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The Ultimate Weight Solution

The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom

by Dr Phillip McGraw

The Ultimate Weight Solution
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2003, 336 pages
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    Dec 2003, 710 pages

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Dr. Phil hands you the keys so that you can finally be in control of your weight instead of your weight being in control of you.

You have a decision to make. Those are the opening words Dr. Phil uses in his new and groundbreaking weight loss book. You know he is talking to you if you are among the millions who have chased one fad diet after another, none of which ever works. Dr. Phil is talking about the decision you have to make to change all of that. You know those crash diets never last, and you have to quit lying to yourself and get real about making the ultimate choice to finally take control of your weight and your life. "If you are overweight, you are out of control. That's not a natural place to be," says Dr. Phil. The Ultimate Weight Solution will give you the control that you crave.

Dr. Phil wants to lead you to weight loss freedom. He's spent over thirty years working with overweight patients to get results that last. Now, in The Ultimate Weight Solution, he sounds his loudest wake-up call yet, giving the bottom-line truth and his unprecedented 7 Key approach to permanent weight loss.

You know all too well that the "diet" experience can be bitterly disappointing. The Ultimate Weight Solution will change the way you behave and think about food, weight loss, and, ultimately, yourself. In this landmark book, Dr. Phil delivers an action-oriented plan to give you immediate results, results that will last a lifetime. Forget counting calories or tracking carbs or fat. You'll get the real reasons you've lost control of your weight, with tools to identify what to eat, when to eat, how to eat, and why you eat when you don't want to.

Knowledge is power, and you're about to "break the code" on how to get off of the weight loss roller coaster and fix this problem once and for all. Dr. Phil hands you the keys so that you can finally be in control of your weight instead of your weight being in control of you.



Congratulations! When you picked up The Ultimate Weight Solution, you took the first important step down the road to weight loss freedom. It's your health, it's your life, it's your decision.

I want to challenge you about your weight and yourself in a way that you have never been challenged before. We both know that the endless string of fad diets has done nothing but leave you heavier than before. The Ultimate Weight Solution is a book that is the product of thirty years of working with overweight patients and figuring out what really works. Giving you the real tools to permanent weight loss will change your life and its quality. I am determined to get you immediate results and do so in a way that will last a lifetime. Permanent weight loss is about changing many things in your life, and The Ultimate Weight Solution will help you do just that -- change yourself, change the way you think about dieting, change the way you think about food, change the way you think about your health. The 7 Keys that are in this book will open doors to a new life for you. -- Dr. Phil

Chapter 1
Getting Real About You and Your Weight

Change can come in either of two important ways: Start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively.
-- Dr. Phil

You have a decision to make.

You know it and so do I. At this very moment, you are standing in the aisle of a bookstore, or at an airport, thumbing through these pages, or you are sitting at home, reading this book. You are thinking about your weight and how you have tried to lose it in a million wrong ways. You are wondering if maybe, just maybe, there is something here for you, something you have wanted for a very long time. And if there is, should you try it?

But hear me out: this decision you are mulling over in your head is not whether to start yet another "diet." You have made that well-intentioned but misguided choice dozens of times. And through it all, your weight just keeps creeping up or maybe even shooting sky-high, and it is getting harder to control with each passing year.

The decision ...

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Amazon.com - Joan Price

[Dr Phil] offers his unique, , tell-it-like-it-is, take-no-prisoners style to help you change what you eat, why you eat, where you eat, when you eat, and how you eat, all in an individualized approach that's bound to be effective. Highly recommended.

Author Blurb Robert Eckel, chairman of the council on nutrition, physical activity and metabolism for the American Heart Association
Overall, the dietary principles are sound and consistent with most of the association's recommendations.

Author Blurb John Foreyt, director of Behavioral Medicine Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
It's a sensible book, but there are no surprises; there's nothing new, no magic keys. I would find it difficult to follow the dietary portion.

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I am finding the book useful. The 7 keys are nothing new, but are presented in a straightforward way that, if you let them, they will challenge you. The food part is easy. His views on will power are especially appreciated. All in all a good book...   Read More

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