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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 life
What is a healthy diet?
Your food diary
Healthy eating recommendations
Understanding the basics
Proof that a healthy diet works
Chapter 2: Eat to lose weight
Reasons for weight gain
The energy balance equation
Calculating your Body Mass Index
Basal Metabolic Rate
How much weight should you lose?
1: Reducing your calorie intake
2: Using up more calories through activity and exercise
3: Eating less and exercising more
Seven-day eating plan for healthy weight loss
Chapter 3: Superfoods
What are superfoods?
The essential fatty acids
Meet the superfoods
Simple tips for increasing your superfood intake
Superfoods seven-day eating plan
Getting the most from superfoods
Chapter 4: How to detox!
Do YOU need to detox?
What are toxins?
How we detoxify
Planning your detox
Top ten foods for detox
Basic detox guidelines
Supplements to help
What to expect during your detox
Possible side effects
Fourteen-day detox eating plan
Chapter 5: Functional foods
What are functional foods?
Are functional foods useful?
Benefits and drawbacks of functional foods
Omega 3 fatty acids
Do functional foods cost more?
The probiotic and prebiotic revolution
Will functional foods work for you?
Chapter 6: How to look (and be!) younger
What is ageing?
Top ten anti-ageing diet tips
Nutrition for super skin
Does diet affect your hair and nails?
Your anti-ageing guide
Chapter 7: Energy boosting foods
Where do we get energy from?
Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load (GL)
Blood sugar control
How much carbohydrate should you eat?
Energy giving foods
Health conditions that can sap vitality
Chapter 8: Food for thought
Chocolate - friend or foe?
Brain food - fish and fish oils
Nutrients for brain power
The effect of low blood sugar levels
Dietary benefits for specific mental health conditions
Supplements to help mental functions
Chapter 9: Healthy eating for the family
Healthy eating ideas
Cutting a few corners!
Get the family involved
Grow your own
Teach Yourself methods:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to lose weight, gain energy and get healthy.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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.