If you are looking for a book to help you eat healthier, then this is the book for you! This book is straight forward, easy to read, and best of all, contains a lot of common sense. It is written in a way that you can follow, and you can understand the reason behind her ideas. It debunks “fad-diets”, cause lets be honest, we all have tried at least one at one point in time. She explains why they don’t work.
From the Back of the Book-
“The Paleo. The Zone. The Gluten-free. Another day, another diet. We’re caught in a never-ending merry-go-round of weight loss plans, fueled by celebrity endorsers, TV doctors and companies angling for a piece of a $60 billion industry. But do these diets really work? And how healthy are they?
Registered Dietitian Lisa Tillinger Johansen examines dozens of the most wildly popular diets based on medical facts, not hype. And along the way, she reveals tried-and-true weight loss strategies, relying on her years of hospital experience, weight-loss seminars and community outreach efforts. With insight and humor, Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off shows that the best answer is often not a trendy celebrity-endorsed diet, but easy-to-follow guidelines that are best for our health and our waistlines.”
Once the book debunks all the fad diets, it goes into what is healthy. The only tips that I personally didn’t like is that it says to choose low fat/no fat options. While I get those have less fat and calories, they are not really a healthier option. Even with that, I loved how this book broke apart food labels. It finally explained it in a way where the lightbulb turned on, and I actually understood it. I love how she broke down calories, and really explained them in detail. It has tips for eating out, which is helpful for a busy family.
It has a great section on exercise. I loved (and hated) how it showed examples of food, and that it would take to burn them off. My two slices of pepperoni pizza would cost me 2.5 hours of yoga. So not cool.
The only item that I wish that it had; recipes. While I know that this is not a cook book, it would have been nice to have an example or two putting all these ideas together. But other then that, it really was a great reference point.
Which fad-diets have you tried? Were you able to get any success from them? Did the success continue once you stopped? Do you read health books?