A few weeks ago I wrote about purchasing Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer and was waiting for delivery. Well, I do have it and while it looks great, I can’t provide a review yet as it has been sitting on my dining room table. Now this doesn’t mean that I haven’t been exercising. I’ve been working out quite a bit at the studio where I work and going to my favorite yoga classes. I know that this defeats the “10 minute” purpose, but I guess this all comes down to developing a new habit. Even a 10 minute workout DVD can sit on a dining room table until the habit is there.
Today I’d like to write about Drs. Oz & Roizen’s “You Losing Weight.” I'll critique the book as soon as I get a copy. But I recently received a beautiful flyer from Prevention Books and was enticed to return the postcard and get a copy directly from Prevention. The flyer offered a 21-day preview with some bonus books (Secret Age Erasers, Supermarket Survival Guide, and Doctor’s Home Remedies) for 4 easy installments of only $7.99 or a total cost of $31.96. A nice offer overall, but when you’ve got 2 sons in college like I do, every penny counts. So I went to Amazon.com to add it to my wish list. I use Amazon’s wish list to remember books that I might want to purchase later or borrow from the library before I make a purchase. To my great surprise, I found “You on A Diet” on Amazon in paperback for $7.77 and on Kindle for about the same price.
When anyone sells us anything, the best way to get us to act is to appeal to some "pain" or problem that we can't seem to resolve. So if you’ve been trying to lose weight unsuccessfully for a while, a nice flyer that states that you can “eat your fill and fit into slimmer jeans” has as much appeal as a pint of Ben and Jerry's to a starving dieter. But before you put your wallet on a diet as well, check Amazon and your local library first. Slimmer jeans plus a fatter wallet sound like the best of all worlds to me.