Diet Enlightenment: The Real Secret to Weight Loss
by Rachel L. Pires
--New book will change everything you know about losing weightWe are bombarded on a daily basis by the latest diet trends, workout plans, and wonder drugs that promise to take us down to the ideal weight that we long to be at. But as quickly as we take on these new ideas, we then give them up, either because they are not working or simply aren't realistic to sustain over a long period of time. So here we are again, exasperated, frustrated, asking the question, "how do we lose the weight and keep it off for good?"
Enter: Diet Enlightenment: The Real Secret to Weight Loss by Rachel L. Pires. Like so many others, Pires was once obsessed with losing weight, yo-yo dieting, and constantly fluctuating her weight. It was when she reached the point of "diet enlightenment" that she finally realized the solution to maintaining her desired weight.
"After struggling with weight loss for over ten years, I figured out the key to easy weight loss and realized why the majority of people fail," Pires said. "I also made some insightful observations about 'naturally thin people' and realized that they were all doing something that most dieters lacked. Not only did I lose the weight easily, but keeping it off was almost effortless — even after having a baby recently. I knew I had to share this knowledge with anyone who has ever struggled with weight loss."
What Diet Enlightenment is not is a book that offers the latest diet fad. Instead, it offers a modern approach to keeping track of the calories one intakes, equipping readers with techniques that are easily adaptable. Thus far, those who have adapted Pires' program — including her father, a Neuropsychologist at Weill-Cornell Medical College — have been able to lose and maintain their desired weight with ease.
"My aim is to reveal the secrets that the multibillion-dollar dieting industry doesn't want you to know, and teach you how to lose weight easily and permanently without giving up your favorite foods," adds Pires. "You will learn how to tap into your natural ability to stay thin and free yourself from the bondage of emotional eating."
Rachel L. Pires, a Boston University graduate, is a contributing writer for LIVESTRONG.com Weight Loss Blogs, a weight loss advisor, and a new mom. Additionally, she is a dancer, a 2nd degree black belt, and an advanced certified scuba diver.
Diet Enlightenment: The Real Secret to Weight Loss can be purchased from www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and through all major booksellers
Crusty bread, peppery arugula and fresh shaved Parmesan cheese makes an everyday cold cut like roast beef taste like a gourmet sandwich. Perfect for lunch on the go, pack along some veggies and fruit on the side and you have yourself a meal.
When I make a sandwich, I like using good crusty bread like a baguette or French bread, which is a perfect fat free bread option. A trick I like to do when I make a sandwich is to scoop out some of the inside of the bread, which allows me to make a larger sandwich, and it leaves room for the meat and lettuce. I personally enjoyed most of my sandwiches dry but if you prefer adding mayo or dressing, you'll have to adjust the points. I bet horseradish mayo would be lovely on this!
I've been getting lots of emails from working folks who need help preparing quick and easy lunches on the go that don't require heating up the kitchen. I am dedicating the rest of the week to healthy sandwiches. If you have a sandwich you would like to share with everyone feel free to comment and maybe I'll post your recipe!