Synopses & Reviews
Ever get the sense that you’re reliving the same events, arguments, and frustrations again and again? Does your relationship, job, or diet always begin full of hope, but, somehow, fail to work out in the end?
In Breaking the Pattern, Charles Stuart Platkin synthesizes years of research in psychology, motivation, success, and achievement into what he calls “The 5 Principles You Need to Remodel Your Life,” helping readers to take action in those areas where they feel stuck or doomed to repeat negative past experiences. Through a series of self-reflective exercises, Platkin encourages readers to examine their successes and failures, identifying, analyzing, and finally breaking the very patterns that have kept them from realizing their dreams. By incorporating inspirational quotes and stories throughout the book, Platkin creates a positive, healing environment in which even the most self-doubting reader can gain the support and motivation necessary to begin to change his or her life for the better.
"A road map for anyone who’s failed at a New Year’s resolution, or any goal for personal change." —San Jose Mercury News
"This is a useful yet fun book that could provide just the push we all need to achieve real, lasting change." —Shape
The revolutionary bestseller by the author of "The Automatic Diet" is now in a trade paperback edition with a new Introduction.
In this revolutionary bestseller, the author of "The Automatic Diet" synthesizes years of research in psychology, motivation, success, and achievement into what he calls "The 5 Principles You Need to Remodel Your Life," helping readers to take action in those areas where they feel stuck or doomed to repeat negative past experiences.
About the Author
Charles Stuart Platkin is one of the country’s leading weight-loss advocates and an author whose syndicated health-and-fitness column, “The Diet Detective,” appears in over 155 newspapers nationwide. He is the founder of Nutricise, the first program to offer individualized counseling by registered dietitians on the Internet (counseling more than 80,000 individuals in losing weight and keeping it off). Platkin has appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Men’s Health, and Fitness magazine, and on the Today show, The Early Show, CNN, and CNBC. His first book, Breaking the Pattern (Plume paperback, January 2005), was a self-help bestseller on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. Platkin holds a master’s degree in public health and is also a certified fitness trainer. He lives in New York and Miami Beach, Florida.