The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life by Tory Johnson

The Shift by Tory JohnsonThe subtitle of this book is, “How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life,” but this is not a “diet” book. This is one woman’s narrative on how she shifted her entire life, her way of eating, and her place in the world, all in one year. Oh, and by the way, lost the 70 pounds that had dogged her for 40 years.

Tory Johnson is a successful media presence, who has a longstanding gig with the “Good Morning America” show with features on how to save money finding bargains and using coupons. It was suggested to her by a supervisor at the show that Tory begin paying more attention to “flattering” on-camera clothing, that she wasn’t looking as “photogenic” as she could, and maybe a wardrobe change was needed. Feeling the pressure as the main income provider of her family of two teens and husband, Tory took the criticism to convey that she needed to lose weight to keep her job. The book is then her realizations of how she need to not “lose weight,” but shift her entire outlook on food, exercise, and the how she views her body. The fact that she lost 70 pounds is commendable, but how the author shifts her brain is more exciting than how she changed her body. Her writing is solid, and many women will relate to desire to make positive changes in health and career. This is an interesting memoir that resonates.

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One Response to “The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life by Tory Johnson”

  1. Best ‘New to Us’ Books in 2014: Heidi B’s Picks | Wake County Libraries "Book a Day" Staff Pick Says:

    […] The Shift by Tory Johnson The subtitle of this book is, “How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life,” but this is not a “diet” book. This is one woman’s narrative on how she shifted her entire life, her way of eating, and her place in the world, all in one year. Oh, and by the way, lost the 70 pounds that had dogged her for 40 years. Everyone I know who has read this book has read this in one sitting; a couple of people I know and love have made major changes to their health due to this book. Hat’s off to Johnson for an inspirational read.  See my full review. […]

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