Monday, July 20, 2009

"Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat" by Nancy Snyderman M.D.

I've seen Dr. Snyderman on TV, and she's had one or two other books that have hit our system. My co-worker read this first, and she said it was worth looking through, so I took it home. In a nutshell, you're probably not going to find anything new here, but it is a good book. Good, solid, medically sound advice on losing weight and how to keep it off. Ready for the secret?

Eat less, exercise more.

Yep, that's it! Snyderman herself even says that it's so basic, no one wants to believe it. Now, she doesn't say it's always easy to eat less and exercise more; if it was easy, we'd be a country of "normal"-sized people (whatever "normal" is, and yeah, I'll agree that it's heavier than it used to be). She's very wise to point out the health risks of being overweight, and she's also wise to point out that it's not all about will power. You need to be involved in losing weight, you need to find what works for YOU, crash diets are horrible, etc.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who has ever tried to lose weight, and to those still trying. It's NOT a "diet" book, but more a book about how to do little things that will help you in the long run.

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