Review~ Obesity Free Forever by Georgene Collins

28 February 2010

Title: Obesity Free Forever: Losing Weight from the Inside Out
Author: Georgene Dana Collins
Genre: Health and Wellness/ Fitness
ISBN: 978-0-9824568-0-4
Publication Date: April 2009
Pages: 172
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Collins Information Services, Inc.

About the book:
Want to learn to become obesity free forever?
It can be achieved with a safe, natural approach that combines winning strategies as well as scientific and proven weigh loss strategies.
Georgene Collins shares her five-step process to successfully losing weight in Obesity Free Forever: Losing Weight from the Inside Out. Learn how to:
*Overcome hunger and feel full
*Recognize obstacles that prevent weight loss
* Visualize the new you and use it to achieve success
* take control of your life and emotions
*Maintain weight loss and increase energy.
* Create and individual, personalized plan that fits your personality, lifestyle and budget.
Collins relies on information from reputable sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Nation Weight Registry, to illustrate the journey from obesity and binge/emotional eating to a more healthy and energetic life.

About the Author:
Georgene Collins, a registered nurse and certified consultant in weight management, personally understands the challenges of weight issues-she lost over 120 pounds in 2005, over 140 pounds total, and has maintained the weight loss ever since. Collins is a Director of Quality in a local hospital in Indiana and a student at Capella University.

My thoughts:
I enjoyed reading this book, and think that the author's journal at the end was a great thing to include. 
Georgene touches on most of the key points when it comes to losing weight, but says that to get there and maintain the weight loss you must eat a certain number of meals a day and thise meals should be at about the same time everyday. I'm not the type of person that can schedule my days like that, so I just count my calorie intake and make sure I son't go over.
Georgene also suggests the use of at least 2 journals, a food intake journal and a reflective journal. Personally, I prefer to keep both journals together as one so that I can see exactly how my mood affected my eating on a specific day and vice versa. 
But if you appreciate a more structured, scheduled approach to weight loss, this is a great book and you should really pick it up.

I received a copy of this book for review from
 I was not required to write a positive review and the opinion expressed is just that, my opinion:)