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"Women's Health" Perfect Body Diet: The Ultimate Weight Loss and Workout Plan to Drop Stubborn Pounds and Get Fit for Life

"Women's Health" Perfect Body Diet: The Ultimate Weight Loss and Workout Plan to Drop Stubborn Pounds and Get Fit for Life

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By (author) Cassandra E. Forsythe

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  • Publisher: RODALE PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 38mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Pennsylvania
  • ISBN 10: 1594867909
  • ISBN 13: 9781594867903
  • Sales rank: 869,631

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Let's face it - women simply do not lose weight or build muscle as easily as men. Drawing on fascinating recent research that has shed new light on the gender differences in metabolism and the effect of exercise, the editors of "Women's Health", the healthy lifestyle magazine for today's active woman, have devised a weight-loss plan that is designed for women who would like to lose anywhere from 5 to 25 pounds.The key features of the "Women's Health Perfect Body Diet" include: glucomannan, a soluble fibre that helps dieters feel full faster and, therefore, eat less throughout the day; meal plans that focus on fibre; a whole-body approach that considers the importance of hormones, digestion, blood sugar levels, muscle mass, and bone maintenance; dieting techniques that revolve around psychological needs, personal goals, and lifestyle; and, two diet plans to choose from - one higher in fats and lower in carbs, the other higher in carbs and lower in fats (simple food tests help women choose the type they need). In addition to the customized eating plan - complete with 75 easy-to-prepare recipes - there is a vigorous, customized fitness program consisting of 50 exercises designed to bring results in just three weeks.

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CASSANDRA FORSYTHE, MS, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut, studying exercise science and nutrition. She also works as a nutritional educator and weight loss coach, assisting with exercise training and testing.

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"This excellent addition to the literature on women's health and weight loss will help veterans of the dieting roller-coaster overcome hunger, build lean muscle mass, burn fat and maintain energy and mood levels. Developed by the editors of "Women's Health" magazine, the eight-week program consists of two eating plans, with each of the five-to-six daily meals containing a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate. After determining body shape, calculating ideal weight and doing a simple test for carbohydrate tolerance, readers will know which plan to follow. Both plans pivot around hunger-banishing fiber, particularly glucomannan, a soluble fiber that stimulates satiety, helps burn fat and is featured in many of the plan recipes. Although daily meals for the entire program are charted, readers will learn enough about "perfect" and "not-so-perfect" proteins, fats and carbohydrates for their type to create meals that are low in sugar, high in nutrients and efficiently metabolized by the body. The exercise portion of the plan is rigorous: at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day of the week (three days each, strength training and cardio workouts; one day of general physical activity), but even those with no gym experience will be able to follow the detailed daily routines. In fact, this convincing presentation of the benefits of calorie-burning exercise may cause many to dive in with enthusiasm, knowing that they can eat well and maintain their weight." -"Publisher's Weekly Starred Review"