August 01, 2011

Book Review: Think, Act, Love, Lose Weight by Shane Jeremy Jones

This post was written by Taygan from Montser Girl

In his new book Think, Act, Love, Lose Weight, Shane Jeremy James, offers up his own experience of addiction and weight gain which led him to the realization that if diet or exercise alone were the true key to long-term weight loss then the term “yo-yo” dieting would never have been invented and hundreds of diet and exercise fads would not be thriving on a vicious cycle of loss and regain. He found his emotional state either supported his lifestyle goals, or sabotaged them.

James, a former Curves owner and fitness expert who has lost 65-pounds himself has implemented what he has learned into a book Think, Act, Love, Lose Weight, www.thinkactloveloseweight.com, after motivating thousands of clients. He does not promise overnight results, or pounds that “melt away,” but he does offer relief from the emotional and physical treadmill people live on instead of enjoying their lives as thin, healthy individuals.

“The only way that you can keep the weight off permanently is if you understand how to change your thinking process and then take action with new behavior,” James writes in his popular blog. “Think about this: It does not matter if you have the best exercise routine in the world and the best eating plan, if you can’t get yourself motivated.”

It is important to understand why most Americans are engaged in a daily battle with extra weight. People are overweight because of an overall lifestyle, not just they eat too much and don’t exercise. This program is a lifestyle program, not just fleeting weight loss. A tangible guide to “forever weight loss.” There is also a companion audio set to lend added support. He has develepoed a multi-faceted support system is working for people all over the world.

I have read it and heard it a thousand times: “Want to lose weight?” Just read this, or watch this, and see results. Honestly, most of them never really did anything to keep my interest. Some things are over the “average non-fitness person's head.”

This book was different. It sparked my interest and held my focus from the beginning. Shane has a way of looking at weight loss on a whole new level, compared to anything I have ever read.

Although I don’t personally need to lose weight, I find any type of fitness book interesting to learn new ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Shane speaks from experience. I trust someone who has gone through something themselves, rather than just being highly educated in a subject. He knows first- hand how difficult it can be to lose the weight and keep it off. This book is completely different than anything I have read in the past. This book was an “unexpected surprise!”

I found chapter 8 to be outstanding! It teaches you “Forever Weight Loss”. When I read the first couple pages, I was immediately thinking "Wow this is exactly what I am not doing!" This book has an excellent concept on how you need to build a strong foundation before you can build the house - that is so true! You need to change the way you think and act.

Think, Act, Love, lose Weight gives you the tools to :

  • Define & Write your Future
  • Set Goals
  • Accountability
  • Creating new habits
  • Gaining Control

Shane focuses on all the topics that I could relate to personally, so it was easy to understand his goals and objectives.

He talks about mind, body, positivity, confidence, control and of course, healthy eating and exercise.

I really liked that he has a "Life Plan" not just a "diet", This is something anyone can apply to their lives to lose weight or just stay healthy.

I agreed with most of what Shane had to say in this book. I have never been overweight, but I know that healthy eating and exercise are extremely challenging for some people. There is so much more to it than just those two basics. Along with healthy eating and exercise, living a healthy and happy lifestyle is equally important.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is fed up with fad diets and is ready and willing to help make positive changes in their life style.

Be sure to check out Shane's website to download chapter 1 FREE or buy Think, Act, Love, lose Weight for $15.95.

I hope you found this post useful and learned something! Interested in being a guest blogger? Please let me know!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the product was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. Hi Gaby! Hmmm, you know, weight loss will be achieved through healthy eating and exercise but of course it's linked to your mindset and emotions because a lot of people that are overweight eat unhealthy and live unhealthy lifestyles due to their mindset and they overeat (or eat the wrong foods) because of their emotions. It's easy stated but yes, I agree it's more difficult to change. My older sister is overweight so I'm quite familiar with subjects like this having grown up with her and lived with her for many many years. Fortunately, a lot of people are able to turn around their lifestyle or get a big kick start by reading an inspiration story like Shane Jeremy - so it's good to know about this book. Thanks for sharing with us Gaby

  2. Your name's Taygen??!!! I feel so stupid! I always thought it was Tea hahaha sorry!!
    Anyway, i agree :) I love fitness books and healthy recipe cook books..I like maintaining my weight and possibly lowering it, although i don't really need to, but i have a small frame (5'2'') and my legs are so short so it's important for me to stay fit or else I look really bad ;''(

    thanks for the guest post Taygen ahah! :P

  3. Thanks for the review hun!It sounds interesting..going to check for sure!!


  4. Thankyou for the info on this book. I also have some awards for u so check that out

  5. I hadn't heard of this book/author so I appreciate the info...I feel like so much of what you've highlighted hits home with me so I'm very curious to check it out and have already bookmarked the site. Thanks & great guest post!