Kathy Smith’s Getting Better All the Time. Finished 4-29-18, rating 2.5/5, health, 277 pages, pub. 1998
Reveals seven keys to success with a step-by-step program.
When I was younger I would turn to Kathy Smith videos and audios to help me lose weight. And I was always successful! I’m not sure when I acquired this book, but probably when it came out and I was still working at a bookstore. It’s part bio, part self-help and some recipes and plans to get you started.
The seven steps for getting started were good. One-Make it a priority (my #1 problem since becoming a mother for sure). Two-Be consistent. Three-Shift Your Mindset. Four-Find a passion. Five-Manage stress (another problem area for me). Six-Keep a diary. Seven-One step at a time.
The next section on the complexities of food were nothing new. I do plan on trying some of the recipes, but I’m more concerned about using real food as opposed to shortcuts. I did like her section on where the reader is at on the optimal eating scale. (hint-I’m not does so well)
The last section was about exercise and had some pictures, but it only made me want to track down her videos again.
Overall it was fine but nothing special in the diet/exercise genre. I do think it’s always worthwhile to be reminded of healthy practices so I’m glad I finally read through it.