an attempt to sell more books
Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 14, 2006
The controversial new book, The Vice Busting Diet (St. Martin's Press) names the three biggest contributors in the Obesity epidemic; Fast Food, Soft Drinks and TV viewing. The plan delivers the reader lasting weight loss through a gradual transformation from their unhealthy lifestyle wrought with diet vices to one of health, fitness and empowerment in a common sense, step-by-step effective and maintainable approach in 12 weeks.
In The Vice Busting Diet (St. Martin’s Press), author Julia Havey points the finger at the top “diet vices” behind the rising rates of obesity in the US: High-fructose corn syrup laced soft drinks, fried, fatty fast food and TV!.
“Julia correctly identifies leading contributors to the epidemic of obesity -- and your personal weight control difficulties. She very insightfully inventories the leading “diet vices” in our culture. These very habits have indeed often been a cause, or even the cause, of weight gain, and failed attempts at lasting weight loss, among my patients. Julia gets it.” –Dr. David L. Katz, M.D.; Yale University, contributor O’ Magazine, The Way to Eat
Rather than take the reader and place them on a regimented eating plan with unfamiliar foods, combinations, time-consumptive recipes and calorie counting, The Vice Busting Diet takes a closer look at the reader’s life and helps them to identify their worst food vices and then in a gradual step-by-step process, eliminate them from their lives forever while replacing them with healthier and maintainable choices.
Julia draws upon her own first hand experiences, having successfully lost 130 pounds, as well as relying on the latest data that unarguably shows the direct correlation between the consumption of these high calorie foods and beverages to weight gain and addresses the changes in society that have led to too many hours spent watching television and not enough hours dedicated to fitness.
“It is difficult if not impossible for someone to change every aspect of their lives overnight, as many of the popular diets demand; but anyone can succeed at realizing change if you approach it ONE change at a time. That is what I help the reader do in The Vice Busting Diet, to tackle their worst habits one by one and my approach supports them as they transform from their current lifestyle which supports their excess weight to one that will support improved health and fitness for the rest of their lives,” says Havey.
Havey is an outspoken advocate for the need for lifestyle change in the Obesity fight serving as the expert Master Motivator at eDiets.com (Forbes Best of the Net). She is a best-selling author, sought after motivational speaker and recently took on the Coca-Cola Corporation for their “Drink, Choose, Live” contest for encouraging the unhealthy, if not deadly, consumption levels of Coke and their marketing to efforts to minors. She feels that she won a big victory for health when Coca-Cola publicly admitted that no one should drink the amount of soft drink necessary to win the top prizes despite their repeated use of the word ‘drink’ in their promotional material.
Coca-Cola called the lawsuit (4..06-CV-01079-SNL) “misinformed” and attempted to discredit it as “an attempt to sell more books,” to which Havey says “Coca-Cola’s assertion that my suit against them was an attempt to sell more books couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is that everything that I do is in an attempt to get people to refrain from drinking soft drinks, eating fast food and to encourage healthful and active lifestyles -- my book is just one means to that end. Coca-Cola spends millions to ensure that America keeps drinking their high-fructose corn syrup drinks despite the fact soft drinks are a leading contributor to Obesity and a leading factor in the premature death of millions of people. I am sure Coca-Cola doesn’t want anyone to read my book -- and I imagine Ronald McDonald is none to happy with me either!”
The Vice Busting Diet is the most common sense approach to the weight loss struggle and one that will surely have a positive impact on the health of our nation for years to come.
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