Small Changes, Big Results

Small Changes, Big Results

A Wellness Plan With 65 Recipes for A Healthy, Balanced Life Full of Flavor

Book - 2012
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"N this updated edition of her career-launching first book, Krieger teaches readers how to change their bodies and lives by making three small changes a week for twelve weeks. This revised book boasts 20 new recipes as well as new tips on nutrition and eating. Readers will gradually lose weight, boost their energy, and improve their overall well-being. With its heightened focus on cooking for better health, this edition also shares lifestyle advice. In addition, it harnesses technology: ways in which well-chosen apps (which the first book pre-dated) and websites can help you stay motivated, as well as how to unplug and reclaim balance in your life. Ellie Krieger's strategies incorporate delicious, healthy eating that feeds mind, body, and soul. Fans will get the fitness/wellness aspect missing from her other cookbooks"-- Provided by publisher.
"An easy-to-start, simple-to-maintain, scientifically sound, and eminently usable twelve-week program of small steps on the road to better health Small Changes, Big Results is not about cutting all the carbohydrates out of your diet. Or replacing every single gram of sugar with omega-3 fatty acids. It's not about doing one hundred sit-ups a day, or getting on the treadmill whenever you have a free second. In fact, it's not about any of the total lifestyle-replacement gimmicks--whether diet, exercise, or pop psychology--that have swept our culture in recent years, putting untold millions of Americans on the risky roller coaster of success and failure that defines fad diets and programs. Not here. Small Changes, Big Results is about reality--the reality of what you can do, the reality of what you want to do, and the reality of what works. It's about introducing a series of small changes each week for three months in the three core areas of diet and nutrition; exercise and fitness; and emotional wellness. For each of the twelve weeks, nutritionist Ellie Krieger introduces a very finite, completely practical action plan for the week--and not only are these tasks incredibly doable, they're in fact so accessible that it's tough not to be inspired. For example, in Week 1 the nutrition task is merely to go shopping, buy some healthful pantry items, and start keeping track of what you eat; the exercise consists of taking three twenty-minute walks; and the wellness aspect is to do a five-minute breathing exercise. That's it. And it doesn't really get any harder. But these small changes do in fact lead to big results. At the end of twelve weeks, a totally unhealthy diet has been overhauled: armed with easy, delicious recipes and tips, you've removed unhelpful munchies and replaced them with healthful snacking, you've cut down on lethal trans fats while adding beneficial fat choices, you've replaced refined grains with whole grains, you're eating more fish and less red meat, and so forth. Yet you've never been forbidden to eat a single thing: instead of prohibiting entire food groups, Ellie categorizes foods as Usually, Sometimes, and Rarely--and now you should be eating more from the Usually choices, less from the Rarely category. Furthermore, you've integrated physical activity into your life, and you've developed a set of tools to help you deal with stress--you're not only eating better, but you're also exercising better and feeling better. The beauty of this program is that none of these action steps is remotely intimidating, because they're not a full immersion into a totally new lifestyle. Instead, it's a series of incremental changes--removing bad habits one by one, while at the same time adding good ones. There's nothing to scare you off--on the contrary, here's a whole book full of small changes that produce big results. From the Hardcover edition"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, 2012
Edition: Revised and updated
ISBN: 9780307985576
Branch Call Number: 613 K893s 2012
Characteristics: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: James-Enger, Kelly


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