I was recently introduced to a great book called Bread is the Devil, written by Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N. and Kathy Matthews. I also had the opportunity to talk with Heather extensively on the phone. It was a great experience!
In her book, Heather talks about how you can “Win the weight loss battle by taking control of your diet demons.”
Do You Suffer From:
The Free-Style Devil? Do you “diet” without a plan, a set of recovery strategies, and a real achievable goal?
The Plunge? Do you slip from your diet and just keep on slipping?
The Late-Night Devil? Do you just have to check what’s in the fridge before you retire for the night?
Emotional Eating? Do your feelings trigger your eating habit?
Little Devils? Do you find yourself eating your little kids’ leftovers?
Boredom Bingeing? Do you eat when your bored?
The Sloth? Do you prefer to sit on your couch rather than go to the gym?
The Celebrations, Vacations! Devils? Do your diet goals take a hike while you’re at a party or on vacation?
Road Hogging? Are there temptations every step of the way to your destination?
The Dine-Out Devil? Do you fill up on breadsticks and feel like you have to eat everything on your plate?
If you’ve experienced any of these Diet Devils, don’t worry – forgive yourself. And read this book.
Nutritionist Heather Bauer can count on the fingers of one hand the number of her clients who don’t already know what they should eat to lose weight. So why can’t they (and their best friend and their neighbor) lose weight? Because Bread is the Devil! Yes, that’s Bauer’s shorthand for the inevitable, demonic pull that certain bad habits exert on people who try to change their eating routines to drop the pounds. Many of us have been there: You had a sensible, healthy breakfast, high in protein with complex carbs. Ditto for lunch – soup and a salad with a warm rush of accomplishment and self-control for dessert. But now it’s dinnertime and you’re out with friends: enter a large basket of warm, sliced, crusty sourdough bread with a little tub of chive butter. Suddenly, you’re in the seventh circle of hell – the one reserved for gluttons. Bread’s not your devil? How about ice cream or chips or that big slab of buttercream-frosted birthday cake?
Bread is the Devil will help you fight those hellish cravings that stop you from losing the weight you want. By identifying how certain factors promote overeating, Heather will:
- Identify the top-ten Diet Devils that challenge healthy eating.
- Provide specific, proven strategies that free you from these devils once and for all.
- Offer up a simple, flexible guide that will help you reach your goal in twenty-one days and make eating fun again.
- Suggest an easy, affordable, and doable shopping list for eating at home as well as great meal choices when eating out.
Bread is the Devil will help you say good-bye to your devils, for good.
Heather is a nationally recognized nutritionist and mother of three (18-month old twin boys and a 4 year old girl). She has taught thousands of people how to safely lose weight and keep it off through her nutrition counseling company, Nu-Train. Her first book was called The Wall Street Diet. She has been featured in The New York Times, People, Shape, and Ladies Home Journal, and has appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, CNN, and the CBS Early Show.
Kathy lives and writes on Shelter Island and in Westchester, New York.
CONVERSING WITH HEATHER BAUER
Not only did I have a chance to check out Heather’s newest book, but I also had the chance to talk with her on a phone call. It was a great call and I really enjoyed talking with her. I could definitely see how she inspires individuals around the country to lose and keep off weight. Here are a few tidbits of the conversation I had with Heather:
“You have to be a role model for your children. Get out there and exercise with them. Cook with them in the kitchen. Have a healthy household from within.”
“Get your kids involved. Have them go shopping with you, involve them, have them help you make their lunches. The more you get involved with them in their younger age, the easier it will be for them as they grow older.”
“Moms are notorious for taking care of everyone else but themselves. Eating well doesn’t take any extra time out of your day. Simply write it down and give yourself the structure to eat well.”
“Small change can make a huge difference. Think of one small thing you can change instead of everything you want to change at once. For example, make it your mission to sit down and have dinner with your family instead of having another dinner after your kids go to bed. Make it an effort to drink a set amount of water a day, and so on.”
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