According to recent studies, 95% of weight loss plans fail. That figure sounds about right for me — I have tried many different diet and weight loss plans, and none have been successful in the long term. Until now, I never thought to ask what seems like a simple question: Why? In 7 Secrets, author Graham Park seeks to unravel the reasons that so many weight loss plans fall short of success.
How Does 7 Secrets the Weight Loss Industry Will Never Tell You Work?
The idea behind 7 Secrets is simple: we need to understand why the weight loss industry has not worked for so many dieters. With this knowledge, we should be able to develop better, more effective weight loss plans. The question that immediately sprang to my mind is: what are the 7 secrets, and can understanding them really help me to lose more weight?
Does 7 Secrets the Weight Loss Industry Will Never Tell You Really Deliver?
Amazon.com reviewers gave the overall concept behind 7 Secrets mixed reviews. For some, the “secrets” of the weight loss industry rang true. Amazon.com reviewers like Rebecca Lane stated that the book helped to understand weight loss beyond trendy diet plans. For others, the “secrets” seemed to be common sense. Worse, many readers felt that the author had ulterior motives for writing the book (see below for more on this).
Will it Help Me Lose Weight?
If you are as fed up with the weight loss industry as I am, the concept of this book is appealing. With the mixed nature of reviews for 7 Secrets, it is difficult to say if it will help you lose weight or not. The book certainly has received glowing reviews from some readers. However, it should be stated that a significant portion of reviewers who rated the book “5 stars” reference knowing the author personally in their reviews.
Before electing to purchase this book, additional research may be in order. Very few Amazon.com reviewers referenced losing weight as a direct result of the book. More likely, the book may provide motivation or inspiration to escape the cycle of weight loss products and diet “yo yo-ing” that some of us are caught in.
- Provides a critical perspective on the weight loss industry.
- Includes the author’s personal weight loss success story.
- The “secrets” may seem like common knowledge to some readers.
- Some readers described the book as a sales pitch for author Graham Park’s own weight loss program.
Problems and Complaints
Amazon.com reviewers generally rated 7 Secrets the Weight Loss Industry Will Never Tell You favorably. The most common complaint was that too many of the “secrets” were common sense. Indeed, some of the weight loss “secrets” presented will appear to be too straightforward to be helpful to some readers (“The Weight Loss Industry Is Built On Repeat Business,” for example).
As a counter-point, a greater portion of readers found the secrets exposed in Park’s book to be informative and helpful. As mentioned above, readers like N. Fraser-Smith also picked up on the sales pitch for the author’s own weight loss program, especially toward the end of the book.
Is 7 Secrets the Weight Loss Industry Will Never Tell You Better Than Other Diet Books?
This is not a typical diet book. In many ways, it is not a diet book; it is a critique of the weight loss plans and products marketed by others. As such, it is tough to compare it to other books on the market today. For those who are sick and tired of unsuccessful weight loss plans (myself included!), the book should provide an interesting take on the industry. For those seeking a book which will provide information or motivation to assist in losing weight, there may be better options.
How Does 7 Secrets the Weight Loss Industry Will Never Tell You by Graham Park Rate Overall?
Amazon.com reviewers gave this book a 4 star rating out of 5 possible stars. While many reviewers found the secrets described in the book helpful for better understanding weight loss, a significant percentage of reviewers gave the book a “1 star” rating (the lowest possible).
Where Can I Buy and Where Can I Read More Reviews for 7 Secrets the Weight Loss Industry Will Never Tell You ?
7 Secrets is currently available for purchase on Amazon.com. Buy this product with a great price. It is also available in paper back and kindle edition, and is eligible for free “Super Saver” shipping with orders over $25. You can also read more reviews here.