Why I Don’t Lose Weight is a unique perspective to the battle of the bulge. Dr. A gets to the heart of the struggle with weight loss by identifying the root causes that keep you in a cycle of overeating; he then gives practical solutions for overcoming that struggle and losing weight for good. Wonderfully clear and simple steps to permanent better health from a physician who has lived it.
Why was writing Why I Don’t Lose Weight so important to you?
I have helped many patients lose weight over the years and I found that the biggest problem for them was gaining the weight back so I set out to find the common thread that seemed to be causing this. The result was the cycle of overeating which identifies the unseen but major contributors to keeping us overeating and using food for comfort.
What was the experience like writing Why I Don’t Lose Weight?
It was exciting to write this book. I enjoyed the creative process very much. It is like a snowball effect…the more I write the more the ideas flow.
How did you come up with the title?
The title reflects the question that most people ask themselves when they fail to lose weight and go on diet after diet.
Can you tell us more about your main character (use yourself if non-fiction)?
I am a recovered binge eater so I learned first hand about the difficulties people experience when they are faced with a difficult goal to lose weight and improve their lives. This personal experience allowed me to empathize with others in a special way.
What are his strengths and what are his weaknesses?
I am the main character for my non-fiction book. I can tell you that I am very much a perfectionist which is part of the reason that I became the binge eater. Learning to overcome my perfectionist tendencies was a challenge. Determination is one of my strengths and this has helped me carry through with my mission to help others with what I have learned.
Are there any supporting characters we need to know about?
I created different characters such as Ms. Alltap (all things to all people) who develops a major struggle with her weight because she can’t stop trying to do it all. I also introduce Mr. Sick an, unfortunate gentleman who displays all the different associated diseases you get by being overweight.
Can you open to page 25 and tell us what’s happening?
Here I present how mental abuse by those we love and trust can impede our ability to succeed at any diet and keep us in a cycle of overeating.
What about page 65?
Page 65 is blank but the next page explains how obesity mimics the five classic stages of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Now that Why I Don’t Lose Weight has been published, what is your next project?
I am working on a book that explains the blueprint for success in life, love, and business. The book explains how the same key principles are in effect in everything that you do. Achieving success in one part of your life will help you do the same in others.
Do you have anything else you’d like to tell our readers?
I also host a popular radio show that is heard on several radio stations nationally, The Dr. A Show. The show is centered around the principles of my book and how integrating changes nutrition, fitness, self-help, and wellness will lead you to a better, more fruitful life. I interview best-selling authors and celebrities that bring you their inspiring stories. The website is www.theDrAShow.com
ABOUT DR. WILFRED AGUILA
Struggling for almost a decade with his own weight problem, Dr. Aguila gained a personal understanding about the process of obesity. He remembers his battle with binge eating and the lessons he learned that allowed him to finally break the cycle of overeating. He shares with his patients these lessons so that they may break their own Cycles.
Dr. A is an author, radio show host, and national obesity expert. He has appeared on numerous morning TV shows and as a regular expert segment on Telemundo. He is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post as well as other publications. Through his weekly syndicated radio show (The Dr. A Show) and his motivational speaking engagements, Dr. A touches the lives of those suffering with serious weight problems and empowers them with the knowledge that they need to win their struggle.