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The Experiment

The Experiment

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Published by: Mia Christina Angelou on Apr 09, 2011
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[1]by Mia Christina AngelouB
The Experiment 
started out as a personal project. Well over 130kgs and going strong,my weight was rapidly reaching the point of no return. I knew I had to take matters into myown hands. I had to find a solution, and soon.Anyone who has struggled with obesity will tell you… searching for the answer topermanent weight loss is like crossing a mine field. To get to the truth, you need to bypassall kinds of lies and misconceptions. I tripped over quite a few mines myself; but in the end, Imanaged to lose the weight and keep it off.Eager to share practical tips and valuable findings, I decided to take the next step andcreate a guide —a road map of sorts.
The Experiment 
draws from personal experience, andborrows from a wide range of sources and testimonials, to help you spot misinformation andavoid common pitfalls. If a healthy and well-balanced life is your destination, then this guidewill point you in the right direction.Permanent weight loss is attainable, and within your control. You don’t need to be anutritionist or health expert. All it takes is awareness, motivation and some basic knowledgeon how your body works. If I could do it, so can you!
This book is dedicated:To Athanasia, my oldest and dearest friend.MJ and Sarah, two genuinely inspiring and wonderful people.Ioulia and Eleni, for their remarkable strength and for always believing in me.My family, for everything. Without them this book would never have been written.And last, but not least, to my friends and former “dieters”, for their continuing support andencouragement.Copyright ©2010 by Mia Christina Angelou. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may bereproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a data base or retrieval system,without the prior written permission of the author.
This publication includes the author’s views, and is meant to provide information and ideas of interest to thereader. It is not intended to replace medical advice. It is distributed with the understanding that the author is notengaged in offering medical, health, or any other kind of personal professional services. The reader should seekqualified medical counsel for specific information on personal health matters, before following any suggestionsor drawing conclusions from this book. The author shall have no responsibility for adverse effects, injury,damage, liability, loss, or risk, personal or otherwise, arising directly or indirectly as a result of this publication.Every effort has been made so that the information in this book is accurate; and that requirements with regard toreproducing copyright material are met. The author will gladly rectify any omissions at the earliest opportunity.
Table of Contents
Preface 4Introduction 6PART I: NAVIGATE YOUR MINDChapter 1: The Ride of Your Life! 7Chapter 2: First Thing’s First. Picking Your Destination. 10Chapter 3: Travel Light. What Weighs You Down Stays Behind. 15Chapter 4: Detours and Other Diversions. 24Chapter 5: Road Signs and Clever Shortcuts. 29Chapter 6: The Secret to a Fun and Fruitful Journey. 34PART II: EXPLORE YOUR BODYChapter 1: Understanding Hunger. If You Can’t Beat It, Outsmart It. 40Chapter 2: Metabolism. The Liver to the Rescue! 47Chapter 3: Introducing Your New Best Friends… Metabolism Enhancers. 53Chapter 4: Identifying the Enemy… Metabolism Suppressors. 61Chapter 5: Interpreting Your Body’s Dys-stress Signals. 71PART III: CHART A NEW COURSEChapter 1: On Your Marks. A Brief Overview. 81Chapter 2: Get Set. And Get Physical. 91Chapter 3: Go. This Is Where You Start Your Own Experiment. 98Epilogue 106Bibliography 107

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