Top 10 Diets of April 2012
Let’s get smarter and lose the weight once and for all with the top 10 secrets to weight loss…
Now, as Forks Over Knives is introducing more people than ever before to the plant-based way to health, this accessible guide provides the information you need to adopt and maintain a plant-based diet. Features include:
- Insights from the luminaries behind the film—Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John McDougall, The Engine 2 Diet author Rip Esselstyn, and many others
- Success stories from converts to plant-based eating—like San’Dera Prude, who no longer needs to medicate her diabetes, has lost weight, and feels great!
- The many benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based diet—for you, for animals and the environment, and for our future
- A helpful primer on crafting a healthy diet rich in unprocessed fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, including tips on transitioning and essential kitchen tools
- 125 recipes from 25 champions of plant-based dining—from Blueberry Oat Breakfast Muffins and Sunny Orange Yam Bisque to Garlic Rosemary Polenta and Raspberry-Pear Crisp—delicious, healthy, and for every meal, every day.
What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer? For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers—and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the hit documentary Forks Over Knives.
Their answer? Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet—it could save your life. It may overturn most of the diet advice you’ve heard—but the experts behind Forks Over Knives aren’t afraid to make waves. In his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn explained that eating meat, dairy, and oils injures the lining of our blood vessels, causing heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.
In The China Study, Dr. Colin Campbell revealed how cancer and other diseases skyrocket when eating meat and dairy is the norm—and plummet when a traditional plant-based diet persists. And more and more experts are adding their voices to the cause: There is nothing else you can do for your health that can match the benefits of a plant-based diet.
2. Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition by Joel Fuhrman
It’s meal-mania, HG style! This book features three hundred satisfying and delicious recipes for full-on meals. Breakfast, lunch & dinner dishes, plus snazzy starters and sides, that contain less than 300 calories each! In addition to crock-pot recipes, foil packs, and other HG favorites, this book serves up more than seventy five soon-to-be-famous HG trios: three-ingredient combos that take easy to a whole new level! Included are . . .
- Bean ’n Cheesy Soft Taco in an Egg Mug
- PB&J Oatmeal Heaven
- Creamy Crab Cakes Benedict
- Classic Cheesesteak Salad
- Dreamy Butternut Chicken Foil Pack
- Burger-ific Mushroom Melt
- Buffalo Chicken Wing Macaroni & Cheese
- BLT Pizza
- Big Apple Butternut Squash Soup
- Loaded Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs
- . . . And more!
4. Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out: Discover Secrets to a Slimmer, Sexier and Healthier You
- Detoxify the body for fast weight loss
- Drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts or starvation
- Lose up to 15 pounds in the first three weeks
- Shed unwanted fat by eating foods you love, including carbs
- Eat so you feel energetic and alive every day
- Get physically active without exercising
- Get rid of stubborn belly fat
- Trigger your 6 fat-burning hormones to lose weight effortlessly
- Eat foods that give you glowing, radiant skin
Want to lose weight without counting calories, starving yourself, giving up your favorite foods, or eating bland packaged foods? Would you like to look and feel younger and healthier than you have in years without diets and exercise? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, this book is for you! JJ Smith’s revolutionary system teaches proven methods for permanent weight loss that anyone can follow, no matter her size, income level, or educational level. And the end result is a healthy, sexy, slim body. JJ’s breakthrough weight-loss solution can help you shed pounds fast by detoxifying the body, balancing your hormones, and speeding up your metabolism. You’ll learn which foods help you stay slim and which foods cause you to get fat. If you have been on a roller-coaster ride of weight loss, you will finally be able to get off, lose weight, and stay slim for life!
5. New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great. by Eric C. Westman, Stephen D. Phinney and Jeff S. Volek
Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think Again. The New Atkins is…
Powerful: Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine.
Easy: The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind.
Healthy: Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food — a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains.
Flexible: Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you’re eating out — wherever you are.
Backed by Science: More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins.
But Atkins is more than just a diet. This healthy lifestyle focuses on maintenance from Day 1, ensuring that you’ll not only take the weight off — you’ll keep it off for good. Featuring inspiring success stories, all-new recipes, and 24 weeks’ worth of meal plans, The New Atkins for a New You offers the proven low-carb plan that has worked for millions, now totally updated and even easier than ever.
Asserting that “modern life causes diabetes, autoimmunity, cancer, neurodegeneration, and infertility,” the first-time author Wolf, a former student of The Paleo Diet’s Lauren Cordain, takes on grains, carbs, vegetarians, misinformation, and other aspects of modern life with a casual, conversational tone (“Keep your poop where it belongs”) that makes even topics like the components of total cholesterol engaging. Wolf’s scientific background allows him to fully explain hormones, fats, and the digestive process, and helps him put the fundamentals of evolutionary biology into accessible context. He argues that, in addition to dietary changes, a focus on the quality and duration of sleep and a fitness routine is needed, and photographs accompanied by detailed instructions guide readers through simple exercises. Recognizing the time crunch of modern life, Wolf’s program is created to require minimum time and expense. While a grain-free, dairy-free diet may sound difficult to implement, he suggests a commitment-light 30-day trial and provides a four-week menu with simple recipes like Slow Cooker Pork Loin, Chicken Alfredo, and Pizza with a nut-based crust. An extensive list of references, primarily from peer-reviewed journals, lends credence to an intriguing argument.
7. The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy
Combining modern genetic science and evolutionary biology, The Primal Blueprint dispels a number of the myths that modern medicine and conventional wisdom have come to accept as fact. Author Mark Sisson takes the reader on a fascinating journey through human evolution, comparing the life and robust health of our hunter-gatherer ancestors with a day in the life of a modern family – exposing potential health issues that arise from trying to do the right things living in the 21st century.Sisson offers a solution in 10 empowering “Blueprint Lifestyle Laws” that can help us reprogram our genes away from disease and pain towards a direction of effortless weight loss, vibrant health and boundless energy. The reader learns how the right high-fat diet can actually help one lose weight; how popular low-fat, grain-based diets might trigger illness, disease, and lifelong weight gain; why doing too much cardio exercise might actually suppress the immune system and how some of today’s most common medications might make a health condition even worse.
The UltraSimple Diet is Dr. Hyman’s revolutionary detox plan, which if properly followed, allows a person to lose ten pounds in just seven days. The book lays out each day of the plan, featuring menus, relaxation and stress reduction exercises, and worksheets so readers can keep a journal of his or her progress. Dr. Hyman also discusses the philosophy of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, along with its practical ramifications, for keeping the weight off. Now in trade paperback with updated material, new recipes, more detox tips and plenty of resources to help readers stay on the path to healthy weight loss!
If you need to shed pounds fast and in a safe, effective, and lasting way, this is the book for you! Unlike many diet programs that starve you down to size, Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17 Day Diet relies on proven methods to help you take weight off and keep it off for good—whether you’ve got 10 pounds to lose or 100. His revolutionary program adjusts your body metabolically so that you burn fat day in and day out.
This is not a diet that relies on a tiny list of approved foods, grueling exercise routines, or unrealistic calorie counts that leave you hungry and unfulfilled. Moderation and proper portions are key factors in the 17 Day Diet—the trick is to figure out the foods and routines that work best with your real lifestyle. That’s why the book is filled with tips for how to avoid the usual food pitfalls like holidays, eating out, or even just a tempting candy jar. Along with a comprehensive explanation of how each segment works, every phase comes with an extensive list of foods, recipes, and sample meal plans to help make grocery shopping a breeze. Because of the diversity that you are allowed from the very beginning of the program, there is a way to make this diet work with almost any food allergies you might have or what cuisine you’re used to eating.
The 17 Day Diet is a simple plan that gets big, long-lasting results if you stick with it and let Dr. Mike help you along the way. Whether this is your first attempt at dieting or your fiftieth, you must believe that you can do this. What matters now is focusing on your goals, identifying what you need to get there, and taking action to begin the process. Your health and happiness are important, so stand strong, believe in yourself, and let your 17 Day Diet begin now!
Infused with Carr’s signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass! Along with help from her posse of experts, she lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: an anti-inflammatory, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes. Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair, making this a must-have for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.
Including contributions by:
Dean Ornish, M.D. – author and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Neal Barnard, M.D. – author, founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), author of Food for Life
Kathy Freston – author of Quantum Wellness and health advocate
Alejandro Junger, M.D. – author of Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself, and director of integrative medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
Rory Freedman – coauthor of Skinny Bitch and health advocate
Mark Hyman, M.D. – author of The UltraMind Solution and pioneer in functional medicine
Emily Deschanel – star of the Fox series Bones and health advocate
Sharon Gannon – author of Yoga and Vegetarianism, and cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
Wayne Pacelle – president & CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
Stacy Malkan – author and cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Dr. Lilli Link – specialist in raw foods and integrative nutrition
Frank Lipman – author of Revive: Stop feeling Spent and Start Living Again and founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center
Do you have any idea what it’s like to feel blissfully whole and comfortable in your skin? You will. The Crazy Sexy Diet and lifestyle will give you the tools to navigate through life with clarity, balance, and flow. Health is more than just the absence of disease; it is the presence of vitality. Health is freedom from obstruction; it’s living in a harmonious way that creates both inner and outer peace. . . . The Crazy Sexy Diet is loaded with wisdom, tips and advice from personal experience. If I feel great living and eating this way then you can feel fantastic! What I present to you is what works for me and countless other wellness warriors. This information just might save your life, or at the very least reduce the pesky cellulite. It’s an awakening without the disease, knowledge without the price. Changing your mind is the biggest obstacle you face. But once you do, you’ll realize that you are the one you’ve been waiting for. . . .
Copyright 2012 David Masters