I just finished "Fat, Broke, and Lonely No More" by Victoria Moran. A quick read, with a lot of tips on how to "break up" with Fat, Broke, and Lonely forever. Granting its things we already know, but I liked the tips format. I am also reading Mindless Eating, that was mentioned by someone else on this list. That is an interesting read! In delight Mardica
Tracker shows maintance range.
The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
I just looked at your spark page and you travel...a lot!
I haven't read those
I have read the Alternate Day Diet recently and have been following the regimen described in it by Dr. Johnson. It works very well for me and allows me to splurge on pizza and ice cream occasionally.
Another good book is Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko. The author tells you big calories differences in entries at different restaraunts and places like Starbucks. Some of them were kind of surprising to me.
BTW I think the reason the French and concerned about obesity now is they have started adapting an American lifestlyle and eating habits, the abundance of fast food, and hurried lifestyle are killing them like it's killing us!
A couple of books I've read recently that I like are:
Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink. Nothing female centric about that one, it's a bunch of studies about why we tend to eat mindlessly, with tips on how to eat more mindfully. Very interesting reading.
The other book is the Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. More of a body builder approach to clean eating, and I'm not following the plan exactly, but I have cleaned up my diet quite a bit, and feel very good about it. Much less bloating, and more energy, etc, from cutting out most processed foods, and HFCS, and hydrogenated fats in particular.
highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143
New goal: more practical new goal, 130, updated ticker to reflect that goal.
H: 5''4" 51 y.o.
"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers
"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan
I'm not French or a chick! But I did read that book simply because it was on the bestseller list, and it seemed to have a lot of good information in it. Of course, since then the French government has announced that they are concerned about the spread of obesity in France. (I don't think their obesity problem is as bad as the one we have here.)
Greg "Porkchop" Smith
Fitness Minutes: (32,209) Posts: 6,202 6/18/08 10:20 A
There are two books I read back when I needed to lose weight that helped me get started a little but didn't help me lose the kind of weight I lost here at SparkPeople. However, now that I'm maintaining, the books both seem kind of perfect! They are:
How to Eat Like a Hot Chick by Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent and French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.