The Pound a Day Diet: Lose Up to 5 Pounds in 5 Days Eating the Foods You Love

Rocco DiSpirito, Author
Rocco DiSpirito. Grand Central Life & Style, $25 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4555-2367-2
Reviewed on: 12/16/2013
Release date: 01/07/2014
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Celebrity chef DiSpirito (Now Eat This!) offers a rapid weight-loss regimen designed to re-educate palates and perspectives about dropping pounds quickly and keeping them off. Based on the most current nutrition research, this approach dispels the belief that a slow, steady loss is the best way to lose weight and avoid regaining. There are three keys to his plan: 1) veggies are a secret weapon; 2) lean protein “rocks your body”; and 3) “nutritional balance is paramount.” Eating “calorie-corrected” and “carb-corrected” foods revs up metabolism, and adopting a Mediterranean diet helps maintain it, so that this method of eating becomes a way of life. Phase 1 of the plan lasts four weeks: three meals and two snacks for a total of 850 calories for each of five days, followed by two days of three meals and two snacks for1200 calories per day, then repeated for three more weeks. Phase 2, maintenance, begins when a goal weight is achieved; calories increase but guidelines remain. Sixty new healthy recipes, with low-calorie, low-carb, high-fiber, lean protein “Diet Booster” foods, plus a 28-day meal plan, and a detailed, week-by-week shopping list, along with the author’s infectious encouragement, guide dieters in cooking and enjoying filling, delicious meals—sure to be a hit with his fans. (Jan.)
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