The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs

The One Day Way is a book that outlines not a diet, but  a new way of thinking. The basic premise is to not worry about yesterday, tomorrow, or six months from now. Ditch the 6-month eating plan and focus on today, right now, this moment, will you make a good choice or a poor one?

Overall I LOVE the concept in the book. Forget about yesterday’s ice cream or next week’s pot luck dinner, focus on what you do today, then repeat tomorrow. I love the idea of baby steps to health. If you’ve eaten cookies every afternoon for a year, and you don’t eat cookies today, then she encourages you to celebrate your success and then try to repeat it tomorrow. I know I’m not the type of person who can be eating cheeseburgers and pizza one day and an asparagus and Brussels sprouts smoothie the next never to look back. So this type of book is an encouragement to me.

However, I felt like she went from a baby-step mentality to her chapters with meal plans and exercise examples with an attitude of do it this way or you won’t be able to reach and maintain your goals. One bridge chapter of “First try to give up a food your attached to. Then try some exercise for a month. Then… And once you’ve gotten some discipline, control and successes under your belt move forward into these more restrictive type of habits.” would have made the book five stars to me.

I would still highly recommend this book to others who struggle with their weight and are tired of trying diet after diet. Because after all, she’s not teaching a diet, she’s teaching you to completely change the way you live… just one day at a time.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah’s Blogging for Books program for my honest review.

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