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Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life Hardcover – February 22, 2005
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“Ellie Krieger’s book is so powerful because it gives a step-by-step approach on how to transform your life. People tend to get overwhelmed when they’re trying to lose weight. So be patient and don’t lose faith. Just keep making small changes, one step at a time, and big results will happen.” —Kathy Smith, leading fitness expert and author of Flex Appeal
“Spend just 12 weeks with Ellie and she will motivate you to make small, sensible changes to your eating and activity patterns that add up to better health and fitness.” —Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., professor and Guthrie Chair in nutritional sciences, Pennsylvania State University, and author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan
“In a world of diet fads and exercise gimmicks, it’s so nice to find a friendly voice of reason. Ellie has a way of giving commonsense advice without sounding parental and preachy. And she doesn’t leave you hanging. She’s a helping hand guiding you through every step of the way. She’s my friend—let her be yours.” —Paige Davis, host of TLC’s Trading Spaces
About the Author
Ellie Krieger received her undergraduate degree from Cornell and her master’s in nutrition from Columbia, and is a registered dietitian who teaches nutrition at New York University. Ellie was a fashion model for Wilhelmina, then turned her attention to a TV career as host of the nationally syndicated Living Better in 2001 and 2002. She had a New York City–based nutrition counseling practice, and she’s been an on-air fitness expert for, among other outlets, Today, CNN, Food Network’s In Food Today, and CBS’s The Early Show. She has been featured or quoted in print outlets from Self, Fitness, Prevention, Glamour, and Ladies’ Home Journal to GQ and Men’s Journal. Ellie is in her late thirties, married to an Outward Bound expedition leader, and the mother of young Isabella. This is her first book.
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I particularly like the lifestyle questionnaire at the start of the book. Again, nothing new but committing the answers on paper is a real "slap in the face" that some may need to see just how much work they have cut out for them.
I also took the time to write the "dear me" letter suggested at the beginning of the book and will shortly paste it on to my Vision Board" as a constant reminder.
Each week provides a lesson on one aspect of weight loss. For example, week two is about understanding hunger. It also provides a section on "action" which takes the reader through the exercise phase. Finally, each chapter provides a recipe for the reader to try.
While none of the information is new, the book is perfect for those that need step by step guidance and "accountability" to help them to lose weight.
I stumbled upon this book at the library and after taking pages of notes, decided to look it up on Amazon. Sure enough it was selling at a great price so I bought it and have been marking pages and highlighting passages ever since I received. It will make a great gift this Christmas for several people.
I believe that Ellie Krieger has written the best book out there on how to develop a healthy lifestyle.