A portable companion to the larger Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
, this friendly little guide fulfills several purposes. First, The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide
condenses the "power foods" recommended by the diet--a nutritionally sound mix of lean proteins, whole grains, fresh vegetables, fruit and monounsaturated fats--into easy-to-read lists that will help with daily purchasing habits. Second, a number of "Abs Diet Endorsements" are included to help you make proper food choices, even if you're grabbing lunch from a vending machine or food court. Lastly, it offers up a tidy handful of new recipes for wraps, snacks and smoothies along with a short-n-sweet workout. In other words, it supplies everything you need from a diet book to manage the diet on a day-to-day basis.
The casual hanging-with-the-boys style could be your favorite thing about it, or what drives you crazy. Phrases like "Skipping breakfast is like arguing with the cops; there's absolutely nothing good that can come out of it" can either help reinforce the basics or just make you want to get far, far away from the rest of the jokes, such as, "Oatmeal is the Bo Derek of your pantry--it's a perfect 10".
The ultimate goal is uncovering your own six pack, and benefits like lower blood pressure seem less important than waist size. There's something to be said for to-the-point surface goals, but your attitude about image will likely determine your attitude about the book's usefulness. --Jill Lightner
"The Abs Diet is a sensible eating and exercise plan, not a fad diet. The Abs Diet Powerfoods and the Abs Diet Workout are designed to make you fit, healthy, and lean for life. If you want to get on top of your game, this is where you start. Remember: Don't cheat yourself, treat yourself." --The Rock, movie star "A must read for anyone who is serious about building a healthy body and changing to a healthy lifestyle. Most diets are based on gimmicks that set you up for failure; this is the first program I have seen that promotes a lifestyle change that anyone can live with." --David R. Pearson, Ph.D., director of the strength-research laboratory at Ball State University. "Finally, a diet that's focused on what you can eat, not what you can't! . . . You'll look good, but you'll feel great--and you'll succeed at last!"--Heidi Skolnik, staff nutritionist for the New York Giants "Clear, crisp, refreshingly sensible... There are few 'diet books' that I am willing to endorse. I endorse this one enthusiastically."--David L. Katz, M.D., director of medical studies in public health at Yale University School of Medicine
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