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Two Book Reviews and a Confession

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Let’s start with the book reviews. They are easier to face then my confession. :~)

1/2 is More First I want to talk about 1/2 is More written by Jay Jacobs, the master mind behind myPetFat. MyPetFat is a replica of a human fat to either motivate you to lose weight or remind what you have lost. It’s pretty ingenious I think. Anyway, Jay wrote an e-book to motivate others to lose weight. He has straightforward advice (similar to my own, **patting myself on the back** **wink** **wink**) and it’s wrapped up nicely in a fun quick motivating read. I highly recommend it.

I told Jay I would be linking to his book and he provided the following coupon codes for my readers.

$10.00 OFF a mini mypetfat enter FIT [case sensitive] into the coupon box after selecting a mini mypetfat and then hit APPLY COUPON

$10.00 OFF the "1/2 is more" ebook enter DIET [case sensitive] into the coupon box after selecting a "1/2 is more" and then hit APPLY COUPON

SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your LifeChanging gears, the second book I recently read is more about nutrition then weight loss. This book as taught me so much about what I should be eating I just had to share. SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life written by Steven Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews discusses foods you literally can’t live without. They give you the scientific breakdown on why you should eat those foods and some neat ways on how to include them in your diet.

The book sas a great introduction, discusses each superfood and there “sidekicks” (foods that contain similar nutrients) in great detail and then wraps it up with recipes and a shopping list. So if you noticed my recipes and daily menus had included more of these foods, now you know why!

  • All Beans
  • Blueberries, purple grapes and other berries
  • Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, cauliflower
  • Oats, wheat Germ and Flaxseed
  • Oranges pretty much all citrus
  • Pumpkin, Butternut squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, orange bell peppers
  • Wild Salmon, canned Albacore Tuna
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tea
  • Tomatoes, watermelon
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts and mist nuts and seeds
  • Yogurt

I guess I have to confess now don’t I? OK OK I went to a child’s birthday party today. I was planning to have a SMALL piece of cake. I WASN’T planning on eating a small piece of cake, 1/2 of the toddlers cake, a bit of ice cream, too many handfuls of pretzels to count and corn chips with salsa. Remind me next time NOT to go hungry. I was even eyeing up a doughnut they had on the counter. Bad I know. My flex are gone for the week, At least tomorrow is the last day.

Thanks for reading if you made it this far. Man I had a lot to say tonight!




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    Anonymous

    December 27, 2007

    LOVE THIS BOOK. IT IS GREAT. I LIKE IT BECAUSE YOU CAN REALLY STAY ON WEIGHT WATCHERS WITH IT AND IT JUST ENHANCES THE PRIGRAM. I ALSO LIKE THE EATING VOLUMETRICS BOOK BECAUSE MOST OF THE RECEIPES ARE WW FREINDLY…….