Book Review: Simplified Nutrition and Weight Management by Shannon Deshazer

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Book Review: Simplified Nutrition and Weight Management by Shannon DeshazerSimplified Nutrition and Weight Management by Shannon Deshazer
Published by Black Rose Writing on March 26th 2017
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories
Pages: 220
Source: Author
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What do the words REALISTIC, MODERATION, BALANCE, LONG-TERM BEHAVIOR CHANGE and HEALTHY PACE have in common? They are often the most overlooked, yet most necessary components, for nutrition and weight loss success.
Think of it as thai chi for the mind. Through slow, purposeful, actions and activities, we’re going to set short-term realistic ambitions and build the long-term behavior change framework necessary for a healthy body and healthy weight for the rest of our lives.
We’ll identify food behavior problems and work on confidence and motivation in order to tackle them one by one. Tapping into balance and moderation, you’ll see that you can still enjoy all that life has to offer while still slowly seeing the weight drop off for good.
Through science-based information, we’ll learn how nutrition can be fun and work with you and your goals. We’ll gain insight into functional foods and disease prevention and learn how hormones can affect your weight and what you can do about it.
Come with me on this journey and give yourself the tools, skills and confidence needed to take control of your life and sustain lasting, positive changes.
Shannon Deshazer, NDTR, CDM graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama with a degree in Food and Nutrition. She is currently pursuing further advanced nutrition counseling through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Her Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) status and Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management is from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) credentials were obtained from the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Her Associates of Applied Science and Community Nutrition Worker Certificate were obtained at Central Arizona College. She lives in Huntsville, AL with her husband of 16 years, her 7-year-old daughter, 7-month-old baby boy and 2 cats (even though she says she’s a dog person).


Interestingly I was reading two healthy eating books at once. They both came from varying degrees but it is difficult not to compare the two. This one is down to earth nutrition and dieting information that absolutely everyone should know, while the other was much more in the reader’s face about what goes into our mouths.

Both have appeal but this book is personable and approachable. I think many more readers will enjoy reading this. The science is there as well as many references on where Shannon got her information, which I love! It felt like I could be speaking directly with Shannon, as if this was written through a conversation. It set me at ease even though the discussion on diets is anything but restful.

Shannon’s approach won two-fold over the other book. One thing I love that Shannon stresses multiple times is to take everything in moderation. I’ve never been obesely overweight but after getting into the military and getting onto depo (a birth control) and ballooning, I have always had problems getting down to a healthy weight. I feel good but I would like to be stronger and more fit. My husband, on the other hand, has had problems with obesity most of his adult life. I read these books for both of us. Shannon’s way of moderating is exactly what my husband and I have been doing, and with great results!

Unlike many diet books out there, this is more of an understanding of what your body needs and why. There is a ton of information and science but it is all delved out on a beautiful, honest, easy to read platter.

In short: While many diet books make dieters want to run screaming for a bag of chips, this is set up so the dieter knows what they should eat and how.

The only section I didn’t fully agree with was the section on fake sugar. While I understand that Shannon was toeing the line here, I hate when dieticians skirt this issue. Over five years ago my father in law was diagnosed with diabetes but the doctor told him it was ok to drink Diet Coke!

Rating Report
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
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Overall: 5 / 5



To learn more about Shannon, visit her at her website.







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