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The Good Enough Diet: Where Near Enough is Good Enough to Lose Weight

ISBN: 978-0-7303-7572-2
256 pages
September 2011, Wrightbooks
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Too busy for endless calorie counting or specialised diets that require excessive preparation? Struggling to schedule in gym sessions or finding it hard to refuse that second piece of cake?

Whatever your reason, The Good Enough Diet delivers great results for people who want to be healthy but don't have time to be obsessive. This breakthrough book by health industry experts dietitian Tara Diversi and exercise physiologist Dr Adam Fraser provides a series of easy-to-implement strategies that will deliver amazing weight-loss results without turning your lifestyle upside down!

In this book you will learn:

  • why low-fat food can make you fat
  • why taking the stairs can make you put on weight
  • why health professionals don't follow the advice they give you
  • why near enough really is good enough to lose weight!

Stop feeling guilty and punishing yourself for not being perfect and learn the real secret to weight-loss success.

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About the authors vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction: Is near enough good enough to lose weight? xi

1 New world, new rules 1

Part I: Good enough diet

2 Proactive eating 7

3 The main ingredient 15

4 Variety 23

5 Comfort food 31

6 Is low-fat food making you fat? 39

7 Think before you drink 47

Part II: Good enough exercise

8 Productive exercise 57

9 Your exercise profi le 65

10 The best exercise 75

11 Anytime is the right time 87

12 Have fun with it 97

13 Dress for success 105

Part III: Good enough mindset

14 Positive mindset 115

15 It’s okay to be fat 123

16 Exercise and the third space 129

17 It’s okay to be hungry 135

Part IV: Good enough mythbusting

18 Demystifying myths 145

19 Food combining 151

20 Feel free to have three 157

21 A fast game’s a good game 163

Part V: Good enough in real life

22 Health in a hurry 171

23 Travelling success 185

24 Fit families 199

Endnote 207

Appendix A: Non-starchy vegetables and fruits and free fl avourings 209

Appendix B: Drinks and their kilojoule content 211

Appendix C: Example meal plans 217

Appendix D: The hotel room workout 225

Appendix E: Metric to imperial conversion chart 229

Index 231

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Tara Diversi is an accredited practising dietitian, with additional training in psychology and business. She is a lecturer at the University of Sydney and a media spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Dr Adam Fraser is an accredited exercise physiologist and one of Australia's top international speakers. He holds a PhD in metabolism and diabetes management, and regularly appears on national television, radio and in print.

Watch the video of Tara Diversi and Adam Fraser talking about the Good Enough Diet and why they wrote it.

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