Now That’s Just Stupid – Weight What? Book Tour & Giveaway

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Now That’s Just Stupid: Weight, What?
By Debra Taylor
Genre: Self-Help
The F-Word: A three letter word that carries the greatest impact to the deepest void inside the soul…Fat there I said it.Just the word alone makes every hurt, pain, failure or haunting memory rise to the surface and food is the only thing that will quiet the storm.You don’t have a problem with food! You have problems, issues, behaviors and you go to food. There is a big difference!WEIGHT, What? is the third release in the Now That’s Just Stupid, Inc. book series. It’s a journey through real weight loss using regular, every day foods only this time you will solve the issues and keep the food. No one should tell you what to eat, what not to eat or how much to eat. YOU know how to do that! What you don’t know is how to solve the reasons why you overeat. Healthy foods and exercise didn’t make you fat and they won’t make you thin UNTIL you face the emotional issues underneath the weight. This book will show you how to use your food to guide you toward your C.O.R.E. issues and take the steps to solve them.
Author, Debra Taylor has battled obesity since childhood topping out at almost 400 pounds before learning to manage her adiction to food. She now holds a Masters of Science with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis and a Ph.D. In Psychology, with an emphasis in addiction. Her specialty is working with clients who struggle with behavioral or emotional eating before, during and after their weight loss. She has traveled nationally and internationally as a motivational speaker and was Director over several hospital surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs. While working with tousands of obese individuals she designed the meaning behind food groups that explain and solve emotional eating while teaching people to lose weight eating regular every day foods.

EVENTUALLY YOU SURRENDER

When Your Circle Gets Smaller
Not everyone that starts with you in your life will finish with you. We often hear this in life situations as
we transition from high school to college and college into the grown-up world. But this phrase is never
more apparent than when an individual changes their physical appearance.
As much as you may want to believe that your weight is indeed just about you and no one else, you are
sadly mistaken. People derive many courses of action when dealing with others they initially meet. The
first impression one gives to another tremendously impacts how they are treated in many complex
interactions. Women tend to be better at judging non-verbal behavior than men, but it may not be out of
knowledge but rather out of the repeated occurrence. Judgment is given and placed on women by both
sexes more often, and therefore the value set on appearance can often override other qualities.
Obesity bias occurs within healthcare, employment, community interaction, spiritual arenas, educational
endeavors and relationships with and without our knowledge. Studies have been done in marketing that
has shown an overweight individual serving you fast food will deter you from ordering large portions.
Their visual appearance makes one quickly assess their own and whether or not they should be eating so
much. This occurs in a matter of seconds of the interaction.

Still, others have sought out heavy set people for certain positions in a company while others need thinner
people for specific roles. Then there is the mighty beast of healthcare. The largest conglomerate of
individuals who should know better is commonly understood to be instigators of increasing one’s weight
instead of teaching tools to reduce obesity. Many overweight patients won’t even seek health care due to
the treatment and ridicule they receive at the physician’s office. Clearly, they are aware they are
overweight, and it’s impacting their future livelihood and life expectancy. However, repeating this
information in a derogatory fashion with a hope that creating a fear will convince them to diet is not a
solution. You can’t scare most overweight people to stop eating any more than you can scare the drug
addict from shooting up his or her arm. The problem(s) are not being addressed only the symptoms of
excessive food and lack of movement. As a healthcare professional you are just feeding your ego to think
that telling them what they already know is helpful. There are broader issues involved that may be out of
your expertise thus referring them to experienced professionals in the industry as well as mental health
professions is a step in the right direction. Ultimately, it is up to the patient to take the desired steps for
their self-care. But when the window of opportunity presents itself for a medical professional to respond
to the one seeking help, it should be respected.

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