As a former self-proclaimed junk food addict turned healthy eater, Derek believes much of his success can be traced to understanding the importance that psychology plays in one's behaviors. Derek says that many people understand which foods are healthy, but their biggest obstacle is having to change their long standing dietary habits.
The book aims to address the mental aspects required to change one's diet. Derek says, “it's not enough for people know what to do, they also need to know how to get themselves to do those things. Willpower alone is not the solution. One must understand how to work with their psychology and change their entire mindset if they wish to have lasting success.”
Derek also believes that the traditional concept of temporary dieting is flawed. He says, “People often approach diets as a means to an end. They see eating better as a temporary necessity to lose weight. But studies confirm traditional restricted calorie dieting has high rates of failure for long term weight loss. The healthier and more sustainable approach is to approach one's diet from the perspective of making eating well a natural way of life. This way, any benefits from dieting like reduced weight are maintained over the long haul.”
It's for these reasons that the book “How To Stick To A Diet” emphasizes that lasting weight loss and better health comes from focusing on daily habits rather than temporary diet plans.
The author maintains that he doesn’t promote any type of specific diet plan in the book. Rather, he chooses to focus more on increasing motivation to follow a diet plan of one's choosing. He also provides resources in the book to address following a diet on a budget and busy schedule like quick recipes and tips for getting food at a discount.
Derek’s book "How To Stick To A Diet" is now available on Amazon exclusively for kindle readers. The book may be found at: http://www.amazon.com/
Derek also provides free articles related to healthy living and sticking to a diet on his blog at http://excuseproof.com