If you've ever dieted, you've undoubtedly worked very hard to achieve results -- only to experience the frustration of seeing the pounds creep back on. Now Kathy Freston reveals her secret: losing weight doesn't have to be a struggle, and it can last. With this book she shares the powerful concept of The Lean -- a radically effective and practical 30-day plan -- and shows you how to make and commit to small diet and lifestyle changes that, over time, can yield significant results. One step a day -- swapping nondairy milk for cow's milk, eating an apple a day, having an afternoon power shake -- can kick-start your forward momentum, lead to ever more healthy choices, and bolster your progress. On The Lean plan, readers can experience sustained, healthy, and permanent weight loss of 1-3 pounds per week -- plus increased energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, and renewed purpose. The Lean offers not only the means to a truly leaner frame, but also the little push we all need to get on the path to lasting change. Complete with exercises, recipes, and powerful testimonials.