What to Eat: The Ten Things You Really Need to Know to Eat Well and Be Healthy!

What to Eat: The Ten Things You Really Need to Know to Eat Well and Be Healthy!

by Luise Light
     
 

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Eating for optimum health and longevity is easier—and tastier—than you ever imagined!

With all the conflicting information about what and how to eat for good health, is it any wonder that the majority of us are both overweight and undernourished?

In What to Eat, internationally respected nutrition expert Dr. Luise Light cuts through the

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Eating for optimum health and longevity is easier—and tastier—than you ever imagined!

With all the conflicting information about what and how to eat for good health, is it any wonder that the majority of us are both overweight and undernourished?

In What to Eat, internationally respected nutrition expert Dr. Luise Light cuts through the confusion created by misleading advertising, fad diet doctors, and the big food lobbies to answer all your nutrition-related questions. Even more important, she arms you with a simple, research-based eating plan guaranteed to help you look and feel better than ever—without having to sacrifice taste or turn your life upside down.

A no-nonsense nutrition guide, What to Eat supplies you with:

  • Ten simple rules for healthy eating—customizable for your tastes and lifestyle
  • A new, simplified food pyramid
  • A step-by-step eating plan
  • Guidelines for eating out
  • Fast, easy, and delicious menus, meals, and recipes
  • Surefire strategies for making kids want to eat healthy foods

"From her experiences inside the USDA, Dr. Light brings new insights on how powerful agricultural and political forces have created the recipe for our national diet. Readers who care about their health will find much to learn within these covers."
—Walter Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, and author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

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Editorial Reviews

Glamour magazine
It's one of the sanest diet books we've seen in years.
Glamour Magazine
It's one of the sanest diet books we've seen in years.
Library Journal
Forty years ago, everyone knew that eating healthy meant consuming balanced portions from each of the four food groups and cutting calories to lose weight. Today, we have a food pyramid with steps running up one side; the supermarkets are crammed with low-fat, low-carb, low-sugar concoctions; and yet we as a country are fatter than ever. What happened? These two books try to cut through the confusion to map out the basic facts of human nutrition and weight control. Dietitian Zied (spokesperson, American Dietetic Assn.) and science writer Winter (A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients) take a scientific approach, explaining the new U.S. dietary guidelines and demonstrating how the revised food pyramid can be adapted for each individual. Tables show age and activity levels for determining one's optimal caloric intake, and different foods are analyzed for the development of a personal menu plan. Light (former director, USDA Dietary Guidance & Nutrition Education Research), on the other hand, forgoes the technical stuff, opting instead for a flexible diet and exercise schedule. She also realistically addresses eating out and on the run. Both books include menus and recipes, and both provide useful tips for trimming empty calories from one's intake. Both emphasize the necessity of exercise, but neither mandates specific activities. Either would be a good choice for public libraries, depending on the education level of their clientele.-Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with the Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071453134
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/23/2005
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
899,795
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Luise Light, M.S., Ed.D., is a former director of dietary guidance and nutrition education research at the USDA. She has worked on nutrition programs with the Red Cross, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society.

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