The ultimate companion to any diet—featuring ten steps that will give you the information and motivation to achieve your own success on any weight-loss plan.
Kim Bensen knows about weight loss. And weight gain. For decades, she tried every diet there was, but nothing seemed to work – for long anyway – and she yo-yoed her way to 350 pounds. But she never gave up and in 2001, despite years of heartbreak and discouragement, Kim tried again. This time was different and the results were phenomenal: 212 pounds lost forever, fourteen dress sizes, four ring sizes, one and a half shoe sizes, and 200 points of cholesterol gone for good! In the end, Kim not only changed her health and size, but also her career. The clamor of “How did you do it?” by desperately struggling individuals as well as the national media motivated her to sit down and pen into words what she had put into action.
In Finally Thin!, Kim Bensen recounts her own success story and then breaks down her success into a ten-step system, showing readers exactly how she accomplished her weight-loss goal. From choosing the right diet for your needs to setting realistic goals, finding support, eating out, recovering from a slipup, the keys to maintenance, and even 75 recipes, this book covers it all in an upbeat, inspirational, and approachable tone. A must-have for anyone trying to lose weight, Finally Thin! will help dieters break free of the yo-yo cycle and achieve their ultimate goal—once and for all.
Bensen, Kim. Finally Thin!: 10 Steps to Making Your Diet Stick for Life. Broadway. Dec. 2008. c.288p. photogs. . . HEALTH~In 2001, businesswoman Bensen weighed 347 pounds; here, she shares how she dropped 14 dress sizes and kept it off. Cheerful and upbeat, she is the encouraging friend at readers' sides as they navigate the dizzying array of modern diets. The text boils down to a terrific summation of all the current options out there, with advice on choosing what will work best. There are also easy recipes from this self-described "non-cook." Excellent; in-the-trenches dieters will appreciate Bensen's war stories. (P.S. She's the founder of Kim's Light Bagels, found in grocery stores on the East Coast.).