5-Day Miracle Diet
Devilishly handsome actor Ralph Feinnes, who packed on pounds for his role in Schindler’s List, followed this plan and said it helped him keep his energy level high enough to survive his grueling, eight-times-a-week performances of Hamlet. The word “diet” in the title may be a bit misleading, as it’s more of a blood sugar-regulating eating schedule; once blood sugar is normalized, says author Adele Puhn, cravings soon dissipate, and that helps excess pounds fall off almost by themselves.
Puhn, who has a master’s degree in medical biology and has been certified as a nutritional specialist by the American College of Nutrition, has 20 years of experience working with this diet. She says that timing is the key. Each day, there’s a mandatory snack within two hours of breakfast, and two more snacks in the afternoon. There are a few no-no foods that would cause a rush of blood sugar (no pasta for lunch, no plain bagels for breakfast, no grapes for snacks), but other than that, the program is remarkably simple. Puhn says that losing weight is 75 percent physiological (cravings sabotaging your efforts) and 25 percent psychological, such as when your inner “fathead” says you have to have that piece of chocolate birthday cake or you’ll hurt Aunt Fanny’s feelings.
The 5 Day Miracle Diet shows you how to conquer both of these forces, leading to weight loss, improvements in energy, and decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol levels. While its advice may be unusual (vegetables or turkey get the okay for breakfast), its message is clearly sane. It’s “not about never eating certain things again. It’s about learning how to live harmoniously with your food.”
Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats
Based on more than two decades of research, Eat Fat, Lose Fat flouts conventional wisdom by revealing that so-called healthy vegetable oils (such as corn and soybean) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crisis, while the saturated fats traditionally considered “harmful” (from such foods as coconut, butter, and meat) are essential to weight loss and health.
In this new addition to the fast-fix diet book shelf, Enig and Fallon attempt to correct what they see as Americans’ false belief that tropical fats and oils (such as coconut and palm) are unhealthy, asserting that those fats (and coconut, especially) are beneficial saturated fats that should be more heavily incorporated into our diets. Enig, a biochemist and nutritionist, along with Fallon, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation (a non-profit dedicated to helping people implement healthy approaches to nutrition), say “high-fat, low-carb really works,” eschewing the disastrous effects a high-fat diet can have on a person’s heart. They like the Atkins diet, but say it doesn’t take advantage of the “metabolism-boosting” powers of coconut oil. Their approach skews more toward traditional diets and away from modern diets (e.g., chose animal fats over vegetable oils; raw or fermented dairy products instead of pasteurized ones).
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
The Diet Dictocrats don’t want you to know that…
Your body needs old-fashioned animal fats New-fangled polyunsaturated oils can be bad for you Modern whole grain products can cause health problems Traditional sauces promote digestion and assimilation Modern food processing denatures our foods but Ancient preservation methods actually increase nutrients in fruits, nuts vegetables, meats and milk products!
At last a successful challenge to Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats!
Recalling the culinary customs of our ancestors, and looking ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old, Nourishing Traditions offers modern families a fascinating guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques. Sally Fallon unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research in over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents.
Shrink Your Female Fat Zones: Lose Pounds and Inches–Fast!–From Your Belly, Hips, Thighs, and More
Grab your workout gear, Denise Austin fans! The fitness star helps you conquer those problem areas-female fat zones like the hips, thighs, and tummy. Her program offers a fun, easy way to tone up, lose fat, build muscle, and rev your metabolism in just 10 minutes a day.
-Remodel your body with a four-pronged, progressive program that adjusts to your current fitness level. -Zip through fast, efficient workouts that counteract surprising changes in body shape, tone, and composition that women experience at major milestones like post-pregnancy and pre-menopause. -Fat Zone workouts zero in on the trouble spots of three common female body types: the Pear, the Apple, and the Inverted Triangle. -Fat Zone eating program includes 6 full weeks of menu plans developed with a top nutritionist, complete with shopping lists, quick tips and hints, and dozens of Denise’s favorite delicious, low-fat recipes. -An interactive 6-week workbook helps track individual progress with measurements of the targeted fat zone, a detailed food diary, and workout plans based on goals, fitness level, and personal schedule. -Inspiring stories and before-and-after photos from Denise fans who’ve seen major results from her workouts.
The 3-Apple-a-Day Plan: Your Foundation for Permanent Fat Loss
Learn the small-town diet secret that is sweeping the nation: add three apples a day to your diet and the weight will drop off!
In the little town of Wenatchee, Washington, Tammi Flynn, nutrition director at the local Gold’s Gym, discovered a secret: when one of her clients, who had been stuck on a diet plateau, ate an apple before every meal and didn’t change anything else, she lost one and a half pounds of fat in just one week. Flynn tried it out with her other clients and saw wild results. Three hundred forty-six people lost more than 6,000 pounds in twelve weeks. That’s seventeen pounds per person!
The 3-Apple-a-Day Plan is a breakthrough weight loss program based on eating well from now on, and not feeling deprived. By combining balanced meals with exercise—and adding the fat-loss accelerator of three apples a day—the plan allows your body to maintain valuable muscle tissue (the key to metabolism) while shedding unwanted layers of fat. It is your foundation for permanent fat loss.
The 3-Apple-a-Day Plan is easy to read, easy to understand, and most important, easy to customize and incorporate into your lifestyle. Today, more than 150,000 people have lost weight with Tammi’s plan—and so can you!
You will discover:
- How to plan and prepare quick meals from over 100 delicious recipes
- How to increase your metabolism to achieve permanent fat loss
- The different between overfat and overweight
- How and why apples are used as a fat loss supplement
- Why men lose weight faster than women
- Why the scale may sabotage your efforts to lose weight
- Personal success stories and photos of people who have struggled with weight loss and won