Dr Michael Rafael Moreno, better known as 'Dr Mike', is a graduate of the University of California. Dr Mike practices family medicine in San Diego and sits on the board of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008, he launched 'Walk with Your Doc' - an exercise initiative that began when he offered to walk with a patient to motivate her to exercise and has since grown into a thriving community. Dr Mike takes pride in being viewed not only as a doctor, but also as a friend and confidant.
The New 17 Day Diet Breakthrough is a complete revision of Dr Mike Moreno's bestselling The 17 Day Diet, incorporating state-of-the-art research and techniques to help dieters lose weight faster and in the places they want. Adding three brand new chapters, new strategies, and more recipes, Dr Moreno ensures that his simple 17-day plan gives new dieters the most up-to-date scientific tools to help them lose weight fast, whilst giving veteran 17 Day Dieters more control and more choices as they shed pounds or maintain their ideal weight. Unlike many diet programmes that starve you down to size, Dr Moreno's revolutionary programme changes your calorie count and the foods you eat every 17 days. The variation keeps your metabolism guessing, so you burn fat every day. In addition, the book contains a 17-minute exercise programme that targets specific body parts for fat reduction, information on nutritional spot reduction and contour foods, foods that are metabolic boosters, fluids like green tea that increase satiety, and meal timing, plus lots of new recipes, inspiring testimonials and answers to frequently asked questions.
The 30-Minute Runner takes a simplified approach to training, which is to break down everything into one thirty-minute session per day, a manageable segment for first-time runners and those who may be in decent shape but lead incredibly busy lives. Everything in the book, including training schedules, techniques, and tips, is put forth purely in terms of minutes spent running, without any goal paces to worry about, mileage to keep track of, or anything to measure other than time spent out on the roads and trails. The book focuses on how to maximize those thirty critical minutes in order to achieve two primary goals: shedding extra pounds and completing a 5K race. Author Duncan Larkin, a certified Army Master Fitness Trainer, also covers topics like running for new moms, single-parent training, how to prepare to run your first race, race-day tips, how to train while on business travel, and taking it to the next level, running forty-five and sixty minutes a day (10K and half-marathon schedules). In addition to the running-based guidelines, The 30-Minute Runner also offers nutritional advice and core exercises that complement the thirty-minute runs.