|The Lean: A Revolutionary (and simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss
by Kathy Freston
Published by Weinstein Books
Lean In for a Leaner You
If you’ve ever dieted, you’ve undoubtedly worked very hard to achieve results — only to experience the disappointment of having the pounds creep back on. But what if losing weight didn’t have to be difficult?
Now wellness expert Kathy Freston lets you in on her secret. With this book she shares the powerful concept of The Lean — a radically effective approach to positive change — with an incredibly easy 30-day plan to transform your health. You can jump-start weight loss in the most gentle and automatic way possible. In fact, it can be fun — yes, fun!
“Leaning in” is about setting an intention for what you want, and then nudging yourself ever so gently in that direction, even if getting there seems impossible. It’s about making choices to eat foods that are delicious, filling and supportive of your weight loss goals.
Each day of the Lean plan, Kathy shows how to make and commit to small, realistic diet and lifestyle changes that, over time, yield unexpectedly significant results. It’s as simple as adding an apple to breakfast (Day 2), swapping in nondairy milk for cow’s milk (Day 6), or having a handful of nuts instead of your usual snack of chips (Day 5). These changes propel you almost effortlessly toward increasingly healthy choices, and work together to boost your progress. There is nothing in these pages that is drastic or strict. In fact, there are only two rules:
By gradually adding in these nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods, you’ll simply stop feeling cravings. On Kathy’s Lean plan, you can experience ongoing, healthy, and permanent weight loss — plus more energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, and a renewed sense of purpose.
Complete with more than 45 recipes, and grounded in the latest science and research, this breakthrough book reveals the missing link to weight loss that you’ve been waiting for. The Lean offers a path to truly leaner body — and the inspiration we all need to achieve lasting change.
pub date: 2012-03-27 | Hardcover | 9781602861732
About Kathy Freston
Kathy Freston, author of The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss, is a bestselling author with a focus on healthy eating and conscious living. Her instant New York Times bestsellers include Veganist, Quantum Wellness, and The One. She has appeared frequently on national television, including Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, Ellen, Good Morning America, The View, The Martha Stewart Show, and Extra, and also on OWN. She lives in Los Angeles.
For more information, view Kathy Freston’s Web site.
“Abundant scientific research has convincingly shown that the approach Kathy Freston brings to her readers is the most effective way to reach your goal weight and stay there, and to enjoy the very best of health. The Lean puts this breakthrough into practice with a simple, step-by-step, can’t-fail guide. Kathy’s guidance is easy to understand, beautifully structured, and so encouraging that you’ll reach your goals more easily than you could ever have imagined. Our clinical studies and those of other research teams have shown how powerful a diet change can be. The Lean now makes it available to everyone.”
– Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Kathy Freston has been a steady source of reliable, practical advice about health. In The Lean she presents a sensible plan to jump-start weight loss and improve well-being. I recommend this book.”
– Andrew Weil, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Spontaneous Happiness
The Lean, by Kathy Freston is a 30 day plan (think 30 condensed chapters), that will guide you to a leaner you; one who will have: more energy, a general feeling of increased wellness, more menu options, brighter skin, and improved digestion. You’ll feel full and satisfied! Is this true? Well, expect to lose 1-3 pounds a week … once the full 30 day process is complete. You have to expect to work a little at it, right? Each day builds on the previous one … so skip a day!
Key point: it’s not all about the food! You have to have some activity in your life … it’ll bring you energy, wellness, happiness …
There are 45 recipes for you to try; however, what I really like is that each day/chapter really isn’t difficult to do at all! You can take steps to improve your life, your health, and your outlook. The fact that it’s easy, just makes it easier to do … so why not? Isn’t this the encouragement that you’re looking for?
Should you read this book? YES!