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Join the Movement. Ditch the Diet.
Who's ready to stop thinking about weight loss? To free their brain from thoughts about ketones, calories, and fasting? Who wants life to be more effortless, energetic, and empowered?
Welcome to a refreshing and gloriously unapologetic conversation about health, fitness and habits. Award-winning trainer Oonagh Duncan cuts through the wellness clutter to drop some truth bombs: it might not be six-pack abs you're looking for - it might be happiness, confidence, and acceptance. But if losing your belly is what you want, don't let anyone - including yourself - stop you from going after it. And she'll show you how to make it happen.
There's only one major difference between those rare unicorns who have managed to lose weight and the rest of us: their habits. When you acknowledge that following a diet is not getting you anywhere, and you make a few small changes to your everyday routine, you'll find yourself happier and healthy as f*ck.
A speaker on fitness, Duncan offers her own brand of forthright personal coaching in a straight-talking guide that amounts, alas, to little more than a retread of common wellness advice. She argues that, while people who want to lose weight and get healthy perennially seek out new trends, that focus is better directed to the "old news" that changing habits is most important. Her often humorous and on-point directions aim to motivate small shifts that lead to real change, such as through her "7 Habits of Highly Healthy Motherfuckers": eat more vegetables; get enough sleep; eliminate alcohol; reduce stress; eat everything, but in smaller portions; prep meals and plan ahead; and "exercise consistently." Duncan's easy-action, common-sense advice on avoiding trigger foods, using digital reminders, asking friends for support, and redesigning one's environment to facilitate new habits characterize "the life-changing, magical art of getting your shit together." Some counterintuitive suggestions crop up, but they ably serve to reinforce the "habit loop." This approach may not appeal to all, and the profanity-as-gimmick gets tiresome, but Duncan's sustainable lifetime program makes sense.