The Core Balance Diet: 4 Weeks to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight for Good

The Core Balance Diet: 4 Weeks to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight for Good

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by Marcelle Pick
     
 

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From the co-founder of Women to Women, one of the first clinics in the country devoted to providing health care for women by women, comes a whole new way to look at weight loss: The Core Balance Diet. Marcelle Pick draws upon decades of patient and personal experience to solve the mystery of stubborn, frustrating weight gain in women, whether you&

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From the co-founder of Women to Women, one of the first clinics in the country devoted to providing health care for women by women, comes a whole new way to look at weight loss: The Core Balance Diet. Marcelle Pick draws upon decades of patient and personal experience to solve the mystery of stubborn, frustrating weight gain in women, whether you’ve just gained it or have been struggling with it for years.  This breakthrough program, which has benefited many of the thousands of women who visit the clinic each year, is rooted in cutting-edge nutritional science that explores the weblike relationship between women’s hormones, metabolism, and weight gain. In clear terms, Pick connects the dots between self-knowledge, self-care, and the ability to lose weight, extending the concept of body-mind-spirit to demonstrate why and how a woman’s biography becomes her biology.

At its most basic level, The Core Balance Diet shows you how to self-diagnose one of six major biochemical imbalances that may be preventing you from losing weight. These include digestive, hormonal, adrenal, neurotransmitter, inflammatory, and detoxification imbalances. From there, Pick guides you through easy lifestyle and diet changes customized to heal your specific imbalance. Throughout, you will learn how to begin living in a manner that encourages optimal health—without a lot of deprivation and stringent dieting rules— by achieving core balance from the inside out, and, of course, weight loss for life.

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“If you're tired of the same old diet books that promise transformation and give you disappointment, then do something new and nourishing for yourself. Learn from a woman who has dedicated her life to providing the kind of holistic care women need to get to the root of why they can't create the balanced, healthy body they long for. The Core Balance Diettakes you through the process Marcelle has used with hundreds of patients—a process that works. I highly recommend it!” – Cheryl Richardson, author of The Art of Extreme Self Care, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, Life Makeovers, and Take Time for Your Life

 The Core Balance Diet is full of practical and accurate information that can help women regain metabolic balance so they can lose weight and gain vitality.” – Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, The Wisdom of Menopause, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, and Mother-Daughter Wisdom

Marcelle Pick is on the forefront of a revolution in women’s health and weight loss. The Core Balance Diet is brilliantit gives women all the tools they need to change their lives forever.”– Frank Lipman, M.D., author of Spent and Total Renewal 

“In The Core Balance Diet, Marcelle Pick has created a sensible program for women to finally reach and maintain their optimal weight. She takes a holistic look at our lives and lifestyle to get us the best results. Ultimately, what’s best for our weight is best for our overall well-being. This book will be a boon to many. I’m thrilled that it’s available!” – Liz Lipski, Ph.D., CCN, CHN, Director of Doctoral Studies, Hawthorn University and author of Digestive Wellness and Digestive Wellness for Children

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401922023
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.21(d)

Meet the Author

Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP, co-founded Women to Women with a vision to change women’s health care. The clinic pioneered the combination of alternative and conventional medicine, using a holistic approach that not only treats illness but also helps women make life choices to prevent disease. Women to Women continues seeing thousands of women from around the world each year. Pick earned a B.S. in nursing and a B.A. in psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in nursing from Boston College–Harvard Medical School.

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The Core Balance Diet: 4 Weeks to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight for Good 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a highly informative nutrition book, and well worth reading. However, don't waste your money on the Nookbook version. Many of the specific information is in table format, and it is outof focus and mis-sized. You simply cannot read it! Save yourself the frustration of paying for a whole book butnonly being able to read part of it. Go for the paper copy!
Rustivious More than 1 year ago
I really did enjoy the book. It is full of useful information. It is a great reference book as well as her website. After reading the book, I signed up for her newsletter which is full of even more useful information. Differently a good book by a woman for women. I recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I took the health quizzes and found that I had adrenal imbalance. When I gave myself two weeks of lots more sleep, I began to lose the post-menopausal fat belt that formed a few years ago. This is not a fast weight-loss program, which is good at my age because my skin would need a long time to normalize after losing pounds. (Who needs flapping jowls?) Although I read them, I do not follow diet book recipes (I'm an experienced cook). The lists of foods that one can eat abundantly were my starting point for creating my own meals. On behalf of the reviewer of the audio book who did not get the diet plans and recipes, I ask the publisher to wake up and start providing this, as the program is useless without it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I whole-heartedly agree with Marcelle Pick and the Women-to-Women philosophy of treating the "whole" body to get women back into balance, but this program and its' recipes are so difficult to follow that you might get lost before you find your "Core Balance". The biggest critique I have about this book is that the recipes are not designed for a single person following the diet. Frequently, recipes will produce 4 to 6 servings, and there are even recipes that produce 15 servings. This would be fine if the entire family were to follow this program, but that is not usually the case in a home. Usually a single person is on the program and making multiple servings of a meal means that the meal will be called for again within the next day or so. But this is not the case here. The biggest improvement I would recommend to the diet is to simplify the ingredients list and recipes, cut down the servings to reflect the single person on the diet, and give alternatives to dieter for ingredients. I was very excited to follow this program, but once into it, found it too complicated and time consuming to continue. Maybe one day I'll pick it up again...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great for amyone struggling with weight loss and hormone imbalances
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are what you eat and balance is everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed reading the Women to Women website for some time now and receive the electronic newsletters - always great practical advice and explanations about a number of different women's health issues. So I was excited to pick up a copy of The Core Balance Diet - and was not disappointed! I came away understanding adrenal imbalance and its symptoms (information I promptly shared with some friends who I know will benefit from the book!). Now I'm working on changing my eating to include more of Pick's recipes.
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cjND More than 1 year ago
This book has detailed information on how to start your plan of action and what to eat, what to drink, what to take for supplements. It gives you simple tests to find out your problem areas and then shows you what you need to focus on to cleanse and simple sample menus of NORMAL food. This is also a way to approach simple change in 4 weeks. Usually you create a new "habit" after that amount of time.
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susie_Q50 More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on healing, food is medicine etc. This book asks the right questions and places all the bits & pieces I have picked up elsewhere in one place. I can pick up this book anytime and find relevant timely information.
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