Wednesday, March 30, 2011

21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart~ Book Review & Giveaway~

21-DAY WEIGHT LOSS KICKSTART

Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health

By Author: Neal Barnard,MD a clinical researcher and health advocate. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and president of the nonprofit Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has been the principal investigator or coinvestigator on several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health





For years, Dr. Neal D. Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, with his proven, successful program, in just three short weeks you'll get fast results-drop pounds, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and more. With Dr. Barnard's advice on how to easily start a plant-based diet, you'll learn the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly:

Appetite reduction: Strategically choose the right foods to naturally and easily tame your appetite.
Metabolism boost: Adjust eating patterns to burn calories faster for about three hours after each meal.
Cardio protection: Discover the powerful foods that can help reduce cholesterol nearly as much as drugs do in just weeks.

Whether you are one of the millions who are anxious to get a jumpstart on weight loss or who already know about the benefits of a plant-based diet but have no idea how or where to start, this book is the kickstart you've been waiting for. Complete with more than sixty recipes, daily meal plans for the 21-day program, tips for grocery shopping, and more, this book will teach you how to make the best food choices and get your body on the fast track to better health.

My Thoughts:
This book has some different weight loss tips than I'm used to. This book is not about cutting calories and exercise, what I thought was the key to weight loss.
It will teach you about what foods will ramp up your appetite control and help your metabolism. It also wants you to cut out meat and dairy products and eat more plant based foods. For me this is tough. I like to eat fruits and veggies but also like meat and dairy products. This does have sample food list and many recipes, Some I like and others I would never eat or try. This book was interesting and I got some great tips and advice from this, but its not a program that I could follow unless I made some changes.

This book can be purchased from the Hatchette Book Group for $25.99.

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**Disclosure: I received this book free of charge from the Hatchette Book Group for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.**

29 comments:

Maureen said...

One tip that I read somewhere that does work for me is not to eat anything after 7 pm.
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Diana D said...

Eat unprocessed foods. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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rubynreba said...

I have an extra 25 pounds that I just cannot seem to get rid of! This book looks like it would be just what I need.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

nd healthy subs...greek yogurt instead of sour cream

cass said...

When snacking try using a little handful of nuts to control yourself from eating junk food, it will add up in the end to pound losage
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KPort207 said...

My tip is to buy smaller plates etc so even if the plate is full, you are still eating less.

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Anonymous said...

I don't keep any junk food in the house. If I actually have to go out and the junk food, I won't!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to shed about 15 pounds, especially with bathing suit season approaching, thanks!

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calvad said...

My weight loss goal is to lose 50 pounds! calvad at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

For me, it helps to stay away from processed sugar.

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AbstractRose said...

I drink lots of water, but my goal is to lose at least 40 pounds!!

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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

drink lots of water and take your vitamins!

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wendym said...

Tip...drink only water or unsweetened Tea!
Also,...Nature's Own Sugarfree Wheat Bread is excellent for dieting and Diabetics.
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Betty C said...

My goal is to lose a pound a week for the next year.

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I'm an email subscriber.

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I follow with GFC.

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My goal is to not jiggle when I walk. Don't know if that's possible... A tip? Keep track of the water (and only water) you drink each day, and make sure it's at least 64 ounces.
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