A Course In Weight Loss Review

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A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever is a book written by Marianne Williamson. In the book, she provides many different ways to adjust your mindset and way of thinking to help you reach your weight loss goals. In addition to the book, there is a set of audio CDs you can order to supplement the information in the book. Before adding this book to your weight loss arsenal, take a look at this review to see what we think of it.

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A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever address the mental aspects of weight loss. It is not about food, but is about spirituality and how you can use to help you with your weight loss and health goals. It works on the premise that you are overweight because of your mind, rather than your body, and you will not be able to lose weight until you make the necessary adjustments in your mind and deal with the things in your life that have created the addictive behaviors you display when it comes to food. The “lessons” are various exercises you can do to help you identify your exact feelings and what you have to do about them to consider them resolved. It focuses on using the higher power to help you because if you could do it on your own, you would have already done it. According to user reviews, this is not intended for passive readers who will just move on to the next book without really taking it to heart and doing the things suggested in the book to make it work for them. The passive reader should instead opt for the audio version of the book and then listen to it several different times.

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  • This book is available at Amazon and on the Kindle.
  • There is an audio version of the book for those who do not have time to or do not enjoy reading.


  • This book does not address diet and exercise, as it is not about food.
  • This book works on a faith based premise, so those who are not interested in faith and a higher power, will not find this book enjoyable.
  • This book only addresses the mental issues associated with weight, which will not appeal to everyone.


A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever may help those who want to use a faith based program to adjust their way of thinking, but for those who do now want to use a faith based approach, or want a practical way to address diet and exercise, this book is not the answer. You can’t just read a book and expect change anyway, because you will need to take what you learn and apply it to your lifestyle if you want to see results. In addition to making the necessary mental changes, you will also have to be willing to follow a reduced calorie balanced diet with plenty of fresh produce, lean proteins and whole grains. You will also need to exercise to strengthen and tone your body and to promote a calorie deficit. If you want to see more weight loss than with diet and exercise alone, you should consider a dietary supplement that contains either an appetite suppressant or a fat burner.

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