For every person who has struggled to lose weight–and keep it off–Stepanka offers this straightforward but powerful advice. Forget dieting. Dieting as we know it–a quick fix to a long-term problem–doesn’t work. In The Ultimate Diet is NOT About Food, Stepanka Volejnikova Chae traces her own evolution from a fit, athletic teen to unhappy, overly weight-obsessed adult. After years of waging a war with her body through unsustainable and unsuccessful dieting, she makes some eye-opening discoveries:
Food is not the enemy.
Will power is not the answer.
Deprivation is not empowering.
And … a change in focus is essential to attaining one’s desired weight.
Chae reaches beyond the simple band-aid approach to losing weight–the latest “hot” diet or celebrity-endorsed tonic or best-selling how-to book–and examines the issue in a broader context. She explains how the interplay between conscious and subconscious is integral to establishing positive patterns of food–and self-perception and offers readers steps to attain their ideal weight and improve their body image.
In the crazy world of weight loss schemes and dreams, The Ultimate Diet is NOT About Food supplies a welcome return to sanity with its smart, sustainable approach to solving one of life’s most persistent challenges.
Stepanka Volejnikova Chae was born and raised in the former Czechoslovakia. She received her Medicinae Universae Doctor degree from Charles University School of General Medicine in Prague. She further pursued her education at Boston University, where she received a Doctor of Science degree in basic sciences, Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics. She then entered a private orthodontic practice. For many years she was a guest lecturer for the Department of Oral Biology at Boston University. Besides her interest in well-being, natural healing, and health-related issues, she has a passion for visual art: paintings, photography, design, and fashion.
She resides in Seattle, Washington, and currently devotes most of her time to raising her daughter Isabella, spending time with her husband Paul, and putting her creativity to use in the field of photography.