The Great Weight Debate: Get the Facts and Choose the Diet That's Right for You by Amy Newman Shapiro
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 188 pages
Genre: Self-help, Health and Fitness; Content Rating: G
Publisher: Snewman Media; Release date: January 2021
Format available for review: print - softback (USA), e-book
Tour dates: July 19 to August 6
The Great Weight Debate helps you evaluate which diet will work for you and which can hurt you. It is your essential, trusted resource to sift through the minefield of recommendations and misinformation when choosing the best diet for weight loss success.
The Great Weight Debate summarizes many popular weight loss plans and explains the principles and research behind each diet. It also highlights the factors that may or may not make the diet a healthy choice for you. It explains why and how to choose a diet that takes into account your food preferences and meets the needs of your lifestyle, schedule, and food availability. It will help you discover and understand the rules, food restrictions, and health risks of each diet. In addition, read up on the new trends, the latest buzz, and the results of the most up-to-date research science has to offer.
So...Whether you choose Paleo, low carbohydrate, intermittent fasting, Whole30, or Mediterranean, do it with realistic expectations and do it smartly. Find weight loss success with The Great Weight Debate.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
The Great Weight Debate is the most interesting, enlightening, and comprehensive book I have ever read concerning dieting.
She begins by pointing out, it is best to begin new habits through small steps. Frequently weighing oneself can have negative effects and isn't always reliable. It only reveals "part of the picture". She includes advise about "yo-yo" dieting and makes a couple of wise recommendations.
Another point she makes is that, subconsciously, it aids in weight reduction when one gives oneself non-food rewards when reaching a small goal.
The main object of the book is to assist individuals to choose the best diet for his/her individual body and lifestyle by offering well-informed analysis of the popular diet trends
Amy offers concise descriptions of several types of diets, then explains "How it Woks", including research information; then highlights the pros and cons of each diet.
I thought I had heard of and tried tried most every diet but she mentioned a couple I was unaware of and increased my awareness on a few I thought I knew all about.
In the third section,she discussed new diet trends - including phone and computer apps. - and, again, offered the pros and cons of each
In her conclusion, one vital point she made is if we lose only one pound a week, that is 52 pounds lost in a year. That was a very encouraging thought vs. "I only lost four pounds after a month of dieting". The final conclusion may surprise you. It did me!
This book never dragged or spent time trying to persuade a person in the direction of a certain diet. In fact, she warned against putting a lot of credibility on those working for a particular dieting group.
This is a book I am gladly encouraging all to read. I am keeping it for a frequent reference.
This is an excellent resource on diets. It , also, offers a few other great resources to follow online.
I give this book a Five Stars rating and more!
*This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
How to Find the Best Weight Loss Plan for You By Amy Newman Shapiro
More than half the U.S. adult population is trying to lose weight. That actually is a pre-pandemic statistic. Judging from the spike in requests for nutrition counseling appointments, that number has probably soared. More people are coping with anxiety over health issues and the weight gained during the shut-down.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I find it distressing to see so many people put time and effort into the wrong weight-loss regimen and end in disappointment. Many people spend whole adult lives in the battle of the bulge. Some are even putting their health at risk.
My first book, Lose It For The Last Time, guided readers through a proven easy-to-follow plan for permanent weight loss using a non-diet approach.
In reality, most people are using diet plans, those that are hot topics in the media or books. Weight loss is a health issue and yet, dieting is a big industry, and the advice is not necessarily coming from health professionals.
Some diet trends have supportive research to back up their methodology and clains. There are popular diets, and some diets few are aware of, that are effective and result in sustainable weight loss. But there are others, fad diets, fashionable weight loss plans that promise big results but rarely deliver and are all over the media.
The Great Weight Debate summarizes many of the popular weight loss plans, explains the principles for each diet, provides the scientific research when available to support the claims, and highlights factors that will make it a good choice providing you with the information you need to make an informed choice.
I am often asked why a diet will work for one person but not another. One reason is biology. Hormones and brain chemicals control weight by regulating appetite and fat storage. These systems signal the brain as to what, when and how much to eat. These hormones are control by genes, the inherited material that makes us individuals or scarily resemble our parents.
Your friend’s diet may not work for you because individuals respond to diet plans differently because of genetic differences. Some experts suggest that genes are responsible for up to 70% of the variables that determine which diet will work best for you given that genes are responsible for normal weight regulation, appetite, calorie intake, taste preferences, and how nutrients are processed.
Another reason is lifestyle, which affects weight in two ways. We are born with a unique genetic makeup, but it’s our lifestyle and environment that determines which of
these genes are expressed or activated. So, our lifestyle can have a positive or negative affect on weight regulation.
Lifestyle not only influences gene expression but a physically active lifestyle influences how many calories are being burned daily and speed of metabolism, both key factors in weight loss. One person may be more successful adhering to an exercise regimen, burning more calories and building muscle, while following the same eating plan.
When choosing a diet plan consider your needs. If following a list of food rules is not your thing, it stands to reason that you are unlikely to stick with a plan that relies on this method to reach your weight goal. On the other hand, if you are the type who says, “Just tell me what to eat,” you will benefit from a regimen with rules and restrictions.
People who do achieve permanent weight loss tend to rely on methods that take taste preferences, lifestyle, and health needs into account. If you don’t like the foods on the diet, or if the food restrictions are leaving you exhausted all the time, you are less likely to be able to follow the rules every day. If you haven’t found success using strict diet plans, consider one that offers a more individualized approach. If you choose a diet that you can’t stick to, your success will be limited.
Make sure your lifestyle, social life, travel, food availability, and exercise habits compliment the diet protocol you are considering. Lifestyle factors and health issues play a larger role in weight loss than most people realize.
Diets are not one-size-fits-all. Try a few methods until you find the one that feels most compatible with your food preferences and lifestyle. That way dieting won’t be as challenging. Whatever method you choose and however may pounds you lose, celebrate your success. You can win your weight loss battle and The Great Weight Debate can help.
Meet the Author:
Amy Shapiro RD, CDN, CPT is a registered dietitian and professional speaker promoting wellness in corporate, clinical and private settings. With degrees in both Psychology and Nutrition, Amy’s focus is on behavior modification and lifestyle management. Additionally, Amy is a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise and a wellness coach. With thirteen years of experience educating and coaching clients and worksite wellness groups to achieve weight loss success, Lose It For the Last Time is Amy’s first book. She is the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband on Long Island New York.
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