Synopses & Reviews
Do you know a great deal about losing weight and staying fit, but are having a hard time following through? Do you feel like you are doing everything right, but not losing the weight you want? The Cheat System Diet works because it acknowledges that a certain amount of "cheating" when you eat is normal, and gives you a plan do to this the RIGHT way.The Cheat System Diet helps you feel better quickly, because it removes the stress and the guilt around traditional diet and exercise.
For nearly a decade, PEERtrainer -- a wildly successful online "weight-loss lab" -- has provided its members with the best information on how to be successful at losing weight. Now The Cheat System Diet, tested and proven by hundreds of thousands of PEERtrainer members, brings this expertise to you.
The Cheat System Diet is based on a simple list that divides foods into two categories: Cheats and Eats. Cheats are the foods we all crave (cookie, anyone?) and Eats are nutrient-dense foods. You can eat as many Eats as you like. And you start with a certain number of Cheats every day, then earn more by making especially healthy choices, like having a big salad before dinner.
With The Cheat System Diet, PEERtrainer founder Jackie Wicks takes all the information you know about dieting and gives you a proven framework to make eating work for you. Follow Jackie's smart three-week program and you'll find:
*Nothing is restricted -- eat any food you like.
*Eats are unlimited -- eat as many Eats as you want.
*Exercise is reasonable - no more spending hours every day at the gym.
*No need to count calories, fat, fiber, or sugar -- just focus on eating your Eats!
With three weeks of comprehensive meal plans, an easy-to-follow exercise schedule, and more than 100 delicious recipes, The Cheat System Diet will revolutionize your approach to food and shrink your waistline at the same time. This supportive, easy-to-follow program allows you to eat well and lose weight, while still enjoying your favority guilty pleasures.
"Wicks, founder of successful online weight-loss network PEERtrainer.com, offers a method for moderate dietary 'cheating' eating enough of what's good for you and indulging in only a little of what's not. This is a diet for those who know what to eat, but aren't doing so due to a lack of motivation or support. Wicks promises weight-loss success with the Cheat System's 'Three Essential Pillars': high nutrient eating, limited cheats through small portions of unhealthy treats, and associated reduction in cortisol levels and inflammation. The cheat system provides lower overall caloric intake, reduced hunger and cravings, and increased fullness at every meal, but it works only if a dieter chooses foods from the PEERtrainer list of 'Eats and Cheats' which is presented after random nutritional advice about good and bad fats, traditional and alternative protein, and other topics, plus a stress-busting exercise plan. The three-week, three-meal-a-day plan includes over 160 recipes and emphasizes the importance of tracking one's food intake. Her strategy isn't new, but readers may appreciate the huge online network of members who share tips, hints, and frustrations. Were Wicks's book less scattered and repetitive, it might be as user-friendly as her website. Agent: Celeste Fine,Sterling Lord Literistic. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"The Cheat System Diet perfectly melds what works for weight loss with what works for people. The result is a fabulous diet that wont just help you lose weight, but that youll actually want
to stick to!"
-JJ Virgin, author of the New York Times bestselling The Virgin Diet
"In this breakthrough book, Jackie Wicks reveals a food plan that wont perpetuate the tiresome diet - stress - fail pattern. The Cheat System Diet gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral." -Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure
"The Cheat System Diet is a refreshing new approach to eating and losing weight, that enables people to eat a diet which places more emphasis on foods that promote better brain health, and still letting people enjoy foods they love." --John Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world. This book clarifies why portion control is so hard, and makes it crystal clear why her "eat" foods will extinguish hunger. This breakthrough plan is realistic, loaded with practical information, and will add years of health you your life."
--Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FACN, FAAFP, author of The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up, Assistant Professor University South Florida
"The Cheat System Diet" is a fantastic book for many reasons. Firstly, it works in a real way with how human psychology works...everyone is looking for a way out...and this book gives it to you...step by step. I love also that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function...without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains. And most of all, it is really congruent with how the author lives her life. For anyone who loves food but wants to lose weight without their brain objecting," The Cheat System Diet" is for you." I am certain that you will not only NOT be disappointed, but that you will also be ecstatic with what you are allowed to eat while still losing weight." --Srini Pillay, MD
"Most strict diets are illusions, knowledge of which keeps us away from them. One quickly gains back the weight lost on such diets because the lifestyle and eating habits we have formed over the years are so deeply etched into our reptilian lower brain that automatically drives nearly everything we do. In essence, our upper brain or hypothalamus intellectually welcomes such strict diets and writes checks that our lower brain cannot cash in so easily. By being a bit easy on ourselves and cheating a little here and there the Cheat System Diet will increase our chance of changing our eating habits." --Fred Nazem, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Philanthropist and Former Chairman of Oxford Health Plans"More important than finding the 'right' answer, is finding a 'manageable' diet that allows you to choose foods you love -- eat them frequently -- and without a whole lot of self-control. Jackie helps hundreds of thousands of people successfully lose weight as her full-time career, and that she has compiled these results into a simple-to-follow and easy-to-integrate diet that doesn't require you throw out a single food in your kitchen. Instead, enjoy food!" -- Dr. Kareem Samhouri, CSCS, HFS
Who doesn't love to cheat? Finally— a successful weight-loss program that allows you to eat that cupcake (and still lose weight!)
PEERtrainer is a wildly successful online weight loss network with over 250,000 active email subscribers and nearly a million unique visitors a month. Surrounding the peer support network is a content library of cutting-edge diet, nutrition, exercise, and weight loss information. For years, followers and weight loss professionals have asked for a PEERtrainer diet book based on PEERtrainer's best information and tools. The Cheat System Diet is that book. It will help readers lose those hardest 10 pounds, easy and fast.
The diet is founded on three pillars—High Nutrient Eating, Energy, and Portions—achieved in an easy binary framework: Cheats and Eats. Cheats are essentially empty calories and Eats are nutrient-dense foods. You start with a certain number of cheats a day, and earn more by making especially healthy choices, like having a big salad before dinner.
The Super Cheat System also revolutionizes how dieters think about nutrient-dense eating. PEERtrainers Super Nutrient Index accounts for the amount of protein, good fats, and other performance nutrients in each food, which will allow dieters to incorporate super foods, like high-quality proteins, into their nutrient dense eating. This supportive, easy-to-follow approach allows you to eat well, lose weight, and enjoy those guilty pleasures.
About the Author
JACKIE WICKS founded PEERtrainer, the leading online weight loss community, in 2005, after struggling to lose the 60 pounds she gained during pregnancy. PEERtrainer now reaches over 250,000 active subscribers a week and nearly a million unique visitors a month. US News & World Report calls PEERtrainer one of the best sites to lose weight, and it's been featured on Good Morning America, and in People, the New York Times, WSJ, USA Today, O Magazine, and Good Housekeeping.