January 21, 2011

The Flex Diet by James Beckerman, M.D.

The Flex Diet by James Beckerman, M.D. is another book about losing weight and getting healthy. It is different though because it is written by a doctor and also gives many different examples on how to actually pull off losing weight that will work for you.

Book Description

Many diet books present readers with a single, inflex¬ible program which forces them to stay on that diet or risk another dieting failure. Rather than teaching you just one way to lose ten or twenty or even fifty pounds, The Flex Diet shows you how to lose a single pound . . . in 200 different ways. A medically proven approach to weight loss from WebMD's heart expert, The Flex Diet allows you to create your own custom¬ized weight-loss plan—one that fits your lifestyle, is full of tasty and nutritious meals, boosts energy levels, and keeps the weight off for good.

Start TODAY to lose five pounds: The Flex Diet begins with a two-week phase called "Today," when you begin to make small changes to your diet and lifestyle that will help you lose weight right now and create a blueprint to a new you. It's as easy as keeping a food diary, taking a multivitamin, and getting more sleep.

Do it EVERY DAY and lose ten more pounds: Next, three weeks of "Every Day Solutions" introduce meal plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with dozens of tasty recipes and complete nutritional information. Heart healthy exercise and lifestyle options let you retool your life. Get yourself started on posi¬tive Every Day habits like storing leftovers before you eat, switching to skim milk, and walking during breaks at work.

Have it YOUR WAY to keep inches off your waist: The "Your Way" phase offers nearly 100 more lifestyle changes and solutions that you can use to take things to the next level and continue a lifetime of slim and healthy living.

The Flex Diet is an exciting new approach to a new you, your way.” – The Flex Diet

My Thoughts
The Flex Diet is not just another cookie-cutter diet that says no to the cookies. He doesn’t list that you have to eat certain things on certain days or do certain workouts on certain days. Instead, he gives valuable tips on ways that will help you to reach your weight loss goals and get moving in the direction to become healthier.

For those who have read many diet books, the ideas may not be that groundbreaking. However, that doesn’t make them any less true or valuable to lose weight with. The 200 ways Beckerman has for us to lose weight can be adjusted, or flexed to suit your needs and lifestyle. Not everyone is the same, and he realizes this from what he saw at his practice. Also, each of those ideas he gives reasons to why they work (and also why some things won’t work) to help you lose weight. I really enjoyed this because someone saying “don’t drink diet soda” isn’t the same as a doctor actually explaining why not to drink diet soda, or regular soda for that matter.

Overall, I think that The Flex Diet is a plan that will work for everyone that is actually motivated to follow it and start living a healthier life. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Flex Diet, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Ann said...

Thanks for the review, I will look for this at Wal-Mart today!

audreygeddes said...

The Flex Diet looks like a good resource - thanks for the great review! It reminds me of another book I just finished called, Full: A Life Without Dieting by Michael Snyder, M.D. What I liked about this one is that the doctor shows you how to lose weight without going on a diet. Instead he gives you tips on how to stay full longer, eat healthier, and make the right choices. I wanted to find something where I could learn how to eat less, but not be hungry an hour later and this book has really helped me with that.