Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Go Undiet: 50 Small Actions for Lasting Weight Loss Paperback – May 2, 2011
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
About the Author
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Forget about dieting. Forget low-carb/high-carb, or low-fat/high-fat. This book provides easy actions, that anyone can do, that can only help your weight loss. In addition to reading the nutrition label, also read the ingredient list. The shorter the list, the better; if it contains anything that sounds like it belongs in a chemistry experiment, put it back on the shelf. If you feel the need to cut back on anything, cut back on your salt intake. Items that say they are "low fat" use chemicals to replace the taste that was removed with the fat.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are best, but don't ignore those that are frozen or canned; they can be just as nutritious. Stay away from products with cartoon characters on the box. Also stay away from products with partially hydrogenated oil. When it comes to meat, it has less fat and calories than many junk foods. Choose meat from animals that are raised naturally, and totally avoid processed meats. Drinking several glasses of water per day can be very boring, so add a tea bag or some frozen fruit.
Use produce to put some color in your diet. When looking for a multivitamin supplement, choose one that is right for your age and gender. Don't worry if you can't prepare a home-cooked meal every night; any home cooking is better than nothing. Don't be afraid of fish; it isn't all high in mercury.
Don't try to do everything in this book at the same time. Pick just one action, and do it for a week. When you have it firmly under control, add another action to it. Losing weight does not get much easier than this. It is very easy to read, and will work for anyone.
GoUndiet exposes the dangers of processed foods that add a huge number of empty calories and harmful chemicals to our diet. Once we recognize how these foods affect our bodies, causing "mysterious" weight gain and destroying our health, it's much easier to stay motivated and make positive changes.
This isn't the first book to explore the subject, nor will it be the last. What makes this book valuable is the way the information is presented. Readers can choose to follow all 50 recommendations at once, or make one or two changes at a time until all the unhealthy habits are eliminated. Diets fail because they require drastic changes that can't be maintained during our on-the-go lives. GoUndiet addresses this issue, by providing easy substitutes available anywhere, anytime.
If you have tried every diet on the planet without result, I highly recommend this approach instead. It truly is an UnDiet, and you'll feel healthier and more energetic in just a few days, without giving up your favorite foods or the occasional treat.
Tsang and I agree on a lot, particularly unDiet's basic premises, she says:
"I believe in science, but I'm also a believer in common sense...this book is built around common sense"
"Only life-long habits will give you long-term results."
"You don't need another rigid meal plan...or rules for the road to follow."
Tsang doesn't mess around telling you what changes are important for you to make to eat healthier. She's also clear that your efforts won't necessarily be easy in our fast- and convenience-food world. She implores you to be ready, mentally and emotionally, to change your habits.
Tsang's information, condensed into about 150 pages, is generally research-based, accurate and current. Go unDiet doesn't unveil much new that the nutrition-conscious reader hasn't heard or read over and over. Rather she unwinds the puzzle of healthy eating in an understandable and approachable manner. She breaks the dense content of nutrition, healthy eating and tips for shopping and food prep, into understandable bites.
Tables, ingredient lists and cooking methods dispersed throughout the book, drive her practical points home. Within chapters and then again recapped in an appendix, are the 50 unDiet Actions. She summarizes each chapter with 5 Small Steps to unDiet.
Go unDiet is an approachable book that you needn't read cover to cover. Rather keep it around. Use it as a resource to answer basic food and nutrition questions and for the valuable 50 small actions for lasting weight loss that you now don't have to dream up on your own.