I feel like I’ve been living under a rock. I’m thinking I’m one of the few Americans who have never heard of or seen anything about the Joy Fit Club. I’m going to blame it on my work schedule. I never get to see the Today Show. I’m glad I found this book!
I am on a 100lb weight loss journey of my own, and in part, that is why I opted to review this book. I chose to e-reader version and now I really wish I had picked up the hard-copy instead. This book is page after page of inspiration. I loved the way the success stories were a mix of different kinds of people: young, old, men, women, and even couples. Here’s a list of the other things I really liked about this book:
-I’m a visual learner. Seeing the dramatic changes was so inspiring.
-I loved that the recipes were the kind that real people can use. You don’t need to have a culinary degree to understand them.
-The Diet Comparisons between before and after were helpful and gave me lots of ideas.
-Telling me what they had in their pantry encouraged me to clean mine out.
There was something I could relate to in every story. One person said they had only been overweight since birth. Yeah, me too. Another talked about how her pain was obvious in her appearance. While somebody else ‘fessed up to “secret food.” These people also didn’t just decide to make a change, but took the time to examine what got them into the predicament they found themselves in–and worked their way out.
I couldn’t wait to get home and tell my husband about the book, show him some of the stories about the men, and point out the recipes (since he is our cook). We’re both in this battle and this book gave us some solid ammunition. I liked the way that one of the persons put it, “If it were easy, obesity wouldn’t be an issue.” That got a big “Amen” from me. This book puts it out there that there is no finish line. The journey is the destination.
I highly recommend this book. It’s the kind of thing that is good for a kick start and motivator along the way in the face of discouragement. It sure makes me want to be a part of the Joy Club!
To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I need to let you know that NetGalley Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.