Sunday, July 4, 2010

Skinny is Overrated by Danielle Milano, M.D.

Skinny is Overrated: The Real Woman's Guide to Health and Happiness At Any Size by Danielle Milano, M.D. Synergy Books. April 2010. ISBN #: 9780984235834

Danielle Milano, M.D. has combined the best of much advice about weight control in this brief, comprehensive and helpful book. There's some new perspective here, and somehow the advice seems practical, manageable and doable for anyone looking to lose weight without feeling like one is sacrificing one's soul and mind in the process!

For example, explore your heritage and use the best parts of that heritage diet to motivate your eating habits. The key is liking what you're eating, obviously! As well, have realistic goals. You may reach a spot beyond where you aren't meant to lose more weight without starving yourself!

The obvious suggestions for exercise and what a person eats are also included. However, Dr. Milano emphasizes the need to eat multiple times a day within the calorie count or food group choices one selects so that one avoids that starving feeling that makes all to many people lose their motivation to continue what really is a lifestyle change, not just a diet.

Foods with appropriate vitamin content and the correct types of acceptable fatty content are given their own chapters. Finally, some choice recipes are offered, as well as a bibliography of other books one might enjoy from which the author did her research.

All in all, Skinny is Overrated really is what the subtitle claims, the real woman's guide to health and happiness at any size. It may not be a groundbreaker, but it's some good, decent, common sense advice meant for any woman concerned about healthy eating!

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