Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Count Down to Weight Loss Success

According to the Center for Disease Control, one-third of Americans (more than 100 million people) are considered obese, putting them at risk for the leading causes of death: heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. While Americans spend $40 billion per year on weight-loss programs and products, it is as affordable and easy as counting down the pounds with intelligent cooking. The real secret to weight loss is to burn more calories than eaten, which means knowing the amount of calories consumed. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to 200-300-and 400-Calorie Meals helps readers put together a meal plan that keeps them on their calorie goals without losing flavor or hundreds of dollars on weight-loss fads. The book also includes:

• Calculating a calorie budget
• Keeping track of calories
• Estimating calories on the go
• Two weeks of meal plans
• Eating schedules for every calorie budget
• Recipes for 300- and 400- meals
• 200-calorie snacks and light meal recipes

The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to 200-300-and 400-Calorie Meals also includes dessert recipes to satisfy any sweet tooth with less calories and sugar.

About the Authors
Heidi McIndoo, RD (Framingham, Mass.) is a registered dietitian and nutrition communication specialist. In addition to books, McIndoo has written nutrition articles for several magazines including Fitness, Family Circle, Prevention, Woman's Day, and Today's Diet and Nutrition. In addition, she consults with corporations and provides nutrient analysis of recipes and menus. McIndoo has served as National Media Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. You can follow her blog at www.foodiemomrd.com.

Chef Ed Jackson (Boston) graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 2000 with the President’s Scholarship Award. He has worked at several prominent restaurants including Maison Robert, Tremont 647 and The Tuscan Grill. Currently, Jackson is a chef at Whole Foods Market and is in production on a video cooking series called “Chef Ed Cooks.” In September, 2009, Ed Jackson and Becky Sue Epstein published The American Lighthouse Cookbook (Sourcebooks, Inc.) - winner of THE NATIONAL “BEST BOOKS” 2009 AWARDS (NBBA) by USABookNews.com. Visit his website, www.chefedcooks.com for links to his YouTube cooking classes.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to 200-300-and 400-Calorie Meals ISBN: 9781615641864, August 2012, $19.95 Authors: Heidi McIndoo, RD (Framingham, Mass.) and Chef Ed Jackson (Boston)

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