I started out liking this book but now am having a hard time finishing it. One thing I have noticed is that the author seems to pick people for his stories sections that are the worst of the worst of various circumstances. I assume this is to prove a point that if they can do it, so can you. As a nurse, however, when I read some of these stories, I thought some of these people should have had some serious medical intervention, not joined a TOPS group.
Then you get to chapter 13, titled Excuses. His comments at the end really ticked me off. His sarcasm and snide remarks are the things that overweight people have dealt with their whole lives. So for him to do the same really makes me question if he has a clue at all.
I think he needed to balance out some of the horror stories with a few just regular people with regular struggles. I guess I will force myself to keep reading since I spent the money on this book and try to get past his sarcasm.
There are some good thoughts in the book if you can get past some of the junk.
Weight loss is about people, not calories. Drawing on the inspirational stories of the successful members of the international nonprofit, weight-loss support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), the organization’s psychologist, Howard J. Rankin, Ph.D., shows you how to harness your personal power and the power of others to lose weight and keep it off!