Ditch the Diet, Train Your Brain, Drop the Weight for Good
by Megan Hansen
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Pub Date 02 May 2023 | Archive Date 01 May 2023
Girl Friday Books, Flashpoint
It’s time to ditch the diet and learn how our bodies actually work. In Metabolism Makeover, registered dietitian nutritionist Megan Hansen strips away the complexity and confusion surrounding dieting and replaces them with a simple framework that will give you the tools to:
1. Learn the science behind the six key pillars of the Metabolic Ecosystem—blood sugar control, muscle, movement, stress management, good sleep, and a healthy gut—and how to adjust each pillar to fit your lifestyle.
2. Master the art of long-term weight loss by understanding how to get your subconscious mind on board with change instead of relying on willpower to follow through.
3. Use the informed intuitive-eating approach to predict a craving before it starts, manage it once it hits, or prevent it from ever happening in the first place.
4. Apply the Next Best Choice framework so you can handle anything that pops up, including the Diet Danger Zones (such as vacations and holidays), without going into “f*ck it” mode.
Your body knows how to lose weight and keep it off—you just haven’t been given the owner’s manual yet. Metabolism Makeover empowers you to regain control of your appetite, mindset, and life.
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“Finally . . . a much-needed anecdote to the diet industry’s ‘eat less, exercise more’ mantra! I love Megan’s holistic body-and-mind approach to weight loss, and it’s the approach that helped me finally break free of dieting and heal my metabolism. She also provides valuable tools for tapping into your subconscious for true behavior change and long-term results. A must read!”—Katie Wells, founder of WellnessMama.com
“Megan is a breath of fresh air in the health-and-wellness space. She is so in tune with the body, and in an approachable way, she helps people learn what works best for them. It’s not a one-size-fits-all when it comes to health and weight loss, and no one understands that better than Megan. I highly recommend adding Metabolism Makeover to your wellness tool kit.”—Lauryn Bosstick, founder of The Skinny Confidential brand and website
“Megan does a great job of making nutrition information available to anyone who needs it, which is everyone. I appreciate the importance she puts on the health of skeletal muscle, as that is often overlooked. She really nailed it. Great guidebook!”—Gabrielle Lyon, doctor of osteopathy and founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine
“Megan’s comprehensive and relatable approach to improving metabolism is an absolute game changer for everyone frustrated with feeling stuck in the outdated nutrition philosophy of ‘eat less, move more.’ Metabolism Makeover gives you the playbook necessary for finally feeling empowered and capable of achieving long-term results without feeling deprived!” —Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LD, IFNCP, and founder of BeingBrigid Functional Nutrition
“I devoured this book. It made me laugh; it made me cry; it made me think and rethink. I will give this book to all the women in my life who need the sort of empowerment that comes from an educated, funny, and authentic professional. Megan’s words are powerful and transformative, and they give readers the courage to embrace themselves as masterpieces AND works in progress. She teaches readers to sink deeply into the unapologetic realness of who they are in all their seasons of life.”—Dr. Erin Nitschke, ACE Health Coach, fitness nutrition specialist, and therapeutic exercise specialist
“If you care deeply about your overall health and well-being and want a guide that truly empowers you to finally conquer your weight management and mindset, put this book on your required-reading list. Megan breaks down the truth about a healthy metabolism and provides actionable steps to make true and lasting changes once and for all. This is a must read!”—Tina Anderson, CEO and cofounder of Just Thrive
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This is a must-have resource! It is full of great strategies, advice, and easy to implement ideas. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
I was a personal trainer and coach for 18.5 years and always encouraged my clients to stay away from all the stupid fad diets and focus on far more important things. I absolutely loved this book and the fact that it focused on every one of those "more important things". Weight loss abd the success of it is 100% about knowing your body and giving it all that it beeds without cutting things that all the fad diets tell people to cut or not eat. I've always hated all those diets and how they discouraged so nany people. This book is truely a key to Wright loss and whole body health success!! I would highly recommend this book and I give it 5 stars!! Thank you for allowing me to read it and I hope millions of copies of it are purchased and read to change lives for the better.
I would love to review it for you on Amazon as well once the title shows up there.
Brilliant book - the missing link in our quest for good health. It feels like everyone has an opinion on diet and exercise but none of the "diets" or systems are customizable for the average Joe/Jane who has to work 9-to-5, raise kids and doesnt have a fortune to spend on a personal chef and trainer.
I loved how logically this book was laid out, taking into account that we all have life stressors, vacations when we binge eat, and cravings about specific foods we love! No-pressure system - cant wait to apply these in practice!
Will be buying copies for friends and family members who have been trying to lose weight for years and are feeling stuck and fruatrated!
4.25/5 stars! I don't read many nutrition-based books, but as I get older and my own metabolism slows down, I find myself more interested in books like this. I appreciated that this book makes understanding nutrition easier for the common reader like myself. I think the portions that resonated the most with me were the stress management and sleep sections. I feel like when I workout and eat healthy and don't see results, I get so down on myself. Learning about how these other domains affect health really helped me conceptualize my self-care and body image moving forwards. A great health read.
I received an advance review copy for free through NetGalley, and I am leaving this review voluntarily
This is an excellent, well-rounded book for anyone looking for holistic approach to self care, particularly in the area of weight loss I especially found helpful the chapter on gut health and learned a few things throughout each of the other chapters.
I liked the author’s continued suggestions for ways to adapt her protocols to our own individual lives, as every body is different. She gives the reader permission to pay close attention to her/his/their body and follow its guidance which is extremely important and not always found in books like this.
Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I feel I can finally give away all my piles of fad diet books! The author is a registered dietician and lays out a comprehensive framework about weight loss and healthy habits based on six pillars - Blood Sugar control, Muscle, Movement, Sleep, Stress management and Healthy Gut. There is a quiz at the beginning and that helped me focus on the 1-2 areas in particular I need to focus on. It made me feel less overwhelmed since there were things and habits I already do that I could just continue doing or tweak, and then other areas I would need to put some focus on. This book is really accessible and is full of practical tips and ideas. I love her sections on how to structure your day to add more movement as well as what to do when you get off track (what is your next best choice). She debunks the myth I was always told -- all calories are equal and all you need to worry about is calories in and calories out. But for me, blood sugar control is critical and makes a huge difference if I make sure to balance carbs with protein every time. I also like her ideas for stress management. I recommend this book.
Thank you to Netgalley and Girl Friday Books for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
The author did a great job writing this book in a way that was easy to digest. The topic was covered in depth with easy to understand examples and descriptions. I really enjoyed reading the book as the author kept me entertained while providing great info at the same time. I also love how the info was made easy to implement with simple tips and tricks that can be used by anyone.
Words to live by! Thank you for writing such a helpful book!
Thank you to NetGalley for an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
First, I will say that I’m familiar with the Metabolism Makeover program as I’ve done it and followed Megan and looked to her for inspiration over the last year. As a result, I’ve made a number of lifestyle changes, most if not all of those outlined in this book, and I’ve seen a lot of positive changes both physically and mentally as a result.
Megan is something who truly cares. I don’t know that she ever intended to write a book or ever wanted to, but what I do know is that she believes everyone that has been sucked into diet culture needs to hear what she has to say. Her advice makes sense, and it leads to lasting lifestyle changes.
As for the book, I could hear her voice throughout. She writes it casually and as someone that you’d be chatting with across the kitchen counter. She provides a clear outline for her 6 pillars and a ton of quick and others not so quick action items that someone could takeaway immediately. More importantly, she provides the how and why things work the way they do which is important so that we understand, sometimes, there truly is no short cut.
Great job, Megan. Your MM followers are proud of you!
A great read on diet culture. Healthy living principles are well explained in this book and easy to apply! Following this book seems likely to help prevent the common yo yo dieting most of us have experienced at one point or another, and I will be applying these principles to my own life!
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