| Sunday, December 17, 2006
| NEXT YEAR'S DIET BOOKS
|Low carb. High fiber, No sugar. Reduced fat. Points. Exchanges. "Everything that you can think of has been done," says Marion Nestle, a nutrition professor at New Yor University and the author of What to Eat. "It's hard to think of some new gimmick in dieting", Have no fear. Each year as the New Year's resolution season draws near, the publishing industry dreams up novel weigh-loss schemes to entice the ever plumper U.S. population, nearly two-thirds of which is overweight. The new crop of diet books recommends everything from treating meals as mood medicine to eating dinner for breakfast. Here's a sample.
THE BEST LIFE DIET
by: Bob Greene
The author is Oprah's personal trainer and diet adviser. Guess whose book will be no.1 five minutes after it comes out? Luckily, Greene's diet advice is wise; fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lots of exercise. If Oprah can do it, so can you.
THE GOLD COAST CURE'S FITTER FIRMER FASTER PROGRAM
By: Andrew and Ivy Larson
Take out your bikini! This husband-and-wife team advises avoiding "fake and fattening foods" and sticking with unrefined whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Oh, and exercise. (Do we detect a common theme here?)
By: Melissa Clark and Robin Aronson
Ever wondered how that lithe youg woman at the office eats those luscious foods and never gains any weight? This book reveals her secrets. She exercises, she's picky, and she eats exactly what she wants - in "smallish" quantities. Best tip: when you sit down to eat, always include fruit or vegetables.
THE GOOD MOOD DIET
By: Susan Kleiner
The author promises you'll feel terrific while you lose weight by eating "feel-great foods". Alas, that doesn't mean Ben & Jerry's. She's talking, baturally, about fruits, vegetables and other helathy, filling diet fare.
THE REVERSE DIET
By: Tricia Cunningham and Heidi Skolnik
The "reverse" at the heart of this diet is the adage "Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch and a pauper for dinner" Your big meal in the morning "will boost your energy throrghout the day", the authors promise. That way, you'll be sated by nightfall and less likely to surf the fridge just before bedtime. Choose healthy foods like whole grains and lean protein. It's not necessary to break your fast with a sirloin steak, but neither is it against the rules.
(Source: Abstracted fromTIMEMAG/YOURTIME by: Andrea Sachs)
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