Leslie Sansone's Eat Smart, Walk Strong: The Secrets to Effortless Weight Loss Paperback – Bargain Price, Jan 2 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
The "secrets" revealed in this friendly volume won't surprise many readers: losing weight requires burning more calories and consuming fewer. But given that the obesity epidemic is getting, well, bigger, the helpful tips and ideas are needed, even if they aren't particularly newsworthy. Sansone, creator of the Walk Away the Pounds book and video series, begins by explaining healthy dieting habits, highlighting typical stumbling blocks and outlining her PERFECT support system (an acronym for plan, educate, repeat, flex, exercise, celebrate and transform) that details steps she believes are key to straightforward weight loss. Then she introduces a six-week plan, complete with workbook pages for each day, designed to eradicate bad habits and promote good ones. She also includes dozens of reasonably tempting recipes (e.g., Apricot Lentil Stew, Chicken Mole, and Oatmeal-Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies) to make in conjunction with the plan. Except for the depressing suggestion that "people do best if they spend most of their exercise time on indoor walking... walking in place... in complete privacy," this is an uplifting diet guide that can help anyone currently in the nonactive population segment—as long as they stick to it. Photos. (Jan.)
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About the Author
Leslie Sansone holds six fitness certifications, has served on the leadership council of IDEA (the country's largest fitness industry organization), and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for leading the largest indoor walk of all time in 2002. Leslie lives with her husband and three children just outside of Pittsburgh in New Castle, Pennsylvania.See all Product Description
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For instance, a daily substitution of one soda/juice for water in you diet could net you a forty-five pound weight loss, per year, without altering your meals.
As a veteran dieter, I'm as battle weary as a soldier giving my all to take the same hill over and over again only to be pushed back, often further than when I began my last assault. This book gives hope even to this cynic as it focuses on the ground (habits) hindering me, not on the mountain I stare at everyday.
According to the author, daily changes like walking 30 minutes, even in place if you don't have a treadmill. You'll have more feel-good energy, and if combined with drinking 8 glasses of water, you can expect a yearly weight loss of 30 pounds per year and cut the risk of diabetes by 58% and heart disease by 45%.
Included are secret pattern-busting activities as simple as saying grace before meals, turning off the TV while you eat, reinventing breakfast, and choosing glasses and dishes that reinforce your eating goals.
The book has three basis parts.
1: We Make Our Habits, and Then They Make Us
2: Six Weeks to a New You
3: Recipes for Life
Also included is her Flex Questionnaire to identify an individual's problem issues.
Six sections the Flex Questionnaire focuses on are, Intentional Eating Habit, Breakfast Habit, Portion-Control Habit, Slow-Food Habit, Snack Habit, Restaurant Habit, and Exercise Habit.
The book contains colorful, simple, daily charts to fill out for six weeks. You are encouraged to log even minimal accomplishments. Each week has a designated habit to focus on, with recipes included. I'd say most of the recipes call for common items most well-stocked kitchens will have on hand.
Armchair Interviews says: If you are looking for an upbeat book that encourages you to try again by making small changes, then Eat Smart, Walk Strong will fit the bill.
It is once again a simple 6 week program designed to give you tips on healthy habits to incorporate into your daily lifestyle. It's not rocket science, we all have heard a lot of this before, but it is a simple approach that can help you, especially if you include exercise.
If you are a Leslie fan, you will like this book. If you aren't a fan, but want some simple tips to incorporate healthier habits about eating into your life, give this book a shot.
Great book,highly recommended,especially if used in conjunction with her fabulous walking workouts.
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