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"If your 'weighty thinking' does not change, then even if you
lose weight you'll retain an overwhelming subconscious urge to gain it
back. It's less important how quickly you lose weight, and more
important how holistically you lose weight; you want your mind, your
emotions, and your body to all 'lose weight.' Weight that disappears
from your body but not from your soul is simply recycling outward for a
whilebut is almost certain to return. It's self-defeating, therefore, to
struggle to drop excess weight unlessyou are also willing to drop the
thought-forms that initially produced it and now hold it in place."-
Marianne WilliamsonWhat is the connection between spirituality and
weight loss? Best-selling author Marianne Williamson is about to answer
that question for you in her groundbreaking new book, bringing you 21
spiritual lessons to help you surrender your weight forever. These
lessons form a holistic paradigm for weight loss, addressing the
spiritual, emotional, and psychological elements involved in what
Williamson refers to as "conscious weight loss." If you are a food
addict, a compulsive eater, or someone who for any reason sees food as
the enemy, this book is for you.A Course in Weight Loss addresses the
true causal root of your weight-loss issues: a place within you where
you have forgotten your divine perfection. This forgetfulness has
confused not only your mind but also your body, making you reach for
that which cannot sustain you . . . and reject that which does. As your
mind reclaims its spiritual intelligence, your body will reclaim its
natural intelligence as well.The 21 lessons in this book will take you
on a deep, sacred journey. One step at a time, you will learn to shift
your relationship with yourself-and your body-from one of fear to one of
love. And you will begin to integrate the various parts of
yourself-mind, body, and spirit-to become, once again, and in all ways,
the beautiful and peaceful person you were created to be.As Williamson
writes: "When it comes to your enjoyment of eating, your best days are
not behind you but ahead of you!" So get ready to begin a new
relationship with food . . . and with yourself.

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Reviews for A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever:

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April 11, 2016

Lessons take longer than a day.
So far I love it. I have been a MW fan for two decades. I am really "working" the program. It contains 14 Lessons. Of hand it mentions that it is a lesson per day. The first lesson has taken me a month to date and I still have a few more words to work through. There are a list of emotions to release. You are supposed to choose those that apply. Of course, they all apply. I spend about 30 minutes journaling on each. I do one word per day. There are about 28 words. After a couple of weeks I realized I was doing the mental work but not the emotional release. Now I am going back over the list and really allowing myself to feel the feelings, express them (privately), surrender them. It is really working. I am feeling it lift off my shoulders. I have been able to modify my diet.
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June 4, 2016

The Monkey is Off My Back and I Love Living a Life Without Bingeing
This book was life-changing for me, a binge eater for decades. I could have spent thousands of dollars on therapy about why I have binged all these years, but Marianne Williamson explained it in this book, in easy to understand terms. I have recently read several other books she has written and so appreciate her spiritual approach to life. This Course in Weight Loss has spiritual messages, but it is not Christian or any specific religious tone. Williamson uses quotes from A Course in Miracles, she quotes from religious texts, she encourages readers to turn over their problems to Spirit. But there is such amazing psychology to this book. I've lost weight in the past but gained it back, and Williamson writes about getting to the root of the "problem" because this will happen again and again. It's all about loving yourself, about forgiveness. I cried several times during the 21 days because the spiritual lessons hit home. "So that's why," is something I finally had answered about why I have done what I've done all these years. The majority of my book is underlined, there are stars near many of the paragraphs and many pages are dog-eared. Each lesson was so powerful that I didn't read ahead, instead letting my spirit mull over and meditate on what I had read. I finished the book and I've read it a second time.
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March 23, 2018

Life changer!
I absolutely love this book! If you don’t take it seriously and don’t do the activities, listed in the book, then yeah it’s not gonna work. Reading a book isn’t going to automatically change your life. You have to be willing to put in work. God will guide the way but you must be willing to do the walking! I’ve lost 75lbs by eating healthy, working out, and trusting that God has a plan for me! 🙏🏼
5

September 13, 2017

Excellent spiritual approach to Weight Loss
This book really addresses things that are very healing for me to look at and I am finding not only am I releasing weight, but I'm cleaning out closets and letting go of so much that I don't need to carry around along with my weight. I love Marianne Williamson!
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February 24, 2019

Weird visualization requirements - just not for me
I found myself surprised at Williamson's insistence that all people who are overweight hate themselves on some level. Among other things, she recommends having the part of you that loves yourself have a conversation with the part of you that hates yourself, in order to offer acceptance and love to the part of you that hates yourself. She asks that you visualize the part of you that hates yourself. It's visualizations and rituals like this that make up the book -- it's not just part of what she recommends, it's all of it. She does not pay attention to habit, environment, exercise, long work hours, etc.; her belief is that if you just accept and love the part of you that hates yourself, everything will fall into place and you will no longer want to eat more than you need for sustenance, and you will miraculously be a perfect weight. There's an attempt to borrow concepts from A Course in Miracles that in my opinion results in a poor translation of the concepts and a poorly done extension of them to the area of health and weight loss.
5

February 19, 2018

I love how it shows how God can help me with ...
Have been listening to this in my car while commuting to/from work. That means I have yet to do any writing ... it says to do, which I'm sure would help more however, I lost 10 pounds in the first few weeks by only listening to the tapes! It's a mindset and being more aware of what I'm doing and how to move past that has really helped me. I love how it shows how God can help me with this and some of the sample prayers she says, that I also say out loud with her as I'm driving, has brought me to tears because it helped me realize areas of my life where I apparently was holding onto and needed to let go of them so I could move on. It is also helping me see how I can use the same principals to help with other areas of my life. I also bought the book and do plan on reading it at home where I can do the writing suggestions she has which I know will help me even more. Thank you to all involved in putting this material together and then sharing it with others at a very reasonable price.
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June 27, 2016

I love how it gets to the real root of most ...
My husband and I have been working on getting healthier and fit again, and although we eat clean and work out 5-6 times a week, I find it hard sometimes to lose the weight I need to lose. I have a lot of different health books, from diets to inflammation and various health conditions that can cause a slow metabolism and difficulty losing weight. I came across this book by Marianne Williamson, and have found it to be very true and enlightening to me and my journey to a healthier, fitter me! I love how it gets to the real root of most issues of not being able to lose weight, and that is the emotional side. This is very true, especially for me, that a person needs to really get to the emotional reason they overeat or eat poorly to begin with. For me, it has been emotional issues tied with my fears and insecurities, and this book has helped me realize that I was eating to mask my pain and sadness, and this is true for many others as well. This is a great book, and if you are struggling with weight issues, I highly recommend this book to help you get in touch with your emotional and spiritual side to help find the real issues that may be hindering your weight loss.
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February 26, 2015

but the short prayers in it are so good, that I also bought the book to have ...
This book and CD has made a profound change in how I look at my relationship to food. I bought the CD first so I can listen to it while driving or doing housework, but the short prayers in it are so good, that I also bought the book to have a hard copy to pick up and pray when I need it. This book is more than a "food" book it is a life changing book, but it can't work unless you accept a spiritual based life. Basically instead of turning to food for comfort and love (neither of which food can offer me) we must turn to whatever spiritual higher power we choose to ask for divine love and comfort. Does it work? Absolutely. Is it easy? Not at the beginning. It takes effort to remind myself to face what is bothering me and ask for help rather than escape, avoid, stuff it and cover it with chocolate mousse. The Course is truly a beautiful, peaceful, love filled way to live, but it is in direct opposition to what most of us have learned in this world. It takes awareness and effort to change old habits and beliefs, but well worth it. This course will guide you through it.
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October 6, 2015

The best companion to any weight loss program
This is a great book to help you reconnect to your spiritual base when dealing with weight loss. Each lesson helps you reveal negative images and builds powerful new truths about yourself. Be ready to do the work if you want success with your weight loss. Marianne is a no holds bar writer, who will make you stop dead in your tracks and deal with the issues of fear, pain, love and joy. My new tools for life: olive oil, prayer, a new spiritual image and a reconnection to self.
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May 17, 2017

Oprah is still fat, book filled with weird creepy rituals, can't find someone who actually says it worked for them
If you follow the book it will take MUCH longer than 21 days, months even. Don't buy the fruit for that one bit, it will just rot on the weird creepy alter she has you build...

Each chapter has an explanation, an exercise, a visualization, and a prayer. Some exercises are probably useful in helping a person get closer to God and root out deep issues. Other chapters are INSANE and filled with such absolute nonsense that I struggled to even finish the book. I stopped doing the exercises and finished the book to see what I was in for and boy am I glad I did, because self anointing rituals with oil and forcing friends to partake in weird ceremonies and leaving fruit to rot on a self made food alter are basically insane. If you want to follow the book I say do a quick skim first so you know what you are in for.

The dedication to Oprah should REALLY be taken out as well. It is the very beginning of the book and that sets a bad tone, in my opinion, because look at Oprah. She's shilling for Weight Watchers now. Clearly her divine healing did not come through from God, or she didn't follow the 21 lessons correctly, and it makes the whole book seem like a sham. I persevered based on the good reviews though and I haven't found even ONE where the person says they actually lost weight. There are tons of references to this book being a great part of the weight loss journey but nothing concrete. I'm bummed, and disillusioned. I had great hope for this, after trying literally everything else.

I plan to go back and do about half of the exercises, the real ones, not the weird mumbo jumbo ones that feel like filler. I will not be doing any of the visualizations (those are all nonsense in my experience), and I will attempt the prayers. I do legitimately need a higher power to help with my weight loss since I have tried for years and simply failed on my own, but I strongly suspect that this book won't do a damn thing. I'll update if anything works.
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Dec 30, 2010

ugh you guys. i'm sorry. i know you are like, "joanna. why did you read this?" i don't even know. i am an agnostic! i don't know what i was thinking. i read part of it in o magazine (i know!) and it was nice! it was about reclaiming the healthy aspects of yourself and letting go of the self-sabotaging part of yourself that thinks an appropriate way to fix a bad mood might be a cookie and a hot toddy, and i was like, "oh hey this is nice. and is stimulating some thoughts," and i never imagined ugh you guys. i'm sorry. i know you are like, "joanna. why did you read this?" i don't even know. i am an agnostic! i don't know what i was thinking. i read part of it in o magazine (i know!) and it was nice! it was about reclaiming the healthy aspects of yourself and letting go of the self-sabotaging part of yourself that thinks an appropriate way to fix a bad mood might be a cookie and a hot toddy, and i was like, "oh hey this is nice. and is stimulating some thoughts," and i never imagined that this would be a book which would involve a lesson where you (i am not even kidding here) BUILD AN ALTAR and place said book on the altar with candles and flowers and some shit and PRAY TO GOD for him to heal you and your fucked up relationship with food. at that point, i said outloud, "oh you have got to be kidding," and then i read the rest of the book for laughs. FOR LAUGHS.

so if you want to read a book for laughs, i give this five stars, actually. A+++ highly recommend. ...more
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February 22, 2018

I've always loved Marianne Williamson
I've always loved Marianne Williamson. I've read her books and been to her lectures. But she has no business writing this book.

I've suffered from eating disorders almost my entire life, since I was 9 years old. I know all too well that there is a spiritual component to it, and to all self-harming, self-hating behavior. I thought that maybe Marianne's spirit approach would be helpful to me at this particular phase of a life spent cycling through anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating. I thought it might be helpful in breaking the cycle. Instead, it is triggering and poorly researched (that is, if it's been researched at all), and feels like an attempt to cash in on the fact that many women will buy anything that promises to make them thin. It'd not what I expect from Marianne Williamson. Here's one tip: the reason we regain weight after dieting is not because we have an "overwhelming subconscious urge to gain it back." It's because, as science has proven, our hormones tell our bodies to eat more and to store more of what we eat as fat (to combat the famine we've just brought about by dieting). To equate such an obvious set-up of biology to spirituality is to leave us feeling maybe God is one more thing we failed at. Not a good feeling. Want to learn to accept and love your body, to tune in to its wisdom? Read "Intuitive Eating" and leave this one behind.
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Feb 23, 2011

I am almost done reading this book. It is very interesting and inspiring so far. I recommend this book to anyone who believes in Spirituality, not necessarily organized religion but believes in God. The book reminds you how mind and body are connected and how much God and connecting to him could help you in your weight loss journey. The book also awakes your subconscious mind inviting you to heal your inner fears that may hold you back from being dedicated to losing weight.

What I enjoy the I am almost done reading this book. It is very interesting and inspiring so far. I recommend this book to anyone who believes in Spirituality, not necessarily organized religion but believes in God. The book reminds you how mind and body are connected and how much God and connecting to him could help you in your weight loss journey. The book also awakes your subconscious mind inviting you to heal your inner fears that may hold you back from being dedicated to losing weight.

What I enjoy the most from reading this book is the style that Marianne Williamson (the author) uses to explain her point and the significance of it. Even though she does a lot of encouragements to try the healing methods that she is explaining for weight loss, her tone is not pushy in any way. She makes you want to follow her guidance without giving you any feelings of guilt even if you are not fully successful in the process. ...more
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April 18, 2017

as far as the ceremony and ritual are fairly good but her spiritual compass doesn't seem to be pointing ...
Very vain. Does not honor the many types of bodies and their imperfections in the world. She actually defends the media in their portrayal of beauty. Her suggestions of what to do, as far as the ceremony and ritual are fairly good but her spiritual compass doesn't seem to be pointing true North. Her reasoning and philosophies are often deeply flawed. Most notably a letter which she reccomend the participant write to themselves, blatantly bashing with self hatred. Using such language to yourself or anyone else is damaging to the soul and puts toxic illness in the body. She also goes on and on about "what are you afraid of" but then repeadidly says that it doesn't matter.... it absolutely does matter. We must reccognize all resentments and process them to free them from our being. Read Echo Bodine or Louise Hay instead of this.
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September 19, 2014

That is fine, no problem
This is a clearly religious book. That is fine, no problem, but I was expected what the cover says - spiritual. Maybe it's a confusion with various terms and various individuals, but this is clearly a religious book that is far preachier than I wanted or would like.
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Jul 18, 2012

I didn't want to like this book, actually I'm not sure I like it at all. I am reading it because my over eating is making me uncomfortable and unhappy. What I am doing is fighting to keep an open mind and making an effort to do the exercises and as a result, I'm making better choices and I haven't been bingeing. I have been surprised that thus far it hasn't been a struggle. I know there are those who dislike the book because of the focus on God--some might appreciate the approach used in many 12 I didn't want to like this book, actually I'm not sure I like it at all. I am reading it because my over eating is making me uncomfortable and unhappy. What I am doing is fighting to keep an open mind and making an effort to do the exercises and as a result, I'm making better choices and I haven't been bingeing. I have been surprised that thus far it hasn't been a struggle. I know there are those who dislike the book because of the focus on God--some might appreciate the approach used in many 12 step programs where one is encouraged to choose their own conception of a Higher Power. ...more
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Jan 31, 2012

Subtitle says it all: 21Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering your Weight Forever. Teaches taking care of our bodies as the holy temples that they are. Will change the way you think of what, how, & why you eat. High recommendation.
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Mar 23, 2011

An amazing self-help book for women who find it difficult to lose weight due to emotional issues. Don't read this until you're ready to do the work though.
1

October 4, 2016

another scam
why do I fall for these phony weight-loss scams?
5

Oct 26, 2013

Love it! Totally amazing! I hv been dealing with my weight since I have been a teen. I have been dealing with finding myself since I was 30. Now at the sweet age of 49 I am doing the fun stuff aka the really hard stuff of removing the carpet and clean up years and years of unneeded unwanted dust ;) and thinking its time to go with the natural floor look. Heck! Let's get rid of the floor too ;D

If you are curious...get this book. It may not be what you can handle today but one day, if you are Love it! Totally amazing! I hv been dealing with my weight since I have been a teen. I have been dealing with finding myself since I was 30. Now at the sweet age of 49 I am doing the fun stuff aka the really hard stuff of removing the carpet and clean up years and years of unneeded unwanted dust ;) and thinking its time to go with the natural floor look. Heck! Let's get rid of the floor too ;D

If you are curious...get this book. It may not be what you can handle today but one day, if you are ready you will find it at the bottom of a shelf and say HEY! I need it. Or you will through out and some one falls over it and says Thank you God! Honestly if I would hv had this book as a teen, I would of said 'what's this crap'...what can I say...sweet teens :p If I would of found it in my thirties while finding myself...well I was just trying to like me...gratefully I did find me and I really like me :D in my 40's I ripped off the bandaid (my poor husband) ouch! Put it back on! Then I found prayers by Ms Williamson and started up my meditating and prayed every day and night. A mth later I found this book....talk about the Miracle of healing! For the first time in my entire I am healing...My hubby is seeing another side of me that I lost back in my early girlhood...

Oh! Btw, have a note book ready to take, make and keep thoughts for this book. Or by the hard copy like I did. And mark up the pages :D ...more
5

May 03, 2011

I have loved reading many things by Marianne Williamson in the past. So I looked forward to reading through this to see how I can better help myself as I attempt yet again to lose weight.

What I wasn’t expecting was how emotional this book would actually be. One of the core concepts behind this book is to get in touch your spirituality and healing your inner self. And you do this through exercises and journaling. If you are completely honest with the exercises and the journaling you can start to I have loved reading many things by Marianne Williamson in the past. So I looked forward to reading through this to see how I can better help myself as I attempt yet again to lose weight.

What I wasn’t expecting was how emotional this book would actually be. One of the core concepts behind this book is to get in touch your spirituality and healing your inner self. And you do this through exercises and journaling. If you are completely honest with the exercises and the journaling you can start to break through to the deep seated fears that may be keeping you fat.

I know that there were many things that I started looking at during these exercises. I know that I still have quite a long way to go on my journey, but at least I decided to take the first step.

This book may not be for everyone. You really have to be open to working through your issues. This isn’t a book that will give you instant solutions to your problems. It does provide you the tools to help you fix yourself.

In conjunction with the Wakela's World Disclosure Statement, I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my experience with the brand. The opinions stated here are mine alone.
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November 19, 2016

Meh
Not sure how I feel about this book. A few good points were made. Basically meditate and surrender yourself to a higher being. Ok. And that is repeated over and over throughout the book.
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September 24, 2013

unbelievably complex
I realize weight loss is no simple matter, however this proess leaves no room for any kind of everyday living
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January 15, 2017

I usually like what Marianne writes but this one it's just okay
I usually like what Marianne writes but this one it's just okay.
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February 26, 2015

Three Stars
I did not lose any weight and got bored listening to this.

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