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  • Lose Weight Now

  • Written by: Allen Carr
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Listen to Lose Weight Now and solve your weight problem easily, painlessly and permanently.

Based on the most successful stop-smoking method of all time, Lose Weight Now is a new, accessible form of the best-selling Easyway method.

Ideal for listening to in the car or whilst traveling, this audiobook makes it simpler than ever to lose weight.

"Your journey through Allen Carr's method will be a revelation in discovering how simple the answer to weight control can be.”
—Dr PM Bray MB, CHb, MRCGP

Includes a hypnotherapy session that will help you absorb the method and ensure that you're happy to remain a non-smoker.

©2013 Allen Carr's Easyway (International) Ltd. (P)2013 Arcturus

Critic Reviews

"I was exhilarated by a new sense of freedom.” ( The Independent)
"It’s the only method that works. Thank you!” (Ruby Wax)
"A different approach. A stunning success." ( The Sun)
"His skill is in removing the psychological dependence." ( The Sunday Times)
"The Allen Carr method is totally unique." ( GQ Magazine)

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wow, must read

everything very enjoyable. n highly recommended. thank you so much for writing it. brilliant work.

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  • Sam
  • 22-03-17

Reasons to be vegan?

The book encourages you to become a vegan, basically. It states that you can eat anything that your body wants and then explains how your body wants mostly fruits, vegetables and cereals. It is not restricting you in any way, but makes you think twice when putting a burger in your mouth. Be prepared to think totally different about food. I recommend it.

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  • ABeck
  • 25-09-16

everything the world has forgotten

I used the stop smoking now book a little over a year ago and haven't picked up a cigarette or even wanted one since I finished it. I came to this book because I am a little overweight and want to be healthier I trust the author and after reading it I am not disappointed. I've been trusting my instincts for 3 days now and already feel a hundred percent better I know this method is going to work a hundred percent.

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  • Luciana Junqueira
  • 24-04-15

One of the best books on weight loss!!

The author presents his ideas in a clear, objective, enjoyable and effective way! It's impossible not to get excited about losing weight like this! Definitely worth reading!!

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  • Mark S Grech
  • 20-11-15

excellent narration

If you listen to this audio book with an open mind and let the author's messages sink in and resonate within your mind, you will start seeing food in a new way. In particular, you will have an appreciation for foods which you have taken for granted all your life, which taste great and are actually are good to your body in ways you don't realize. More importantly, you will recognize "junk" foods for what they are (mixtures of sugars, salt and chemicals designed by corporations to hook you and extract money from your wallet) and instantly and almost magically, their appeal will vaporize. This is one of those rare books that can truly change your life for the better if you give it a meaningful chance. I have listened to this book several times over the last month since I first acqired it and without any concious effort have lost over 15 lbs, have more energy and focus than I've had in years, and I do not feel starved or deprived. Even better, I have not felt the discomfort and shame from over stuffing myself with junk foods.

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  • Vivek Jois
  • 11-06-17

Good reader great book

Allen Carr made me stop smoking and hopefully now lose some weight. His simple but uplifting words help remove your addiction to junk and bad food. The reader is also very good.

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  • Charley
  • 26-04-17

finally a real method or lifestyle that work. <br />

I have been looking for this for 40 yrs. listen to this audible book several occasions. I changed my way to see food and eat food. its works for me. I am slowly loosing weight.

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  • Jim Eoff
  • 13-10-14

Some reviewers missed the point

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book emphasized over and over to forget about dieting and will power -- approaches that seldom work permanently -- and that you don't have to give up any particular food.Recommended if you want to change your *habits* and forget dieting. It's for a gradual change in your thinking about food. One does need an open mind, as the author stresses, and he stresses not to take anything he says by faith. It does not preclude eating any specific food but emphasizes healthy foods that you like, and has bookoo valuable information about how to help your body rather than throw obstacles in the way of its healthy functioning.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I looked forward to listening while walking and bought the written version after finishing the audio book so I could easily look up ideas and reference information going forward.

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I'm not sure I agree with every single logical point but overall I think it's sound thinking and I found it liberating.

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  • M C
  • 09-08-15

Slam dunk!

Another great book from Allen Carr! Can't believe I almost didn't buy it cause of the reviews. I wonder if people actually pay attention to what they are reading. This man's a genius when it comes to understanding human behavior. And, yes, I know his method works cause this is how I used to eat before I was brainwashed by society to eat junk.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-19

Incorrect and false information. Sorry I bought it

I think Allen Carr had a huge success with his book about quitting smoking and tried extending the information. The problem is that it's not extendable and the arguments in the book are mostly wrong and not scientifically proven.
The essential information is little but he extends it beyond limits repeating the same thing over and over again. The main ideas of the book are scientifically wrong . The arguments are false and incorrect. The information is distorted to prove his point which is wrong to begin with...
This book is a mess. It's not gonna help anyone lose anything but their time and money.
Sorry I wasted mine

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  • Alex
  • 06-05-20

God damn this guy is so full of himself.

Allen Carr just cannot stop shiting all over science and every bit of knowledge human kind has scraped together over time. Also how many times is he going to remind me that I can eat "whatever I want", I swear I've heard it 500 times now.

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  • kim campbell
  • 01-06-19

hypnotherapy is chapter 23

saw lots of reviews saying they didn't receive the hypnotherapy but i found it in chapter 23 🤷🏾‍♀️
very easy listen. definitely worth it.

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  • emily
  • 24-09-17

hypnosis audio they discuss is not part of this

very interesting but unfortunately the hypnosis audio that is discussed and a recommended part of the plan and that comes with the written book is not part of this

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  • Deano
  • 24-03-15

Brilliant

Changed my way of thinking about food. Allen Carr literally saved my life :-)

Easyway works for a host of issues!

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  • Emma Johnson
  • 20-07-15

Great Book

So, I bought this book on the strength of successfully giving up smoking through the Allen Carr Easyway seminar in London. I read a lot of reviews, mostly of people on the fence with regards to the same method applied to food.

For me the book was really good. Coincidently, I gave up eating meat and most dairy products about two weeks before reading the book so Allen's belief of abstaining from meat and dairy really rang true for me. The book confirms what most of us already know in terms of eating foods that are provided by nature in their most natural state. His method of helping the reader to understand the negative brainwashing we've all been susceptible to is enlightening.

I would recommend this book to people who are open to different ideas and approaches to food, as well as those who realise that what society has taught, us along with the big food giants is what contributes directly to our unhealthy issues with food.

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  • Virag
  • 30-08-17

Don't buy it if you ever had a biology lesson!

I don't know where to start. I appreciate the author's claimed results of helping millions to stop smoking, drinking, eating, etc. BUT this does not justify to write a book filled with complete and utter rubbish about how the digestive system works, how food is processed, why we gain weight. The two principles, "calories in calories out" and "only eat when hungry" make sense, but other than that, not much.
Some examples: describing chimpanzees as living on plants only, the nutritional values of water, especially "oxygenated", fat grows from the undigested leftovers in our intestines, that nobody has lactase enzyme once stopped breastfeeding, protein is digested by acid and carbohydrate by alkaline and if these mix they remain undigested.... countless statements with absolutely no research in physiology or biology. And this is the updated version! I am almost ashamed I bought it... shame because the principle of explaining to people how unhealthy junk food is is a good idea but the explanations are from a fairy tale.

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  • t.grant
  • 25-02-16

Chapters missing

I recommend this book but very disappointed that the hypnosis section is not included, if choose the appropriate chapter it appears to be missing

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  • Beccie
  • 23-02-18

Thought provoking, but no.

I loved that the smoking and drinking books helped my family, and thought this would be my own ‘Alan Carr epiphany’ for diet. However it borrows heavily from the smoking approach without really having the same underpinning carrot/stick framework. It’s pitched as ‘stop overeating’ rather than diet or weight loss and relies on convincing you that you like eating fruit and veg more than cake and chips. It also heavily supports vegetarianism as a possible solution (despite in the same breath claiming that it doesn’t - reverse psychology anyone?)
I’ve listened about six times and still don’t feel any different towards food and it’s actually made me want to eat meat more.
It could well be it needs longer, who knows. The hypnosis at the end is soothing and helps me fall asleep so that’s a bonus.

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  • Sam
  • 09-03-18

Logical, easy to follow and effective

I first listened to this book four days ago, but so far I feel excited and energised about the changes I am making in my life as a result of listening. I feel slimmer and my skin looks clearer. The audio format is ideal for this book, as I can listen again and again whilst doing other things and the information will hopefully stay fresh in my mind. Advertisers will do their best to chip away at my resolve. They will keep bombarding me wherever I go, to try and make me buy products which will make me fat and ill. My response is to try and reverse their brainwashing with this book, as often as I can.
Other reviewers who called this book a rant in favour of veganism are, in my opinion, blinkered. Just because you
have always lived your life a certain way does not make that the right way, especially if you are overweight and not happy about it. Some change will have to happen if we are to reverse the trend toward obesity caused by the western diet, and Allen Carr offers a very effective solution. He suggests cutting out meat and dairy for health reasons but if you are desperate to continue eating them then there is freedom to do that. The problem is people want to lose weight magically, whilst still continuing to do what they have always done. We know the way we eat is wrong because it's killing millions. This is a healthy alternative which, if you embrace it, will get you where you want to be and keep you there. Open your mind :-)

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  • GIE
  • 28-09-15

Not what it appears!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you want to be educated about food and the downside of dairy and meat, then this is the book for you. What he means when he says you can eat as much of your favourite food as you like, is that you have to swap the foods that put weight on you for salads fruit etc. Had the title been,'swap your cakes for fruit and veggies', you wouldn't have bought it right?

What three words best describe Richard Mitchley’s performance?

Mediocre, bland and monotonous

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

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  • J
  • 25-08-16

Great! As effective as the stopping smoking book

I bought this as I wanted to lose weight and had found Allen's stopping smoking method worked for me. I bought the audio book and listened to the entire thing on holiday! I have already lost 8lbs in 3 weeks and am enjoying eating so much more now. This method is about undoing the messages that we are constantly sent by advertising, fashionable science, upbringing and our culture in just the same way that the stopping smoking method does. I found it effective and really enjoy meals and food so much more now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-19

Don’t buy this book!!

I used Allen Carr’s easy way to control alcohol and it was absolutely game changing. This book is terrible. It is based on vegan propaganda and false science. Just woeful

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  • Glen Leithhead
  • 17-10-15

Thankyou

You continue to set me free! ....stopped smoking after many years enslaved and am now unshackling myself from another unhealthy enslavement....have also bought your get out of debt guide and can't wait to absorb that to continue my journey to total freedom with you and your unerring common sense at my side...cheers!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-17

Read this book if looking to change eating habits

Great read and topic for discussion. If followed, I believe you will definitely see results.Read and see for yourself. Definitely not a fad diet plan.

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  • Kate
  • 23-07-15

influential

if you allow yourself to absorb the positive messages in this book you can truly change your eating habits once and for all. You don't have to become a vegetarian, however reducing meat and dairy and eliminating junk food will return weight loss results quickly. the short mention of not mixing the categories of food: proteins and starches is very important to relieve stomach stress.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-21

Allen Carr Easy Way Only Way

What a wonderful gift this group of persons are giving the world community, teaching us how to fish for life rather than be given a crutch.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-19

Slightly conflicting

Tells you one thing but says the opposite in some ways. Taking alot of things out of context and comparing things that are somewhat unrelated. Last few chapters are also very repetitive. Good first few chapters and makes really good points that could be simply summarised as don't over eat because it's unpleasant, eat slowly, eat natural food and resetting your mind to enjoying good things for your body.

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  • Aidan
  • 27-05-15

works

i dropped 6 kg without trying and i sure didn't stop eating meat i thought i was worth a listen, didn't get the cd with it via audible though

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  • Kellie Grealy
  • 17-04-15

Not for me

Good advice in here. Still feel like it was trying to turn me vegetarian though.

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  • Michelle
  • 09-02-21

Recommended

I just finished his control alcohol book and was blown away that it was really....easy! so decided to tackle that weight problem I have struggled with forever. Finally someone has explained why I am always hungry and how it is linked to eating the wrong foods. Just days following his...easy...yes it really is easy.... program and it's gone. I feel better, lighter and have hope. Don't believe the vegan and vegetarian comments, he does favour this way of eating but leaves what you eat up to you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-01-21

unrealistic

I'm genuinely surprised at how appaling the content is, in this book. Unless you're willing to become vegan and drink water this book is not going to help you on your weight loss journey. The author constantly compares us to wild animals that have no weight issues, and therefore we are flawed and brainwashed because we do. He insists that if we follow his instructions we will be our ideal weight, which is the weight we aspire to be when we are happy with what we see in the mirror, not on the scales. A very vague and unattainable weight goal for many.

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