Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mommy's Summer Reading List -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Hello to a Better Body! (Review and Giveaway)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Hello to a Better Body!: Weight Loss and Fitness for Women Over 50

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul; Original edition (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935096893
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935096894
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.6 inches


Full of inspiring stories, helpful tips and expert medical advice, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Hello to a Better Body! will encourage and support readers in their weight loss and fitness goals.

It can be hard for women over 50 to lose weight and stay fit. Bodies change and old strategies just don’t seem to work anymore. But readers can find hope, encouragement and practical advice in this new book. Women share their stories and tips about new eating habits, exercise and motivation as they deal with obstacles such as menopause, problems sleeping, stress, osteoporosis and arthritis. Plus helpful medical information from Harvard Medical School professor and weight management specialist Dr. Suzanne Koven.

My Thoughts:

I am not yet 50 years of age or older, so I passed this book along to my mother to read.  Like me, she is a fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and has read almost every book.   After speaking with her the other night, she couldn't stop talking about how much she likes this new Chicken Soup for the Soul book.  Like other women over the age of 50, who are going through menopause, she finds her ability to lose weight difficult.  At first, she thought it was her, but after reading through each of the inspirational stories included in this book, she felt comfort in knowing others struggle, too.  In addition to the inspirational stories told by other women over 50, my mother also enjoyed the new feature in this and other Chicken Soup for the Soul book, which includes medical explanations and practical tips.  I let her read the other book I reviewed recently on reducing stress, which also followed this same format -- inspirational stories, mixed in with reliable medical advice.

If you are a women over the age of 50, who is looking to make improvements to you life by way of losing weight or improving your diet, then this book will help guide you.  You will learn how to begin a new exercise regime, the proper way to count calories and eat right, as well as ways to improve negative thinking and stop emotional eating.  My mother has always found it difficult to find motivation when it comes to losing weight, but she felt a new push after reading this book.  What resonated with her most was the constant reminder that small changes will lead to big result.


Three lucky readers will win a copy of this book, thanks to the publisher.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!
Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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