Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How It Works
The book sets out no rigid rules, no dos or don'ts -- not even a meal plan.
You can lose weight following these strategies, but weight loss is a
byproduct of adopting healthy behaviors, not the primary outcome.
And long-term changes take time, so don’t expect quick results. What you can
expect is to improve your relationship with food — and your health. Losing as
little as 5% of body weight can improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood
Throughout the book, you'll find tools on how to identify hunger and
satisfaction. It includes a series of evaluations to help you determine which
behaviors you should change, as well as tools and tips to help turn those
unhealthy habits into healthier routines. For example, instead of eating
"by the clock," you'll learn to wait for your body's hunger signals – but not
so long that you become ravenous.
Physical activity is a vital component of the plan, but don’t think of it as
an excuse to eat more or as a punishment for overeating, May says. Instead,
exercise regularly because it's essential for a host of reasons, including bone
health, stress relief, heart health, and more.
"Do what you love and love what you do" also applies to physical activity.
The book includes diagrams and recommendations for stretching, strength
training, flexibility, and more.
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: What the Experts Say
Former American Dietetic Association president Connie Diekman, RD, applauds
the book's scientifically sound messages, healthy recipes, and advice that is
doable for most people.
"Learning why we eat as well as what we should eat is very empowering,
especially when it is delivered in a straightforward, easy- to-digest way with
bottom-line messages you can take to the grocery store," Diekman
Anyone who has been around the diet block a time or two will welcome the
book's insights into the fact that eating is much more complicated than food,
says Diekman, nutrition director at Washington University in St. Louis.
Diekman also gave a thumbs-up for all the exercise tips and user-friendly
diagrams in the book that "make the information more real and make readers feel
good about making healthy changes."
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: Food for Thought
The information in this book is not necessarily new, but the message is
The practical information presented in Eat What You Love, Love What You
Eat can help motivate you to give up fad diets and show you how to create
your own flexible diet and fitness plan. Follow the healthy-eating strategies
in the book and you may never go on a diet again.