The non-fiction book focuses heavily on overcoming the psychological barriers individuals come up against when attempting to change their dietary habits. According to the author, the book's goal is to help people make a permanent shift to a healthier way of eating rather than to approach diets from the perspective of being a temporary fix to health or weight problems.
In addition to providing psychological strategies for increasing motivation, the book “How To Stick To A Diet” gives suggestions for people on a busy schedule and a limited budget to easily incorporate healthier eating habits into their lives without adding too much stress. The book also deals with common physiological dieting challenges such as brain induced sugar and salt cravings with ways to prevent them.
Author Derek Doepker, founder of the fitness blog Excuse Proof Fitness, believes that in addition to his research, his own success in going from a self-proclaimed “junk food addict” to “health enthusiast” provides him unique insight into this topic. He says, “before I applied some of the concepts in this book, a person could not have paid me to eat a healthy diet. But once I worked with my psychology to create changes in my thoughts and feelings, I was able to make a permanent shift to a healthier diet that has lasted for the past nine years straight.”
The author says that he doesn’t promote any particular diet plan. Rather, he places more focus on helping individuals develop the motivation to follow whatever diet plan they believe will best work for their unique lifestyle.
The book “How To Stick To A Diet” is available through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/