Stop Carrying the Weight of Your MS: The Art of Losing Weight, Healing Your Body, and Soothing Your Multiple Sclerosis

Stop Carrying the Weight of Your MS: The Art of Losing Weight, Healing Your Body, and Soothing Your Multiple Sclerosis

by Andrea Wildenthal Hanson

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Overview

Make your own rules for weight loss instead of breaking someone else’s!

Losing weight doesn’t have to mean sacrificing happiness–especially when you want to do what’s best for your body and your MS. If you’re ready to make your health a top priority and find your individual answer to healing your body then Stop Carrying the Weight of Your MS is an essential piece of the puzzle.

Losing weight is a known solution to slowing multiple sclerosis progression and making symptoms more manageable. But diets can be very complex and restrictive, leaving people to feel lacking and like they’re failing at staying healthy. The good news is losing weight doesn’t have to be like that.

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, Hanson found the key to lasting lifestyle change is making personally meaningful decisions. Building on books like Terry Wahls’ The Wahls Protocol, and other MS diet books, Hanson moves beyond intense diets and regimens to help her readers create a new way of eating that is sustainable and customizable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683501985
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 644,322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Andrea Wildenthal Hanson is a bestselling author, master certified life coach, and speaker. Since being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in 2000, Andrea has learned that the key to living well with MS is being an expert in what works for you. Andrea combines her experience from five years of life and weight coaching, and 15-plus years of living with MS, to provide each of her clients with a customized approach to health that includes weight loss and stress management, so that they can live a life they love.

Andrea received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Texas, and a master’s degree in human development, with a specialty in early childhood disorders, from the University of Texas at Dallas. She then became a Certified Life Coach, through Martha Beck, Inc., and became a Certified Weight Loss Coach and a Master Certified Coach through the Life Coach School.

As well as running her own coaching business, Andrea worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a coach for their Planning Wise program and for their Every Day Matters program, which focuses on the importance of positive thinking. The Summer 2014 issue of MS Connections magazine featured an interview with Andrea about her work with helping people with MS stay employed. She has also run classes for the Memory, Attention and Problem Solving Skills for Persons with MS (MAPSS-MS) research team at the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrea loves green smoothies and hiking in the mountains. When she’s not traveling the world, she lives in Dallas with her husband, Clay, and their perfect dog, Bud Friday.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Chapter 1 Important Questions 1

Chapter 2 Why Is This So Important? 12

Chapter 3 Not Your Mama's Diet 23

Chapter 4 Hungry for More 36

Chapter 5 Why We Do Anything 48

Chapter 6 The Body Connection 61

Chapter 7 Working Out as Simple Math 73

Chapter 8 When You're Consistently Inconsistent 87

Chapter 9 How to Stay Motivated 99

Chapter 10 Mind Your Power 110

Chapter 11 Common Pitfalls 122

Chapter 12 Paying It Forward 140

Acknowledgments 149

About the Author 151

Thank You 153

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