Is Your Job Making You Fat? How to Lose the Office 15... and More!

Ken Lloyd and Stacey Laura Lloyd. Skyhorse, $15.99 trade paper (312p) ISBN 978-1-63450-564-2
Just in time for the postholiday bloat comes this timely diet guide from Ken Lloyd (Performance Appraisals and Phrases for Dummies) and Stacey Laura Lloyd. If you have a white-collar job, you’re likely at risk of encountering an unhealthy “corporate foodscape,” the authors warn. Fortunately, after pointing out the many potential minefields (the candy bowl, the “lovely leftovers”), the authors also offer plenty of healthy alternatives and advice. Creative ideas include standing/treadmill desks and exercises to perform in the car, train, or even in your chair. The Lloyds also offer strategies to help deal with the temptations involved when dining out or traveling for business. The authors adopt a gentle, conversational tone, using alliteration (“coffee conundrum,” “restaurant realities,” “furniture, fitness, and fatness”) to make their simple hints memorable and often humorous. There’s not much new material here, but it’s presented in a well-organized and creative way that may well impel readers to opt for the healthier alternative. Agent: Joelle Delbourgo, Joelle Delbourgo Associates. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 01/18/2016
Release date: 02/01/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
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