Do you know a great deal about losing weight and staying fit, but are having a hard time following through? Do you feel like you are doing everything right, but not losing the weight you want? The Cheat System Diet works because it acknowledges that a certain amount of "cheating" when you eat is normal, and gives you a plan do to this the RIGHT way.
The Cheat System Diet helps you feel better quickly, because it removes the stress and the guilt around traditional diet and exercise.
For nearly a decade, PEERtrainer a wildly successful online "weight-loss lab" has provided its members with the best information on how to be successful at losing weight. Now The Cheat System Diet, tested and proven by hundreds of thousands of PEERtrainer members, brings this expertise to you.
The Cheat System Diet is based on a simple list that divides foods into two categories: Cheats and Eats. Cheats are the foods we all crave (cookie, anyone?) and Eats are nutrient-dense foods. You can eat as many Eats as you like. And you start with a certain number of Cheats every day, then earn more by making especially healthy choices, like having a big salad before dinner.
With The Cheat System Diet, PEERtrainer founder Jackie Wicks takes all the information you know about dieting and gives you a proven framework to make eating work for you. Follow Jackie's smart three-week program and you'll find:
*Nothing is restricted eat any food you like.
*Eats are unlimited eat as many Eats as you want.
*Exercise is reasonable - no more spending hours every day at the gym.
*No need to count calories, fat, fiber, or sugar just focus on eating your Eats!
With three weeks of comprehensive meal plans, an easy-to-follow exercise schedule, and more than 100 delicious recipes, The Cheat System Diet will revolutionize your approach to food and shrink your waistline at the same time. This supportive, easy-to-follow program allows you to eat well and lose weight, while still enjoying your favority guilty pleasures.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
JACKIE WICKS founded PEERtrainer, the leading online weight loss community, in 2005, after struggling to lose the 60 pounds she gained during pregnancy. PEERtrainer now reaches over 250,000 active subscribers a week and nearly a million unique visitors a month. US News & World Report calls PEERtrainer one of the best sites to lose weight, and it's been featured on Good Morning America, and in People, the New York Times, WSJ, USA Today, O Magazine, and Good Housekeeping.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Cheat System Diet is the first diet book I've read that provides a modern and realistic approach towards weight loss, while affectively factoring in everyone's desire to "cheat". The author's strategy of breaking down weight loss into three essential pillars: 1. High-Nutrient Eating 2. Limiting Cheats and 3. Reducing Inflammation and Shrinking the Fat Storage System; all of which are not limited to the PEERtrainer's list of recommend cheats and eats, but provide a greater knowledge for readers about healthy eating and maintaining a balanced diet. As a working college student, finding a healthy and consistent eatting schedule can be challenging, but the Cheat System Diet equips its readers with the ability to differentiate between 'cheats' and 'eats' and how to incorporate their guidelines into anyone's lifestyle. Not only does the author offer exercise tips and examples, there are also over 160 different recipes for readers try or simply learn from. It does not matter what kind of "dieter" you are, diet system applies to anyone's lifestyle by providing an organized and attainable structure with a universal acknlowdgement of human tendencies such as indulging in cheats without blame, but with an understanding solution of balancing out those desireable cheats with the proper eats. Many people I know spend countless hours at the gym without the correct knowledge about their food intake and this book finally gives people the necessary insight about food and the importance of balance within one's diet.
The Cheat System Diet tries to convince the reader that losing weight will be easy and painless, because “cheats” are allowed on the diet. There are some good tips, such as focusing mostly on vegetables, especially greens. The data on cortisol’s effect on weight loss is interesting and accurate, and Jackie Wicks is enthusiastic and motivating as a writer. However, the list of what she considers “cheats” is disconcerting. Yogurt? A second cup of coffee? In practice, this diet would be very rigid. According to Jackie Wicks, you can “earn” extra cheats by eating more of the “right” foods (the “eats”). But figuring what you’ve earned and whether a serving of something is an “eat” or a “cheat” sounds quite confusing, at least in print. In addition, many of the recipes include items that small-town folks like myself would never be able to find locally. Her assertion that we eat the “wrong” foods because we’re hungry due to not consuming enough micronutrients is just plain wrong—many people still eat junk food after a full dinner, not because they’re hungry, but because they want to taste that food. Let’s face it—junk food tastes good—it’s manufactured to appeal to our senses, and often, hunger has nothing to do with it. People eat junk for emotional reasons not having anything to do with real hunger. (I’m still waiting for the experts to address this issue—food as a sensory experience that we don’t want to end because we want to keep tasting it and chewing it, similar to things like a massage, a gorgeous piece of music, or a soft blanket). Her advice on exercise will appeal to many: Jackie says to cut back on exercise, down to 20 minutes a day. She even considers playing Wii games a good form of exercise. I guess anything is better than sitting in your recliner. The essence of this book is: Eat TONS of greens and vegetables (big mixing bowls full) and don’t beat yourself up exercising. This book has some good advice, but many people will need to modify it to fit their lifestyle.
This is a great book, and a great system. It is based on science rather than skepticism- rare for a diet book! It is written with a down-to-earth, nobody-is-perfect attitude, which is exactly what people need to hear when they are feeling guilty and unworthy of perfect health. This book proves that everybody can make moves towards better health, long-term.
Now I see why this book isn't successful. It came out too late in the year and it feels like the author spent more time worrying about clever and cute title that they forgot about the book itself.