The Joy of Weight Loss by Norris J. Chumley

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On September 6, 1989 Norris Chumley was at a crossroads. At 330 pounds and rising, it was simply a matter of time before he would again tip the scales at the 400 pounds he had reached many times before. He had been on virtually every diet, and they’d all failed. He felt hopeless, and, in rare glimpses of honesty, secretly admitted he was slowly committing suicide.

The Joy of Weight Loss is the dramatic story of how Norris Chumley turned his life around. It details how Chumley came to accept his conflict about food and body image and finally looked long and hard at his weight fluctuations and diet history. Chumley shares his experiences and secrets of success—of how he discovered joy and lasting happiness, with permanent freedom from obesity.

Unlike other weight-loss or diet books, The Joy of Weight Loss is a weight-management book that offers a fresh new solution to everyone’s quest for health and happiness. There are no magic pills, no starvation or binge diets. There are no crash courses or deprivations. Chumley instead counsels a sensible diet, taking pleasure in pleasurable movement rather than a punishing exercise regime, and, most importantly of all, learning to surrender yourself to a higher power and discover a true form of self-love that is at once accepting and transforming.


About Norris J. Chumley

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Norris J. Chumley earned his doctorate from Union Theological Seminary. He is an internationally recognized author and film-maker, a Huffington Post contributing editor, an Emmy award winner, and the author of Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.
Published February 1, 2001 by Lantern Books. 208 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Now he offers readers the same in The Joy of Weight Loss: A Spiritual Guide to Easy Fitness, a self-help/weight-loss program that emphasizes self-respect, ""joyful activity,"" slow weight loss and a higher power.

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Norris Chumley believes that food cravings often mask a deep spiritual emptiness.

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