair Freebie said...

Drinking lots of water...and drinking a big glass before meals so you can feel fuller faster!

Philip Lawrence said...

My health and fitness hint is to always stay active and not just sit all the time.

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