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Written by registered dietician Nicole Haywood and endorsed by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, Absolute Beginner's Guide to a Lite and Healthy Lifestyle provides all the information necessary to makeover a way of living. Experts from the American Medical Association, American Dietetic Association, and National Institutes of Health agree that a lifetime commitment to changing eating habits, activity levels, and behavioral responses are necessary for successful weight management. Unfortunately, the majority of popular weight loss programs focus only on the number on the scale rather than on the lifestyle changes that promote wellness and a healthy maintainable weight. Unlike the competition, Absolute Beginner's Guide to a Lite and Healthy Lifestyle encourages a balance of physical activity, healthy food choices, and personal growth to manage body weight and health. Instead of recommending drastic changes that are likely to fail, the author suggests making daily modifications to diet and exercise to build the foundation for a lifestyle change. For example, she explains how simple choices like cutting out a regular soda and taking the stairs instead of the elevator can lead to weight loss. Absolute Beginner's Guide to a Lite and Healthy Lifestyle ignores the fads and goes back to the basics - teaching readers how to improve their overall health and fitness and achieve longlasting results.
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