Go UnDiet: 50 Small Actions for Lasting Weight Loss
50 Small Actions for Lasting Weight Loss
You’ve tried dieting before, but like the 3 out of 4 North Americans who are overweight, you’ve discovered that rigid diet plans just don’t cut it. A 14-day plan can only create results for 14 days. Then what? You’re bombarded with conflicting diet strategies – low carb, low fat, low GI, and on and on. Confused and frustrated, you gain the weight back. You won’t find a diet plan in this book. Instead, you’ll learn how you CAN lose weight for good by undieting! Go UnDiet shows you: 1) 50 simple, painless, undieting actions that will change your diet and weight without a rigid diet plan, and with no counting of calories or fat grams. 2) Why common food “villains” like meat and cheese are not responsible for your weight issue – and which foods are really to blame. 3) A 5-second scan to spot diet-destroying highly processed foods (HPF), and 3 foolproof ways to avoid this weakest link. 4) The truth about common diet myths, and how to choose food products that really work for you. This is not another “miracle” diet plan. Instead, Go UnDiet is a guide designed to help you lose weight for good by making small changes, one step at a time.
Founder of the nutrition network healthcastle.com and a registered dietician, Tsang presents a straightforward plan to help readers control their food and nutrition choices via small, achievable steps. Tsang asserts that diets, as a rule, don't work and instead suggests readers incrementally change the food they consume. She shows readers how to identify and avoid highly processed foods, offering a five-second-scan method that includes "uncartooning" (animated characters on a box usually means high sugar content), avoiding fat-free food, and examining nutritional information and ingredient lists. Tsang sticks with the "undiet" theme (uncrate eggs, un-medicate your meat, unveil fish), while covering a range of food topics. She's not hesitant to name names, pointing out the unwholesome features of specific products and warning that fat-free salad dressing is "a Frankenstein's monster of artificial ingredients." Tsang cautions against overeating and urges readers not to be tricked by misleading food labels. Instead of foods high in sugar, fat, and calories, she steers readers toward mindful eating and better choices. Tsang's plan is logical and uncomplicated; readers weary of yo-yo dieting will welcome the chance to eat healthy food without obsessing about calories and rigid rules.