Go ahead. Get passionate about the food you eat!
Don’t fall for the lie that to lose weight you have to endure bland, uninspiring meals—and go hungry most of the time. Starting today you can love delicious food and lose weight at the same time! The secret is knowing when to have carrot cake and when it’s time for just a carrot.
Make food your ally by following Chantel Hobbs’s 80/20 rule. A full 20 percent of the time, splurge on the foods you love and incorporate them into celebrations and social occasions. The remaining 80 percent of the time, choose food that delivers maximum health and fuel for your body.
Using personal inventories, food plans, and new exercises for strength training and aerobic fitness, you will enjoy getting fit and trim. Love Food and Live Well guarantees that you can love what you’re eating while you lose weight.
About the Author
Chantel Hobbs was twenty-nine years old and weighed three hundred forty-nine pounds when she reached a point of desperation. Her decision to change her life led to the development of a nutrition, exercise, and motivation program that resulted in the loss of two hundred pounds. Her inspiring story has been featured on "Oprah, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, "the Bravo Network, and as a cover story in "People,"
Chantel ran her first marathon in 2005 and has run several more since. She is a certified spinning instructor, a personal trainer, and a running coach. A frequent motivational speaker, Chantel's no-nonsense approach to weight loss and fitness has won her a grateful following nationwide, and she keeps her fans committed to healthy living through her newsletters and Web advice. Chantel lives in Coral Springs, Florida, with her husband and their four children.
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Praise for Love Food and Live Well
“In Love Food and Live Well, Chantel Hobbs helps readers re-create their lives from the inside out. As you turn the pages of this book, you can’t help but feel that Chantel is right there with you to guide and inspire every step in your quest to eat better, move more, and enjoy a more fulfilled and more healthful life.”
—Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN, regular contributor to msnbc.com and GALTime.com; author of Nutrition at Your Fingertips and Feed Your Family Right!
“Behind Chantel’s extraordinary story and unquestioned expertise is a heart that sets her apart. Regardless of whom she encounters, she lives for the opportunity to help them discover their fullest and fittest potential. As you read Love Food and Live Well, it will become clear that Chantel is doing what God created her to do. How refreshing to find a fitness expert who is devoted to changing lives on the inside as well as the outside!”
—Bob Coy, pastor of Calvary Chapel, Fort Lauderdale
“Chantel Hobbs uses wit, wisdom, and poignant insights to open our eyes regarding our health and well-being. With helpful tips, exercises, recipes, and workout plans, Chantel has put together a perfect plan that anyone can follow. And she points out that allowing God to take control is the only way to live a life that will make everything else fall into place.”
—Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor; author of Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork; host of Huckabee
“Love Food and Live Well inspires you to focus on what’s good, what’s true, and what works. If you have ever felt trapped and miserable, Chantel Hobbs will show you how to surrender your life and gain control of what matters most. Filled with real-life success stories, Love Food and Live Well will help you begin the journey that will change your life forever.”
—Miles Mettler, PhD in exercise and wellness; general manager of Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness, Reno, Nevada