Title: Bread Is the Devil: Take Control of Your Diet Demons and Blast the Fat Forever
Review: I’ve decided to cut bread and gluten out of my diet due to arthritis, but I picked up this book because of the title. I do feel that Bread is the Devil and it is a hard item to ignore. Everyone eats bread and loves to eat it warm fresh from the oven. Yummy with butter dripping off the sides, hungry already. I digress, and now I need to think about a healthy serving of fruits or vegetable instead.
Bread is the Devil is an interesting book that helps you cut the white bread, fried breads, and other empty calorie items from your diet. You can eat bread, but make sure it is whole grain, me I just cut it all out and after 3 months I feel great(my back/spine arthritis is better and my hip feels almost normal again.) But I think that cutting bread out would help many lose those unwanted pounds and help you become healthier overall. Cut those empty fat/calorie/carb filled items from your diet and feel good again. By the way, fat is your friend….sugar and white carbs are the enemy.
Cutting carbs is a great way to lose weight and it is really not that difficult. Have a goal in mind will make it easier to say NO to the Devil carbs out there. Losing weight or just cutting back on empty calories makes this book a good read for you. Keep in mind that not every book can help everyone, so read a few different books on healthy eating and pick what works well for you.
Publisher: Published January 3rd 2012 by St.Martin's Press
Quick Review: 4 Stars out of 5.
Where Did I Get the Book: The public library.
Synopsis: Stop mindlessly inhaling the breadbasket and stop shoveling in the M&M'S–Bread is the Devil is the solution to all of our diet saboteurs.
Nutritionist Heather Bauer can count on the fingers of one hand the number of her clients who don't already know what they should eat to lose weight. So why can’t they (and their best friend and their neighbor) lose weight? Because Bread is the Devil! Yes, that's Bauer’s shorthand for the inevitable, demonic pull that certain bad habits exert on people who try to change their eating routines to drop the pounds. Many of us have been there: You had a sensible, healthy breakfast, high in protein with complex carbs. Ditto for lunch—soup and a salad with a warm rush of accomplishment and self control for dessert. But now it's dinnertime and you're out with friends: enter a large basket of warm, sliced, crusty sourdough bread with a little tub of chive butter. Suddenly you're in the seventh circle of hell—the one reserved for gluttons. Bread’s not your devil? How about ice cream or chips or that big slab of buttercream-frosted birthday cake?
Bread Is the Devil will help you fight those hellish cravings that stop you from losing the weight you want. By identifying how certain factors promote overeating, Heather will:
* Identify the top-ten Diet Devils that challenge healthy eating
* Provide specific, proven strategies that free you from these devils once and for all
* Offer up a simple, flexible guide that will help you reach your goal in twenty-one days and make eating fun again
* Suggest an easy, affordable, and doable shopping list for eating at home as well as great meal choices when eating out
Bread is the Devil will help you say good-bye to your devils, for good.
Author Biography: Heather Bauer, RD, CDN is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, author, and founder of Nu-Train, a New York City-based diet and nutrition counseling center. Over the last decade Heather has taught thousands of people how to safely lose weight and keep it off for good. Her success stories range from those working long hours on Wall Street, to doctors, lawyers, mothers, athletes and celebrities.
In 2008 Heather released her first book, The Wall Street Diet, a program designed especially for busy people that don't have time to diet. In Heather's second book, Bread Is the Devil, she provides time-tested strategies and a 21-day plan to help readers overcome common diet pitfalls, what Bauer refers to as "Diet Devils". Some of these Devils include "The Late Night Shuffle (for those midnight marauders that just can't stay out of the kitchen), "Road Hogging" (for travels who decide to put their healthy habits on hold when on the road) and "The Plunge" (for anyone that wonders where that whole sleeve of cookies went).
Heather sits on Cooking Light Magazine's Nutrition Advisory Board and has appeared on popular TV and Radio shows such as The CBS Early Show, CNN, The Tyra Banks Show, FOX Morning News and Martha Stuart Radio on SiriusXM. She has also been a featured nutritionist in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Self Magazine, In Touch, InStyle, Shape, Gotham Magazine and Ladies Home Journal.
Heather received her BS and RD from the University of Wisconsin and is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA). She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughter and twin boys. When she's not chasing after her children, she's usually out running.