Shift Your Thinking About Weight Loss With Tory Johnson’s New Book
For more than a dozen years, Tory Johnson has taught women how to launch and advance their careers, making their professional objectives a reality. Despite her go-getter attitude and successful track record in the business arena, Tory was never able to reach her goals in a private struggle with her weight. Like so many women, Tory spent years on fad diets, constantly yo-yoing and feeling ashamed of her body. It wasn’t until she changed her thought process that she was able to change her life.
Tory Johnson’s new book The Shift is neither a diet book nor a how-to guide. It is a compelling and inspiring story about how Johnson successfully shed over 60 pounds and conquered her lifelong battle with her weight. “What I put in my head was far more powerful than what I put in my mouth," she realized. Through candid anecdotes from her own experience, Tory provides insightful and digestible tips that will help shift your thinking about weight loss.
Two of our favorite concepts:
1) There are no quick fixes. When we see celebrities like Kate Middleton lose all of her baby weight in a nanosecond, it is easy to be discouraged when diets don’t work instantaneously. As Johnson articulates, “Most diets work, but it’s the diet mentality (lose the weight easily and quickly!) that fails us time and again.”
2) Preference vs. Priority “Significant change is daunting, but doing it often comes down to preference or priority,” Johnson explains. “My preference–hands down–is to eat whatever I want, whenever I want… But my priority is to lose a lot of weight, which means it must always trump my cravings and food preference.” Of course, we would ALL prefer to have that cupcake/bag of chips/glass of wine, but if weight loss is your priority, that has to come first.
These seemingly simple notions coupled with Johnson’s real-life examples make this book a great tool for shifting the way you think about your body, your weight, and your goals. Johnson takes on the role of mentor, girlfriend and mirror of your own struggles. Relatable and encouraging, we’re giving The Shift our stamp of approval!