Pat Regel

This New Year is going to be different. Four months from now, you'll be shedding pounds and enjoying spring while everyone else will be regretting another season wearing larger sizes. Whether you're new to weight loss and fitness, or you've already made smart diet and exercise choices, there's enough information in the following books to motivate and invigorate you over the next few months.

Tips for new moms
Every woman who has had a child knows how difficult it is to get back into smaller sizes. Moms-to-be have special diet and exercise concerns, but Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell After Pregnancy: Every Woman's Guide to Shaping Up, Slimming Down and Staying Sane After the Baby by Debra Waterhouse can help after the new baby arrives. Waterhouse explains why postpartum pounds are hard to get rid of: a woman's waist has expanded about 50 inches, her skin has stretched by 400%, her hips have widened half a foot and her fat cells have grown to 125% their original size. Despite these seemingly insurmountable odds, new mothers can regain their slim, fit shape by following the sensible advice offered by this respected nutrition expert. Waterhouse dispels long-held myths and shows readers how to achieve a healthier, fitter body than the one they had before pregnancy.

Taking control
In The Take-Control Diet: A Life Plan for Thinking People, Ian K. Smith, M.D., medical correspondent for NBC's Today show, explains how your body uses energy so that you can stabilize your ideal weight. Smith's idea is that once you understand your body's nutrition and exercise needs, you can take control of your life. The author explains why crash diets and medications are not good long-term solutions to weight loss, how to eat sensibly during holidays, vacations and business travel, and how to create menus using substitution options for long-term weight loss. Fortunately, Smith's plan does not require slavish adherence to specific food preparation or programs, nor does it offer a magic bullet for rapid weight loss. Smith simply presents the truth about losing weight and offers a workable program that will fit into anyone's lifestyle.

Yee's yoga
Speaking of lifestyle, yoga has become just that for millions, young and old alike. There is good reason why devoted practitioners continue their programs year after year: quite simply, it works. Yoga:The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee, with Nina Zolotow is an excellent book for the beginner and the experienced. With more than 400 photos and easy-to-read instructions, the book offers eight step-by-step, full yoga practices. In addition, readers will find breath exercises and explanations of the philosophy behind yoga. Practicing yoga for more than 20 years and teaching around the world, Rodney Yee has made a name for himself one that has become synonymous with the word "yoga."

Six weeks to fitness
Recognize the names Ivana Trump and Heidi Klum? These gals stay in shape with fitness trainer David Kirsch, and now you can too. Kirsch's new book Sound Mind, Sound Body: David Kirsch's Ultimate 6-Week Fitness Transformation for Men and Women reinforces the author's belief that by changing your mindset, you can change your body. His workout program contains 50 exercises and a comprehensive eating program. Kirsch also includes his strategy for using the mind-body connection to increase workout efficiency and shows you how to set up your own home gym. As an added bonus, the book features photos and instructions for Heidi Klum's Bikini Boot Camp fitness program, which Kirsch designed to get Klum into shape for a Sports Illustrated shoot. As the owner of one of the finest fitness clubs in New York City, Kirsch incorporates into his book every element of wellness: diet, emotional well-being, stress reduction and spirituality. "You don't have to spend hours pumping iron," says Kirsch, "But you do need to do the right exercises for your goals; you need to do them correctly . . . and you need to engage your mind." Excellent advice for us all.

Pat Regel lectures on weight loss and fitness for business professionals.

This New Year is going to be different. Four months from now, you'll be shedding pounds and enjoying spring while everyone else will be regretting another season wearing larger sizes. Whether you're new to weight loss and fitness, or you've already made smart diet and exercise choices, there's enough information in the following books to […]

rim down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year.

With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living Every Day: 20 Weeks to Lifelong Vitality is not just another exercise book. Developed by scientists and presented in medical education agencies across the country, this is a self-paced, 20-step program that includes checklists, charts and color photos that make all the information clear and easy to understand. Particularly interesting are the “signpost” notations such as Activity Alerts, Myth Busters, Expert Advice, Up Close and Personal, Did You Know? and Weighing In. There's no mystery about how to stay trim and tight, yet 40 to 50 million people don't exercise at all. If you're part of that group, this book will appeal to you especially if you've found it difficult to start and maintain an exercise program.

Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away will interest anyone who wants the basics on food-combining. Referring to the work of endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein, Somers points out that sugar and starchy carbohydrates, not fat, are the real culprits that make you gain weight. Somers' program has become popular because, in addition to offering delicious recipes, it is also convenient to maintain if you travel frequently. This latest book offers more than 100 new recipes and features desserts made with a new sweetener that won't put on the pounds or raise your insulin level. Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away is perfect for those who want an uncomplicated nutrition plan with no calorie, fat or carbohydrate counting.

Personal trainer Jim Karas says his new volume, The Business Plan for the Body: Get Serious, Get Thin, Get Fit, is the “first book to apply the concepts of a business plan to a successful weight loss strategy.” To motivate readers, Karas uses language that every business professional will understand: Mission Statements, the Competition and the Management Team. We are the “largest nation in the western world, weighing on average 16 pounds more than our neighbors in Western Europe,” says Karas, a Wharton business school grad who creates fitness plans for CEOs. With the author's advice, busy professionals will learn how to implement simple eating guidelines and stick to a regular exercise program. Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss Shopper's Guide is a small pocket companion for grocery store shopping. Dr. Howard Shapiro, author of the best-selling Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss, believes shedding pounds starts in the supermarket with “awareness training,” which involves making good food choices. Using color photos, check lists, tips and nutritional pointers, the book shows readers how to become supermarket-savvy by reading food labels, stocking the pantry with healthy items and adding variety to your weight loss program. Think you're losing weight by eating reduced fat items? Then pay attention to the chapter on “Food Saboteurs.” Shapiro's book offers common sense grocery shopping that everyone should practice.

Win the Fat War for Moms by Catherine Cassidy is a book for all mothers of young children. It offers 120 secrets to losing post-pregnancy pounds. The tables, photos and real-life stories motivate moms to do what seems impossible shed the baby weight. There are lists of foods that fend off prenatal discomforts, nutrient information for nursing moms and strength training tips to get mothers back on the road to postpartum fitness. The photos alone will convince any new mother that her curves need not be a thing of the past.

Pat Regel lectures on weight loss and fitness for business professionals and travelers.

rim down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year. With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living […]

down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year.

With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living Every Day: 20 Weeks to Lifelong Vitality is not just another exercise book. Developed by scientists and presented in medical education agencies across the country, this is a self-paced, 20-step program that includes checklists, charts and color photos that make all the information clear and easy to understand. Particularly interesting are the “signpost” notations such as Activity Alerts, Myth Busters, Expert Advice, Up Close and Personal, Did You Know? and Weighing In. There's no mystery about how to stay trim and tight, yet 40 to 50 million people don't exercise at all. If you're part of that group, this book will appeal to you especially if you've found it difficult to start and maintain an exercise program.

Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away will interest anyone who wants the basics on food-combining. Referring to the work of endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein, Somers points out that sugar and starchy carbohydrates, not fat, are the real culprits that make you gain weight. Somers' program has become popular because, in addition to offering delicious recipes, it is also convenient to maintain if you travel frequently. This latest book offers more than 100 new recipes and features desserts made with a new sweetener that won't put on the pounds or raise your insulin level. Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away is perfect for those who want an uncomplicated nutrition plan with no calorie, fat or carbohydrate counting.

Personal trainer Jim Karas says his new volume, The Business Plan for the Body: Get Serious, Get Thin, Get Fit, is the “first book to apply the concepts of a business plan to a successful weight loss strategy.” To motivate readers, Karas uses language that every business professional will understand: Mission Statements, the Competition and the Management Team. We are the “largest nation in the western world, weighing on average 16 pounds more than our neighbors in Western Europe,” says Karas, a Wharton business school grad who creates fitness plans for CEOs. With the author's advice, busy professionals will learn how to implement simple eating guidelines and stick to a regular exercise program. Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss Shopper's Guide is a small pocket companion for grocery store shopping. Dr. Howard Shapiro, author of the best-selling Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss, believes shedding pounds starts in the supermarket with “awareness training,” which involves making good food choices. Using color photos, check lists, tips and nutritional pointers, the book shows readers how to become supermarket-savvy by reading food labels, stocking the pantry with healthy items and adding variety to your weight loss program. Think you're losing weight by eating reduced fat items? Then pay attention to the chapter on “Food Saboteurs.” Shapiro's book offers common sense grocery shopping that everyone should practice.

Win the Fat War for Moms by Catherine Cassidy is a book for all mothers of young children. It offers 120 secrets to losing post-pregnancy pounds. The tables, photos and real-life stories motivate moms to do what seems impossible shed the baby weight. There are lists of foods that fend off prenatal discomforts, nutrient information for nursing moms and strength training tips to get mothers back on the road to postpartum fitness. The photos alone will convince any new mother that her curves need not be a thing of the past.

Pat Regel lectures on weight loss and fitness for business professionals and travelers.

down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year. With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living Every […]

rim down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year.

With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living Every Day: 20 Weeks to Lifelong Vitality is not just another exercise book. Developed by scientists and presented in medical education agencies across the country, this is a self-paced, 20-step program that includes checklists, charts and color photos that make all the information clear and easy to understand. Particularly interesting are the “signpost” notations such as Activity Alerts, Myth Busters, Expert Advice, Up Close and Personal, Did You Know? and Weighing In. There's no mystery about how to stay trim and tight, yet 40 to 50 million people don't exercise at all. If you're part of that group, this book will appeal to you especially if you've found it difficult to start and maintain an exercise program.

Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away will interest anyone who wants the basics on food-combining. Referring to the work of endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein, Somers points out that sugar and starchy carbohydrates, not fat, are the real culprits that make you gain weight. Somers' program has become popular because, in addition to offering delicious recipes, it is also convenient to maintain if you travel frequently. This latest book offers more than 100 new recipes and features desserts made with a new sweetener that won't put on the pounds or raise your insulin level. Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away is perfect for those who want an uncomplicated nutrition plan with no calorie, fat or carbohydrate counting.

Personal trainer Jim Karas says his new volume, The Business Plan for the Body: Get Serious, Get Thin, Get Fit, is the “first book to apply the concepts of a business plan to a successful weight loss strategy.” To motivate readers, Karas uses language that every business professional will understand: Mission Statements, the Competition and the Management Team. We are the “largest nation in the western world, weighing on average 16 pounds more than our neighbors in Western Europe,” says Karas, a Wharton business school grad who creates fitness plans for CEOs. With the author's advice, busy professionals will learn how to implement simple eating guidelines and stick to a regular exercise program. Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss Shopper's Guide is a small pocket companion for grocery store shopping. Dr. Howard Shapiro, author of the best-selling Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss, believes shedding pounds starts in the supermarket with “awareness training,” which involves making good food choices. Using color photos, check lists, tips and nutritional pointers, the book shows readers how to become supermarket-savvy by reading food labels, stocking the pantry with healthy items and adding variety to your weight loss program. Think you're losing weight by eating reduced fat items? Then pay attention to the chapter on “Food Saboteurs.” Shapiro's book offers common sense grocery shopping that everyone should practice.

Win the Fat War for Moms by Catherine Cassidy is a book for all mothers of young children. It offers 120 secrets to losing post-pregnancy pounds. The tables, photos and real-life stories motivate moms to do what seems impossible shed the baby weight. There are lists of foods that fend off prenatal discomforts, nutrient information for nursing moms and strength training tips to get mothers back on the road to postpartum fitness. The photos alone will convince any new mother that her curves need not be a thing of the past.

Pat Regel lectures on weight loss and fitness for business professionals and travelers.

rim down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year. With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living […]

down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year.

With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living Every Day: 20 Weeks to Lifelong Vitality is not just another exercise book. Developed by scientists and presented in medical education agencies across the country, this is a self-paced, 20-step program that includes checklists, charts and color photos that make all the information clear and easy to understand. Particularly interesting are the “signpost” notations such as Activity Alerts, Myth Busters, Expert Advice, Up Close and Personal, Did You Know? and Weighing In. There's no mystery about how to stay trim and tight, yet 40 to 50 million people don't exercise at all. If you're part of that group, this book will appeal to you especially if you've found it difficult to start and maintain an exercise program.

Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away will interest anyone who wants the basics on food-combining. Referring to the work of endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein, Somers points out that sugar and starchy carbohydrates, not fat, are the real culprits that make you gain weight. Somers' program has become popular because, in addition to offering delicious recipes, it is also convenient to maintain if you travel frequently. This latest book offers more than 100 new recipes and features desserts made with a new sweetener that won't put on the pounds or raise your insulin level. Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away is perfect for those who want an uncomplicated nutrition plan with no calorie, fat or carbohydrate counting.

Personal trainer Jim Karas says his new volume, The Business Plan for the Body: Get Serious, Get Thin, Get Fit, is the “first book to apply the concepts of a business plan to a successful weight loss strategy.” To motivate readers, Karas uses language that every business professional will understand: Mission Statements, the Competition and the Management Team. We are the “largest nation in the western world, weighing on average 16 pounds more than our neighbors in Western Europe,” says Karas, a Wharton business school grad who creates fitness plans for CEOs. With the author's advice, busy professionals will learn how to implement simple eating guidelines and stick to a regular exercise program. Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss Shopper's Guide is a small pocket companion for grocery store shopping. Dr. Howard Shapiro, author of the best-selling Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss, believes shedding pounds starts in the supermarket with “awareness training,” which involves making good food choices. Using color photos, check lists, tips and nutritional pointers, the book shows readers how to become supermarket-savvy by reading food labels, stocking the pantry with healthy items and adding variety to your weight loss program. Think you're losing weight by eating reduced fat items? Then pay attention to the chapter on “Food Saboteurs.” Shapiro's book offers common sense grocery shopping that everyone should practice.

Win the Fat War for Moms by Catherine Cassidy is a book for all mothers of young children. It offers 120 secrets to losing post-pregnancy pounds. The tables, photos and real-life stories motivate moms to do what seems impossible shed the baby weight. There are lists of foods that fend off prenatal discomforts, nutrient information for nursing moms and strength training tips to get mothers back on the road to postpartum fitness. The photos alone will convince any new mother that her curves need not be a thing of the past.

Pat Regel lectures on weight loss and fitness for business professionals and travelers.

down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year. With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living Every […]

rim down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year.

With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living Every Day: 20 Weeks to Lifelong Vitality is not just another exercise book. Developed by scientists and presented in medical education agencies across the country, this is a self-paced, 20-step program that includes checklists, charts and color photos that make all the information clear and easy to understand. Particularly interesting are the “signpost” notations such as Activity Alerts, Myth Busters, Expert Advice, Up Close and Personal, Did You Know? and Weighing In. There's no mystery about how to stay trim and tight, yet 40 to 50 million people don't exercise at all. If you're part of that group, this book will appeal to you especially if you've found it difficult to start and maintain an exercise program.

Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away will interest anyone who wants the basics on food-combining. Referring to the work of endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein, Somers points out that sugar and starchy carbohydrates, not fat, are the real culprits that make you gain weight. Somers' program has become popular because, in addition to offering delicious recipes, it is also convenient to maintain if you travel frequently. This latest book offers more than 100 new recipes and features desserts made with a new sweetener that won't put on the pounds or raise your insulin level. Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away is perfect for those who want an uncomplicated nutrition plan with no calorie, fat or carbohydrate counting.

Personal trainer Jim Karas says his new volume, The Business Plan for the Body: Get Serious, Get Thin, Get Fit, is the “first book to apply the concepts of a business plan to a successful weight loss strategy.” To motivate readers, Karas uses language that every business professional will understand: Mission Statements, the Competition and the Management Team. We are the “largest nation in the western world, weighing on average 16 pounds more than our neighbors in Western Europe,” says Karas, a Wharton business school grad who creates fitness plans for CEOs. With the author's advice, busy professionals will learn how to implement simple eating guidelines and stick to a regular exercise program. Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss Shopper's Guide is a small pocket companion for grocery store shopping. Dr. Howard Shapiro, author of the best-selling Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss, believes shedding pounds starts in the supermarket with “awareness training,” which involves making good food choices. Using color photos, check lists, tips and nutritional pointers, the book shows readers how to become supermarket-savvy by reading food labels, stocking the pantry with healthy items and adding variety to your weight loss program. Think you're losing weight by eating reduced fat items? Then pay attention to the chapter on “Food Saboteurs.” Shapiro's book offers common sense grocery shopping that everyone should practice.

Win the Fat War for Moms by Catherine Cassidy is a book for all mothers of young children. It offers 120 secrets to losing post-pregnancy pounds. The tables, photos and real-life stories motivate moms to do what seems impossible shed the baby weight. There are lists of foods that fend off prenatal discomforts, nutrient information for nursing moms and strength training tips to get mothers back on the road to postpartum fitness. The photos alone will convince any new mother that her curves need not be a thing of the past.

Pat Regel lectures on weight loss and fitness for business professionals and travelers.

rim down and tighten up If the arrival of swimsuit season has strengthened your motivation to get in shape, the latest fitness books offer valuable advice on exercising and eating sensibly this summer and every season of the year. With a foreword by the renowned Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, Active Living […]

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