The Four-Day Win

  • by Martha Beck
  • Narrated by Martha Beck
  • 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Everyone knows how to lose weight: eat less, move more. But so many dieters who know what to do still don't do what they know. Why not? Because they don't understand the brain-body dynamics of weight loss. Now, cutting-edge research has revealed that millions of dieters following typical weight loss programs are actually programming themselves to get fatter.
In The Four-Day Win, Harvard-trained Oprah magazine columnist Martha Beck, Ph.D., reverses this trend and teaches dieters to get lean from the brain outward. The Four-Day Win tells how to reverse the brain-body programming that makes you fat, so you can create a new, leaner, and healthier body...for good. As empathetic and funny as she is informative, Martha Beck observes that:

Traditional dieting relies on the ability to go numb or to override physical and emotional feelings.
Overeating is a self-calming compulsion similar to OCD: dieters turn to food (and lots of it) when they're deprived of comfort.
Overweight people can reverse the brain-body programming that is making them fat. Instead of attacking their bodies, they can learn to support them.
Dr. Beck helps you to think thin and end your compulsion to overeat, and includes a Jump-Start weight-loss program that will help you shed pounds the best way, both psychologically and physically. An inspiring and enlightening challenge to everything you think you know about losing weight, The Four-Day Win provides you with an easy and fail-proof way to change your life.


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Customer Reviews

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Fun, Fresh, and Insightful

I loved this book. Martha Beck addresses some of the most vexing problems of being on a diet--the psychological ones-- and provides a way to really deal with them, not just wish them away. The Four Day Win structure that she proposes is completely doable. By completing sequential "ridiculously easy" tasks, each for four days, building better "move more, eat less" habits becomes almost fun. Martha Beck is a pleasure to listen to-- funny, clear, and memorable. I suspect that, with some imagination, Four Day Win has applications for other binge-starvation activities (for me, time management and budgeting). I highly recommend this book. I know that I will be referring to it for a long time to come.
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- Jennifer

The way to increase positive behaviors

What made the experience of listening to The Four-Day Win the most enjoyable?

The specific directions for behavior change was made easy to understand with plenty of examples.

Would you recommend The Four-Day Win to your friends? Why or why not?

Definitely yes to anyone frustrated with dieting or any other habit changes .

Which scene was your favorite?

Not applicable

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book gave me hope for achieving personal goals.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend any of Martha Beck's book. There is always great humor mixed in to the material .

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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio