Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Lean

Finished The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss by Kathy Freston. It encourages readers to slowly lean towards better health with daily diet and wellness changes. Each chapter covers a different suggestion, adding one each day until you have a list of 30 changes that you apply daily. Many of these are easy to implement (drink water, eat an apple, take your vitamins, eat a superfood). Others are more challenging and frankly, not my cup of tea. While I have cut back on my daily dairy intake, I cannot give up cheese. And while eating vegetarian for lunch is no big deal to me, becoming a vegetarian, let alone a vegan, is out of the question. That does not mean that omnivores cannot garner good suggestions and additional knowledge from this book, they can. I did. I found the tone of the book a bit facile, but I think it’s geared at the wellness skeptic, the person who thinks they can never change their ways and thus their lives, rather than me, who is constantly dipping in and out of books like this, looking for new tricks. It’s worth a gander.

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