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Diet Simple Hardcover – January, 2002
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From the Inside Flap
Tallmadge’s latest offering in the fickle world of weight loss is a standout.”
Dieting: It’s not about denial anymore....The recipes in Tallmadge’s bookfrom heavyweight chefs like Jacques Pépinare a far cry from rabbit food.”
New York Post
Invaluable: lifelong lessons on how to lose weight healthfully.”
From the Back Cover
Tons of fun ways to slash stealth calories from your everyday diet for dramatic, lasting results. The ultimate girlfriends guide to shaking those Velcro pounds.
Tallmadge s latest offering in the fickle world of weight loss is a standout.
Dieting: It s not about denial anymore....The recipes in Tallmadge s bookfrom heavyweight chefs like Jacques Pepinare a far cry from rabbit food.
New York Post
Invaluable: lifelong lessons on how to lose weight healthfully.
" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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There are many recipes in the back of the book, created by famous chefs.
The book is a series of "diet" tips. I found the format annoying and not easy to refer back to something I'd read. Unless you are just about to start your very first diet, you won't likely come away with much new information. Granted, I've been around the diet block a number of times and have read quite a lot of diet/nutrition-related books over the years, so it wasn't like I expected that anything in this little book of tips would be earth-shattering news to me. Still, I didn't come away feeling like I'd gained much from reading the book.
Though stress eating is not a major problem for me, I know a lot of people who struggle with it. I did feel that her chapter on stress eating was quite good and helpful.
If you are just starting a diet or launching a healthy eating for life journey, you may find the book helpful in that you may be able to focus on just those tips that will give you the most "bang for your buck."
However if, like me, you've been around the diet block a few times, I would recommend "Thin for Life" by Anne Fletcher.
For example one tip suggests you walk a dog, another tip says you lead a conga line at work for 5 minutes each hour of the business day, and yet another tip suggests you walk more.
Other Tallmadge tips include eating less calories by making substitutions. She suggests in one tip that you give up ice cream or at least eat less. And another tips suggests you eat fruit with chocolate syrup instead of ice cream - more repetition.
Very few of the ideas add anything new to what most women's magazines or diet books will tell you. Drink more water to feel fuller, eat salad so you don't eat something else, find less caloric substitutes for chocolate cravings.
The one twist Katherine adds to the book is she guesses at how many calories (and thus pounds) you might lose in a year if you follow the suggestion given.
As I stated earlier the book is geared to the traditional eat less, exercise more mode of weight loss. If you are following a low carb diet, for example, many of the suggestions will not work for you. In one tip she recommends coating your berries with chocolate syrup. 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup contain 24 grams of carbs which would not be beneficial to a low carber!
At the back of the book she gives batch recipes. Many are geared to a batch for 4 or 6. So they not as suitable for families as they are for couples. The recipes involve wholesome foods and clear directions are given.
I think because of the duplication of the tips throughout the book and the fact that most are repeats of what we already know the book is more of a little kick in the pants to remind us to drink our water, eat more veggies etc.
To me though the lack of new information does not merit the price of the hardcover version.