Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) August 31, 2006
These days, fast food lovers find themselves wedged between a rock and a hard place.
Pressed for time and money, busy working people can’t afford to forsake the fast food restaurants that have super-sized our bodies over the years. How can we give up those all-American foods like hamburgers and fries? But many of us are also desperate to shed some of these unattractive pounds before serious health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease, result. One-third of us are at least 30 pounds overweight. We’re not just chubby anymore, but officially “obese.”
Enter Dr. Stephen Sinatra—a cardiologist who is also a certified nutrition specialist—with the Goldilocks solution. In his new book, The Fast Food Diet, he teaches readers a bagful of ingenious ways to “Slender-Size” their favorite menu items without having to abandon fast food altogether. His tips show how to slash calorie and fat content from our favorite menu items, leading to painless weight-loss that stays off.
Making weight loss easy is what The Fast Food Diet is all about. For example: If you’re having lunch at McDonald’s, substitute Newman’s Own Low-Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette for Newman’s Own Ranch Dressing and you’ll save 130 calories. If you switch from a 32-ounce soda to the 16-ounce size, you’ll avoid 155 calories. Better still, make your own spritzer, half-sofa and half-seltzer, and you’ll be 300 calories ahead. Hold the special sauce and cheese, and you’ve just saved another 200-plus calories.
With three simple “Slender-Size Me” moves, you’ve just shaved a whopping 630 calories from a single meal. Use clever tactics like these from The Fast Food Diet three times a day and you’ll weigh three pounds less at the end of the week. That’s 12 pounds—in one month!
The Fast Food Diet is chock-full of ingenious advice and simple tips to melt away the weight. Did you know that a cup of tea (green or black) will cause your metabolism to burn 10% more calories for two hours after you drink it? Or that cutting just 100 calories a day can subtract 10 pounds from your weight in a year?
“Every calorie you cut will add up to pounds lost just as quickly and surely as the extra calories have been increasing your weight,” Dr. Sinatra promises. And that’s good news for your health, too. Experts now say that we only need to lose 10% of our total body weight to produce significant health improvements that can protect us from serious health problems such as heart attack, cancer and other diseases.
“Cut just 500 calories every day, and you’ll lose a pound a week without doing anything else. That’s 50 pounds in a year -- and it’s so easy to accomplish!”
That’s certainly easy enough. But for those who want their weight loss easier still, Dr. Sinatra has created a Six-Week Fast Food Diet Eating Plan. Simply choose any of his 100 doctor-approved menu selections for breakfast, lunch or dinner, from more than 50 of the most popular fast food chain and sit-down restaurants in North America, and all the calorie-calculating has been done for you. Just order, eat, enjoy, and lose weight.
In The Fast Food Diet, everything you need to know to about losing weight and eating healthier has been compressed and simplified into a simple, readable and entertaining book. You can lose weight without abandoning your favorite foods, flavors, and restaurants. “You’ll be using brainpower instead of willpower to succeed,” Dr. Sinatra promises.
Now that’s a smart idea.
Log on to Dr. Sinatra’s free website, http://www.thefastfooddiet.com, with updated menu selections daily and the doctor’s favorite weight-loss tips and secrets.
The Fast Food Diet is available in bookstores nationwide in September and on Amazon.com.