Saturday, May 2, 2015

No More Excuses Diet (Review)

This review is for the book "No More Excuses Diet" by Maria Kang. I will admit that I began reading this book with a little bit of judgment. After all - no excuses? How about the flu? Homeschooling your kids? Working two jobs? So I was really happy to realize throughout the book that Maria Kang isn't talking about life situations like that. She's talking about excuses like you love food too much to give it up, you don't have enough energy, or you don't have enough time.

Maria gives a full account of her background in the beginning of the book. Her lifestyle and knowledge have come after years of hard work - this was not a quick fix for her, which made me like her from the beginning. I was also concerned that she was going to focus on a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, lots of cardio type of diet. I am so glad that she proved me wrong on all these accounts. She follows a method of flexible dieting which I love, and she encourages cardio (if you love it) but primarily weight-lifting as an exercise method. She also encourages exercise such as hiking or riding bikes with your family, keeping track of non-scale victories (such as upping your weights in the gym or accomplishing a marathon), and even different forms of mental "stretches" like prayer and meditation.

The book is full of meal ideas and workout ideas, pictures included. I was really impressed with this book and I'm happy with the information in it because I think it can be helpful to a lot of people. I would recommend this book for anyone who is searching for a lifestyle change and needs a little push.

Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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