No More Dieting!: Permanent Weight Loss Without Dieting and Freedom From Compulsive Eating by Shauna Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Concise and to the point
This was a quick read, about 2 hours to be exact. I wholeheartedly support Shauna's (no more dieting) method. The approach is practical and emphasizes lifestyle change rather than quick fixes.
I am a little ambiguous about the chapters highlighting the medicinal management (or use of weight loss drugs) to assist weight loss. Collins certainly makes some good points. For example, she claims that doctors are reluctant to prescribe weight loss drugs yet have no problem prescribing drugs that manage chronic diseases that are often improved with weight loss. Likewise, patients are hesitant about using prescription meds to help them shed pounds but do not think twice about taking meds to help them control high blood pressure or diabetes. Yet in one sense it makes more sense to address weight.
While the section on drugs was somewhat repetitive, I still learned something. For one, I had no idea how many weight loss drugs there were. And after reading, I fully appreciate how the use of meds might be helpful to some individuals, though I also see the potential for abuse.
Overall, a good read written by a doctor that not only treats obesity but was once obese herself.