|Publisher:||Perseus Distribution Services|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2011|
|Number of Pages:||271|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.6|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 7.5 x 0.75|
She is one of Britain's most recognized culinary personalities & the food editor for British Vogue. Her first book, How to Eat, was published to huge acclaim & was the basis for a television series in England. She has been profiled in Gourmet magazine & writes regularly for the London Observer. She lives in London.
Diets come and go, but the effective ones usually demand a major change in lifestyle, which is very difficult for most of us to do. Victor's premise is that the individual is far more likely than any writer to know perfectly well what behavior is likely to 'cause weight gain. One person's downfall is chocolate; another's is salty chips. A third simply cannot stick to an exercise regimen. Hence the "obvious" part of the diet: make your own rules, based on what you know makes you fat.
A literary agent who lost 20 pounds in three months, Victor believes that the rules we make for ourselves are the ones we stick to. He also recommends one "fasting" day each week, when one eats only fruits and vegetables. This is balanced by the "Treat Day", also once a week, when you indulge your special hungers, if only in small amounts. He also discusses the size of portions Americans are being super-sized to death! Previously published in England, this title will be promoted extensively here, so most libraries will be getting requests for it. Fortunately, it's a good addition to public libraries' diet collections. Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH
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At last, a diet so obvious, it works! Literary agents are famous for lunching, and there is no more famous agent than Ed Victor. If Ed can lose twenty pounds in three months without changing his lifestyle, so can everyone! The Obvious Diet recognizes that the rules you make yourself are the rules you are most likely to stick to. It shows you how to devise an eating regimen that is based on avoiding your own particular weakness, whether that is carbohydrates, animal fats, or sugar. It works because, rather than imposing a rigid plan from on high, it allows you to mix and match elements from different diets to suit your own lifestyle.
If you have tried many diets over the years but found they didn’t work, than this is the book for you. With ideas and advice from Ed Victor’s celebrity friends and clients, the book provides anecdotes and inspirational tips to help you stick to your plan. Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Tina Brown, Sidney Sheldon, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many more contribute their recipes and words of wisdom. Dieting has never been this interesting! Millions of Americans are overweight and want to do something about it. If a gourmand like Ed Victor can do it, so can you!
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