Weight-loss expert Chris Powell introduces new book 'Choose to Lose'

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PHOENIX -- Fitness pro and transformation specialist Chris Powell is a familiar face here on "Good Morning! Arizona," but he also has made a splash on the national scene with the reality show "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition."

On Wednesday, Powell stopped by 3TV to introduce his new book, "Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution."

According to the publishers, "Powell presents fast and easy workouts, diet guidance, basic recipes, and insight into finding the true transformation mindset. Following his Carb Cycle Solution, you can drop pounds safely and quickly while learning how to 'listen to your body' to optimize your overall health and fitness"

While many diets say cutting carbs is the way to go, Powell disagrees, saying your body actually needs carbs -- the right carbs -- to function properly.

"Not only are you encouraged to eat carbs," say the publishers, "but [Powell] will show you how to use them to amplify your weekly weight loss. ... Powell not only shows you how to lose pounds, but also works with you as a coach and mentor, teaching you how to finally take control of the incredible machine that is your body"

More the focusing on the mechanics of weight loss, Powell also delves into the mental side.

"Everything is mental," he said. "Truly, the mind has to transform first, then everything else will fall into place. When your mind it there, you want to move. You want to eat healthy."

"Choose to Lose" is now available in major bookstores. For more information, visit www.chrispowell.com.