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Description - Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself by Sara Kirkham

Is this the right book for me?Have you tried hundreds of diets and failed? Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy is not a diet, but an achievable approach to eating which maximizes the use of superfoods to not only lose weight but really gain in energy and wellbeing. With info on how to detox, and how to sustain your weight loss, this is your ultimate guide to optimum nutrition and a new, slimmer body.Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself includes:Chapter 1: Food for health and lifeWhat is a healthy diet?Your food diaryHealthy eating recommendationsOptimum nutritionNutrition QuizUnderstanding the basicsProof that a healthy diet worksChapter 2: Eat to lose weightReasons for weight gainThe energy balance equationCalculating your Body Mass IndexBasal Metabolic RateHow much weight should you lose?1: Reducing your calorie intake2: Using up more calories through activity and exercise3: Eating less and exercising moreSeven-day eating plan for healthy weight lossChapter 3: SuperfoodsWhat are superfoods?PhytonutrientsThe essential fatty acidsMeet the superfoodsSimple tips for increasing your superfood intakeSuperfoods seven-day eating planSuperfood recipesGetting the most from superfoodsChapter 4: How to detox!Why detox?Do YOU need to detox?What are toxins?How we detoxifyDetox optionsPlanning your detoxTop ten foods for detoxBasic detox guidelinesSupplements to helpWhat to expect during your detoxPossible side effectsFourteen-day detox eating planChapter 5: Functional foodsWhat are functional foods?Are functional foods useful?Benefits and drawbacks of functional foodsOmega 3 fatty acidsPlant sterolsDo functional foods cost more?The probiotic and prebiotic revolutionWill functional foods work for you?Chapter 6: How to look (and be!) youngerWhat is ageing?Top ten anti-ageing diet tipsAnti-ageing nutrientsNutrition for super skinWaterDoes diet affect your hair and nails?Your anti-ageing guideChapter 7: Energy boosting foodsWhere do we get energy from?Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load (GL)Blood sugar controlHow much carbohydrate should you eat?Energy giving foodsWaterCaffeinated drinksStressAdrenal superfoodsHealth conditions that can sap vitalityChapter 8: Food for thoughtSerotoninChocolate - friend or foe?Brain food - fish and fish oilsNutrients for brain powerThe effect of low blood sugar levelsDietary benefits for specific mental health conditions Supplements to help mental functionsChapter 9: Healthy eating for the familySmall stepsHealthy eating ideasCutting a few corners!Get the family involvedGoing organicGrow your ownTeach Yourself methods:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to lose weight, gain energy and get healthy.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781444109542
ISBN-10: 1444109545
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Teach Yourself Books
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sara Kirkham

Sara Kirkham is a full-time nutritionist and fitness consultant. She was formerly a nutrition consultant and weight loss expert for David Lloyd Leisure, and developed successful diet and weightloss programmes for thousands of members, in addition to developing the company's nutrition website.

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