Many people struggle with being overweight or not having the ideal body image they'd like to have. Most don't know how they got there, but also forget it didn't happen overnight. So many have become complacent that they imagine it's impossible to lose the weight. Dr. Heavenly's Fitness Prescriptions offers you a realistic approach to living a happy and healthy life, but also to losing some pounds in the process if that's what your goals is. I discovered a method that helped me lose almost 100 pounds. On this journey, I learned a lot about not only my body, but also myself. This book is based on simple and easy-to-follow concepts that have helped me change my mindset, health, body, and outlook on life. This book is simply written to identify the symptoms that I've had and that others I know have had. Many people have not been able to move past the symptom, because they either didn't have the remedy or didn't have the prescription that would heal it. Whether you haven't been able to reach your weight-loss and fitness goals or, like many, you don't yet have such goals, I have created a tool that is practical and that works. The book is designed to help create healthy habits for the rest of your life in an easy-to-follow and reviewable format. It's a gentle way to reach those that desire to change their bad habits to create the life they envision, one that will increase their odds for longevity, happiness, and fulfillment through healthy living, with the message being that you can lose the weight you want if you stick to the plan. The goal is to make your goal bigger than not eating the food that isn't healthy for you or eating so much you're ready to explode. You must visualize the goal before you and do all you can to achieve it. If you make the why – the reason to achieve the goal – bigger than your appetite, you'll be just fine. Let this book become your journey's companion and reference, an ally to anyone hoping to drop some pounds. This is an important book for the many dieters who don't know how they became so unhealthy, because the focus is on adding one healthy habit at a time. A few simple recipes incorporating more whole grains, yogurt, and vegetables are included, all with five or less ingredients. After I had three children, I thought it was all downhill for me and I became comfortable with my newfound weight. I didn't see myself as being obese;; rather, it was just me and who I had become. In reality, I was being selfish because although I was complacent, I wasn't happy. I was threatening the health of my children's mother and my husband's wife, all the people who depended on me to be here and healthy. When I started to eat healthier foods, I began to recognize a pattern that was being formed. Once I added exercise, the results began to accelerate. Along this journey, you must remember that you don't have to accomplish it all at once. You must allow yourself some flexibility and not beat yourself up for falling short at times as we all do. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. You can't eat an elephant (no pun intended) in one bite – you've heard all the sayings, but they are true. This only works when you find your balance and know that moderation is a key component of this journey. Small changes are attainable and lead to larger changes. You must remember to reward yourself along the way. Stop telling yourself what you can't have, because that's exactly when you'll want that thing. Instead, tell yourself what you're going to do and what you're going to have. It's not just about the healthy eating or the exercise. It's about setting goals and achieving them, making promises and keeping them, and living the life you desire in the body you choose.