Lose the Diet by Kathy Balland

About the Author:

Kathy Balland, an expert in the mind-body-soul connection, teaches people how to tap into their own inner power for success. Clinically certified in hypnotherapy, her publications and seminars provide deep insights into the true causes and their remedies that prevent people from achieving their goals. Balland is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.

She is clinically certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy. As president of Blissful Publications and author of “Lose the Diet: Transform Your Body by Connecting with Your Soul,” Balland provides information to enrich and empower people to achieve happiness and success.

You can visit her website at www.losethediet.com or visit her at Twitter at www.twitter.com/losethediet

About the Book:

You’ll discover your power to achieve and maintain a healthy weight naturally without diets. Food deprivation is uncomfortable and ultimately causes weight gain. Instead, enjoy the good health and joy that you deserve. Lose the Diet shows you how.

• Drop the diets and the weight in a healthy and natural way.
• Find out why deprivation doesn’t work.
• Learn about the mind-body-soul connection’s effect on weight.
• Discover that happiness leads to a healthy weight rather than the other way around.
• Insightful tools and information that help you to find balance — from the inside out!

I was lucky enough to get the author to agree to an interview with me. This is what she had to say:

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

First, I would like to thank you for having me here. In my book Lose the Diet I explain why diets do not work (for both mental and physical reasons) and I provide tips and tools that will help you to achieve permanent weight loss – in a natural, healthy and much happier way.

Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?

I wrote the book because obesity has become a crisis in the US. More than one third of US adults – over 72 million people in addition to 16% of US children are obese. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, since 1980 obesity rates for adults have doubled and rates for children have tripled. And obesity has led to other health issues. Even though we know everything there is to know about calories, carbs, fats, proteins and how much we “should” weigh, the problem keeps getting worse. I wanted to talk about why that is, and what you can do about it.

Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?

My inspiration is all of the people that are riding the dietingroller coaster”. I want to help them understand why diets do not work, and ultimately to help them achieve permanent weight management and the resulting happiness that comes from the inside out.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My biggest supporter is Deb Williams. She is featured at the top of the testimonials page at: http://www.losethediet.com/Testimonials.aspx. She is very happy with her weight loss experience, and is much happier in general, because she now understands the reason for the weight gain that she experienced. She has a new-found self-respect, and she is really enjoying that. As a result, she has been my biggest spokesperson.

Your biggest critic?

I had one blogger who criticized my About the Author page, saying that she thought there were grammatical errors on the page. Perhaps there are. But you know, I was not trying to win a writing contest when I wrote that page. I spoke from the heart, and am really trying to reach out to people with my message, which is: Stop dieting, and start loving yourself! You will achieve better results that way. (You can find the author page at: http://www.losethediet.com/AboutUs.aspx.)

What cause are you most passionate about and why?

I am most passionate about showing people the incredible power that they have within themselves to achieve their goals. The answer to the weight issue is not in a diet pill, diet food or fad diets. The power is within you! That’s a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

What is the most important thing in your life right now?

The most important thing is to get the message out, which is why I am doing this virtual book tour. I am also doing some radio interviews and speaking. (You will see me at the Ultimate Girls Getaway in Arizona in October: http://www.nadjaspajamaparty.com/Scottsdale%20Fall%202009.htm)

What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?

Of course most authors in this genre are simply coming up with a new type of diet. However, I am approaching it from the “root” cause, which is the only way to achieve permanent results. I also want the reader to understand that happiness leads to a healthy weight, rather than the other way around. Carol Hoyer, PhD reviewed Lose the Diet and said: “Although the subject matter is not new, the author approaches weight and happiness in a new way.” You can see the full review here: http://www.readerviews.com/ReviewBallandLosetheDiet.html.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

Yes. My book discusses the power of the subconscious mind, and how you can use it to achieve your goals. (The subconscious is 88% of your mind, which is where your habits, emotions and imagination are.) You can tap into that power within yourself by relaxing, and using guided meditations. For a FREE half hour guided meditation audio to help you relax and reconnect, sign up at: www.LosetheDiet.com. Also, check out the book trailer at: www.DietFreeMovie.com (To enlarge the video, click on the lower right corner of the picture.) You can follow me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/LosetheDiet where I like to post inspirational quotes and Lose the Diet updates. Thank you!

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