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It is not too late to start with a New Year’s resolution. One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight. Find a variety of approaches to losing weight from new books available at the Hastings Public Library.
Psych yourself into the mood to lose weight by reading “Body Clutter: Love Your Body, Love Yourself” by Marla Cilley and Leanne Ely. The authors stress that it is not about finding the perfect diet but it is about the way you feel about food, your body image and understanding nutrition. As they coach you along, learn from other new books such as “Lighten Up: Stay Sane, Eat Great, Lose Weight” by Charles Stuart Platkin or “You, On a Diet: The Owner’s Manual to Waist Management” by Michael F. Roizen.
The cookbook, “Marlene Koch’s Sensational Splenda Recipes: Over 375 Recipes Low In Sugar, Fat, and Calories” by Marlene Koch will help you learn how to cook with one of the most popular sugar substitutes. Oatmeal cookie pancakes, chocolate custard and two-bite cupcakes sound delicious. You can create a successful baking experience with a blend of ½ sugar and ½ sucralose. If you have a nagging question at the back of your mind when you see those little packets of artificial sweeteners, the books “Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA My Be Hazardous to Your Health” by Joseph Mercola and Kendra Degen Pearsall and “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills” by Russell L. Blaylock may help you decide if you really want to cook or eat foods that are non-nutritional at best.
Decide which type of diet is best for you as you study lifestyle diet changes The book “Living the Low Carb Life” by Jonny Bowden explains 14 different low carb diets such as the Atkins diet, South Beach diet, Scarsdale diet, Somersizing, Sugar Busters! and the Zone diet. If you choose to exercise the pounds away, learn from TV expert Michael Thurmond as you read “6 Day Body Makeover.” His approach introduces low-intensity exercises rather than high-intensity as a way to burn fat rather than sugar.
Whichever method you choose, you can find more information from these and other items available at the Hastings Public Library.