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Step-by-Step Help for Lasting Weight Loss Offered Through Birchbark Publishing

Lasting weight loss is best achieved through a sensible, sustainable fitness routine coupled with strategic eating. The Ounces Countdown Weight Loss Approach summarizes the best methods.

Spokane, WA, January 03, 2011 --( To address the burgeoning obesity problem throughout the United States and the rest of the world, a new step-by-step book is available to help combat weight gain and its side effects, such as heart disease and diabetes. This new guide encourages actions that require no medical or invasive treatments such as surgery, injections, or other medication. Instead, the book focuses on an easily followed process involving strategic nutrition and exercise aimed at gradual and lasting weight loss.

“The current weight loss culture in America is one fixated with overnight success, regardless of the fact that quick weight loss rarely lasts,” said Patrick Hafner, author of The Ounces Countdown Weight Loss Approach, published by Birchbark Publishing. He adds, the boot camp workout craze is not helping. “Many folks feel a surge of enthusiasm to exercise and get back in shape. This is a good thing in most ways. However, a person’s body may be ill-prepared for the sudden increase in duration and intensity of rigorous exercise, as in a boot camp workout. That’s when overuse injuries, such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis, often strike. Not to mention, the participants often just quit the exercise program because it’s too much too soon and not sustainable. This book is designed to eliminate exercise risk factors, help a person ease into the routine, and let them sustain an active lifestyle.”

The Ounces Countdown Weight Loss Approach does not emphasize a one-week or one-month blitz, as so many other weight loss programs do. “There are many actions a person can take to initiate a weight loss effort; this book serves as a central resource for weight loss enthusiasts as it contains all of those steps in one place. This is the first book that I know of to present such a multi-faceted, all-inclusive attack on obesity, aimed at continuing it for the long haul,” he said.

“Plus, the guidelines are concise and easy to follow. This saves readers time and makes their weight loss journey easier.”

Birchbark Publishing specializes in easily-read, non-technical how-to titles related to health and fitness. The Ounces Countdown Weight Loss Approach is now available to the public nationwide through Barnes & Noble, and is being sold in the U.S., Canada, Japan, France, Germany, and the UK through

About Patrick Hafner:
Patrick Hafner has been involved in fitness and conditioning for over 30 years. As a hiking enthusiast, he has explored trails all over North America and Europe. As a runner, he has completed over 80 races. Patrick holds a B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota, and is also the author of the book Injury Afoot: 30 Things You Can Do to Relieve Heel Pain and Speed Healing of Plantar Fasciitis.

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