For those who have tried fad diets and wondered why the weight stayed on, At Peace with Food by Leeann Simons offers a new way to look at food. Readers can discover that it is possible to lose weight and keep it off while enjoying the foods they love, states Simons.
As a registered dietitian for more than two decades, Simons worked with people every day who were so focused on food and losing weight that they wasted valuable time - time that could have been devoted to family, friends and other passions.
Drawing from her professional knowledge and her personal experience of losing 25 pounds by stopping the dieting "treadmill," Simons seeks to offer readers insightful, practical advice on how to break free and finally make peace with food.
Simons covers many subjects, including why diets don't work, diet contradictions and consequences, the effects of dieting on one's metabolism, fear of food freedom and learning to become a healthy eater. "You must really want to give up dieting forever," Simons writes in the book's introduction. "It's not just for a day. It's not just for a week. It's forever. And from personal experience, let me just say that if this works for you, you may find it to be one of the most freeing, liberating experiences you've ever had."
About the Author
Leeann Simons is a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist and adjunct professor who teaches nutrition at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. Additionally, she has served as a consultant for a research trial of obesity medication. The wife and mother of two lost 25 pounds and kept it off for more than 20 years without dieting.