What people are saying...
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
A very enlightening way to lose weight. I
highly recommend it.
CC Cunningham, M.S., ACE-certified Personal Trainer, owner
of performENHANCE sport and adventure athlete training in Chicago. She is currently
working on her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Deborah Lows book is a joy to read. The conversational writing style is
engaging and the interactive exercises lead the reader through a process of exploration
and realization about themselves, not just their weight. Her message goes beyond food and
pushes readers to truly analyze why they want to lose weight and what has really been
stopping them. The diet and exercise recommendations are good, general guidelines,
acceptable for all readers. She provides exceptional advice on goal setting that makes the
process easy to follow. I applaud Low for encouraging readers to seek the additional
advice of nutritionists and personal trainers to work with them. I would not hesitate to
recommend this book to my clients.
Ann Gilbert - IHRSA/ACE
Personal Trainer of the Year in 2001, member of the ACE Faculty Advisory Board.
This is a power-packed book filled with reasonable means by which the reader can
stop revolving around and around, while trying to adhere to the "accepted" yet
"failed" rules of weight management, and start on a balanced path to health,
fitness, and acceptance. The questions and challenges presented to the reader are written
in hopes of allowing the reader to evaluate any wasted time and energy spent on dieting
over the years, while encouraging steps toward a healthy body and body image. I recommend
this book for the general public as well as for fitness professionals who may have
struggled with understanding the failures and frustrations of clients and club members.
David Simon, M.D.
Eating consciously is practice for living
consciously. The wise principles explored in this book will help you tune into the
intelligence of your body, which can serve you in all aspects of your life.
Midwest Book Review, February, 2002
I was first asked to review this book, I was a bit put off by its title. It seemed a bit
clich -- the quest for peace and love. But the last few words snagged me -- 24"
waist. What woman hasn't coveted that at some point in their life?
Low believes, though many women wish to lose weight,
there is no need for them to lose their spirits along with the weight. Lightly spiritual,
but not at all preachy, this book discusses what healthy eating really is, how to enjoy
exercise, and how to live consciously, listening to our bodies and our souls in order to
create the life we wish to have...I would highly recommend this compelling book to any
woman (or man) who dreams of creating a healthier, happier life.
Katheen Alexander, M.D.
Everyday in my medical practice I see the
dissatisfaction with our weight and appearance. In this well-written, inspirational
workbook, we are reminded that when we ignore our true nature--our spirit, we experience
dis-pleasure and dis-ease in our bodies. Optimal wellbeing starts in the heart. A
wonderful life-prescription for everyone, regardless of weight concerns.
Marilyn Johnson, Scottsdale, AZ
You have hit the weight problem on the head.
When you are carring other burdens you are sometimes unable to shed the extra pounds. I am
a nurse for a physician and I found your strategy amazing. I will recommend your book to
Anita Goodman, Kearns, UT
Throw away every diet book you've ever read
because there is finally a sensible approach to taking care of your body. When I first
browsed through this book one of the phrases that caught my attention was the author
stating that she judged her day by what she ate. I realized how often I did this. Then
later in the same day a co-worker stated that she had been "bad". We both know
that she wasn't referring to some horrible sin she had committed -- but to the fattening
food she had eaten.
This book will help you focus on your true worth and how to nurture yourself and
take care of your body and spirt. You will examine the reasons why you want to lose weight
and find the internal motivation to make good choices. The weight-loss will be a natural
by-product of the good choices you are making.
This is a book that helps you realize the good within yourself and empowers you to
treat yourself with the kindness you deserve -- both physically and spiritually.
Reader from Montreal, Canada
This book was incredibly inspirational. I
absolutley recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue happiness, love themselves and
appreciate life. Reading this book is like getting good advice from an intelligent, loving
and honest friend. Deborah's book has challenged my perceptions on what it means to be