Lean Body, Fat Wallet

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Lean Body, Fat Wallet

Discover the Powerful Connection to Help You Lose Weight, Dump Debt, and Save Money

by Ellie Kay, Danna Demetre

Published by Thomas Nelson, December 2013



What’s good for the wallet is good for the body—an innovative approach to improving both your wealth and your health.

What would you do if you finally lost that weight and had energy to burn? How different would your life be if you were completely out of debt and in control of your finances? And what if you could do both at the same time with just a few simple, sustainable lifestyle changes? It can happen for you—without drastic dieting or austerity budgets, and even if you’ve tried and failed in the past.

Ellie Kay and Danna Demetre are life experts in two seemingly different fields—finance and fitness. Working together, they realized the principles and habits that help you balance your budget are the same ones that help you lose weight and keep it off. The result is an innovative “two for one” approach that can literally transform your life. Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find in Lean Body, Fat Wallet:

  • Four essential habits for satisfying, sustainable change—and how to make them part of your life

  • Ten “failure factors” that trip us up—and how to steer clear of them

  • The single key that makes it all work: “renewing the mind”

  • Proven strategies to overcome emotional eating and spending

  • An all-purpose investment principle to keep you moving forward in hope

  • A wealth of stress busters that don’t rely on food or money

  • A game plan for raising fit and frugal kids

  • Why giving is an essential part of achieving physical and financial health


Ellie Kay – America’s Family Financial Expert official website



Danna Demetre – Christian speaker, author and media personality  official website






From these two women life experts working and writing together we discover what comes first.

First is the personal weight then our personal debt. This book reads like an encyclopedia of great resources from popular authors on the subject of weight and debt shared in eleven chapters.

The authors allow for individual participation by allowing readers to take a personal evaluation designed to give us a model for replacing our old negative thoughts on weight and thought with positive healthier ones. We are given a score and given immediate action on how to replace our negative self-talk. Then there is another personal evaluation on concerning our nutrition and exercise habits. The authors do praise themselves for creating proven strategies that will allow an individual to overcome emotional eating and spending. I recognized the best part of the book in Part One: Chapter 5 information on the sustainable lifestyle habit and Part 2: Chapter 11 information on giving for wealth and health.

I respect the resources and wealth of information provided in this book. I hesitant to recommend this book to many mature readers who have experienced the challenges weight and debt have played in their life. For the beginner reader, this book is like getting two books in one on the learning new principles and habits about weight, debt and beginning to save money. I do question as to why the publisher placed the genre of this book in the category of religion for there are very few Bible scriptures even mentioned for spiritual Christian life in the chapters of this book.


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