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Carry This Diet Book on Your Next Grocery Shopping Trip
on December 28, 2011
Syndicated fitness columnist Dr. Charles Platkin (The Diet Detective) has taken a novel approach to losing weight by actually encouraging readers to dine out at their favorite restaurants and prepare their daily meals using canned, frozen and ready to eat food items easily purchased at the local supermarket.
The trick is to follow the "Build A Meal" profiles presented in this book so you will know that one bag of Mott's Sliced Apples is 57 calories or that a McDonald's Filet of Fish is 380 calories or lunching on a can of Progresso Light Beef Pot Roast Soup will cost you 160 calories.
As a nutrition specialist, Platkin provides solid information about using your favorite prepared and even typical fast foods in your diet plan and how to plan your weekly shopping trips and menus. We like the four-color product pictures included in the Build a Meal suggestions because it prompts the reader to purchase items that they may not have previously considered on a weight loss program. A good Q & A chapter at the end of the book. We agree with Platkin that his program is pretty simple, but easy? Stick to it for the recommended 21 days and find out for yourself!