The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

by Kathy Freston

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If you've ever dieted, you've undoubtedly worked very hard to achieve results — only to experience the frustration of seeing the pounds creep back on. Now Kathy Freston reveals her secret: losing weight doesn't have to be a struggle, and it can last. With this book she shares the powerful concept of The Lean — a radically effective and practical 30-day plan — and shows you how to make and commit to small diet and lifestyle changes that, over time, can yield significant results. One step a day — swapping nondairy milk for cow's milk, eating an apple a day, having an afternoon power shake — can kick-start your forward momentum, lead to ever more healthy choices, and bolster your progress. On The Lean plan, readers can experience sustained, healthy, and permanent weight loss of 1-3 pounds per week — plus increased energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, and renewed purpose. The Lean offers not only the means to a truly leaner frame, but also the little push we all need to get on the path to lasting change. Complete with exercises, recipes, and powerful testimonials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602861985
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kathy Freston is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Lean and Quantum Wellness. Kathy appears frequently on national television, including Charlie Rose, Ellen, Dr. Oz, and Good Morning America. Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Self, W, and Fitness. She has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Day 1 Drink Water. Lots of Water 1

Day 2 Have a Hearty Breakfast 7

Day 3 Eat an Apple 15

Day 4 Clean Out the Cupboards, and Just for Today, Say No to Your Poison 21

Day 5 Go a Little Nuts 25

Day 6 Trade Your Milk and Butter for Plant-Based Versions 32

Day 7 Put a Little Flax on It 40

Day 8 Do a Deep Dive for Five 43

Day 9 Switch Up Your Drinks 49

Day 10 Make Your Lunch without Animal Products 57

Day 11 Take Your Vites 68

Day 12 Add In Some Exercise 77

Day 13 Change Up Your Cheese 88

Day 14 Eat a Superfood 98

Day 15 Love Yourself a Little 107

Day 16 Toss Up a Big Bowl of Love, a.k.a. Salad 113

Day 17 Make Some Cashew Cream 118

Day 18 Take the Animals off the Dinner Plate 122

Day 19 Have a Little Fun 136

Day 20 Pump It Up 145

Day 21 Connect the Dots about Where Food Comes From 156

Day 22 Blend Up a Power Smoothie 162

Day 23 Back Away from Sugar 166

Day 24 Start Seeing Your Weight Loss as Real! 174

Day 25 Juice It! 182

Day 26 Eat Lower on the Glycemic Index 187

Day 27 Cut the Oil 194

Day 28 Do Something Purposeful 201

Day 29 Schedule Your Day 205

Day 30 Make Progress, and Don't Worry about Perfection 216

What to Eat: Suggestions and Recipes 225

Shopping and Resource Basics 301

Recipe Index 315

General Index 321

Acknowledgments 331

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Andrew Weil, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Spontaneous Happiness
“Kathy Freston has been a steady source of reliable, practical advice about health. In The Lean,she presents a sensible plan to jump-start weight loss and improve well-being. I recommend this book.”

Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and author of The Spectrum
“Kathy Freston is one of the most powerful and effective health educators on the planet. If you want to lose weight and keep it off in a sustainable, healthy, and beautiful way, read The Lean.”
Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
Abundant scientific research has convincingly shown that the approach Kathy Freston brings to her readers is the most effective way to reach your goal weight …The Lean puts this breakthrough into practice with a simple, step-by-step, can’t-fail guide. Kathy’s guidance is easy to understand, beautifully structured, and so encouraging that you’ll reach your goals more easily than you could ever have imagined. Our clinical studies and those of other research teams have shown how powerful a diet change can be. The Lean now makes it available to everyone.”

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