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Summary #1 – Appraisals – Art of Weight Loss

The Art of Weight Loss is based upon a simple idea.

It applies the time-tested principles behind Sun Tzu’s Art of War to weight loss.

So, let’s sit back, relax and learn more about The Art of Weight Loss.


Section 1 of Sun Tzu’s Art of War and consequently the Art of Weight Loss talks about Appraisals (appraising the situation).

An Appraisal is an assessment or an evaluation of the quality, amount size and features of a thing or a situation.

The 5 Things We MUST Appraise to Evaluate our Chances of Success

Tao – Our purpose for being and the purpose for being of others around us

Yin and Yang – What is the flow of things?  In what direction are we headed?

Earth (the terrain) – What does the territory look like?  Is the road ahead of us steep?  Is it narrow? Will it be easy?  Will it be hard?

Leadership (both within us and around us) – Are our leaders knowledgeable, trustworthy and courageous?  In other words, are our leaders worthy enough for us to follow them?

Methods – What methods have we followed in the past?  What worked and didn’t work?  What methods must we employ in the future in order to accomplish our goals?

Our Next Post

Appraising the situation is but the first step toward understanding what it takes to achieve LASTING weight loss.

Tomorrow we begin discussing the next section of the Art of Weight Loss – Doing Battle With Obesity.

That may seem strange to you, but it is helpful to think of obesity as our opponent; an opponent we must defeat.

Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .

About the Author

Stanley F. Bronstein

Attorney, CPA and Author

President and Member Board of Directors

As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.

Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s.  He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.

His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves.  Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.

Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.

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