On any given day, 50 million Americans are on a diet but only a small percentage of them will be able to maintain their weight loss, if they are successful at all. Both men and women can struggle to stick with weight loss plans and goals when everyday life gets in the way.
150 Pounds Gone Forever is a breath of fresh air, offering a new, realistic look at weight loss through the eyes of a mother of seven children who lost half her size and has kept it off for more than a decade. Author Diane Carbonell leads you through her journey of weight loss with real-life honesty, humor, and insight. She explains how she lost 150 pounds with three simple components: fat percentage, portion control, and exercise.
150 Pounds Gone Forever shows you how to say good-bye to diets and how to change your lifestyle by identifying trigger foods, breaking unhealthy eating habits, and reorienting your thinking. The book details how to incorporate exercise into your everyday life, no matter what your weight. Diane emphasizes that your goal should not be just the number on the scale but a lifetime of enjoyment at a healthier weight.
150 Pounds Gone Forever shares 50 easy and healthy recipes, including many that can be prepped ahead of time. The book offers a 12-week cardio and strength-training exercise plan to improve your fitness level and shed unwanted pounds. Includes before and after photos of Diane along with exercise demonstration photos.
"If you're in the mood (or in need of) a touching, heart felt, inspiring story of one woman who lost 150 pounds then you have to read 150 Pounds Gone Forever. You will be moved, you'll be inspired, you'll be saddened and sure some of you will be able to relate." -Tara Burner blog, May 2012
"I think this book is the perfect guide for someone wanting to start losing weight, but not sure where to start. Her tips are easty to follow and the book is an enjoyable read." -110 Pounds and Counting Blog, reviewed May 2012
"As many "diet" books I have read this by far is the best!" -I Am Succeeding Blog, May 2012
Diane Carbonell is a mother to seven children and lives in Jackson, TN. She lost 150 pounds 12 years ago and has maintained the impressive weight loss through four pregnancies, three state-to-state moves, and an adoption reunion. Diane was featured in Shape magazine and appeared on the Dr. Oz Show to share her weight loss success story. She authors the popular blog www.fittothefinish.com/blog.