Sara Kirkham, author of Weight Loss - The Essential Guide, is a nutritionist, lecturer and writer and has over 20 years experience of developing and running weight loss programmes.
Weight Loss - The Essential Guide is the ultimate guide to losing and mainating weight effectively and healthily. Written by a practising nutritional therapist, this book offers practical tips on how to set and achieve weight loss goals, how to eat a healthy, nutritious diet, and how to support weight loss with an exercise programme.
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Is this the right book for me? Have you tried hundreds of diets and failed? Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy is not a diet, but an achievable approach to eating which maximizes the use of superfoods to not only lose weight but really gain in energy and wellbeing. With info on how to detox, and how to sustain your weight loss, this is your ultimate guide to optimum nutrition and a new, slimmer body. Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself includes: Chapter 1: Food for health and life What is a healthy diet? Your food diary Healthy eating recommendations Optimum nutrition Nutrition Quiz Understanding the basics Proof that a healthy diet works Chapter 2: Eat to lose weight Reasons for weight gain The energy balance equation Calculating your Body Mass Index Basal Metabolic Rate How much weight should you lose? 1: Reducing your calorie intake 2: Using up more calories through activity and exercise 3: Eating less and exercising more Seven-day eating plan for healthy weight loss Chapter 3: Superfoods What are superfoods? Phytonutrients The essential fatty acids Meet the superfoods Simple tips for increasing your superfood intake Superfoods seven-day eating plan Superfood recipes Getting the most from superfoods Chapter 4: How to detox! Why detox? Do YOU need to detox? What are toxins? How we detoxify Detox options Planning your detox Top ten foods for detox Basic detox guidelines Supplements to help What to expect during your detox Possible side effects Fourteen-day detox eating plan Chapter 5: Functional foods What are functional foods? Are functional foods useful? Benefits and drawbacks of functional foods Omega 3 fatty acids Plant sterols Do functional foods cost more? The probiotic and prebiotic revolution Will functional foods work for you? Chapter 6: How to look (and be!) younger What is ageing? Top ten anti-ageing diet tips Anti-ageing nutrients Nutrition for super skin Water Does diet affect your hair and nails? Your anti-ageing guide Chapter 7: Energy boosting foods Where do we get energy from? Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load (GL) Blood sugar control How much carbohydrate should you eat? Energy giving foods Water Caffeinated drinks Stress Adrenal superfoods Health conditions that can sap vitality Chapter 8: Food for thought Serotonin Chocolate - friend or foe? Brain food - fish and fish oils Nutrients for brain power The effect of low blood sugar levels Dietary benefits for specific mental health conditions Supplements to help mental functions Chapter 9: Healthy eating for the family Small steps Healthy eating ideas Cutting a few corners! Get the family involved Going organic Grow your own Teach Yourself methods: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to lose weight, gain energy and get healthy. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.