Dare to Lose is an empowering, innovative approach to weight loss that can help anyone transform their bodies and rev up their metabolism to keep weight off forever. In her trademark no-nonsense style, Shari Lieberman candidly challenges women to get serious and commit to her lifelong weight-loss program, geared to their individual needs.
Lieberman explains the importance of metabolism in weight loss, pointing out the factors that slow down metabolism-such as stress, yo-yo and crash dieting, and sedentary lifestyles-and ways to counteract them. Her four-step program includes eliminating stress and toxins from the body; following sound nutrition guidelines; engaging in fat-burning, muscle-building exercise; and taking nutritional supplements that help boost metabolism for quick yet lasting results.
Lieberman, a nutritionist, and Bruning, a freelance writer, (coauthors of The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book) detail a weight loss program designed to raise metabolism. According to the authors, many people who need to lose weight have become "metabolically challenged" because of crash or fad dieting, a sedentary lifestyle, chronic stress and eating the wrong foods. Some diets restrict intake so severely that the body responds by slowing metabolism to conserve energy. Others, such as those that limit carbohydrates in favor of fat and protein, may actually be dangerous to your health. Lieberman advocates a combined strategy of sensible eating, exercise, relaxation techniques to relieve stress, and the use of over-the-counter weight-loss supplements. The dietary plan suggested here is based on 50% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 20% fat, prohibiting junk foods and promoting food with a low glycemic index (the rate at which the food raises blood sugar). There is not much new in the author's ideas about good nutrition, exercise or overcoming stress, but her emphasis on taking supplements is more controversial. For those who have difficulty losing weight even when a healthy diet is followed, Lieberman advocates using supplements such as green tea, ephedrine, caffeine and pyruvate that burn fat or boost metabolism. Information about proper dosage is included. Targeted toward women who continue to be preoccupied with body size, Lieberman's program will find an audience.
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March 23, 2003
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