ABE Blogtastic Prize Package #1: Dr. Sears Zone Program and the Swiss Cheese Theory book

I am so excited to be participating in a huge blog giveaway called ABE going live tomorrow morning. I will be having 4 winners for this giveaway and the prizes are awesome. I will be doing spotlight posts for each of the prize packs that you could win. Be sure to check back in the am for the actual giveaway links.

Prize pack #1: 1 winner will receive a 2 week supply of Dr. Sears Zone diet food as well as a copy of Swiss Cheese Theory of Life Book.

1. Dr. Sears Zone Diet:

Was your New Years Resolution to lose weight? Is the gym just not cutting it? Are you trying a million diet plans with no success? Well, that was me until I found out about the Dr. Sears Zone Diet.

I actually heard first about the Zone Diet when I saw in People that Jennifer Aniston follows the diet. I was intrigued because she looks simply amazing! Dr. Sears Zone Diet really is such  simple plan and makes losing weight as easy as 1-2-3. With the new breakthrough in their baking style, you are able to eat all the foods that have been forbidden for so long. The best part is you will lose weight in the process!

You might be asking, “Why is this diet any better than the others out there.” Very valid question but the answer is very easy. With the Zone 1-2-3 program, it is designed to address the real cause of weight gain, which is due to inflammation caused by hormonal imbalance. The Zone Diet is based on the understanding that improved hormonal control is necessary to reduce cellular inflammation by silencing inflammatory gene expression. Unless hormonal balance is restored, you will never be successful in losing weight and keeping it off. The Zone Program achieves this.  In combination with this, all the baking is done fresh on demand in their own bakery. Each of their products can be used to treat yourself to a wonderful breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With the products they provide, you can follow their own plan or you simply incorporate their products and ingredients into the foods you most love to eat. The result of this plan is you will feel full, lack the feeling of deprivation, and actually have increase energy.

When you start to receive the foods, you will receive two back to back weeks of ZoneFast Weight Loss products  to your door.  I was astonished at the array of food that was in my package. We received everything from hearty breads and rolls to granola, fusilli, orzo, and my personal favorite which was the cinnamon rolls. Everything was so good that you almost forgot you were eating healthy food. You will also receive a great amount of Zone bars which has been my breakfast for most of the time I have started this diet. In your packages, you will also receive an amazing recipe booklet that details some great recipes you can make to jump start your diet. Since you get some many products, we decided to freeze some and use at a later time.

About Dr. Sears: Dr. Sears is one of the world’s leading authorities on the hormonal effects of diet. His landmark book, The Zone was a #1 New York Times best-seller. His books on the hormonal effects of diet have been sold more than 5 million copies and have been translated into 22 different languages. Dr. Sears is the chairman of Zone Labs.

If you are interested in learning more about the Zone Diet and purchasing their delicious food, click here: Zone Diet.

Three lucky winners will receive their own two one-week shipments of the ZoneFast Weight Loss Program. Each package is valued at $179. Dr. Sears Zone Diet can be found on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDiet and on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TheZoneDiet.

2. The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life:

The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life by Judith Belmont and Lora Shor is an adorable book to help you with life. In their new book, they use Swiss Cheese as a metaphor for life itself by exploring ways to get through life’s hold without actually getting stuck in them. Just like Swiss cheese is different that other cheeses, so are you different from others.

Each chapter in the book uses cheese to help out with some area in your life. For example, the first chapter is called, “Fondue can never turn back into a block of cheese.” Just below that , you will see what the chapter will be about, which in this case, is the talk of giving up the habit.. of regret. This particular chapter delves into being able to forgive yourself of falling short of expectations, forgiving yourself of not knowing what you know now, forgiving yourself for poorly chosen words or actions, and forgiving yourself for making decisions out of fear. It also talks about the regrets that most people think about in life- regrets over what you studied, regrets on relationships, and such.  All of this is discussed in the first chapter which is truly remarkable.

As the chapter go on, it gives you suggestions and advice on how to dig yourself out of those unhealthy patterns and habits you created as well as helping oneself to make healthy changes in your life. It incorporates tips and insights in a handy book for helping with your emotions and trying to fulfill those life-goals that you have made for yourself.

I absolutely loved this book. I know for me, I always wonder if something bad happens, “Why did this happen to me?” This book helped me to see into my life one step at a time. It helps to see that what happens in your past is just that- your past! There is a whole future to think about and to remain positive.  The authors do it in a way to make you feel great about ourselves.  We can all use some of positive reaffirmation in our lives. I also love that she has some of the cutest cartoons and quotes that are found throughout the book. The book also contains stories from real people. After each story, you will see suggestions on how to deal with the problems that the stories contained.

About the authors:

Judith A. Belmont MS is a national speaker and corporate wellness trainer, with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. From teaching at the college level to working with Fortune 500 companies, Judy uses practical, action-oriented strategies to help people get through life’s obstacles. She is the author of two professional books, 86 Tips for the Therapeutic Toolbox and 103 Group Activities and Tips.

Lora Shor, MSW is a national health and wellness speaker, an international corporate work/life consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and a psychotherapist. She has helped thousands learn and implement resiliency skills through her highly informative and entertaining seminar. Lora imparts relevant transformations techniques and practical information for embracing an emotionally, physically, and spiritually healthier, balanced lifestyle.

Please check out The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life for more information and sites to buy the book. The Swiss Cheese of Life can be found on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/judybelmont and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/TheSwissCheeseTheoryofLife and on twitter at  One lucky reader will win their very own copy of The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life.

*I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.

*Please check back on January 23, 2012 for the giveaway

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  1. Judy Belmont says

    THanks for the wonderful Review on The Swiss Cheese theory of Life! What a great tie in with your other prize for the weight loss program since you can have a taste of the the swiss cheese theory and it is zero calories – especially the holes!!!!
    Thanks the well written review that depicted the essence of the book! Judy belmont, Co- author

  2. Denise Taylor-Dennis says

    Thanks for the great review of the book I would love to read it after your description.