Good Housekeeping Drop 5 lbs: The Small Changes, Big Results Diet

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Sometimes it's the simple choices-like switching diet soda for regular; selecting a less-caloric sandwich at the fast food joint; stopping at just one dip into the candy bowl; filling up on salad rather than bread before your main course; or taking the kids for a bike ride instead of hanging out in front of the TV-that make the pounds melt away almost effortlessly. Whether you're a junk food junkie, an emotional eater, or even a mindless muncher, Good Housekeeping Drop 5 Pounds offers hundreds of ideas for small ...
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Overview

Sometimes it's the simple choices-like switching diet soda for regular; selecting a less-caloric sandwich at the fast food joint; stopping at just one dip into the candy bowl; filling up on salad rather than bread before your main course; or taking the kids for a bike ride instead of hanging out in front of the TV-that make the pounds melt away almost effortlessly. Whether you're a junk food junkie, an emotional eater, or even a mindless muncher, Good Housekeeping Drop 5 Pounds offers hundreds of ideas for small and very doable changes in your diet that can add up to significant weight loss.
The Diet Decoder quiz right at the start helps you pinpoint your particular eating patterns and food pitfalls, priming you for a transformation. Then, follow the icons to identify customized strategies that target your behavior. Plus you'll learn about diet destroyers like the hidden calories in “friendly” foods; simple substitutes that make both home-cooked and restaurant-bought foods less fattening; how to avoid holiday weight gain; and practical ways to incorporate exercise into your routine. Easy-to-follow charts identify “Diet Madness” meals and give you “Diet Makeover” alternatives, plus “Make This Swap” suggestions.
Every chapter opens with “Drop 5 Top 5" strategies to ditch the pounds at home, at work, and at play.

HERE'S HOW TO DROP 5 POUNDS IN JUST TWO WEEKS!
o Start with a self-quiz to diagnose your diet pitfalls
o Use our Diet Makeovers to end Diet Disasters
o Steal our Special Diet Tricks for Meal Skippers, Nonstop Nibblers, Liquid Calorie Lovers, Emotional Eaters, and Junk Food Junkies
o Mix and match our Drop 5 advice to change your diet according to your tastes and habits
o Choose from dozens of fat-blasting recipes to drop 5 pounds

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Editorial Reviews

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Losing weight isn't alchemy or rocket science. Often it can be achieved by making simple, sensible choices; substituting one food for another or peddling on a bike rather than vegetating in front of the television. Good Housekeeping Drop 5 Lbs is designed for families who know that they should be doing better, but just need specific, memorable hints on getting from plump now to a trimmer future. Definitely more lifesaving then that glazed donut. Editor's recommendation. This reader-friendly book includes a self-quiz to pinpoint diet pitfalls; diet makeovers to end diet disasters; fat-blasting recipes and much more.

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"Based on Good Housekeeping magazine’s popular “Drop 5 Pounds” column, this book has information arranged in manageable chunks to support achievable goals and 'is designed to reveal your diet traps so you can change your habits.' Registered dietician Jones (The Grocery Cart Makeover), with Good Housekeeping editor in chief Ellis, highlights five eating misbehaviors, including skipping meals and mindless munching. Throughout, there are specific tips to help eliminate bad habits, so once readers have completed the quick “Diet Decoder Quiz” at the beginning, they can focus their reading. The text is profusely illustrated with attractive full-color photographs and easy-to-read charts, lists, and text boxes. Jones offers simple recipes for healthy meals and lists diet-friendly choices from fast-food restaurants. VERDICT An effective, attractive, and informative ready reference diet manual. Readers will love the achievable results, and it is refreshing to have a book that does not expect great sacrifice and total lifestyle change. This is the guide many will pick up in 2011." --Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)
Library Journal
Based on Good Housekeeping magazine's popular "Drop 5 Pounds" column, this book has information arranged in manageable chunks to support achievable goals and "is designed to reveal your diet traps so you can change your habits." Registered dietician Jones (The Grocery Cart Makeover), with Good Housekeeping editor in chief Ellis, highlights five eating misbehaviors, including skipping meals and mindless munching. Throughout, there are specific tips to help eliminate bad habits, so once readers have completed the quick "Diet Decoder Quiz" at the beginning, they can focus their reading. The text is profusely illustrated with attractive full-color photographs and easy-to-read charts, lists, and text boxes. Jones offers simple recipes for healthy meals and lists diet-friendly choices from fast-food restaurants. VERDICT An effective, attractive, and informative ready reference diet manual. Readers will love the achievable results, and it is refreshing to have a book that does not expect great sacrifice and total lifestyle change. This is the guide many will pick up in 2011.—Elizabeth J. Eastwood, Los Alamos Cty. Lib. Syst., NM
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594510543
  • Publisher: Hearst Books
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 211,412
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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