Title: AARP New American Diet; John Whyte, MD
Author: John Whyte, MD
Publication Year: 2012
Source: Net Galley
Date Completed: January - 2013
Every January you can count on me checking out at least one healthy eating or weight loss book, and there are certainly plenty of these books out there to choose from. As a baby boomer, this new book seemed like a wise choice.
Although I enjoyed this book, I have to admit that there wasn't much in the way of new information. I think we all know, as the book suggests, we should: limit eating out, choose healthy snacks like nuts, baby carrots and low fat dairy choices. Also, eat more fish instead of red meat and fill up on fruit, veggies and whole grains. It is sensible eating, not eliminating everything that we like that makes a weight loss program work.
There are some chapters on diet, exercise and disease as well a chapter about emotional eating and cravings that I enjoyed. I did like that there were some good menu plans to follow for either 7, 14, 21 days or even for an entire month. There is also a section with questions and answers about certain foods and beverages like coffee, soda, processed foods and meats, but again, much was familiar. I do plan on trying a few of the recipes provided which includes soups, side dishes and even some main dishes. One thing that I did notice is that with a few of the recipes the portion side seems inaccurate so I will use my judgment if that seems to be an issue with one of the recipes I select.
As with most weight loss books, the goal with this book is make the plan work for you and your lifestyle, with the goal of long term healthy eating to minimize our risk for cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. I think most of us know what we need to do, it's doing it that is the hard part.
I liked this one well enough, but you might want to browse a copy at your local bookstore or library to see whether it's for you.