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Dr Michael Spira (MB BS MRCS LRCP, Medicine) qualified as a doctor at St Bartholomew's Hospital. After initially specialising in eye surgery, he decided he was far more interested in treating the whole person. So he became a GP and eventually a senior partner in a large family practice. When he realised that his weight had crept up and he was a stone (6.5 kg) overweight, he tried to lose weight by following various diets, but nothing seemed to work. Eventually he worked out an approach that did work. It was published as How to Lose Weight Without Really Dieting. Since then Dr Spira has written other diet books and been on several national TV programmes as a diet expert. He has been an adviser to the UK government on an obesity programme, and is a member of the Association of the Study of Obesity and the National Obesity Forum. He is also the Medical Director of The Smart Clinics, a group of private clinics in South Kensington and Wandsworth, London.
The 12-Minute Weight-Loss Plan takes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and combines it with a straightforward, easy-to-stick-to eating plan that shows readers how it is possible to lose weight with a minimum of effort, no special equipment - not even a gym-membership - and with just 12 minutes exercise a week. Sounds too good to be true? It works, and it is supported with the latest cutting-edge scientific research. No counting calories, no wholescale avoidance of carbs, no fasting. It's genuinely easy to stick to. Contents include: * Why lengthy exercise routines aren't as effective as HIIT * The remarkable story behind HIIT * A simple HIIT programme to be followed three times a week * A dietary plan, including a two-week 'orientation phase' followed by a 'continuation phase' * The essence of the eating plan: smart carbs, smart fats, smart proteins. * Menus and lots of quick and tasty recipes * A review of the scientific research supporting the exercise programme HIIT has been building slowly over the past few years with gym instructors and personal trainers quickly seeing the benefits for their clients. It is now coming into the mainstream.
How highly do you value your health? Good health is the cornerstone of a long and enjoyable life. And the good news is you can easily increase your chances of staying healthy for longer by following some simple steps. Drawing on decades of medical practice, having advised thousands of clients at his central London clinic, Dr Michael Spira brings together dozens of easy-to-follow tips in this clear and concise handbook. Among its many insights, you'll discover: When high cholesterol can actually mean you're healthy The truth about artificial sweeteners and other urban myths Whether you really should do 10,000 steps each day How to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke Why snoring is not just a noisy nuisance Whether you should take supplements Simple health checks you can do yourself
In Goutbusters, Dr Michael Spira uncovers the facts about gout, shows you whether you have it, and reveals simple ways to relieve your gout pain fast, and feel better than ever, without surgery or injections. You'll also discover - how to relieve your pain quickly during a gout attack (but not in the way you might think - ); if your diet is 'gout friendly' (take the 'Traffic Light Test', and find out the 'gout-friendly' foods you can eat - and the ones to avoid at all costs - ); and the simple, safe, pain-free therapies to get rid of gout (even if you've had it for years), and more -
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