Reviews of best diet books.
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Weight Loss That Lasts by James M. Rippe M.D. Review

Successful dieting is a lot like running a marathon: it’s easier to talk about than actually do. And once we do start, more of us drop out before the end of the race than actually complete it. I know that for me personally, I have had little success with dieting. It’s not for lack of trying: I’ve read about or actually tried most of the major weight loss plans out there today.

So, as a person with a long history of attempted weight loss, any book which claims to have the answer for real, sustained weight loss in the long term will have my full attention. Weight Loss That Lasts makes just that claim, and has the backing of industry leader Weight Watchers.

How Does Weight Loss That Lasts Work?

To understand how this book works, I researched the basic premise of author James Rippe, M.D. Rippe begins with his personal stories of weight loss, then explores what he refers to as the “myths of weight loss.” By exploring and attempting to understand the causes of common misconceptions about weight loss, Rippe leads readers to a more honest place in the weight loss journey.

In addition to discussing the various misconceptions or “myths” about weight loss, tools and strategies for overcoming these challenges are also included.

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The No S Diet Review: The Strikingly Simple Weight-Loss Strategy That Has Dieters Raving--and Dropping Pounds

After having my first child a few months ago, I tried everything I could think of to shed those post-pregnancy pounds. Nothing seemed to work! Even before becoming pregnant, I had tried many of the popular weight loss plans out there. Maybe that’s why the idea behind the “No S” Diet appeals to me.

It is marketed as a diet book for non-dieters, providing simple concepts rather than complicated, tough to follow plans. Instead of providing recipes and regimens, author Reinhard Engels provides concepts which the reader can then use to guide them in developing a healthy plan for themselves. Even more interestingly, Engels has a background not as a health guru or nutritionist, but as a software engineer.

How Does The “No S” Diet Work?

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Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery by Levine, Bontmpo-Saray and Urban-Skuros Review

One of the biggest questions facing anyone who has had some sort of gastric surgery for weight loss is, “What the heck can I eat?” After weight loss surgery, things have changed, and a different sort of diet plan needs to be followed. Most of the diets recommended for those who have undergone bariatric surgery are tasteless, unimaginative, and bland, and when Pat Levine was faced with this sort of food, she decided she had better do something about it.

The result of Pat’s efforts, Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery, is a collection of delicious and nutritious recipes that will keep the bariatric patient nourished, happy, and on line with weight goals. If you or anyone you know is having this surgery, this book will help to make their post-op life more enjoyable.

What Is Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery About?

When someone has had bariatric surgery, their nutritional needs change. Whatever the method chosen, the capacity of the stomach is reduced, so the ability to absorb nutrients is also curtailed. Your new diet must compensate for this if you are not to become malnourished, and the most important food group you will need is protein.

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The Lean Body Promise by Lee Labrada Review

Many diet and fitness plans require a long time to pass before some results are seen. It can be very discouraging to be following the program and not see any ‘positive input’ in the form of weight loss after using the plan for months. Fortunately, with The Lean Body Promise, you will be able to see results quickly, in as little as 12 weeks.

Lee knows that the key to getting in shape is not just skimping on meals, but rather an intelligent approach to exercise and diet. Both of these matters are covered in The Lean Body Promise, and if you are eager to get back into shape, no matter what your age, this might just be the book for you

What Is The Lean Body Promise About?

The Lean Body Promise outlines a diet plan that allows you to eat 5 or 6 small meals during the course of the day, rather than 2 or 3 large ones. Spreading out your meals keeps your body fueled and helps to keep you from feeling hungry and nibbling. An advantage to this book, too, is that the meals are made from food you can buy anywhere; there are no exotic or expensive ingredients to worry about.

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Body Sculpting With Kettlebells For Women by Lorna Kleidman Review

Getting back into shape can be difficult; sometimes the muscles just do not seem to want to firm up, the extra pounds stick, and your body refuses to tone. However, many people have found that Body Sculpting With Kettlebells For Women has helped them overcome these problems and get the shape they want.

If you are looking for positive results within a relatively short period of time, kettlebells can provide the training you need. Lorna applies her extensive experience with kettlebells to this book to give you a complete and practical guide to working out.

What Is Body Sculpting With Kettlebells For Women About?

Kettlebells are a very effective way of exercising and achieving results in a short period of time. However, they are not merely a substitute for dumbbells, and this book will provide you with some very specific exercises designed to get the maximum effect from kettlebells. Because of the way in which kettlebells are used, they tend to put less stress on the joints and there is much less chance of straining or hurting yourself.

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Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook Review

Everyone’s weight loss journey is different but for the most part, the tools you will need to succeed are generally the same. Watching what you eat is definitely the first step and one of the most daunting as well. It can be hard to change your eating habits and the best way to begin is with the guidance of a nutritional plan.

Even a cookbook will help you create great tasting meals that are low in calories to help you begin to lose weight. The Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook can help you get started and enjoy the taste of healthy eating.

What is Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook About?


The Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook is a great compilation of quick and easy recipes such as fajitas as well as different and spicy recipes to mix up your eating habits. By not getting bored with your diet you can continue to eat healthy and enjoy it.

With over 500 healthy recipes to choose from you will never be short on cooking ideas for yourself as well as your family. There are core recipes as well as recipes that include the point value system to help you stay on your weight watchers diet easily and with little calculation. An added bonus it eh holiday recipe section which can help you eat healthy even during the toughest times of the year.

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400 Calorie Fix Review: The Easy New Rule for Permanent Weight Loss

There are so many different quick fixes and diet fads on the market today it can be impossible to know which ones work and which ones are a marketing scheme. Everyone knows one of the first things you want to do when you decide it’s time to lose weight is to reassess your eating habits.

This can be one of the most difficult steps because many of us have gotten use to bad eating habits and breaking them is the key to success. 400 Calorie Fix can help you do just this and learn how to make calorie counting easy.

What is the Book About?

Counting calories is not a new method of weight loss, but did you know that less than 15% of people know how many calories they consume in a day? It can seem like a pain to have to count calories and hard to know how much calories are in a particular meal you’ve created; this is where 400 Calorie Fix book comes to the rescue.

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Runner’s World Complete Book of Women’s Running Review

You may have never thought of yourself as a runner, but running can be a great way to lose weight and get back into shape. Contrary to popular belief you don’t have to be an athlete or even someone who works out on a regular basis to enjoy running. Running can be a very satisfying sport and this Runner’s World Complete Book of Women’s Running can help you lose the weight and enjoy doing so!

What is Runner’s World Complete Book of Women’s Running About?

Runner’s World has created this Women’s only running guide to help women lose weight and get fit by running. This book offers a variety of different tools such as training plans for different race lengths, nutritional information to help you boost your energy levels during workouts and of course how to lose weight.

In addition, you’ll find testimonials, photos and more to help you through your weight loss journey and stay motivated along the way. No matter what stage of fitness you’re currently at this book is meant to help you maintain and progress.

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Complete Book of Running by Runner's World Review

After I had my first child several months ago, one of the first types of exercise I returned to was running. Running is appealing because it requires little equipment other than a pair of running shoes, can be done almost any time, does not require a gym membership, and above all, is simple! However, after experiencing some of the normal problems which frequently beset runners (like pulled muscles and shin splints), I started to consider that there might be more to know about my favorite form of exercise.

The Complete Book of Running by Runner’s World features the all encompassing subtitle, “Everything You Need to Run for Weight Loss, Fitness, and Competition.” Along with this compelling subtitle, its purchase price is extremely low. With that, I was snagged, and wanted to know more about this book.

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Crack the Fat-Loss Code by Wendy Chant - Review

If someone were to tell me that I could lose 25 pounds in 8 weeks without making major lifestyle changes, I would tell them to keep dreaming. However, in her best-selling book, Crack the Fat-Loss Code, author Wendy Chant suggests that by making changes to the way we think about our diets, we can do just that. For me personally, weight loss has always been a struggle.

The prospect of losing 25 pounds in just two months without yo-yo dieting, deprivation, or constant exercise is immensely appealing... but is it too good to be true?

What Is the Book About?

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Author Wendy Chant outlines a few basic concepts which can assist us in changing the way we think about eating. Chant's basic concept is that we can maximize the beneficial parts of our diet by scheduling when meals take place and what they consist of. The term she uses to describe this is “macro-patterning,” which essentially means creating positive patterns in how and what we eat.

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