The Lean

The Lean

A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

Book - 2012
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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 now wellness expert Kathy Freston lets readers in on her secret: losing weight doesn't have to be difficult, and it can last. With this book she shares the powerful concept of The Lean--a radically effective approach to positive change--with a practical 30-day plan to transform your health and jump-start weight loss in the most gentle, easy, and automatic way possible.

"Leaning in" is about setting an intention for what you want, weight- and health-wise, and then nudging yourself ever so gently in that direction, even if getting there seems impossible. It's about choosing to eat foods that are delicious, filling, and supportive of your goals.

Each day of the scientifically based, vegan-friendly Lean plan, Kathy shows how to make and commit to small diet and lifestyle changes that, over time, yield unexpectedly significant results--something as simple as swapping in nondairy milk for cow's milk, eating an apple a day, or having an afternoon power shake. These changes propel you almost effortlessly into a forward momentum of ever more healthy choices, and work together to bolster your progress. There are only two rules:

1. All you need is the willingness to take just one step .
2. As you add the healthier foods to your diet, eat the new foods first.

By gradually adding in these nutrient-dense and fiber-rich foods, you'll crowd out the problem foods, feel fuller for longer, and simply stop feeling cravings. On Kathy's Lean plan, readers can experience sustained, healthy, and permanent weight loss of 1-3 pounds per week--plus increased energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, and renewed purpose. Complete with exercises, recipes, and powerful testimonials, The Lean offers not only a truly leaner frame, but also the little push we all need to get on the path to lasting change.

Publisher: New York : Weinstein Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781602861732
1602861730
Branch Call Number: 613 .25 FRE
Characteristics: xvii, 332 p. ;,24 cm

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Margaret_L
Feb 01, 2013

There are lots of great ideas here, but Freston's approach seemed a bit extreme to me. I am sure her suggestions would lead to rapid weight loss, but it doesn't seem very realistic. I'm all for veganism, but going vegan AND getting rid of all the fun foods in your house seems rather spartan to me (seriously, a teaspoon of sugar/maple syrup etc. in your tea is about 20 calories - it's not going to make you fat!). Maybe some people are truly addicted to fat and sugar, and those people might want to take her seriously. But if you are already at a healthy weight, please take her suggestions with a grain of salt (or a spoonful of sugar and some vegan margarine).

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MarieGaffney
Dec 11, 2012

What a great way to get prepared for a Lent without meat! If it can be done on Fridays and Ember Days, why not all of Lent for better fasting and better health!

nutty7688 Aug 03, 2012

Some great ideas, with basic to easy steps.

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HereHere
Jul 26, 2012

It is a simple plan, using basic steps. It will be easy if you are prepared to embrace the changes. Think of them as challenges. I love the fact that a lot of research is cited.

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kimward8
Jun 03, 2012

Great ideas that are easy to follow. I'm halfway through the book and I already feel healthier!

debwalker Mar 31, 2012

Two rules:

1. All you need is the willingness to take just one step.
2. As you add the healthier foods to your diet, eat the new foods first.

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