A Review of Dr. Phils "Ultimate Weight Solution" Weight Loss Diet
I was a little surprised way back in 2003 when
Dr. Phil published his weight loss diet book. Why would a psychologist and self-help Guru publish a book on weight loss and weight control when I had never heard him speak on the subject before?
Being the cynic I am, I reasoned that Dr. Phil, being at a new height of popularity with his Oprah spin-off show, had decided to follow the money and write on an extremely lucrative subject to take advantage of his fame and television show. Well sure enough, his weight loss diet book " The Ultimate Weight Solution" became a runaway bestseller and he began to use his show as a large scale infomercial to promote sales. Every week, on prime time television, he would use up the whole hour with his weight loss diet success stories.
Sales of "The Ultimate Weight Solution" rose into the millions. He published more spin-off books on the same subject, one dealing with food charts and supplements and another by his son on weight loss for kids and teens. Of course he used his television show to promote all of them as well.
Powerful stuff! It worked like a charm and no doubt padded his bank account generously.
Dr. Phil has now moved on to other self-written book promotions on other very lucrative subjects such as relationships and love (Family First, Love Smart) getting him back a little closer to his former style (Life Strategies, Relationship Rescue, etc.) and he is shamelessly using his television show as an info-mercial.
Perhaps that is why I delayed buying the book until recently when the soft-cover version became available for only $6.95 at Costco.
Now that I have finished venting, what about the quality of his weight loss diet book?
The bottom line is that it is pretty good. There is nothing really new here but he says it all well with an emphasis on his strength at influencing behaviour.
Dr. Phil broke down his weight loss diet plan into "The 7 Keys to Permanent Weight Loss"
In spite of my tirade at the beginning of this review, Dr. Phils weight loss diet is a good read with lots of practical information and interesting real-life examples of what can be done. He deals extensively with life-style changes and how to make them but not nearly enough with exercise, but you can get the exercise information from your personal trainer!
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