(PRWEB) August 24, 2004
This might be the first truly nonfiction weight-loss book. It introduces a different approach identified as Âtell the truth.Â
The health care clinician who spent the past 31 years writing, testing and giving away the book says itÂs a program that simplifies healthy weight loss and prevents overweight more than a diet plan or weight-loss book. ÂIt offers signs (answers) that are easy to follow and the missing engine, will power, folks simply add to what they already know that would work (to lose weight) or add to any diet plan, medical procedure (for example, obesity surgery) or exercise program they choose.Â
POLITICALLY CORRECT UNTRUTHS
According to Richard T. Lovelace, the author of this weight loss motivation (willpower) made simple program, many books want to help achieve success. However, they have too little chance. ÂProbably without knowing it, they tell politically correct untruths.Â
He gives this example: ÂYou occasionally read something like, ÂThe basic cause that makes and keeps individuals overweight is they donÂt burn more calories than they consume.Â The National Institutes of Health says that idea is untrue. ItÂs false. A major NIH report said, ÂThe basic mechanism is an imbalance between caloric intake and energy expenditure, but why this imbalance occurs is unclear.ÂÂ
ÂStating or implying that not burning enough calories is a cause,Â explains Lovelace, Âis politically correct because it pleases exercise advocates and their friends. It is untrue that burning fewer calories than are consumed is a cause of human overweight and obesity. ThatÂs simply the physical mechanism involved.Â
SURE ROUTE TO WEIGHT LOSS AND CONTROL
At the rate itÂs increasing, essentially every child and adult in developed countries will be obese within the next two centuries. Lovelace says a simple reason finally surfaced.
He explains with this analogy: ÂYou want to live in a place I call Best Wellness. When you find and travel on the actual road to that secure and fun place, you safely get your body lean. Then you can call and give directions to Best Wellness to people you love--so they soon can follow and join you there."
"Once you arrive, you will happily and safely stay lean enough. Or if never chronically overweight, you finally can prevent becoming fat.Â
ÂThrough no fault of your own, you now drive and carefully follow signs experts and others promised would guide you to Best Wellness. Sometimes it might seem youÂre close . . . but you never arrive.Â
ÂThe reason you get lost more than you lose weight is that nearly all the signs are wrong. TheyÂre only politically correct. Those signs direct you down gosh-awful trails that money-motivated or misinformed people want you to take. After all your efforts and time spent, you still are nowhere near Best Wellness.Â
ÂTo get to where you want to be soon enough to protect yourself and someone who needs you,Â says the doctor, Âyou have to know which signs to ignore. Avoid being misled! Those misleading signs are politically correct untruths. This book is the first to expose them. Most important, it clearly shows and explains the 22 signs, truthful LEAN-answers, that guide you along the sure route to Best Wellness.Â
MORE MISLEADING SIGNS
The following are additional commonly accepted thoughts and theories. Dr. Lovelace believes his book proves that none of them are true. He identifies them as Âsome of the most misleading signsÂ individuals who want to lose weight are told to follow.
- "Emotional eating or emotional hunger is real. Stress, moods or mental states do cause eating too much or eating the wrong foods."
- ÂSomething is wrong with fat folks. Being too fat suggests thereÂs some physical problem or defect, maybe genetic, or some personal inadequacy such as laziness.Â
- "Often the eating behaviors that make and keep people fat are bad habits."
- ÂA meaningful number of adults who were chronically overweight are successful getting and staying sufficiently leanÂwithout substituting something as or more dangerous.Â
- ÂWe should blame factors such as having fewer incentives to exercise and eating more fast and junk foods for the recent overweight and obesity epidemic.Â
- ÂWill power is a myth that involves making a harmful character judgement of overweight people and means that they must exert considerable effort to lose weight.Â
ÂTwo-thirds of people surveyed say overweight folks need and donÂt have motivation, desire or dedication thatÂs strong enough and lasts. ThatÂs essentially what patients I treat mean when they use that word, Âwillpower,ÂÂ says Dr. Lovelace. ÂIÂve seen hundreds of patients who said they didnÂt have will power or enough of it. I donÂt believe any of them defined it in one of the negative ways so many experts do.Â ÂIf nothing else,Â he says, ÂexpertsÂ definitions reflect how negatively they feel about obesity and overweight.Â
SNEAKY SALES STRATEGY?
When someone gets rewarded for attempting to help by doing something to people or their surroundingsÂeven though his or her attempts donÂt make a substantial differenceÂunderstandably, he avoids promoting the idea that people can help themselves. In fact, he discourages self-help activities.
Lovelace is certain that we and our children are seriously threatened because of a Âsales strategy.Â He points out that weight-loss specialists Âsay will-power isnÂt needed or apply negative spins to it to subtly discourage the beliefs adults have that being motivated and taking personal responsibility are important. Publically, they fib and say they support those beliefs. Weight-loss experts mislead and distract us because that helps sell their, or their alliesÂ, procedures, products and programs.Â
Those specialists get their funds and incomes from profits, taxes, grants and fees. Getting enough money to do what they think is correct depends on convincing enough of us that overweight children, teens and adults probably canÂt or wonÂt help themselves. To the point . . . they want us to think that an effective treatment or outcome requires some drug, dietary supplement, diet plan, exercise device or program, research study, environmental change, new or higher tax, surgery or direct contact.
Because his book hasnÂt been sold to make a profit, the drive to make money hasnÂt dictated what it says. Dr. Lovelace has given awayÂfor free or at costÂthousands of hard copies.
REASON FOR FREE ACCESS
The author published this work for his patients and clients. They see him as needed and usually make independent use of his program. They tell him itÂs easy enough to get to where they want to be when they follow the answers provided. Because itÂs free of anything harmful and clearly identifies whom itÂs intended for, the program is safe.
Dr. Lovelace wants to increase the likelihood that adults he sees will take advantage of his weight loss motivation book closer to the way he recommends. He hopes that making a complete edition available to adults he doesnÂt treat and getting reactions from them will make the service more flexible and responsive to the needs of readers. ÂPlease review my program and email suggestions or questions thatÂll make it more readily useful to patients and workshop clients I serve.Â
HOW TO GET FREE AND QUICK ACCESS
The title of the book is Willpower for Bodyweight Relief and Overweight Prevention. If you agree to help strengthen how easily it responds to the needs of self-help readers, it is available following this Web link: http://www.wellnessnet.com/lean.html .
The Web site is free of any product to buy and promises to protect your privacy.
NOTE, BEFORE GOING THERE
Lovelace asks, ÂWhat happens after spending our lives having experts, news media personalities, talk show hosts and others tell us answers we and they donÂt realize are untruths?Â His answer: ÂIndispensable (voluntary weight loss and control) facts are so different that, at first, they sound like the biggest lies of all.Â
ÂThis work is so unusual that reasonably you may have two reactions, typical of human denial, to get past:
1. ÂIt isnÂt true.Â Once you read enough to know that itÂs probably factual, you might have the second defensive response.
2. ÂIt isnÂt new.Â If you think so, please overcome that by telling yourself what I know is true.
Bodyweight Relief and Overweight Prevention takes an experience based rather than a theory driven approach. The book uses parts of theory to help explain unique insights gained from 40 years of clinical health care experience. That makes it exceedingly different from what youÂve seen and heard before! It is new.Â
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Notice and author: This press release contains the opinions and ideas of its author and is for educational purposes only. Richard T. Lovelace is a licensed clinical social worker, lifestyle health risk researcher, workshop leader and author. His publishers include John Wiley & Sons and McGraw-Hill. At http://www.wellnessnet.com, he gives free online access to health and wellness books, articles, self-help programs and self-tests.
1. ÂMethods for Voluntary Weight Loss and Control,Â Read online at http://consensus.nih.gov/ta/010/010_statement.htm
2. ÂPublic Opinion and the Politics of America's Obesity Epidemic,Â http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:eAfI1lDFPwEJ:ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research
3. ÂObesity Epidemic and Alcohol Abuse - Linked to stopping smoking?Â http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/6/prweb133639.htm
4. ÂWeight Loss and Overweight Denial Virus" http://www.wellnessnet.com/art-health-media.html
Richard T. Lovelace, Ph.D., MSW
2200 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 722-7300 (336) 414-1628
Web site http://www.wellnessnet.com/