Living Well: 21 Days to Transform Your Life, Supercharge Your Health, and Feel Spectacular

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In Living Well, Montel explains the science behind his successful battle, with interviews of a global "SWAT Team" of doctors, scientists, and researchers, and reveals the amazing effects of healthy eating and regular exercise.
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In Living Well, Montel explains the science behind his successful battle, with interviews of a global "SWAT Team" of doctors, scientists, and researchers, and reveals the amazing effects of healthy eating and regular exercise.
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Anyone who has read Montel Williams's autobiography, Climbing Higher, or watched his television show knows that this ex-Marine is a fighter. Even his ongoing struggle with multiple sclerosis has not weakened his resolve to be the most he can be. In Living Well, he shares his battle plan for more healthful, happy living. His 21-day eating and fitness program can help you graduate from boot camp into the ripeness of life.
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When television host Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, he started researching the links between food and exercise and health, to discover how he could feel less pain and have more positive energy. He firmly believes that everyone, whether they're suffering a chronic disease or not, should quit eating junk food and start eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising daily. So he's organized a week-by-week program for readers, featuring food and activity diaries to record everything that's eaten, the exercise done each day and a list of specific plans for how to live well. While his basic advice is not surprising, his chef's recipes are curious. Many include an alarming amount of salt, while others painstakingly avoid meat or dairy, like the pasta-free, cheese-free Green Squash Lasagna, even though Williams himself says he's a "flexitarian" who occasionally enjoys a "good juicy cheeseburger." In addition to an illustrated guide to exercising, Williams has packed the book with statements from experts reiterating the health benefits of improved diet and exercise. Williams is a charismatic cheerleader-and his book will likely inspire fans-but even that may not be enough to sell "Green Drinks" or "salmon right out of the can" for breakfast. (Jan.)

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Library Journal

Talk-show host Williams wrote about his battle with multiple sclerosis in his 2005 New York Timesbest seller, Climbing Higher. In this title, he describes the lifestyle changes he's made that enable him to function normally, and he recommends the same program for anyone who wants to feel better and be healthier. His sensible eating plan concentrates on fresh vegetables, especially those that are high in antioxidants; avoids highly refined foods; and incorporates a wide variety of whole grains (recipes are included). His exercise routine combines aerobics, flexibility, and strength training and promotes power walking because, as Williams points out, exercise is a potent antioxidant itself. Fans and anyone who wants to look better, feel better, and live longer will definitely want this excellent lifestyle makeover manual; highly recommended for public libraries.
—Susan B. Hagloch

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615579600
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Montel Williams has established himself as a top player in the competitive daytime talk show arena since his debut in 1991. He is also a decorated former Naval intelligence officer and a renowned motivational speaker, author, actor, and philanthropist. He is the creator of The Montel Williams MS Foundation.

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Table of Contents

Part I The Journey to Living Well

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 A Body Transformed: My Three Epiphanies on the Road to Living Well 9

Chapter 2 The Dream of Living Well 28

Chapter 3 The Living Well Code 42

Part II The 21-Day Living Well Program

Introduction 59

Week 1 Add in the Green Power

Day 1 Take a Self-Snapshot of Your Feelings and Goals 65

Day 2 Eat the Rainbow: The Top 10 Living Well Powerhouse Foods 76

Day 3 Pour on the Green Drinks 89

Day 4 Unleash the Raw Strength of Salads 97

Day 5 Fire Up the Power of Fish 106

Day 6 Tap the Energy of Whole Grains 115

Day 7 Meet the World's Healthiest Diet 123

Week 2 Energize Your Body

Day 8 Learn the Living Well Calorie Formula 141

Day 9 Feel the Joy of Regular Physical Activity 152

Day 10 Get Up, Get Out, and Power Walk 165

Day 11 Living Well Workout: Full-Body Exercises 177

Day 12 Living Well Workout: Upper-Body Exercises 185

Day 13 Living Well Workout: Lower-Body Exercises 191

Day 14 Living Well Workout: Flexibility Exercises 194

Week 3 Live Well for Life

Day 15 Watch the Salt 205

Day 16 Be a Portion Controller 212

Day 17 Be a Label Sleuth 221

Day 18 Switch In the Living Well Habits 233

Day 19 Build a Protective Environment for Your Family 241

Day 20 Live Well on the Run 249

Day 21 Take the Living Well Pledge 257

More Living Well Recipes 266

Acknowledgments 283

Living Well Resources 285

Source Notes 295

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Worth reading.

    Montel manages to keep the book from being too dry. While a little preachy at times, it delivers a good message and breaks everything down into realistic lifestyle changes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

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    Living Well is Excellent

    When it says that it can transform you life it really can. Excellent information and if applied it really can change your health and life. It's information that I will always remember.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Finally, common sense every family can enjoy!

    There are so many books on nutrition that it gets confusing. Should we be vegetarians? Should we avoid everything white or packaged? Do I feed my children protein or complex carbohydrates for breakfast? With Montel's book, our family now enjoys juicing in the am, we have about ten variations of his Mean Green shake. We cook out of the Whole Foods Cookbook and take Montel's advice - If it doesn't sprout do without:). Montel, you made it all so simple and healthy - Thank you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    Finally I have the answer

    I've always heard that good nutrition was the best thing for you,but I never new I could loose weight by eating more vegetables.I am a true beleiver in Montel's plan. My husband and I started eating more fruits and vegetables after buying the 'Jack La Lane' juicer.After one week I lost five pounds and my husband lost eight. Thank you Montel for showing others how to be succesful.Diets don't work,but this works great! and I'm speaking from experience.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Not what I expected...

    I thought maybe a little more of his life story. Maybe how he personally got well. Maybe this book would include some recipes. None of that. It read like an outline to his talk show making points about a checklist of things you should do to eat better, except there is no guest. Im a bit dissapointed.

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

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    monttel's story

    Monbtel's story is very inspirational. It is a very good guide

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    A reviewer

    I can't wait to dive into this book -- it's long overdue. I've been an admirer of Montel for years and have particular admiration for his struggle to stay healthy in the face of MS - - and to fight the symptoms with healthy, natural methods.

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