L is for Love and Live

Love Food and Live Well is Chantel Hobbs' latest weight loss book. Hobbs is the author of other well known weight loss books, Never Say Diet and The One-Way Diet. She knows what she is talking about as she has lost over 200 pounds and has kept them off.

In Love Food and Live Well, Hobbs encourages readers to LOVE the food that they are eating and in loving their food, they are in turn loving themselves and living better each day. 80% of the time she encourages eating God given food---fruits, veggies, lean protein, fish, whole grains, etc. 20% of the time you can splurge on food that you love and enjoy but that may not be the best nutritional choices for you. Hobbs argues that this way you have the freedom to choose what you eat and in doing so you won't feel guilty because you had that piece of chocolate cake. 

This book was a great encouragement as I am trying to lose weight. However, there was nothing new in the book. Much of the book was spent talking about her other books or referencing things in her other books (which I have not read).

Hobbs does offer several exercises in the book, however many of them I cannot do as I do not own a stability ball. I DID enjoy and will use the stretching exercises that she demonstrates in her book.

Overall if you need a refresher course in what makes a good diet plan that you can follow and still allow yourself to have the treats that you don't want to give up, then Love Food and Live Well is for you. However, if you want a NEW plan that teaches you something new about diet and exercise, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I have gotten so behind, but I have finally made it here and am now following. Thank you for your earlier visit to my blog and the follow.

    I've never been much of one for books like this or diets although I am a prime candidate. What I really need is a nutritionist to come in and do my shopping, fix my meals, and put the food in front me saying, "here--eat it, this is all your going to get". It would be good for me and I could eat healthy without having to think about it. Yeah, right, dream on! Am I lazy or what?

    Tossing It Out


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