TMW Book Reviews

TMW Book Reviews

Owning Your Weight: The Realistic Dynamics
of Being Who You Are

by Dr. Henri Marcoux

“We are a lot more than our fat. It should be quite clear that obesity is actually a lifestyle that is physical, mental, and emotional.”

Dr. Henri Marcoux offers a unique yet unforgettable view on weight loss in his book, “Owning Your Weight: The Realistic Dynamics of Being Who You Are.”

As a chiropractor with several years in health care, he knows more than anyone how taxing it must be for clients constantly bombarded with unsolicited weight loss. After all, they only come to see him for neuromuscular treatment. Still, there are instances where they seek advice on how their weight affects their joint health. While he is aware that weight does play a part in adding joint and muscle pain, he knows more than anyone that it is much more than what meets the eye.

Dr. Henri’s book stands out from the multiple books and studies on obesity and the diet industry by providing a direct yet gentle approach.

He lays out the factors of weight issues in a realistic manner without inflated promises. He frames his advice in a way that enables the reader to take charge—so long as they prepare to deal with the truth in all its non-sugarcoated glory.

As a reader, I like how he gives his suggestions and the fact that he factors in several keys to why weight loss is so difficult. It isn’t just a matter of excess eating, lack of exercise, and potential genetic factors; he also considers the psychological and environmental aspects. The book also includes many stories from different clients, which was an insightful feature. Nevertheless, while losing excess weight will lead to better health, it shouldn’t be the be-all and end-all of one’s journey to becoming better than their former self.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read. If you are one of those who are curious about why one’s weight loss is not an easy journey, I highly recommend this book as a start. After all, we cannot change without taking a good look at ourselves from every perspective imaginable.

– The Moving Words Review

Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 2, 2023

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