• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave (March 8, 2016)
Lose twenty pounds and reverse the aging process in just sixty days with this clinically proven, holistic lifestyle plan from an anti-aging expert whose clients include some of New York City’s most successful women.
Most diets don’t work because they restrict food intake and put inconsistent physical stress on the body, starving cells, throwing hormones out of whack, and slowing down metabolism. In The Well Path, Dr. Jamé Heskett offers us a radical new approach: In order to lose weight, we first have to heal the damage we’ve done to our bodies from years of dieting. Before we can lose weight for good, we need to achieve homeostasis—total balance in the body, with all its systems working in concert. When you're there, you’re full of energy, look and feel younger, and lose weight effortlessly.
The Well Path is her sixty-day plan to get you there. Dr. Heskett provides a detailed week-by-week and day-by-day calendar of small changes and challenges to get you on your own Well Path. You begin with Well Prep, a month-long period to get you acclimated to simple lifestyle changes. The second month is devoted to Well Practice, a roadmap to homeostasis that focuses on six areas of CHANGE:
Circulation—improving the vascular system gets rid of stored fat and toxins
Hunger—learning to identify real and false hunger to avoid overeating
Activity—non-exercise activity that can burn hundreds of extra calories
Nutrition—a diverse array of nutrients (especially fiber) to improve gut absorption and balance hormones
General Health—the importance of sleep, sex, stress, and social interaction
Exercise—Dr. Heskell’s code for maximum fat-for-energy exercise conversion
The Well Path will take you from sickness to health, fat to fit, and old to young—in just sixty days.
Praise for The Well Path
“Dr. Heskett believes, as do I, that vibrant health is achieved by making natural, holistic changes. By following The Well Path, any woman can be her best, lose weight and grow younger-and have a great time doing it.” — Jane Seymour, actress, artist, and author of The Wave
“In The Well Path, Dr. Jamé Heskett offers not another diet or workout plan but a real, integrative, whole-body solution that supports and empowers women to be the healthiest, most vital versions of themselves they can be.” — Christie Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author of Timeless Beauty
MY REVIEW: 5 stars. I hate to overuse a tired cliché, but I would label this book a “must read” for anyone wanting to make some permanent and lasting changes in their life. Dr. Heskett has captured the essence of what I, as a therapist, try to impart to my patients every day – that change is a process and a commitment and not something that happens overnight. She also emphasizes the importance of having a balance in life, and that the body works as a whole system and when one part is out of whack, it can affect everything else. The same goes for emotional and mental wellbeing, and I stress to my patients all the time that to be balanced there are several different areas in their life that they need to focus on nurturing. The problem is that people usually only pick one, maybe two areas to throw all their efforts into and they neglect the rest.
Many people try crash diets and try the pills and the fancy shakes, and maybe even add an exercise routine, but then give up when it seems that nothing works. This books breaks it down in simple to understand terms and fully explains all the changes and all the efforts that are needed to get healthy, lose weight, and see a permanent lifestyle change rather than yo-yo dieting. Week by weeks steps are provided, as well as recipes. Anyone following the advice in this book should have no problem achieving a healthier lifestyle.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for writing a review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions and thoughts I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255