The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs

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The One-Day Way produces lasting results by taking you back to basics. No more complicated weight-loss strategies. No more expensive diet plans that achieve only temporary results. Instead, you will lose weight and get fit with Chantel Hobbs’s simple, high-energy meal plans and her at-home program for cardio exercise and strength training. She will teach you how to change the way you think, which leads to new actions. Before you know it you will be strong, fit, and healthy. All it takes is doing things differently for twenty-four hours—and then repeating it.

The One-Day Way gives you everything you need to lose weight and get fit in body, mind, and spirit:
•    Break free from past dieting defeats
•    Learn a realistic, life-changing way to measure success
•    Change the way you think so you can change your life
•    Translate your dreams into goals, and your goals into lasting achievements
•    Get strong with thirty-one simple exercises, no fancy equipment required
•    Take advantage of ten ways to eat better while you lose weight

By focusing on food, faith, and fitness, Chantel shows you not only how to lose weight, but how to build the new life you were designed to live. You don’t have to wait any longer. The One-Day Way gives you all the tools for success, starting right now.

My thoughts
When I received the above book description from Waterbrook Multnomah, I was immediately interested in reading the book. Why? Because it sounded similar to the way that I lost 25 pounds several years ago. I think that gimmick diets are ineffective because no one can stick to them, and if they do actually lose weight, people tend to gain it back when they go off the diet.

The One-Day Way is not a gimmick diet. Chantel gives good advice in how to make lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off. I really like her emphasis on not setting yourself up for failure. Each day is new and whatever mistakes that you have made are now in the past. I know that I tend to only do something until I “mess up”, then I just completely quit. Included in the book are basic diet and exercise “commandments”, as well as specific meal plans and exercises to try.

What I didn’t like about the book was its emphasis on positive thinking. Don’t misunderstand me, I definitely agree that thinking negative thoughts is harmful, but I don’t think the whole answer is to think positively. If we are new creatures in Christ, then He is our source of strength. There was a little bit of universalism in the book too. At the end, she said that it didn’t matter what religion you are, if you cry out to God, He will give you strength. I agree, if you are calling out to the true God, but a person asking a false god for strength can not expect to receive it.

Overall, I found the book much better than most diet books I have read. It contains sensible advice and tips. To find out more about The One-Day Way visit the Random House website.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not compensated in any other way.

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1 thought on “The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs”

  1. I thought it had lots of good, common sense advice to offer on diet, exercise, and more. However, I differed a bit on the theological implications of some of her "positive thinking" statements, too. 🙂

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