Book Review – Why Can’t I Lose Weight? The real reasons why diets fail and what to do about it

Every once in a while, I read a book that captures my attention so completely that I hate to put it down. Then I go back to it repeatedly, long after I’ve finished the review. Jackie Bushell’s 116-page eBook, Why I can not lose weight? (2006 is such a book.

There are loads of diet books available that claim to have the “secrets” to weight loss, or the supplement or diet plan that is the long-awaited magic wand. Many are cheats, some are completely deceptive, and some just touch on the problems but offer no real solutions. Not the case with Why I can not lose weight?.

I have found this eBook to be packed with practical, medically-based answers to many of my questions about weight loss, plateaus, healthy fat loss, metabolism, and that all-important question of why the weight comes back so often. , no matter how “good” it is. I’m on my daily diet.

Based on research and long-term study from an impressive list of health and medical reference sources, Bushell writes about the changing theories of diet and exercise, addresses diet fads, fads, and trends, and introduces information based on biochemistry and documented scientific facts. His goal is to start with facts and rule out misleading and misinterpreted data along with outdated beliefs. In his book, he presents his readers with current, relevant, and proven facts about low-calorie, low-fat, low-carb, and low-glycemic diets. Written in an easy-to-read manner, this book helps clear away the fog of myths and unsubstantiated claims and sheds a logical and detailed light on diet and healthy weight loss facts.

This direct and honest statement of his conclusion sums up the philosophy, tone, and mission of his book: “Getting your body in shape for weight loss is about getting your body healthy overall, and that takes time and patience. Being healthy isn’t about quick fixes, and neither is losing weight successfully. Making sure you lose the right kind of weight and in the right way is key to ensuring that when the weight is lost, it is kept.”

There are 15 chapters and three appendices that include topics and detailed “secrets” on:

  • The famine syndrome and the set point
  • The connection between blood sugar and insulin
  • metabolic rate
  • Stress
  • Food allergies/sensitivities
  • Candida/Yeast Overgrowth
  • Fluid retention
  • Malnutrition
  • toxic overload
  • Genetic heritage
  • working out
  • hormonal imbalance
  • prescription drugs
  • binge eating and cravings
  • The ‘politics’ of dieting and how perceptions of being overweight can cause overlooked medical problems
  • Thermogenic and fat burning supplements
  • A personal action plan for weight loss success

Author Jackie Bushell is dedicated to the message in her book. As she said at the end, “So what I hope I’ve accomplished with this book is to bring together all of the most important insights and new ideas related specifically to weight loss issues, discarding the many ideas that aren’t supported by science.” Personally, I think he has succeeded.

As I read your eBook, I was amazed at the dedication and depth of research that you put into the project. There is no question that she is very knowledgeable and passionate about this topic, and her list of resources supports her work. Why I can not lose weight? it contains a lot of common sense and medically backed nutritional information that is applicable to many frustrated dieters, like me. I experienced a lot of “aha!” moments as you read the pages.

I recommend this book to anyone who has questions about healthy weight loss, is curious about dietary fads and trends, is interested in nutritional weight loss, or anyone who wants to know the truth about the “low carb” phenomenon. . But I highly recommend this book to anyone who suspects that there might be an underlying health issue that makes them resistant to weight loss. Why I can not lose weight? could answer many of your questions. I bet he did it for me.

Why I can not lose weight? is a downloadable PDF eBook, available at

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