There are many small ways we sabotage our health without realizing it. By recognizing these bad habits and developing good ones through small changes, we can see big results. Using her proven six-week-plan format, Leslie teaches readers how to eat healthier and smarter one habit at a time. Because we are all created differently, a quick quiz about your current eating habits will help you customize Leslie's plan to your own needs and lifestyle. Each week you will learn a different habit with numerous tips on how to apply it effectively, including:
Intentional eating-how to improve your enjoyment of food
Breakfast-why it really is the most important meal of the day
Portion control-recognizing what a normal serving size looks like
Slow eating-food choices that are sure to fire up your metabolism
Snacking-are you a traditionalist or a grazer?
Restaurant dining-six strategies that will guarantee healthier meals out
You'll also learn about special focus foods that have remarkable abilities to help you lose weight and get healthy without dieting. You'll discover smart and tasty ways to incorporate these foods into your diet, along with an extensive section of quick and easy recipes for delicious meals and snacks. At the end of each week, a progress report will help you to apply the habit of the week, track your improvement, and record the eating habits you choose to adopt along the way. Before you know it, you'll be looking better, feeling healthier, and eating smarter!
The "secrets" revealed in this friendly volume won't surprise many readers: losing weight requires burning more calories and consuming fewer. But given that the obesity epidemic is getting, well, bigger, the helpful tips and ideas are needed, even if they aren't particularly newsworthy. Sansone, creator of the Walk Away the Pounds book and video series, begins by explaining healthy dieting habits, highlighting typical stumbling blocks and outlining her PERFECT support system (an acronym for plan, educate, repeat, flex, exercise, celebrate and transform) that details steps she believes are key to straightforward weight loss. Then she introduces a six-week plan, complete with workbook pages for each day, designed to eradicate bad habits and promote good ones. She also includes dozens of reasonably tempting recipes (e.g., Apricot Lentil Stew, Chicken Mole, and Oatmeal-Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies) to make in conjunction with the plan. Except for the depressing suggestion that "people do best if they spend most of their exercise time on indoor walking... walking in place... in complete privacy," this is an uplifting diet guide that can help anyone currently in the nonactive population segment--as long as they stick to it. Photos. (Jan.)
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December 31, 2007
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