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I have found health books to be a great way to stay motivated on losing weight. I love reading anyway, and when I feel I’m in a rut what better way to get out of it than to read about ways to fix the problem?

My newest book is “This is Why You’re Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever)” by Jackie Warner. I wasn’t really amazed by the title. I already thought I had a good idea why I’m fat. Eat too much, eat really poor choices, no excerise,… but what caught my attention in the description was this:

“Being fat isn’t your fault; staying fat is.”

I LOVE THAT! Who cares why you’re fat? We all have a hundred reasons why we’re fat, but ultimately whether it was our fault or not, it is our choice to stay fat. Make a choice to change! So with that one statement she won me over and I paid $9.99 through Itunes. I checked on Amazon and if anyone is interested in reading this book I would highly recommend it. I’m about halfway through and it was definitely worth it. You can get the book through Amazon for $14.36.

The description of the book is as follows:

“Being fat isn’t your fault; staying fat is.” That’s what Jackie Warner, America’s favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer tells her own clients, and that’s why no one delivers better results than Jackie does. Now for the first time, Jackie shares her revolutionary program, showing readers the best ways to drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts or deprivation, and keep them off for good! Her two-tiered approach provides a complete nutritional makeover and a failure-proof condensed workout routine PLUS all the emotional support and encouragement you need to get to the finish line and beyond. With Jackie’s core principles, you’ll discover once and for all which behaviors are making you fat, and which can finally make you thin forever-and some may surprise you:

  • ADD TO LOSE: In Jackie’s 2-week jump start, no food is off-limits. You’ll actually add food to your diet in order to lose weight.
  • CHEATING IS ALLOWED: Eat clean for 5 days, and then indulge in whatever you want over the weekend!
  • FAT IS NOT THE ENEMY: Fat doesn’t make you fat; sugar does! Nothing you eat should contain over 9 grams of sugar.
  • SKIP THE CRUNCHES: They just build muscle under the fat. Discover the fastest way to burn calories, tone muscle, and spark your metabolism for rapid fat loss.
  • LESS (EXERCISE) IS MORE: Workouts shouldn’t take over your day-give Jackie 20-minutes and you’ll see results.

Find out today why THIS IS WHY YOUR FAT (AND HOW TO GET THIN FOREVER) is your first and last stop on the way to the new fit and healthy you!

So as I’m halfway through the book I have 3 new challenges for myself.

Challenge #1, cutting my sugar intake. Using my “myfitnesspal” app I am already  at 38 sugars so I’m 3 sugars over and failing on that this morning. Regardless, I still have the rest of the day to pay more attention to sugars and finding out what I’m eating that is hiding sugar.

Challenge #2, cutting back on carbs at night. I read Bob Harper’s “The Skinny Rules” and he says to stay away from carbs after lunch.  Jackie says at night, so I will find a combination of the two by having a protein and vegetable only for dinner. No carbs.

Challenge #3, Go to bed hungry (Per Bob Harper). Don’t eat 3 hours before bed or don’t eat after 8PM. Denied fuel for more than 5 hours and your body will start burning its own fat and sugar. My only problem with carbs in the evening is my fruits. I try not to eat anything after 8PM, but when I do my go to food is fruit. So this week I’m going hardcore and no food after 8PM period.