This newest diet book is not only
for New Yorkers. And its different and enticing format will appeal to many who are interested in a ‘lose up to 14lbs
in two weeks’ spruce-me-upper.
David explains how his diet program
will not only help you achieve a loss in weight (if followed and executed according to his program) but also goes on with
the changes you will begin to feel, most notably a more self-confident person. Using his 20 years experience as a personal
trainer and wellness coach, David’s book is filled with healthy, knowledgeable insight. The one thing, for me at least,
which compelled me to continue was the way he doted on his mom, complimenting and acknowledging her initiative to participate
in his program. This spoke volumes for his personality.
The personal accounts (along with
before and after pictures) of those who are trying his program and their thoughts are a great additive. It’s nice
to be able to relate to another’s struggle, or simply view their body as being similar to yours as a motivating factor.
The ‘what not to eat’
with the ‘what to eat’ section is basically familiar territory in other diet books.
The NY diet is based on three
PHASE ONE: one that is always
hard for someone trying to lose weight but a needed step to achieve their goal: refrain from eating the ‘what not to
PHASE TWO: you’ll begin
to learn how to maintain your weight loss and apply the various food groups he offers in his recipe section
PHASE THREE: this part is crucial
since this is the area you must maintain to fully enjoy a healthy life.
Bonus for me was his detailed
exercise program…with pictures! I loved it.
Throughout the book David’s
mannerism is not one of preaching but more of an up beat ‘you can do it’ cheer which is both inviting and helpful
to boost the need to try it.
Along with the healthy recipe
plans, he also has a section titled: EATING OUT where some of the more well known cultural menus, such as Greek, Japanese,
Indian, etc, along with the well known fast food joints such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King, etc are given with
an 'AMONG THE BEST/AMONG THE WORST' foods listing found in their establishments.
I highly recommend this book for more than one reason other than
the biggie being to lose weight:
1- it's a butt kicking motivational push to get you spirited in
taking care of your body
2- if you're not interested in a diet but have been searching
for an exercise program, the book has it
3- if what prevents you from eating healthier is a lack of what
foods to eat, then his recipe section is just perfect
Lea Schizas - Muse Book Reviewer