Three red-jacket diet books - one may be the only health guide you'll ever need
Apr 5, 2009
Books smiling from the store entrance usually are the season's flash in the pan variety. Imagine the display-o-rama of health books. Among the dust jackets camouflaged with dreamy eco-pastels and too much nostalgic airbrush I found three boldly minimalist designs. For take action mantras my eye prefers the vibe offered by the color RED.
Front and center smiled the mug of "The Dawg" from American Idol. Randy Jackson offers a memoir of his own diet improvement. Considering his previous food preferences the story would be best told at a 4th of July family gathering. Stereotypically American foodstuffs grew tedious as I longed for the distraction of my imagination: the setting summer sun and cousins passing the pigskin. Although heavy dollops of mayonnaise-based salads hugging greasy meats are popular throughout the year, this book will bore anyone not stuck in the slog of fried food purgatory.
Cruelness be banned. I acknowledge people are often motivated by celebrity testimonials - Randy makes obvious his concern for the rampant type 2 Diabetes among our youth. Maybe that's enough to shovel more money his way. But, overall, the book was of minimum value. I heaved my dosing eyes toward the adjacent red jacket on the nutrition table.
I begin intrigued; this diet option offers a hypnotist's twist. Trance works well for cigarettes. Can it work for stuck food habits? The author's name escapes me, but this read aims to ride the resurgent storm of positive self-talk. Get ready to smile when you look in the mirror at your disgusting faults.
Personally, I turned all sour and negative as I felt the irritating texture of forced fluff. I flipped and flipped trying to find a decent page to read. Finally, I found a big smile. The warning accompanying the guided imagery on the BONUS hypnosis CD: "Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while listening."
Planning his book Spent Frank Lipman found a better co-writer. The valuable read is efficiently presented. The philosophy is holistic without flakiness as it presents the conventional wisdom of the integrative medicine movement. He offers sound overall advice for reconditioning our habits. Additionally, he outlines his own six week program if you suspect a mini boot camp is called for. Also a website to keep you in line after you pass the book to a friend.
And best of all? He has the back of the jacket names carrying the cache we seek. Who can fail when Dr. O, Rodney Yee, and Donna Karan endorse you book. Oh yeah, even Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick depend on his advice. But they listened to that Madoff sham man...hmmm. As always, with any advice, tread skeptically.
Having kept my weight managed for 55 years, Dr. Lipman discovered most of the same things I spent 55 years discovering. How I wish I had read Dr. Lipman's book at 25. Maybe people wouldn't be telling me at I only look about 55! Imagine considering it a compliment to be told you only look 55! Well, a 100 year old might be happy. So, what did Dr. Lipman tell me that I didn't know-- 1. 4 grams of sugar equals a teaspoon of sugar. So, when I put healthy … more