The ultimate guide for dining out guilt-free. The Restaurant Diet, now in its second edition, offers a diet plan that takes pressure off dieters who don’t always have time for healthy cooking. Using his easy-to-follow plan, author Fred Bollaci lost 150 pounds—and kept them off.
The secret to a plan you can maintain. Fred Bollaci grew up in an Italian family. When his parents divorced he developed eating compulsions. He tried every fad diet and every new food recipe book, but failed to find a lasting solution. With the help of his doctor, a nutritionist, a trainer, and a psychologist, he was able to devise a four-phase diet and exercise plan―that worked! In this book Fred reveals the real secret: it’s about why one overeats in the first place. Fred shares how to tackle emotional issues that lead to compulsive overeating through an integrated spiritual approach.
Why integrating spirituality is so important. After a “near death” experience and “spiritual awakening,” Fred learned to like and eventually love himself enough to get his priorities straight, lose a ton of weight, eat better, exercise, and adopt an attitude of gratitude for his miraculous second chance. He has discovered his life’s purpose, found true happiness and contentment, improved every area of his life, and lives a life he never could have imagined. Fred has helped coach and inspire hundreds of clients to lose thousands of pounds with his compassionate approach. He looks great, feels great, and can enjoy a healthy gourmet lifestyle wherever he is. If he can become his best self, then you can too.
Tips in The Restaurant Diet include how to:
- Read a menu
- Ask key questions of the restaurant staff
- Integrate a spiritual component into your diet and exercise plan
Readers who have tried books like Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity, Keto Restaurant Favorites or Eat What You Love will appreciate the tips and advice in The Restaurant Diet, 2nd Edition.
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About the Author
An attorney concentrating on trusts and estates, foundations, partnerships, real estate, elder law, and other business matters, Fred has a law practice that services Florida’s Gold Coast (Boca Raton/Palm Beach/Ft. Lauderdale/Miami) and Gulf Coast (Sarasota, Naples and Greater Tampa Bay). Fred is a frequent guest motivational speaker and is available for speaking engagements for private groups as well as organizations, and is available for personalized consultations, in-person or via phone or Skype.
Since the spring of 2015, Fred has been a columnist for the quarterly Appetite and writes about his Golden Palate lifestyle for the luxury lifestyle contemporary arts and culture magazine VENU.
Table of Contents
Part I A Spiritual Journey of Self-Discovery 27
Chapter 1 Love Yourself! 28
Chapter 2 Fat Fred 64
Part II Taking It Off-The Four-Phase Gourmet Weight-Loss Plan 97
Chapter 3 The Restaurant Diet-Making Restaurants Partners in Your Weight Loss Journey 98
Chapter 4 Phase One-Beginning 135
Chapter 5 Phase Two-Opportunity 188
Chapter 6 Phase Three-Challenge 196
Chapter 7 Phase Four-Achievement 198
Chapter 8 Summary of Key Weight-Loss Tips 215
Chapter 9 Conclusion 229
Appendix A Top 12 Tips for Eating Out and Dining at Home 231
Appendix B Weight Loss Facts and Stats 235
Appendix C Recipe for Linguini alia Puttanesca from Le Sirenuse 238
Appendix D Checking In with Yourself 242
About the Author 252