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The Joy Choice

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I found this book to be incredibly hard to read and get through. It was just a jumbled mess to me that was very boring to read.

I'm not saying this book won't be good or beneficial for others though. I would highly suggest for health coaches to read it because I think they would get way more out of it than your average Joe.
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This is a good book, if you are looking for a book that makes you feel all the more guilty for not making positive changes. It doesn't necessarily address the real reason why people struggle with their habits, AKA our subconscious mind. Playing with possible alternatives to goals or choosing something instead of nothing can definitely help inspire you to change, and since it's a book about eating and exercise, her joy technique could work. The author offered many stories and examples, which I enjoyed.
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While the topic behind this book was one I am very interested in, I found it hard to pay attention to. I'm not sure if it was just me, because the writing seemed easy enough to follow, I just found myself zoning out and having to reread things over and over, which took longer than it should have to finish it.
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I found this book to be extraordinarily helpful and practical in its scope. The author does an excellent job of weaving science in with daily life matters. I particularly found the POP exercise/tool to be useful in helping me with creating my own joy choices!

Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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I appreciate the opportunity to read Dr. Segar's book but I have to be honest, I wasn't feeling it. I wasn't inspired.  There is the scientific element which I appreciated but the book solely left out physical challenges such as a body in recovery from an injury, etc. The format felt chaotic.  Also, I wouldn't say I liked the graphics they felt patronizing, too childlike, a bit disjointed. I also did not like the font on the graphics.

The Habit Loop was useful and of course, known.  The example of her husband being a creature of habit and how the Habit Loop obviously works for him being a disciplined person and then speaking of the other obstacles, especially those brains that are wired for rebellion. As a person who is highly motivated and prioritizes my health, there was so much left out of the book. Addressing how some people are innately wired for disciplined living and others a "non-habiter" wiring is one thing but what about those who have other obstacles such as physical challenges.  Perhaps this book isn't for them.

I was hopeful before reading but did not find it here but I am hopeful many others do.
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Not all books that discuss habits are actually practical. This was! Not only that, but there was a good dose of science behind it, Many of the suggestions are new to me and were thought provoking. I don’t want to give spoilers, but this is definitely not your average “just try harder and do it over and over” kind of book. Thank you to NetGalley for the advance copy in exchange for my honest review!
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This is such a refreshing book. I learned so much about myself (and why conventional advice doesn’t work). The book is well-written, easy to follow, and makes SO MUCH sense. I’m excited to implement the simple advice and make real progress on my goals.
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This is a fantastic resource! It is full of easy to implement strategies and ideas to help one make decisions that allows  them to step toward their goals, helping them become the best version of themselves!
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