At last we know that stress really is a killer. After age 40, years of accumulated stress, poor coping skills, and a slowing metabolism leave many women dramatically overweight and physically unfit. This toxic weight puts a woman in jeopardy for serious health risks: diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. By incorporating nutrition management into her medical practice, Pamela Peeke developed a program that helps women break this cycle and shed the dangerous pounds. Fight Fat After Forty presents Dr. Peeke´s program, which is based on ´´Three Sacred Templates.´´ Adding physical activity into daily routines leads to weight loss, better body mass and a more attractive shape. Learning what and when to eat puts a woman in charge of her diet and reduces stress-induced cravings. Developing a stress-resilient attitude eliminates poor self-care and the resulting worry-weight-and-waist syndrome that leads to extra pounds. This practical and proven guide is especially timely in light of new studies warning Americans about their ever-increasing weight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Peeke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000386/bk_high_000386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I am a survivor of an 11-year physically and emotionally abusive relationship. I suffered beatings, broken bones, knocked out teeth, public humiliation, and several serious murder attempts. This is unfortunately not a new story in our society today. I´m a six-foot-three-inch, 200-pound man and my abuser was a five-foot-seven-inch, 130-pound woman. Stockholmed is the story of the transformation I made from a self-assured, successful young man to a beaten-down shadow of my former self, praying every day that death would release me from my psychological prison cell. The title, Stockholmed was derived from Stockholm syndrome. I believe that nearly everyone living in an abusive relationship suffers from a combination of Stockholm syndrome and PTSD. Domestic violence is not gender specific, and violence is simply one of the tools an abuser uses to keep his or her victim in line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Block. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035281/bk_acx0_035281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you an emotional eater? Once weighing 430 pounds, Teresa Shields Parker struggled with weight most of her life. Now, after losing more than 260 pounds, she has identified some secrets not just for losing weight but for keeping it off! She has experienced a total transformation of body, soul, and spirit. Almost anyone can lose weight, but most struggle and end up gaining it back. Losing weight is a challenge, but keeping it off is harder. Freedom from the yo-yo dieting syndrome and control of certain foods is possible with God´s help. The walls standing in your way of freedom will crumble if you are willing to dig deep to unearth the roots of buried pain, ridicule, fear, doubt, guilt, other negative and debilitating emotions, and even spiritual misbeliefs. In Sweet Freedom, Teresa shares how she used simple tools, such as forgiveness, inner healing principles, and connection to God, to break into her new healthy living lifestyle. If she and God can do it, you and God can do it, too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Arnold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058620/bk_acx0_058620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I have had a problem with weight gain since the age of 15. I had tried all of the fad diets, exercise, and fitness routines that have trended for years. It was not until I was at the age of 40 that I discovered the benefits of eating foods that would help control my weight. Still, my health began to decline, and I was diagnosed with diabetes. Chronic fatigue syndrome had become a nightmare. I began my search on the web for a solution to my problem - when I discovered Brad Pilon´s system for intermittent fasting, called Eat Stop Eat. I learned how intermittent fasting could help defend against chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Within several weeks, I began to lose weight and feel better. My thinking became clear.... I had to change my lifestyle and adopt this way of eating for the rest of my life. I am now 55 years old and in the best physical condition of my life! The system described in this book will help you to shed pounds quickly, control your blood sugar (high triglycerides), and much, much more. I made the decision to spread this knowledge to my family and friends about 10 years ago. I have since seen their lives dramatically changed by eating the right foods, at the right time. Our bodies were not designed to consume the ´´normal´´ amounts of food that we have grown up eating. Early man was able to eat, only when he hunted down game, or ate what he had planted! Never ´´three squares per day´´. Within these words, you´ll discover what scientific evidence supports the intermittent fasting lifestyle. If you follow these instructions - and stick to them - you´ll find better health and longevity. Caloric restriction is a term used to simply describe ´´controlling your food intake´´. You´ll learn when to eat, and you´ll eat the foods you enjoy! You cannot find a more fail-proof diet or way of living. Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055792/bk_acx0_055792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Does it feel as if you´re fighting your body to lose even one pound or just to maintain your current weight? Respected health and wellness expert and best-selling author Jillian Michaels has been there, too. So she consulted top experts in the field of metabolism and discovered that she d inadvertently been abusing her endocrine system for years. After fixing her own metabolism, she decided to share what she learned by devising this simple, 3-phase plan that engages all the weight-loss hormones (including the friendly HGH, testosterone, DHEA; and the not-so-friendly: insulin, cortisol, and excess estrogen). In Master Your Metabolism, discover how to: REMOVE anti-nutrients from your diet RESTORE foods that speak directly to fat-burning genes REBALANCE energy and your hormones for effortless weight loss Michaels offers a wealth of information throughout, including: shopping lists and online shopping resources, hormone-trigger food charts, how to eat power nutrient foods on a budget, smart strategies for eating out, quick and easy recipes, as well as mini-programs for addressing PMS, andropause, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and menopause. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002225/bk_rand_002225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the star of TLC´s My Big Fat Fabulous Life and the YouTube sensation ´´A Fat Girl Dancing´´ comes an empowering memoir about letting go of your limitations and living the life you deserve. Right now. Whitney Way Thore stands five feet two inches tall and weighs well over 300 pounds, and she is totally, completely, and truly...happy. But she wasn´t always the vivacious, confident woman you see on TV. Growing up as a dancer, Whitney felt the pressure to be thin, a desire that grew into an obsession as she got older. From developing an eating disorder as a teenager to extreme weight gain in college to her ongoing struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Whitney reveals her fight to overcome the darkest moments in her life. She holds nothing back, opening up about the depths of her depression as well as her resilience in the face of constant harassment and mistreatment. Now Whitney is on top of the world and taking no BS (body shame, of course). And she´s sharing the steps she took to get there and the powerful message behind her successful No Body Shame campaign. She even reveals her favorite F word (it´s probably not what you think), the thrill of doing it with the lights on, and the story behind the ´´Fat Girl Dancing´´ video that started it all. Exuberant and utterly honest, I Do It with the Lights On is the inspiring story of how Whitney finally discovered her fabulousness when she stepped off the scale and into her life, embracing herself unconditionally - body, heart, and soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whitney Way Thore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026995/bk_adbl_026995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I read this book... it worked. My autoimmune disease is gone and I´m 37 pounds lighter in my pleather.´´ --Kelly Clarkson Most of us have heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we´ve been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox , renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the ´´gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions. At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox , he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world. The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including: Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content. Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption. Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress—and are full of lectins. With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl—and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.
The secret to permanent weight loss revealed. The real reason diets fail has nothing to do with calories and everything to do with the balance of bacteria in your gut. A simple guide to show you how to finally achieve your ideal weight. The 100 trillion bacteria that live in your digestive tract - which make up 90 percent of the cells in your body - are the real reason you gain or lose weight. When those microbes are out of balance, chronic health conditions can occur, including irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, and obesity. By balancing the good and bad bacteria, you can finally achieve your ideal weight - for good. In The Skinny Gut Diet, New York Times best-selling author, public television icon, certified nutritional consultant, and digestive health expert Brenda Watson offers an insightful perspective on the little-known connection between weight gain and an underlying imbalance of bacteria in the gut, or what she calls the ´´gut factor´´ - the overlooked root cause of weight gain. Drawing upon the latest scientific research, Brenda illuminates the inner workings of the digestive system and provides instructions for achieving a healthy bacterial ecosystem that spurs weight loss by enabling the body to absorb fewer calories from food, experience reduced cravings, and store less fat. The premise is simple: curtail sugar consumption (and its surprising sources) and eat more healthy fats, living foods, and protein to balance the gut bacteria. The result? A skinny gut. The Skinny Gut Diet centers around an easy-to-follow diet plan. A 14-day eating plan, dozens of delicious recipes, and sage advice help you achieve - and maintain - digestive balance and sustained weight loss. With inspiring real-life stories of 10 individuals who transformed their health on the Skinny Gut Diet, Brenda empowers you to become your own health advocate so that you can finally shed unwanted pounds and enjoy optimal health and vitality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004008/bk_rand_004008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.