My name is Dale Lewis Roberts and I'm an American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, Certified, with an ACE specialty certification in Senior Fitness. Since beginning my personal training career in 2006, I have earned numerous certifications in personal training, yoga, nutritional coaching, among others. I have worked with hundreds of clients with a variety of health & fitness goals.
While my greatest passions are health & fitness, writing and reading, I also love to spend time traveling with my wife, watching pro wrestling and playing guitar. I currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona, with my wife, Kelli, and our rescue cat, Izzie.
on Feb. 16, 2017 :
This book has more value than many of the books in its genre, many of which are nothing but dangerous nonsense. Many of the recipes in here seem to be very healthy, and they look like they are relatively easy to make.
However, 95 percent of the people who lose weight will gain it all back within five years, with many gaining back more than they lost. It doesn't matter whether your diet is 'clean.' All diets work in the short-term and fail in the long term. The idea of juicing to lose weight was old hat in the 1990's, and it's coming around because that's how diet culture works.
This book also contains the dangerous idea that eating is some sort of reward for working out. This is eating and exercising - it's not a video game. Diet books frequently actively encourage eating disordered behavior, and this one is no exception.
People who ignore all of that and focus on the recipes might be okay, but this is a cookbook and nothing more. You can become healthier without losing weight.
(review of free book)