November 2018

The Top 5 New Diet & Health Books: How to Say You’ll Lose Weight & Mean It!

By Lindsay Hahn

You did it, didn’t you? You made your annual New Year’s resolution to lose weight, eat better, and get in shape. Resolutions are so 2010. And 2009. And 2008. Stop making diet and health resolutions and do something instead. Our top 5 weight loss and wellness book picks will keep those new year, new you resolutions from making a reappearance in 2012. Whether you want to try the new cookie diet or just need some healthy eating tips, this is not your mother’s Weight Watchers. From chocolate and French fries to 3 square meals daily, you’ll find a diet plan here that will work for you.

1. The Total Health & Wellness Book:
Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!, by Kris Carr
Channel your inner crazy sexy diva-self! Kris Carr, who’s living with a rare and incurable cancer, directed the autobiographical TLC documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer in 2007 and has since turned author. Her new diet book oozes inspiration to take control of your happiness and health. Get your workout routine in sync with healthy eating, and read lifestyle advice on everything from the painful truth about sugar to being a veggie vixen. This colorful romp of a read is splashed with anecdotes and packed with fun tidbits like how to create your own juicer. You’ll be raring to tackle the 21-Day Adventure Cleanse—don’t worry, Carr waits until the end of the book!
Buy Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!, by Kris Carr, $14.97, at amazon.com

2. The Diet Book to Lose Weight Fast:
Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches, by Cynthia Sass

What could be sweeter than eating chocolate on a diet?! Cinch!, from the co-author of The Flat Belly Diet!, maps out a 30-day plan full of weight loss tips based on clean, nutrient-rich food that will put you on the fast track to shedding those unwanted pounds. With shopping and fashion tips and a month of recipes, say goodbye to calorie-counting and frozen diet meals.
Buy Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches, by Cynthia Sass, $14.29, at amazon.com Mandatory chocolate on diet?! Cynthia Sass reveals that and more in My Diet Book Cinch! Is Number 1: News & Exploits from My Day

3. The Diet Book to Keep You on a Diet:
400 Calorie Fix: The Easy New Rule for Permanent Weight Loss!, by Liz Vaccariello, Mindy Hermann, and the Editors of Prevention
Are you a diet virgin? Welcome to the easiest way to slim down we’ve ever seen—2 weeks and 1 weight-loss rule—eat a 400-calorie meal 3 times per day. There’s salad and grilled fish, but you junk foodies will love the picks from Starbucks, Chipotle, Dunkin’ Donuts . . . you can have it all! With restaurant-specific guides and mouth-watering recipes, 400 calories is the new 1,000!
Buy 400 Calorie Fix: The Easy New Rule for Permanent Weight Loss!, by Liz Vaccariello, Mindy Hermann, and the Editors of Prevention, $13.79, at amazon.com

4. The Book That Will Get You to Eat Clean:
Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well with 100 New Clean Food Recipes, by Terry Walters
Don’t care about gluten-free? Don’t do vegan? Don’t matter. Everyone will love Clean Start because it promotes using fresh, seasonal ingredients in 100 yummy recipes, from winter pear cake to mango chutney to cocoa brownies. Healthy-eating expert and author Terry Walters shows that you don’t need to give up great taste to eat clean, whether your clean means gluten-free, vegan, or just plain healthy eating. The mouthwatering photography will motivate you to enter—and stay—in the kitchen!
Buy Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well with 100 New Clean Food Recipes, by Terry Walters, $14.02, at amazon.com

5. A Health Book Full of Great Food & Recipes:
Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients, by the Editors of Whole Living
Leave it to Martha Stewart and her team to produce this spectacular and enticing power-food bible. Each page features a power food, such as avocado, berries, and wild Alaskan salmon, and lists the food’s health benefits along with tips on storing, cooking, and preparing. You’ll want to splurge on these ingredients and stock your fridge, especially after checking out the recipes. A bonus—the page-turning photography helps you master healthy cooking tips in no time.
Buy Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients, by the Editors of Whole Living, $14.86, at amazon.com

Reasons We Love Divya Gugnani & Her Book Sexy Women Eat

1. With chapters like “Eating Muffins Gives You A Muffin Top,” her snarky personality shines and keeps you laughing! Laughing burns a few calories, right?

2. We love her shameless self-promotion—and the PageDaily shoutout at the back of the book! Yes, she is one of our amazing contributing editors.

3. She gives us a free pass to ditch the gym! Stairs instead of the elevator, jumping jacks in the ladies’ room, dumbbells under your desk—the Divya method is definitely do-able!

4. She absolves us of guilt about loving delicious food! Satisfy cravings, and watch small, everyday changes equal big changes on the scale!

5. From how to remove a wine stain to why you shouldn’t date a “manorexic,” Divya’s your new BFF in a book.

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Win a Package from a Celebrity Nutritionist!
Who knew losing weight and getting fiber into your diet could be so easy? You could win a consultation and full product line from celebrity nutritionist and PageDaily contributing editor Tanya Zuckerbrot. For contest details and to enter for a chance to win, click here.

New Year, New You

By Daniela Apeloig

We counted down, the ball dropped, the Champagne corks popped. Did 2011 feel like every other New Year? Then that means you’re saying to yourself: I want to exercise more. I want to start eating healthy. I want to lose weight. I want to sleep better. Any of these New Year’s resolutions sound familiar?

New Year’s resolutions are often about our bodies—get fit, get thin, get sleep. They are the most common and the easiest to break, so we’ve got some great fitness products and gadgets that will help you stick to your resolutions. Exercise AND have fun like a kid with the Xbox Kinect game, get a pair of toning shoes that actually look like sneakers instead of Neil Armstrong’s moonwalkers, even put your money where your mouth is—literally!—with an online “contract.” Happy New Year, and good luck!

Buy New Balance True Balance WW850 Toning Shoe, $89, at planetshoes.com
• Features a unique “balance board” technology
• Makes your body work to maintain its natural balance, activating your muscles
• Colorful, sporty style and hidden toning features
• Synthetic suede with mesh upper
• Removable Abzorb insole for extra comfort
• Weight: 9 oz.

Buy Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, $34.99, at bestbuy.com
• Exercise on your Xbox with fitness-forward games and regimens that you control with your body’s own movements
• Uses Player Projection technology that puts your body into the game, giving you the most precise tracking possible
• Work out with a personal trainer, take a class, or play fun, family-friendly mini-games
• Challenge yourself with regimens from fitness experts, including celebrity trainer and PageDaily contributing editor Michael George
• Track your stats and progress as you burn calories and best your own scores, then share your progress and goals with friends and family online

Buy Griffin Slap for iPod nano (6th Generation), $24.95, at store.apple.com
• Watch-style wristband holds your iPod nano 6th Generation
• Self-adjusts to a precise, comfortable fit
• Frame safeguards buttons but still allows control
• The watch-face display on the iPod nano turns the wristband into a fun, handy watch
• Made of silicone
• Weight: 1.28 oz.

Buy Fitbit, $99, at fitbit.com
• Accurately tracks your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled, and sleep quality
• Can be carried in your pocket or worn on your clothing
• Contains a 3D motion-sensor like the one found in the Nintendo Wii,  which captures your movement and converts it into useful information about your daily activities
• Fitbit software and data is wirelessly uploaded online where you can track progress, log nutrition, and compete with friends

Buy F-Factor Bars, $4.99 (box of 5), and Cereals, $3.89 per box, at Kroger’s nationwide, and online starting February 1st at ffactorfoods.com
• F-Factor Bars contain 12g of fiber—50% of your daily needs
• Bars come in 3 flavors: Fudge Brownie, Banana Walnut, and Cinnamon Apple
• Cereals have 15g–18g of fiber per serving (up to 72% of your daily needs in ½ cup)
• Cereals come in 3 flavors: Skinnys, Skinnys ’n Fruit with Apples and Strawberries, and Mini Cinnamon O’s with Raisins and Almonds
• Great for breakfast with milk, or tossed into yogurt for an afternoon snack
• Bars and cereals are all natural, kosher, and have the highest fiber content on the market

Use stickk.com
• To help you stick to your goals and resolutions, register them on this website for free
• You create a Commitment Contract, a public agreement to achieve your goal
• Select or customize your goal, set the stakes (such as money or your reputation), enlist someone you know as a referee, and ask friends to register as well and monitor your progress for support
• People who put stakes on achieving their goals are more likely to achieve them

Buy Ritual Cleanse, $80–$95 per day, at ritualcleanse.com
• Consists of 6 juice blends made from vegetables and fruits that you drink throughout the day for maximum energy and nutrient absorption
• Uses 100% organic ingredients
• No powders, additives, or pesticides
• Made from fresh, locally grown, organic produce and nuts
• Can supplement with optional juices for pre- and post-exercise nutrition; $15 per set
• Enter Promocode “PageDailyJuice” and you’ll get 20% off your first order of Ritual Cleanse
• Promocode expires January 31st

Buy I Am Beyond Spring 2011 Collection, $47–$132, at iambeyond.com
• Spring 2011 available online starting January 15
• Truly stylish activewear
• Color options vary depending on style, but include: Blush, Apricot, Sage, Periwinkle, White, True Navy, Dark Brown, Graphite, Black
• Styles include: long scoop neck tank, original cami blush, shirred cami blush, racerback cami blush, curve jacket blush
• THE brand among celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, and Reese Witherspoon

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The Top 5 Workout DVDs: At-Home Fitness Fun

Win a Package from a Celebrity Nutritionist!

Who knew losing weight and getting fiber into your diet could be so easy? You could win a consultation and full product line from celebrity nutritionist and PageDaily contributing editor Tanya Zuckerbrot. For contest details and to enter for a chance to win, click here.

Buy Sexy Women Eat by Divya Gugnani, $9.44

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Buy Sexy Women Eat by Divya Gugnani, $9.44, at amazon.com

  • Epicurean contributing editor Divya Gugnani reveals simple changes women can make to lose weight
  • Tips for higher energy levels to power through a busy schedule
  • Empowers women to stop fasting and start eating well

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Contributing Editors’ Holiday List:
What I Want, What I’m Giving, Where I’m Donating
Edited by Nancy Rotenier

Buy Valor Fitness CA-4 Boxing Multi-Station Corner Gym, $879

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Buy Valor Fitness CA-4 Boxing Multi-Station Corner Gym, $879, at sears.com

  • Heavy bag arc stand
  • 100 lb. limit
  • Arc adjustable from 85” to 95” in height
  • Double-end bag station
  • 4-position pull-up station with foam-padded grips
  • Offers a full range of stations

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Contributing Editors’ Holiday List:
What I Want, What I’m Giving, Where I’m Donating
Edited by Nancy Rotenier

The Top 5 Workout DVDs: At-Home Fitness Fun

By Caitlin O’Malley

Denial can only last so long—winter weather is coming, and it may force us to give up our outdoor exercise. And with those festive holiday parties just around the corner, we need to stay fit for our fabulous cocktail attire—not to mention our health! The plan? To make at-home fitness fun with our top 5 picks for new workout DVDs. From traditional exercise routines to fun fusion to feeling the burn, there’s plenty of variety to suit every exercise taste and fitness level. We can’t blame the cold for not exercising, and now we won’t need to—we can stay in, get fit, and be ready to go out!


Add Pilates to Your Workout Routine with Pilates for Beginners with Kristin McGee

All-in-One Fitness Program: Yoga Booty Ballet Complete Workout System


Get a Kick out of Home Exercises: Piloxing with Viveca Jensen

Fun Workout Videos from Zumba Fitness Total Transformation System

  • Move to the beat, tone, and shed pounds
  • Easy-to-follow routines disguised as a dance party, set to Latin rhythms
  • 2 toning sticks add muscle and increase strength
  • 6 workouts: Zumba Fitness Basics Workout, Zumba Fitness 20-Minute Express Workout, Zumba Fitness Sculpt & Tone Workout, Zumba Fitness Cardio Party Workout, Zumba Fitness Live! Workout, and Zumba Fitness Flat Abs Workout
  • Perfect high-energy, fun workout
  • Buy Zumba Fitness Total Transformation System, $59.95, at zumba.com


Intensify Your Workout Schedule—AeroSpace NYC: Aero Jump/Sculpt with Michael Olajide

Fitness Equipment for Home-Workout Fun: Our Top Picks

Buy Manduka 25 oz. Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $20, at manduka.com
For staying hydrated and eco-friendly

Buy Gaiam Prosperity Grey Peony Yoga Mat, $22.40, at amazon.com
A stylish exercise mat for any at-home workout

Buy Savasa Hand Weight Set, $14.99–$24.99, at target.com
Each set combines to double the weight

Buy Everlast Deluxe Speed Rope, $9.49 , at amazon.com
For a quick, calorie-burning workout

Buy 5 lb. Definity Workout Bar, $38.50, at amazon.com
Perfect for different strength-training exercises

Buy Savasa Eco Body Ball, $24.99, at target.com
Improves balance and core strength

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Buy Savasa Eco Body Ball, $24.99

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Buy Savasa Eco Body Ball, $24.99, at target.com

  • Perfect for improving posture
  • Improves balance and strengthens core
  • Used for yoga, Pilates, and other workouts
  • Comes with free workout DVD

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Buy 5 lb. Definity Workout Bar, $38.50

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Buy 5 lb. Definity Workout Bar, $38.50, at amazon.com

  • Versatile for different strength-training exercises
  • Foam-rubber covering for a secure grip
  • Also comes in 5 other weights
  • 50” long and less than 2” thick

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Buy Everlast Deluxe Speed Rope, $9.49

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Buy Everlast Deluxe Speed Rope, $9.49, at amazon.com

  • Weighted ball bearings for extra speed
  • Foam-covered handles for comfort
  • Perfect for a quick, high-calorie-burning workout

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Buy Savasa Hand Weight Set, $14.99-$24.99

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Buy Savasa Hand Weight Set, $14.99–$24.99, at target.com

  • Comes in 3, 5, or 7 lb. sets
  • Cast iron
  • Each set fits together to create one dumbbell at double the weight
  • Available in pastel pink, green, or purple

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Buy Gaiam Prosperity Grey Peony Yoga Mat, $22.40

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Buy Gaiam Prosperity Grey Peony Yoga Mat, $22.40, at amazon.com

  • Textured, cushioned, nonslip surface
  • Stylish peony print
  • Perfect for any at-home workout, not just yoga

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