After the phenomenal success ofEat Great, Lose Weight, Suzanne Somers was flooded with letters and phone calls from people who had lost weight the ""Somersize"" way. They had followed Suzanne's satisfying and effective program and for the first time had gained control over their weight and their health. There was no more dieting, no more deprivation, and the pounds just seemed to melt away. Now, Suzanne takes readers to the next step toward greater health and fitness inSuzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food. With breakthrough research on food and our bodies, an easy-to-follow weight-loss plan, and more than 130 amazing new Somersized recipes, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to shed pounds or maintain their weight--even while eating meat, cheese, butter, dressings, desserts, and other delicious foods not found on most eating plans. Backed up by renowned endocrinologist Dr. Diana Schwarzbein, Suzanne tells how sugar, not fat, is responsible for weight gain, and how combining food properly and eating a diet that is low in carbohydrates and that includes plenty of natural fats and proteins will not only help you lose weight but also can reprogram your metabolism, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, and give you more energy.
In this sequel to her Eat Great, Lose Weight (LJ 12/96), television actress Somers modifies her previous approach to include fats, admitting that, in moderate amounts, they are necessary for good health. She is still adamant about sugar and still posits that the proper food combinations can enhance the foods' nutritive values. She rightly points out that "fat free" does not mean that foods aren't fattening. Sugar is still a prime contributor to obesity, and Somers also blames white flour and other so-called "funky" foods. Her basic idea�that some fats are necessary�is sound, and though the rest of her theory is rather shaky, half the book is devoted to fabulous recipes. Unlike most diet recipes, these include olive oil, butter, and sour cream. Skip the pseudo-science and go directly to the good stuff. Bon appetit!�Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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March 12, 2001
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