Human-beings are highly visual creatures, the physical appearance of another person having a huge impact at first sight. This awareness concerning our looks has translated into worrying about our weight, women being the most affected when it comes to body image. The desire to be thin usually leads to individuals taking drastic weight loss measures that only create a lot of frustration and, paradoxically, even more weight gain. Like many other women, Tory Johnson found herself caught in a cycle of making promises to change and eventually failing and falling into a pit of self-loathing. However, at a certain point she decided to change, to turn her life around, and to be the woman she had always wanted to be: energetic, lively, and slim.
Tory worked in television and her weight was putting her career at risk. Although she was fully aware that she had a problem, she couldn’t find the self-discipline and determination to solve it. But one day a coworker drew her attention, reminding her of the implications her weight had on her job, and that was the last drop, a truly eye-opening moment for Tory. Her wish to change wasn’t just a desire anymore, but something more profound, a much deeper need.
“The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life” is Tory Johnson’s account of her weight loss journey, an easy, quick read that comprises many valuable life lessons, honest pieces of thought, and inspiring messages, all bound to help you change your life. If you have ever struggled with weight gain, low self-esteem, and poor body image, then you should read “The Shift.”
Tory’s approach to weight loss presumed a step-by-step kind of action plan. Initially, she wrote down on paper a list of things that she would give up on. Even though this may sound like a bad, negative start, it was actually a factor that propelled Tory forward, helping her to achieve her goals considerably faster. The author doesn’t sugar coat things; she offers an honest and often hilarious account of her journey, with all its ups and downs, with all its struggles and successes.
Tory Johnson is now dedicated to helping other women create lives that they are proud of, empowering and motivating them to take action.