Spotlight and giveaway: The Permanent Weight Loss Plan

The Permanent Weight Loss Plan:
A 10-Step Approach
To Ending Yo-Yo Dieting
by Dr. Janice Asher; Jae Rivera
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+), 308 pages
Genre How-To
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Release date:   January 2020
Tour dates: January 7 to February 3, 2020
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:
Diets come and go, and the scale needle swings as you drop pounds and then
gain them back. But what if there were a weight loss solution for
forever? Not another fad diet based on deprivation and restriction, but a
holistic system for shedding pounds and maintaining your weight?
In The Permanent Weight Loss Plan, Janice Asher, MD, and Fulbright Open
Research Fellow, Jae Rivera, reveal (from their own first-hand
experiences) that it’s not just about the food you eat or don’t eat—it’s
about a mindset and lifestyle change. After collectively losing 170
pounds and maintaining their weight for years, Janice and Jae share
scientific evidence, personal experiences, and practical insights on how
you can successfully reframe your relationship with food.It’s about stopping the shame associated with body size, recognizing
instances of disordered eating, equipping yourself with the knowledge of
what behaviors contribute to lasting weight loss, and making use of
proven strategies. Get actionable tips on how to:

  • Overcome barriers like stress, shame, and emotional eating
  • Escape the comfort food circle of hell
  • Eat food that nourishes your intestinal microbiome and brain
  • Replace unhealthy habits with new ones that will treat your body well
  • Boost your metabolism by eating during the right times of the day
  • Commit to an exercise regime you can enjoy
  • Transform your kitchen from danger zone to a safe space
  • Survive potential landmines like holidays and parties
  • Develop strategies for not gaining back the weight you lose
  • Stop the cycle of fat-shaming and treat yourself with kindness

Complete, with 26 recipes for cauliflower quinoa puttanesca, “umami bomb” roasted portabella mushrooms, blueberry breakfast smoothie, curried lentil
salad, and more, The Permanent Weight Loss Plan encourages readers, with
gentle humor and compassion, to embrace a paradigm shift and transform
their lives for good.

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Meet the Authors:
Amy OestreicherJanice Asher
is a gynecologist
at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to being a clinician there,
she began the MILE (mindful, intuitive living & eating) Program,
and the PANDA (Physicians And Nurses Domestic Abuse) Program.
She is a co-author and co-editor
of a textbook on sexual assault.

Jae Rivera is a biological anthropologist specializing in human osteology.
She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and continued on to work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Presently, she is living in Peru analyzing human remains with a Fulbright Open Research Grant. and will begin her PhD when she returns in 2018. 

Connect with the author:    website ~ twitter

Tour Schedule:

Jan 7 –Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 7 –Over Coffee Conversations – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 7 – Reading Authors – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 8 –A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 9 –Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 10 – Tabi Thoughts – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 13 –Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 14 –Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 15 –Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 15 – The 411 on Books, Authors, and Publishing News – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 16 –b for bookreview – book spotlight
Jan 21– Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 22 –Words And Peace – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 23 – – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 28 –Rainy Day Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 29 –Seaside Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 30 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 30 – eBook Addicts – book spotlight / giveaway

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Hadamar

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Jason K. Foster
on tour
December 2-27
The House of Shudders
(YA- Historical Fiction)
Based on true events
Release date: June 1, 2019
at Big Sky Publishing
370 pages


Nazi Germany is ruled by Hitler’s barbaric policies of racial cleansing. Ingrid Marchand’s only sin was to be born black. Horrifying institutions like Hadamar are where the undesirables – including the mentally and physically disabled and children – are systematically tortured, gassed and executed. It is where Ingrid is humiliated and brutalised and will encounter a depth of hatred the world has never seen before.
On the brink of starvation, can Ingrid survive the horrors of her incarceration and help bring her tormentors to justice?
Hadamar is a gripping tale of survival in a world of hatred, horror and insanity.


Hadamar - Jason K FosterJason K. Foster
is an author, poet, freelance journalist and high school teacher.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications)
and Graduate Diploma in Teaching from WSU
as well as a Master of Arts (History) from Macquarie University
and a Diploma in Spanish from Macquarie University.
Jason is widely travelled having spent time in five continents and over fifty countries.
He has taught in Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain and Argentina;
experiences that bring a distinct range and unique world view to his writing.
He has published ten books in the true crime and historical narratives genres.
He has also been published the world over
with his work appearing in a range of mediums
from History magazines in the United States to Australian travel magazines
to Poetry Anthologies in the United Kingdom.

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Buy the book:
paperback and ebook available from the publisher, on Amazon, Google Play, or the App Store

You can enter the global giveaway here
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will give you 5 extra entries each time!
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1 winner will receive a print copy of this book



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5,000 followers giveaways winners

Words And Peace, in existence since September 2010, recently passed the 5,000 followers milestone.

To thank you all, I organized 2 special giveaways!

And here are the winners!


Giveaway 1 winners

Adam will receive 1 book or several books, worth $20.
Title(s), in the format of his choice


Giveaway 2 winners

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plus a book related surprise.
I won’t reveal what here,
so she gets the surprise when she opens the package!

Thanks to all who entered and follow my blog