Weight-Loss Book Seeks To Shift Traditional Focus Of Dieting
31, 2000 -- For seasoned dieters and others concerned
about their weight, suggestions to "stop buying diet foods,
stop counting calories, throw out the scale and legalize all food"
seem more like wishful thinking than the latest weight-loss advice.
according to an innovative new book, "Eating Well, Living Well:
When You Cant Diet Anymore," an individuals "natural,
comfortable, and healthy" weight is achieved by focusing on
healthy choices from a variety of foods rather than on the daunting
list of foods not to consume. The book is co-authored by University
of Virginia exercise physiology professor Glenn A. Gaesser and Karin
Kratina, a nutrition therapist in Gainesville, FL.
authors advocate a pattern of eating only when physically hungry
and making a daily effort to take in the recommended amount of nutrients.
"Eating Well, Living Well" also pinpoints some of the
psychological roots of weight struggles, cautioning against deprivation-driven
and emotional eating patterns, among others.
by the Wheat Foods Council, the book is aimed at those trapped in
the "diet mentality" who are frustrated by the strict
and seemingly unattainable mandates of some popular dieting programs.
Suggestions for realistic exercise regimens and recipes for healthy
yet appetizing meals are also included.
Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116