The 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan: A Scientifically Desinged Balance of Healthy Foods and Fun Foods Hardcover – May 4 2001
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“Lose weight—and still be kind to your sweet tooth.” –Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter
“If you’re dreading bathing-suit season, arm yourself with this book and plan on a new look.” –New York Daily News
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Congratulations! If you are reading this it means you have decided to make a change in your life and lose unwanted pounds. But you should also be congratulated on the fact that you are considering a weight-loss plan by one of Americas leading nutritionists. Joy Bauers credentials are impeccable and she regularly works with New Yorks top physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and hospitals. Shes the real deal hands down.
Every day we are bombarded with advertisements touting the latest way to lose weight. There are hundreds of books, pills, programs, tricks, gimmicks, and miracle remedies to an ongoing problem. Yesterdays sitcom star is suddenly todays health expert? Where are the credentials and degrees? Look at the all of the physicians speaking out against fad diets that were all the rage two years ago. Joy Bauers 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan is sound, scientific, safe and most of all healthy. The 90/10 Plan was developed using the guidelines set by the American Dietetic Association, the American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is healthy but still fun because you dont have to give up Twinkies or chocolate.Before you buy a diet book remember to look at who wrote ! it. Your health and well being are important things so make sure you follow a weight-loss plan designed by an nutritional expert.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Basically, you eat healthy 90% of the time, and can be a little 'bad' 10% of the time with a 'fun food' treat. The danger point for anyone trying to lose a significant amount of weight - certainly more than 15 or 20 pounds - is in the 'fun foods.'
The list of acceptable fun foods is NOT realistic. For starters, this is a very LONG list of unhealthy food that vary quite a bit in sugar/fat content and thus, portion size - and for an audience that may already have difficulty with that.
Also, the fun food servings don't reflect the packaging they come in - very unrealistic for emotional or compulsive eaters and others with more than 20 pounds to lose. Take Hostess Cupcakes for example. These can come two to three in a single package, but the allowable serving in this diet is one. It becomes very hard for most dieters to ignore or throw away those extra servings in that opened package, and before you know it, it's just too late.
There's also only two weeks of menus with lots of cooking. I found it a bit expensive to get all the ingredients and after a long day at work, was not in the mood to cook a whole meal.
It's a good maintenance diet, and I'm keeping my copy for that purpose, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone whose lifestyle is very busy, who has a significant amount of weight to lose and/or who expects to diet for more than 3 to 6 months.
By contrast, Holly McCord's Ice Cream Diet is very similar but it's less cooking, and most importantly: it limits the 'fun food' to ice cream, but that means ANY kind, and there's a lot of varieties to choose from.Read more ›
This plan provides an easy-to-follow (and most importantly, easy to modify - all breakfasts, lunches, snacks, etc are the same number of calories, so they're interchangeable - and the plan provides plenty of substitutions) plan that's realistic for those of us who have to eat a quick breakfast and carry our lunch to work.
There are several weeks worth of recipes and once you've gotten the hang of the system, a simple calorie-counting paperback would make it easy to design your own meals to fit within the calories allowed, slipping ultimately into a healthier lifestyle. The allowance for a daily snack and a "fun food" really helps with the urge to cheat. Yes, I'm still tempted, but three weeks in and 16 lbs lighter, I haven't given in yet. There's nothing to keep you motivated like shopping for smaller pants.
Most recent customer reviews
I intended to buy The South Beach Diet, but after flipping through it and seeing all the 15-ingredient recipes, I put it right back on the shelf and started browsing. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2004
I tried every other diet out there and this is the only one that worked for me. I lost 20 pounds in 2 months and have kept it off for the last 7 months. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2003 by Katie Mattox
This is the best weight loss book there is essentially because Joy teaches you to eat right without all the sacrifice. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2003 by C. Grothe
I have never had any success with "dieting" unitl I read this book. I decided to give it a try after reading the reviews. I can honestly say it works. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2003
I bought this book and started 2 weeks ago and have not lost a pound. I did the 1200 calorie plan step by step with exercising and weights four times a week. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2002
This is the best diet plan available today! I started the diet on June 24, 2002 and have lost 40lbs. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2002 by Armando Iazzetti
The diet is good, however, there are not enough menus or variety for someone who needs substantial weight loss. Clam sauce--YUCK. Sole--YUCK. ETC.Published on Oct. 22 2002
If you find yourself reading this, like I did, it's probably because you're looking for a livable eating plan among all the crazy fad diets out there. This is it. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2002
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