Synopses & Reviews
A 4-week plan backed by the latest science that unlocks the key to melting fat for good.
A staggering 70 percent of Americans are now vitamin D deficient. And almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Of all the variables we can control, vitamin D may play the most crucial role of all in controlling appetite and our natural ability to either store or burn fat. The answer is in what you eat. According to new, breakthrough research, you can nearly double your weight loss in the same amount of time, and zero in on your #1 trouble spot—your tummy—by maximizing one thing: vitamin D.
The 7-Day Slim Down by Alisa Bowman and the Editors of Women's Health is packed with delicious, D-fortified foods that melt fat fast—readers can expect to lose up to 7 pounds on the 7-Day Speed Melt, then transition into the full 4-Week Fat Melt. The menus are designed specifically to superdose the body with D, which promotes satiety and eliminates diet-busting cravings. Theres even a unique "Summer" and "Winter" maintenance plan created around foods of the seasons, to further boost mood and short-circuit diet-induced depression. And since readers can enjoy snacks, dessert, even a glass of wine—its a plan they can follow for life!
Including an easy-to-follow, customizable exercise plan and mouth-watering-yet-slimming recipes, The 7-Day Slim Down unlocks the bodys fat-melting potential to beat hunger, maximize weight loss, boost energy, and dramatically improve ones health.
"One of the best kept secrets of the scientific world is out—the link between vitamin D and body fat! With delicious recipes, easy-to-follow menus and realistic eating and fitness tips, The 7-Day Slim Down make this slimming secret available to all."
--Liz Applegate, Ph.D., director of sports nutrition at University of California Davis and Runners World columnist and editor
"The Vitamin D Diet provides a wealth of in-depth information on vitamin D rich foods as well as simple recipes and even guidelines to staying vitamin D rich while eating out. Extremely important, informative, and easy to follow - this book is timely."
--Jeannette Graf, MD, FAAD, author of Stop Aging, Start Living
"This diet is realistic, not just a quick fix. It also has variety so you don't get bored or feel deprived. I love it!"
--Mia St. John, International boxing champion, actress and author of The Knock Out Diet
"Until recently, we have all taken vitamin D for granted. The 7-Day Slim Down offers great lists of foods and simple recipes for those who are trying to shed pounds and feel good from the inside out!"
--Felicia D. Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM, author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes, and host of TLC's Honey Were Killing the Kids
About the Author
ALISA BOWMAN has written for Women's Health, Men's Health, Prevention and Better Homes & Gardens. A former columnist for Yoga Journal and senior editor for Runner's World, she has co-authored 7 New York Times bestsellers, and has appeared on The TODAY Show, CBS Early Show, and CNN. She lives in Emmaus, PA.