Don't think thin, think whole.
Your Whole Life: The 3D Plan for Eating Right, Living Well, and Loving God is a 12-week journey to wholeness. In this book, Carol tells her own story and gives the spiritual foundation of the 3D plan, with new understanding for today. With honesty, realism, and encouragement, Your Whole Life provides weekly nutritional goals, a do-able exercise plan, tips for living well, daily spiritual readings, and more.
Your Whole Life is the book you need if . . .
- You have trouble coping with the demands on your life
- You're tired of being obsessed with your weight
- You're not interested in another diet program - you're interested in eating right
- You know exercise is important to your health,
but you don't know how or when to do it
- You wish you could enjoy your life and the beauty around you
- You desire the freedom that comes from self-acceptance
- You want to experience the love of God in your daily life
Nutritionist Maggie Davis gives you the knowledge and the tools to eat right for your whole life, incorporating a method of self-assessment and gradual behavior change that she has used in her practice with individuals and groups for nearly 35 years. She explores the "why's" of eating, the four types of hunger (stomach, eye, heart, or mind), how to determine daily caloric needs and portions, and ways to deal with obstacles and challenges.
Special features include:
- Tips for good lunch habits
- Tips for men
- New ways to express love with food
- 10 strategies to help you eat right for your whole life
Praise for Your Whole Life
"This book combines sound nutrition information with effective models of behavior change, using an approach for helping individuals make life long changes and providing the information to do so."
-Sue Cummings, MS, RD, LDN
Clinical Programs Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center
"As a woman of a certain age (and a changing metabolism!), I appreciate Showalter's and Davis' honesty about nutrition and exercise for bodies of all ages, and their slow and steady approach. . . . This book helps you realize that you are not alone!"
-Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Patterson
Executive Director, Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries
A Book You May Like
Friday January 15, 2010
I walked into a bookstore the other day, and given that it's New Year's Resolution time - there was a table with (no kidding) at least 50 new diet books. Most of them deprivation plans, one way or another. They are frankly a bit scary, because I know many people are going to be disappointed and fail with those approaches.
There's one that stood out: "Your Whole Life: the 3D Plan for Eating Right, Living Well, Loving God," recently published by Paraclete Press, a publisher that is Christian oriented that has a great list of very fine books.
I like this one. Written by Carole Showalter, a committed Christian who created her "3D" plan some 35 years ago, along with a registered dietician, Maggie Davis. It's all about the whole person (thus the title), in a 12-week program that has food suggestions based on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, exercise plans, Christian and Biblical quotations, and lots of tips.
There is a strong emphasis on dedication and discipline. Yes, this is a spiritual approach, but Showalter is a firm believer in hard work and diligence. That's what it takes, I have found, although I approach it in a different way.
This is a rare approach to making changes: losing weight, getting healthy, enjoying life, and putting spiritual beliefs into action. I feel a kinship with this book, and I'm glad it has been published.
-From Dr. Norris Chumley, Satisfied Life