'The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged: Lasting Fat Loss'
By: ~ Tosca Reno
(Paperback / 362 Pages / Robert Kennedy Publishing / ISBN: 1552100677 / $19.95)
Description: 'The Eat-Clean Diet' helped readers understand how to stay healthy and lean forever. Three years later, hundreds of thousands of superstars, personal trainers and regular everyday people have overcome their weight and health problems by following The Eat-Clean Diet.
This larger, revised and fully updated edition offers in-depth information on: non-threatening exercise; extending and improving your life o getting - and staying - motivated; getting rid of cellulite; tightening your skin; combating the harsh effects of menopause.
Plus! Nearly 100 new pages; Total redesign; 50 new recipes; Information on eating disorders; Menu plans for different diets; The Quick Eat-Clean Diet at a glance.
Verdict: I purchased the original 'Eat Clean Diet' book a while back and liked it. My doctor told me a few months ago that eating six small meals a day with lean protein and complex carbohydrates is absolutely the best way to eat. I subscribe to Oxygen and Clean Eating magazines, so I know all about how to accomplish this way of life.
My problem has always been putting the knowledge into action. That's where this book comes in for me. I hesitated to buy it, but decided that my life could use some "recharging". I am so glad that I bought this book! It is truly inspiring and has gotten me off the couch and really eating clean.
Borrowing some info from someone that can write this better than myself, there are 17 chapters, and each one is color coded at the bottom right hand corner for ease of flipping through the chapters. At the beginning of the book we learn the Eat-Clean principles, which are also summarized neatly on one page, and include for example eating six meals a day and combining lean protein with complex carbs at each mini-meal. We also learn what to expect, the basics of metabolism, and the power of water.
The middle chapters deal with getting inspired, shopping clean, eating clean while traveling and in social situations (even includes a chart for fast food dining), and how to exercise. The latter chapters involve cellulite, loose skin and sags, longevity, superfoods, meal plans and grocery lists. Gluten-free and vegan meal plans are included. Some of the superfoods include game meat, coconut, seafood, chia seeds, and kefir. She explains how you can benefit from 5 cents a day worth of flaxseeds.
This book put into perspective not only what I was doing to my own body, but also the example I've been setting for my children. I always figured that eating clean was complicated, time consuming, and expensive. This book is extremely motivating and gives tons of tips on how eating clean can be so simple and affordable even for a busy mom with three picky children. Thanks to Tosca for updating and expanding the original book. [AM]
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