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By now, you've heard of (and maybe tried) them all: the low-carb diet, the grapefruit diet, the miracle diet ... the list goes on and on. Fad diets may promise a quick fix, but few deliver lasting results, leaving millions of Americans still struggling to lose weight and keep it off. Now, the American Heart Association, the nation's most trusted authority on heart-healthy living, introduces its first-ever comprehensive weight-loss book, No-Fad Diet, to help you create a ...
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Overview

By now, you've heard of (and maybe tried) them all: the low-carb diet, the grapefruit diet, the miracle diet ... the list goes on and on. Fad diets may promise a quick fix, but few deliver lasting results, leaving millions of Americans still struggling to lose weight and keep it off. Now, the American Heart Association, the nation's most trusted authority on heart-healthy living, introduces its first-ever comprehensive weight-loss book, No-Fad Diet, to help you create a personalized plan for losing weight healthfully.

No-Fad Diet includes: Tips on turning negative thinking into positive rewards, Simple quizzes to help you find the approach that's best for you, Diary pages to record and monitor your eating and activity habits, Strategies to reduce calories and increase your activity levels, Guidelines for preparing your own nutritious meals, More than 190 delicious and healthful recipes, Techniques to maintain your momentum. The weight-loss strategies in this book are based on reliable scientific research and backed by respected medical professionals. If you're fed up with fads and want a diet that can provide a lifetime of effective weight control, No-Fad Diet is the book for you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400051595
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/7/2005
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

The American Heart Association is the nation’s most trusted authority on cardiovascular health. Its bestselling library of cookbooks includes:

•The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 7th Edition

•American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 3rd Edition

•American Heart Association One-Dish Meals

•American Heart Association Low-Calorie Cookbook

•American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 2nd Edition

•American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook

•American Heart Association Meals in Minutes Cookbook

The American Heart Association has affiliates that serve the entire United States. For more information, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721).

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American Heart Association No-Fad Diet


By American Heart Association

Random House

American Heart Association
All right reserved.

ISBN: 1400051592


Chapter One

Tilapia and Spinach Roll-ups with Shallot and White Wine Sauce

Serves 4; 3 ounces fish per serving

Mild-flavored tilapia, which blends so nicely with other foods, is complemented here with baby spinach leaves and a topping of crushed walnuts.

Ingredients
4 tilapia fillets (about 4 ounces each)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
5 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup dry white wine (regular or nonalcoholic), plus more as needed
1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth or low-sodium
vegetable broth, plus more as needed
1 medium shallot, minced
2 tablespoons walnuts, crushed

To Prepare

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Rinse the tilapia and pat dry with paper towels. Place the fish on a flat surface. Sprinkle the fish with the salt and pepper. Place the spinach on the fish. Sprinkle with the Parmesan. Starting at a short end, roll each fillet jelly-roll style. Secure each roll-up with a wooden toothpick. Place the fillets in a glass 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.

Pour the wine and broth over the fish, using enough liquid to fill the dish to a depth of about 1/2 inch.

Sprinkle the shallot over the fish.

Bake, covered, for 30 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

To serve, using a slotted pancake turner, transfer the roll-ups to plates. Sprinkle with the walnuts.

Per Serving
calories  188
total fat  6.0 g
saturated  2.0 g
polyunsaturated  2.0 g
monounsaturated  1.0 g
cholesterol  50 mg
sodium  383 mg
carbohydrates  3 g
fiber  1 g
sugar  0 g
protein  22 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 vegetable; 3 lean meat


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Table of Contents

Introduction : welcome to a no-fad way of life
Ch. 1 Think smart : find a new start 2
Ch. 2 Eat well : a personal approach to a healthful weight 10
Ch. 3 Move more : more fit and less fat 40
Ch. 4 Maintaining momentum : keep up the good work 63
Ch. 5 Pass it on : food, fitness, and the family 72
Menus 86
Recipes 138
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2007

    Highly sensible

    The AHA No-Fad Diet, like what it says is just that - a no-fad diet. This diet is recommended for people with cardiovascular diseases and heart issues, and is promoted by the American Heart Association. it is not necessarily, however, that sensible for people with what are considered 'limiting conditions' such as diabetes. (For those, consult with the American Diabetic Association (ADA). they can offer suggestions for what to do for the diabetic condition.) For people with heart issues, including cardiovascular disease and histories of heart attacks, this is a fully sensible approach that offers quality, tasteful foods to help reduce your risks of furthering your cardiac conditions by losing unnecessary weight, reducing sodium intakes, and still having delicious and enjoyable foods, wthout all the unnecessary additives, such as gluttenous amounts of butter, margarine, oil, and the like. So eat, be happy, get healthier, feel better. This book is definitely a plus for those looking for a great approach to healthier eating habits, both with the cardiac disease and without.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Dissapointed.... who knew, publish date 2005!

    Dissapointed.... who knew, publish date 2005!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Fantastic book!!!

    We were looking for a sensible eating plan and this is it!! Great meal plans, and I can't say enough about the recipes! Everything we've had so far has been delicious! A must buy for anyone looking for guidance on eating right!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2005

    The AHA Diet is a Fad Diet

    The AHA Diet is a Fad Diet that's been around decades and still diabetes and obseity continues to rise. You are better off with the Doctor's diet which is not a fad, but a working reality created by a cardioligist (SBD). The ADA Fad diet book is CORRECT about the saturated fats and transfats, but incorrect about the high carb starches.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2005

    American Heart Association does it again.

    A common sense program to eating healthy and losing weight. Great job!

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