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Health First: Winning at Weight Loss and Wellness [Paperback]

Steve Hirsch
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Sept. 6 2013
For years a distinguished family doctor has quietly and effectively helped his patients prevent or deal with diabetes, heart disease, and other problems through his Health First program, which teaches: mindfulness about health and diet; budgeting of food types through daily/weekly diet plans; a decrease in one's diet of sugar, salt, and fat; and the adoption of regular, moderate exercise. Dr. Hirsch's Health First program has a wonderful triple bonus for his patients: not only the prevention or management of disease, but also weight loss and wellness.

Now, with the publication of this book, Dr. Hirsch has put his proven program, and its beneficial results, directly in your hands. You can say goodbye to the diet fad of the month and say hello to an easy-to-follow program with wonderful, long-lasting results.

"A terrific, practical guide for anyone who wants to live within a consistent, healthier weight range forever ... The big difference between this program and some fad diet or hyped training regime is that it is simple and sustainable. The program ... incorporates reasonable weight-loss targets and will result in improved fitness levels." --JOHN CLEGHORN, Retired CEO, Royal Bank of Canada

"... Dr. Hirsch offers everyone the chance to take part in a program that has helped many of his own patients achieve healthier lives. Well written, evidence-based, easy to read, and user-friendly." --CAL GUTKIN, MD CCFP FCFP

"After losing 25 lbs on this program, I simply cannot believe how much get-up-and-go I have! ... The daily budget approach to food intake is a simple way of keeping on track without a lot of fuss. And with my busy life, fuss-free is the only way to go!" --MICHELLE, age 42

Steve Hirsch, MD CCFP FCFP, practices family medicine near Toronto and is a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hirsch is passionate about leading a healthy life, which for him includes exercise, proper diet, and daily mindfulness meditation. Besides being an avid cyclist, he has run twenty-four marathons, including five Boston marathons.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Weight Loss Book Ever! Jan. 5 2014
By Kathryn
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This book is written in a clear and straightforward manner which makes it very user friendly. In fact, it is the first "diet" book that I have bought (and there have been many!) which I have actually read from cover to cover. It is chock full of good information, whether you are looking to lose weight (as I am) or just want a resource to help you to clean up your diet by eliminating some of the fat, salt, sugar and red meat. The Health First program offers a basic, easy to follow outline for healthy eating - no gimmicks, no expensive supplements, just suggestions for clean healthy foods available at all grocery stores. The program guidelines are few and uncomplicated. Daily and weekly food budgets are explained clearly. The suggested quantities of food are generous so you never feel hungry. A definite bonus! I have been following the Health First program for a while and have consistently lost 1-2 pounds a week and I feel terrific! This book is well worth the investment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Jan. 2 2014
I Love that the author (a doctor) tested this method of achieving and maintaining wellness over a long period of time with so many participants.
This is real-world, and totally achievable!!!!
After looking into many "diets" I am excited to kick-off my New Year armed with this information.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changer March 1 2014
Dr.Hirsch painted a very effective picture for me. Get a grip on my lousy eating habits or pay the consequences. His program was simple. It changed my life. I went from 215 pounds to 185 pounds and have been able to maintain that weight for over 10 years.
NRW Mississauga.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Common Sense Book. Jan. 20 2014
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Dr. Hirsch has put together an easy to read and easy to follow program to improve your health.
He covers a lot of material that we do know and a lot that I didn't know as well.
He has put together some sample meal plans that will help you with your weight loss and general health.
Lots of case studies as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, useful and easy to follow Jan. 3 2014
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I found - and still find - that this book is so useful precisely because it is written in such an organized and easy to follow format. The author's logical and conversational tone is comfortable to read. He doesn't patronize but does recognize the challenges of changing habits from unhealthy to healthy, and offers really useful guidelines. Many other books I've seen have focused on more unrealistic weight loss extremes, but Dr. Hirsch focuses on a long-term goal of good health, which is much more sensible and will hold the reader in better health status than any quick loss reduction plan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 11 2014
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simple, clear, to the point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book July 11 2014
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Great book, and a very good app. for iPhone. Highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars easy to read July 6 2014
By maria
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A very helpful book, easy to read, and easy to follow, i lost 25 pounds using Dr. Hirsch's book.
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