Make Love With Food: Lose Weight
So you think you can have your food and eat it too! Think about it carefully and realize that you do not have to be obese. You and you alone have control of your body and your weight’s destiny. There are many fears that people have in a lifetime and one that I have personally experienced up until five years ago was being overweight or shall if pleasantly and bluntly say being FAT! There are many marathon races that people run for good causes. Some even run and train just to be part of a great event. So, what about joining instead of the rat race to pay bills, work and make money you join the race to a better body or as the author states: The Fat Rat Race and let’s hope you cross the finish line and realize that you too can move on with your life in a positive way.
What’s first? Four words come to mind and you decide which one or ones describe you on your journey to becoming thin!
Balance can be defined in many ways but it does not mean as the author states eating only protein or exercising all the time: BALANCE MEANS MODERATION! Four categories are described and you decide which one or ones define where you are at this very minute:
Cuties: Cool word: simple definition: A person whose major goal is to look good. They are well dressed and definitely well groomed. They are clean and never ever look frazzled, or out of place in any setting as far as their appearance. Some even go so far as to enhance their looks with plastic surgery that can take a poor turn. This person is truly what you might say conceited and self-absorbed with his/her looks. Next, The Couchies. Do you sit on the couch and eat your way into oblivion for lack of anything else to do with your time? Do you have a job that requires that you sit at a desk, write or not move around? Going to the gym is not in your schedule and unless the doctor puts some fear in you t he thought of losing weight and working out never comes up. Next, the Gymies who mirror some of the attributes of the Cuties but in a different way: they do not endorse plastic surgery as their mode of looking good. They prefer to work out, use the treadmill and spend hours there walking and exercising. Cuties and Couchies are not their favorite people. As the author states: being a bit of a Gymie is an act of self-lofe by keeping your body healthy. So what do we want to be and aspire to become? It is really simply: THE HOLIES. A Holy is a world he states derived from The Whole. Holey means to have it all “ in the right dosage.” The author goes on toe state the pros and cons of each type of person on pages 19-20. Remember you might be a combination of more than one type!
The chapters that follow deal with your emotions and the three roots, which are not visible: S.E.M. Your Spirit: Your Emotions: Your Mind. This is explained in detail within Chapter three. He continues by explaining the differences between the Conscious and Unconscious Mind giving real life examples of how the two minds work and when one takes over and the other becomes automatic. As you might be driving a car and you are driving it but your mind is elsewhere as if a robot he states is controlling the action. But, when something changes and you are forced to focus on a person walking in front of your car or avoiding an accident that your conscious mind takes over. When you are conscious or aware of the fact that you want to lose weight but your robot if not quite programmed for it your job is to learn how to operate the robot. He continues with statements as I Know Why I’m Fat and the explanations followed by the most important but poorly answered question: Why do you want to lose weight? The answer: pages 29-30. Chapter four explains emotional eating but Chapter 5 I found most interesting and I even completed the exercises. Language is important when speaking and communicating to others and in this chapter the author focuses on how to change your negative statements and make them positive. “ Language is the window to the mind.” How: by committing to the Divine Melody as he calls it for ten days you will definitely see what happens when you take your negative emotions and turn them into positives. Pages 52- 56 explain this in detail and give the reader examples of just how this exercise works. First I completed the list with negative words and then change them to more constructive ones. I followed that with more constructive worlds and then enhanced constructive words. For example: One negative word: miserable and constructive word: Elated
How about diminished for negative and content for positive. When I listed more I listed purposeful for positive and enhanced it to creative or diligent. Body image rounds out the rest of this chapter. Chapter 6 talks about why we don’t look like a celebrity and focuses on different body types. Part two of this chapter deals with what he calls Fantastic Vision and in order to review this title I decided to do the exercises on page 62 and then the one on page 66 very enlightening. Chapter 7 focuses on Emotions and Chapter 8 the Key of Forgiveness. Service and Gratitude and helping others lose weight will help you to lose weight too and in Chapter 10 focuses on HUNGER! Listen to the Guru within You: First you need Awareness. You have to comprehend what real hunger fells like. He explains: mealtime should be like a slow mediation. Savor your food Stop everything else. Good point because at times I just eat and never really enjoy the food. I am not overweight but often remember when I was. Eating a hurried meal, gulping it down, your mind thinking about the past does not help you when you are eating. Reading a book, a magazine or a paper often takes precedence of the food. What are the things you should not do: telephone, television, computer, reading, standing up and drive when you are eating. Direct your attention and awareness to food. Not hard! Know you can do it!
Next, an important scale and not the one in pounds: THE HUNGER SCALE and its explanation page 105 plus the Hungers of the Mind and the Taste Scale. Like a good mystery book the answers are within the pages of this book or in Chapter 13. There are many other mysteries within this chapter that will help you understand the many different foods and their characteristics but you won’t know them unless you read the book yourself. Finally, Chapter 14 focuses on exercises and dealing with the first consultation with him and how exercise fits in. One statement holds true: Don’t exercise because you have to. Exercise because you want to! The chapter outlines some very simple and outstanding exercise programs. The chapter that everyone should read and definitely will find quite relevant deals with keeping a daily journal. Questions such as: How many hours do you sleep? What time do you wake up in the morning? How much did you exercise? How much water did you drink? Did you stay in tune with The Divine Melody? To find out the rest of the questions, the answers and see a sample journal with all of the questions you have to read it for yourself or download the journal entry worksheet from author Alfonso DeRose’s website. Like a novel the author sometimes brings all of the threads or plots together at the end. Find out what Wonderfood Land means and how all of these techniques will help you: Divine Melody, Fantastic Vision, Key of Forgiveness, Guru’s Call, Experience the Magic, Timeless Dimension and Guru’s Wisdom. “ It’s Your Birthright to Be Thin.” Find out what that means and how when you read this book.
Humorous, straightforward, fast paced and quite informative this is one book that won’t disappoint you and you will keep on your shelf as a permanent reference.
Fran Lewis: reviewer