Excerpt from The Double Energy Diet
After earning our college degrees, we decided it was time to put our knowledge of nutrition and exercise to work. We gathered our favorite original recipes—ones that best complemented our active lifestyle—and taught natural foods cooking classes at the local YMCA and area elementary schools. We found that most people are too busy to spend much time in the kitchen. Like you, they work or chase children around, and then spend evenings and weekends enjoying sports, outings, or cultural events. Yet they do want delicious and nutritious meals. Our classes helped us spread the good word that eating for added energy does not require a lot of time, effort, or money. Our diet is unique in its simplicity—and in its freedom from gimmicks. Many of our easy-to-make, nutritionally balanced recipes can stand alone or serve as the heart of a meal.
We advocate a daily meal pattern that can make a tremendous difference in helping you lose fat, pounds, and inches, and easily keep extra pounds from sneaking back on. This pattern, which consists of a light breakfast, moderate lunch, and light dinner, takes into account the fact that most of us feel much too tired to fix a large meal at the end of a long day. You’ll find our discussion of this light-moderate-light eating plan (also called the LML Plan) in chapter 3.
The Double Energy Diet doesn’t stop with its light-moderate-light approach to eating. Unlike many weight reducing programs, this diet helps you lose weight gradually and permanently while simultaneously boosting your energy with life-enhancing natural foods. It meshes with your busy lifestyle because the recipes do not require much preparation time or large numbers of unusual ingredients. Instead, the diet features contemporary combinations of time-honored, traditional foods, and stresses the indisputable importance of aerobic exercise. Based on sound nutritional and medical information, the Double Energy Diet will awaken your taste buds to the sensational flavors of natural foods—and allow you to satisfy your appetite completely. It will help you arrive at a whole new way of choosing and eating foods
The Double Energy Diet is a lifestyle. We are living proof that it works—we have been living this lifestyle for over thirty years! We have always believed in preventive medicine. We have never been gravely sick, obese or experienced a health crisis that made us all of a sudden “get healthy.” We never have to “diet” before a special event such as a wedding or class reunion. We never starve ourselves for weeks to fit into an outfit for a special occasion. Why put yourself through that torture? Plus, those quick weight loss diets don’t work; often, you lose weight only to gain more weight once you go off the diet. The difference between the Double Energy Diet and the current diet trends is that the Double Energy Diet works for a lifetime.
We want to share with you why certain diets may not be as effective as you might think. High protein/low carbohydrate diets emphasize meats and seafood and discourage eating carbohydrates. Some carbohydrates, known as simple carbohydrates (“the white stuff”), should be discouraged. Simple carbohydrates include the sugars that are added to food products such as refined breads, pasta, baked goods, juices, flavored milk, and candies. These additives are mostly void of fiber and beneficial nutrients. Foods with a high sugar content and no fiber get digested quickly and are rapidly converted into glucose, which hikes up blood sugar. This forces your pancreas to produce excess insulin to help your body process all the glucose. As a result, your blood sugar takes a huge drop, which sends the “hungry” signal to your brain, triggering you to eat readily available foods to restore your blood sugar quickly. Insulin also prevents the breakdown of stored fats, so the more your insulin levels go up, the more fat you eventually accumulate and the greater your risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
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■ attain a healthy weight
■ reduce the amount of fat in your
■ fulfill all your nutritional needs
■ save time spent in the kitchen
■ use fewer natural resources
■ lower food costs
■ satisfy physical hunger and
■ enjoy over 70 flavorful easy-to
Kids love snacks. While these unhealthy commercial products are a problem for any child, they pose a special danger when kids have food allergies, since nearly all supermarket treats contain dairy, eggs, wheat (gluten), soy, peanuts, or tree nuts—the six key foods that cause over 80 percent of all food allergies. To help parents gain some control, Judi and Shari Zucker have written The Ultimate Allergy-Free Snack Cookbook, a collection of over one hundred nutritious and delicious allergen-free treats.
The book begins by looking at food allergy basics. This is followed by a complete recipe section of both sweet and savory treats, including Party Snacks, Travel Treats, Lunch Box Snacks, and Sport Snacks. Throughout, you will find useful tips and suggestions to help make it easier to prepare healthful snacks and introduce them to your kids.
No parent wants to say “no” when their child asks for an mid-morning or afternoon snack. With over one hundred natural, healthful, tasty treats to choose from, not only will you say “yes” to your child, but you’ll feel good about it.
Judi and Shari Zucker both graduated from the University of California in Santa Barbara, each majoring in Ergonomics—the study of human physiology, physical education, and nutrition. Fondly dubbed the “Double Energy Twins,” they have made it their mission to teach children and adults the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to being interviewed on numerous radio and TV shows, Judi and Shari have lectured on the topic of health and nutrition throughout the United States. They are the authors of four titles, including their bestseller, Double Energy Diet. Currently, both authors live in the Santa Barbara area with their families.
Food Allergies Never Tasted So Good!
From the “Double Energy” twin-sister bestselling author team of Judi & Shari Zucker comes a new book of over 150 delicious, easy-to-make and allergy-free recipes that are a perfect match with the Zuckers’ first book all on yummy allergy-free snacks
For too many people, the term “allergy-free cooking” conjures images of bland and boring meals—dishes that seem to be “missing something.” But the fact is that meals can be made flavorful, satisfying, and healthful, and still eliminate common allergenic foods. The Ultimate Allergy-Free Cookbook will show you how.
Written by bestselling authors Judi and Shari Zucker (pronounced “Zucker as in Cooker”) as the enthusiastic follow-up to their mega-popular previous book The Ultimate Allergy-Free Snack Cookbook, this new title provides over 150 delectable vegetarian/vegan recipes that are made without eggs, cow’s milk, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish—the eight most common allergenic foods according to the US Food and Drug Administration. (They are also free of gluten and refined white sugar.)
In their new book, Judi and Shari also provide their readers with the following:
* EASY-TO-FOLLOW STEP-BY-STEP RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS * GUIDELINES FOR SETTING UP AN ALLERGEN-FREE
KITCHEN * INSTRUCTIONS FOR READING FOOD LABELS * TIPS FOR AVOIDING CROSS-CONTAMINATION
* LIST OF ALLERGEN-FREE INGREDIENT OPTIONS * RESOURCE SECTION WITH BOTH HELPFUL ALLERGEN-FREE
WEBSITES AND EASY-TO-FIND PRODUCTS
This truly is the ultimate allergy-free cookbook. It doesn’t matter which of the top allergenic foods you must avoid, or if the allergy is mild or severe. You can serve all of the delectable dishes in this book without fear of a reaction. Best of all, the recipes are not just for those with allergies—they will delight everyone in your family. So enjoy!
To learn more about Judi and Shari Zucker and to view their national-TV appearances on shows such as NBC’s Today, Better TV’s The Better Show, and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, feel free to visit their website at www.doubleenergytwins.com.
Please feel free to contact me in order to receive a review copy of The Ultimate Allergy-Free Cookbook, along with press materials. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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