Dieting With The Duchess: Secrets and Sensible Advice for a Great Body
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Titel: Dieting With The Duchess: Secrets and ...
Verlag: Touchstone, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Einband: Trade Paperback
Auflage: First Edition.
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"I am here to say that no matter how insurmountable your problems may seem, you can change your life for the better. If I can do it, so can you."
Sarah, The Duchess of York
She has established herself as a hardworking single mother who is successfully conquering her weight issues. Now Sarah, The Duchess of York shares her personal secrets and tips for her healthful new lifestyle and tells every woman how she, too, can be a winner in the battle of the bulge. Dieting with The Duchess blends the sound weight-loss guidance of the trusted authority in weight loss, Weight Watchers, with the real-life wisdom of The Duchess of York.
Packed with The Duchess's own advice on everything from smart eating to exercising to learning from your past mistakes, Dieting with The Duchess features:
* "My Truths," the five rules The Duchess learned on her own weight-loss journey
* A primer on food fundamentals, including information on the food groups and nutritional supplements
* Simple techniques for creating the workout that suits your unique exercise style, and for getting -- and staying -- motivated
* How to (re)discover your true self during the weight-loss process, including practical ways to project a positive self-image and change your behavior
* Plus 75 delicious recipes based on Weight Watchers revolutionary 1·2·3 Success® Weight Loss Plan, including POINTS® values
With Weight Watchers, The Duchess, and a wide selection of flavorful recipes that will satisfy all your senses, Dieting with The Duchess is the weight-loss guide you can't afford to be without.
The Duchess of York is an odd candidate for the role of Everywoman, but in Dieting with the Duchess, she inhabits the part convincingly. She relates the trouble she's had controlling her weight, how living in the royal fishbowl exacerbated those problems (every fluctuation in her weight was noted by the voracious English media), and how she finally discovered a weight- management program she can live with through Weight Watchers (for which she's a spokesperson) and workouts with a personal trainer.
She enthusiastically relates all she's learned about diet and nutrition, which is (fair warning) the same basic stuff you'll find anywhere. And the book's exercise advice is all in the same vein. If there's anything here you don't know, then you really haven't cared enough to pay attention.
Fortunately, the book puts the basic information together in interesting ways. The recipes for dishes like pizza provencal, portobello mushroom panini, and gingered shrimp emphasize the idea that watching your caloric intake doesn't mean living without delicious food. And the exercise programs draw the distinction between exercising for general health and longevity and doing so for weight loss--a fine point that's often missed in mass-marketed fitness advice.
Mostly, though, this is a book about changing attitudes, about going from predominantly negative feelings about your body and your health to positive ones. Weight loss is a part of the equation for many women, but much more important is feeling a sense of control over one's body and one's health. Dieting with the Duchess may get you started on that path, if for no other reason than that it's comforting to know one of the most famous women on earth goes through all the same stuff you do. --Lou Schuler
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