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The Yummy Hunter's Guide: The Best-Tasting, Low-Calorie Foods and Where to Shop for Them (Yummy Hunter's Guides) Paperback – September, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Yummy Hunter's Guides
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Romax Publishing (September 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975509608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975509609
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,836,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Helen Brand is not your average personal trainer poured into spandex, shrieking at the sight of saddle bags and banishing clients to ice cubes and celery. Helen understands what it’s like to have a size 16 appetite for food with a size zero appetite for clothing and the viscous cycle that accompanies. Suffering from childhood obesity, at the age of twelve she broke free of this genetic handicap by educating herself on nutrition and exercise.

Like so many fat-gone-fit gurus before her time (read: Richard Simmons and Susan Powter) this self motivated lady set out to help those who could not help themselves (sans the daisy dukes!). She began by teaching exercise classes, moving on into more personalized one-on-one training. Helen knows that adding exercise into your life and subtracting the foods you love to eat equals short term success and a late night trip to your grocer’s freezer isle!

Helen’s philosophy is simple. "It doesn’t matter what diet you’re on; what does matter is changing your eating habits and to accomplish that, one must continue to eat foods they enjoy."

Helen set out to redress this problem by first finding healthy food and snack substitutes that people actually want to eat. Her plan was wildly successful among those she trained, they devoured every delicious tip she passed on. Her clients eventually started "yummy-hunting" on their own, adding new treasures to the list, thus creating the network that led to the publishing of The Yummy Hunter’s Guide: The best-tasting, low-calorie foods and where to find them.

Helen, charming and vivacious, finds satisfaction in interacting with and recruiting new "Yummy Hunters". This fuels her passion, making her the happy energetic person she is today!

Eric Robespierre is a very funny guy except when it comes to losing weight. But, let’s face it; a break-up with Ben & Jerry could wipe the smile off anyone’s face.

Fortunately, Eric met Helen and learned that eating healthy does not necessarily mean eating cardboard. One in-flight conversation about Eric’s work on advertising campaigns (Danskin, Mitsubishi, Bordens, Izod Lacoste and The New York Yankees), turned into a life-altering course that took the inches off his waste and put passion back into his work.

"Working on The Yummy Hunter’s Guide allowed me the chance to see how much easier it is to maintain your weight when you are eating food that you enjoy. I point to myself as a perfect example of what can be accomplished. And, I want to do it with humor, because if I keep them laughing, they won’t be eating."

Eric is no stranger to helping people. It was his work in the area of Public Service campaigns where he thrived by creating campaigns for such worthwhile causes as water conservation (Don’t Drip New York Dry); voter registration (Feel The Power, Vote America); and finally the celebration of the Statue of Liberty’s centennial birthday (Treasure Liberty The American Way).

His pro bono work led him to meet two US Presidents and New York’s Mayor Koch. "These are wonderful accomplishments, but maintaining weight loss after eating a pasta dinner with an ice cream chaser– that’s something to talk about!"

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Graye on December 2, 2004
I just have to give kudos to the authors for doing the seemingly impossible... a guidebook to healthy foods that taste great and can be found in most supermarkets. I'm usually overwhelmed with the task of trying to eat right since I love my comfort foods, but THE YUMMY HUNTER'S GUIDE got me out of my rut and now I'm actually excited about trying out new foods. Organized almost like a Zagat's travel guide this very fun to read but still practical guide is a bargain for all of those out there trying to eat fairly healthy without resorting to a Draconian wheat grass diet.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lori on November 18, 2004
This is a great book. I don't know how many times I saw something new in the supermarket and I decided to try it and it was awful. I ended up throwing it all out. This book had great foods which was already tasted for me. It was a no brainer. Everything I tried from the book was great. No more wasting food. I just take along my guide with me and I have fun shopping. It has saved me a fortune and it also gave me great ideas of new foods to buy. The book is divided into food categories, so when I need something , I know exactly where to find it. I would highly recommend this book for anyone either on a diet or just trying to eat the right, healthy foods.
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