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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (Aug. 28 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071475826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071475822
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #672,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

What the Stars Are Saying About The Ultimate New York Diet

"The Victoria's Secret show is the most challenging appearance for any model. Just eight weeks after I gave birth, David had my body lingerie- and runway-ready for the show. His program works fast--and, more important, the results last."
--Heidi Klum

"David's comprehensive approach has transformed not only my body, but also how I feel inside my body. More than just a quick fix, his Ultimate New York Body Plan has truly changed my life, giving me the strength, knowledge, and confidence to be my best self."
--Liv Tyler

"David is incredible. For David, no one is beyond looking his or her best. No one is too old or too large."
--Ellen Barkin

"I am endlessly grateful for the input David has had on my body and my life."
--Kerry Washington

"David Kirsch has an unbelievable way of individualizing a comprehensive exercise plan for achieving better health and physical strength. His charismatic and energizing personality is evident in his latest book, The Ultimate New York Diet, where exercise becomes the pillar for the motivation and willpower to seek overall health."
--Connie Guterson, author of The Sonoma Diet

"Too often, patients feel that they must make a trade-off between losing weight and staying healthy. David's plan does not require this trade-off, and it's for this reason that I endorse it wholeheartedly."
--Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery, Columbia University, and coauthor, You: The Owner's Manual

Lose weight--and keep it off--in a New York minute!

When supermodel Heidi Klum needed to get into tip-top shape for the Victoria's Secret fashion show--just eight weeks after giving birth to her second child--she turned to a miracle worker, celebrity fitness trainer David Kirsch, and his Ultimate New York Diet.

But you don't have to be a celebrity--or a New Yorker--to reap the benefits of this fresh approach to a healthy, fit lifestyle. All you need is the desire to take control of your eating and your body and the willingness to change your life for the better. Once you take that first step to a new, improved you, there's no limit to how fabulous you can look and feel!

The Ultimate New York Diet provides the tools to slim down safely in record time:

  • A diet that's broken into three phases over the course of eight weeks, so you can see results fast and be inspired to stay on track
  • Advice on how to make healthy choices at all types of restaurants, allowing you to eat out every night
  • 64 quick, easy-to-prepare recipes for healthy, satisfying meals
  • Ten-minute workouts you can do anywhere--from your cubicle to a taxi cab--that will leave you feeling exhilarated and more focused

David Kirsch, author of the wildly popular The Ultimate New York Body Plan, has written this book for the needs of people with busy, multitasking lives--people who want to be on top of their game when it comes to their careers and their bodies. This is not just a diet; it's a life transformation. After completing The Ultimate New York Diet, your attitude toward food, exercise, and wellness will be forever changed and you'll finally have the key to a fit and fabulous body.

About the Author

David Kirsch is the founder and owner of the Madison Square Club, celebrated for custom-designed fitness training and nutritional counseling. Visit his website at

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By Leah - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I bought this after a beautiful woman whom I know told me about David's products; I purchased from his wellness store and was so amazed by his energy products, that I wanted to know more. After reading the book, I was intrigued, so I decided to commit to Phase 1 of the diet for two weeks. My metabolism was really sluggish after two months of excess, so I was ready to do something that people said would fire it up again.

Phase 1 is tough--you cut out alcohol, bread, dairy, carbs, fruit, and most fats. I thought I was going to be a carb-starving biatch, but I figured I could last two weeks. I followed the plan to the letter and didn't cheat. I made some adjustments because I am a vegetarian, but I imagine the plan would be even easier if you eat chicken and fish. Still, I modified his recipies to include tofu and beans and managed not to get too bored.

I didn't think I'd stay full off of just a protein shake for breakfast (I "need" a carb in the morning) but I surprisingly did. Eating protein throughout the day kept me full. I had a protein shake for breakfast, almonds for a snack, big salad for lunch, egg whites or protein shake for a snack, and some variation of stir fry for dinner. I already exercised regularly, but I added more strength training moves to my routine, something I've wanted to do for a while but just never committed to.

All I can say is WOW! I lost 3 inches from my waist the first week, and 2 the second!!! I am usually bloated after eating, but eating this clean left my stomach flatter than it's been in ages. I cut my caffeine habit and my sugar addiction (by cutting dairy and fruit, you pretty much cut sugar too). I had a ton of energy and felt AMAZING after TWO WEEKS. I really like his "no excuses" approach. I am also a big fan of his supplements, protein packets, and Thermobubbles (LOVE THESE!!!). To be successful on this program, I think you really have to commit to Phase 1. Clean out your fridge and only keep the "approved" foods, and actually eat them. By the end of phase 1, I was excited to eat more foods, but I realized I didn't NEED that carb with breakfast or lunch anymore--which is huge for me!! I will continue to go back to Phase 1 periodically to kick up my metabolism. I feel fantastic, and would recommend this plan fully to any of my friends!!!
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2ddc57c) out of 5 stars Great book for the real woman Dec 4 2006
By NeverSickOfReading - Published on
Format: Hardcover
With so many fitness and diet fads in existance, it is difficult to find one that that is realistic and will work. It is not easy to change your diet, and to stick to a nutritional plan. Until now...

David Kirsch's books are an inspiration to the real woman. His diet and excercise plans are easily tailored to your lifestyle. I just had a baby and do not have time to work out. I have followed David's diet plan and have been able to take off the baby weight, and them some. It doesn't feel like dieting, and I hate to diet.

This book will work for you if you love to cook and love to eat. You will not be on a diet, it will not seem like you are changing your lifestyle, and you can continue to use these recipes for the rest of your life.
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2bd263c) out of 5 stars Looking to Lose Weight and Increase Energy --- this is the diet for you! Jan. 11 2007
By Timothy McCourt - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I was skeptical at first when I heard about the Ultimate NY Diet, however, after reading the book, and being on the diet for almost three months I am an avid fan! I would whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone looking to increase their energy levels and to lose weight. The three phase approach will allow you to not only lose the weight, but teaches you how to keep it off while incorporating some of your favorite foods. This book is not simply a follow along diet, it teaches you how to eat better while still enjoying great tasting food that you can prepare yourself.

It does take a little bit to get used to the plan, but rest assured the diet is easy to follow and you can easily incorporate the fundamental principles into everyday eating. So far I have lost about 20 pounds, but there are more noteable accomplishments than the weight loss.

Firstly, I no longer find myself drinking Coke or hitting that 3 p.m. wall at work. I have more energy and I am more mentally awake throughout the day. David's approach to eating smaller meals throughout the day really does give your metabolism that boost that you are looking for.

Secondly, I love cooking; I enjoy it, and cook every night. One benefit to this diet is that it provides lots of recipes, but also teaches you why these recipes work so you can still be creative and enjoy your favorite dishes (with some modifications) once you understand what does and doesn't fit into the diet. So for me this is a huge plus to the Ultimate NY Diet Plan.

Furthermore, being someone who loves to go out to eat, I find that once you understand the fundamentals of David's approach you can easily navigate menus for great food that won't leave you feeling guilty. The book takes you through how to eat out (and enjoy some cocktails), by providing information and guidelines so you enjoy your night out without ruining all your hardwork.

Lastly, while the book incorporates exercise into the plan, it provides alternatives to spending hours in the gym and advice on how to burn calories during normal daily activity. As per any exercise regimen, self motivation and discipline are required, but David's approach is realistic for someone who does not have 2 hours (or even 1 hour) a day to devote to working out.

While there maybe some concern over the need to purchase products along with this diet, rest assured it is not burdensome. David's plan does not require you to purchase his line of products and gives you alternatives that you can buy in your local health store. For example, having a protein shake every morning for breakfast - this is no more expensive then picking up that bagel and coffee on a daily basis -- which you will no longer need, nor want, while on the NY Ulitmate Diet Plan.

I cannot be a bigger advocate of this Diet, because it does not feel like I am on a diet. I am in control and do not feel restricted or that I am missing out on food. I am eating better and have more energy than I have had in a long time, with the added bonus of losing weight and feeling great. So if you are looking for a diet that works, this is it, look no further and get this book today!
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa34ccb64) out of 5 stars The Ultimate New York Diet - The ultimate lifesaver Nov. 6 2006
By Elise Figarotta - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I have been a fan of Davids since I read his first book Sound Mind, Sound Body. With each additional book that David has written I feel that I have gained such a vast array of knowledge and in turn inspiration. Davids books have helped me weather such dark periods of my life and the latest The Ultimate New York Diet is no exception. Having been going through a very nasty divorce, it would of been very easy for me to reach for my safe haven FOOD!!! Following David's plan not only have I retained the body that he initially helped sculpt out, I have gotten in even better shape. I thank god for David, his philosophy, talent and his vitamin supplements as well. This is book is highly recommended to anyone who cares enough about themselves. We are all worth the difference.
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2e8e888) out of 5 stars DAVID'S PROGRAM MAKES SENSE - LOVE IT! Feb. 5 2007
By ShelleyShirleyRochelle - Published on
Format: Hardcover
What I love about David's program is that he purports balance. It's nothing silly. For the first two weeks while detoxifying you'll eat clean proteins, low complex carbohydrates - veggies - the greener the better - and of course cauliflower, almonds, walnuts, mushrooms (shiitake, maitake..)

Going into phase 2 and 3 you'll incorporate beans, berries, sweet potatoes, lentils, apples, quinoa - who needs traditional pasta when you have quinoa.

His program has changed my life. It's become a way of life. It's not about deprivation. It's all about balance. It's about making better choices. Once a week enjoy a "cheat" meal. His philosophy encourages you to eat consciously and listen to the signals your stomach sends to your brain. If it's a a chocolate souffle you crave - he encourages you to have one or two bites - not the entire plate. Go for the dark chocolate instead of the milk chocolate.

Since going on David's program - I've lost weight and kept it off, there's been a boost in my mood and energy level, and I'm so much more lucid. My hair and skin have improved. I'll be 62 next month and I have never felt better. His exercise regime is smart.