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The Take-Control Diet Paperback – July 5, 2005
"The Big 15 Paleo Cookbook" by Megan Flynn Peterson
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“If you are ready to give up fad diets and you really desire to take charge of your health, this book is for you. You will find there is no prescription your doctor can give you for weight control that is more valuable than knowledge.”—C. Everett Koop, M.D., former surgeon general of the United States
From the Hardcover edition.
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Dr. Smith's plan has changed my life. I finally have control. I will update this review every once in a while with my new total. I know I can stick with this plan, because I've done it for a month, and I don't feel hungry or deprived. It works!!
Second, Dr. Smith isn't just some guy on tv, he's a Harvard and Columbia grad. Not too shabby.
But to the book...this was the first "diet" book I read that really made sense for me. This isn't a crash diet, you'll lose a moderate amount of weight by making simple changes. He really spoke to, as the title says, taking control of your life. You can't lose weight just by hoping or wanting it bad enough. You have to work at it.
The book has lengthy, but useful, exercises to find out things like your current level of consumption and activity. It is basic, yet teaches a lot of things that really need to be known to have a healthy weight loss plan. I've been on a lot of plans, read a lot of books, but never had it broken down for me in such a way that a) it made a lot of sense, b) didn't talk to me like I was a simpleton, and c) made it seem doable and not extreme.
Exactly what I needed.
In this book, you are given easy to use formulas to determine the exact caloric intake your body needs according to your frame, plus ideas on how to control your calorie intake throughout any given week to achieve weight loss.
Dr. Smith provides practical applications to a lifestyle, rather than a diet, that prevents dieters from having to refrain from favorite foods. For example, if you know you are going to a party where you will be eating cake and ice cream, he suggests that you subtract those calories from another day's caloric intake to make up the difference and still allow net weight loss for the week.
We've all been in and out of "The Zone", we've given up our carbs for Dr. Atkins, and we've gone to "South Beach" with temporary success, but if you want to truly stay on track with your weight management skills, I highly suggest you give Dr. Smith's book an opportunity to help you gain your weight loss sense back again.
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wonderful item - totally accurate description - fast quality shipping !!!!Published 11 months ago by DebDavis
Ian Smith's explanation are easy for the lay person to understand. The book gives detailed information about metabolism and how the body works in terms of losing, gaining and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by ERogers
Don't hesitate to buy any of these books. To me they are all helpful and explains a lot about how you eat and lose weight instead of starving to loose weight only to gain it back... Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by Tammy Green
excellent book. anyone who is serious about losing weight and changing there life should read this.Published on April 6, 2009 by Danielle B. Slaughter
I purchased Dr.Smith's books. What is working for me is rotating among the three diets when I grow weary of one. Read morePublished on February 15, 2009 by Bonnie E. Pike
Whether he finished his residency or not has nothing to do with the content and quality of his books. I started the Fat Smash diet and in 2 months I lost 25 pounds. Read morePublished on September 20, 2007 by sedmonds