5 Skinny Habits
Dec 22, 2014 - 5:31:04 PM

( - Is the latest diet craze really going to solve your weight-loss woes? What if you were told the secret to losing weight (and keeping it off!) has been around for hundreds, even thousands of years, and the solutions to our modern day diet issues could be found in Biblical and medieval texts? Inspired by his own weight loss struggles, author David Zulberg spent 10 years poring over ancient volumes by physicians, philosophers and scholars-what he calls The Master Physicians-for the key to weight loss and psychological well-being.

In THE 5 SKINNY HABITSHow Ancient Wisdom Can Help You Lose Weight and Change Your Life Forever (Rodale Books; ISBN: 978-1-62336-372-7; October 2014; $24.99; 256 pages), Zulberg distills the life-altering advice he uncovered during his research into a simple five-step plan readers can use to lose the weight for good and change their lives forever.

Zulberg's plan asks only that you add one new habit into your life each week, for five weeks. That's it.

Here's how it works:

Week 1: Replace one meal a day with a lighter one-typically a fruit bowl, a salad, or other light options, such as cereal and milk, eggs and toast.

Week 2: Replace your largest meal of the day with one that has only protein and vegetables. Enjoy a glass of dry wine with this meal, if you would like.

Week 3: Eat your third meal as you normally would, including both protein and grains. If you want seconds, eat veggies only.

Week 4: Start with 10 minutes of cardio exercise 3 times per week.

Week 5: Replace your usual snacks (and handle cravings) with drinking water, and eating vegetables, low-fat dairy products or fruit between meals. 

What makes THE 5 SKINNY HABITS different? 1. No food groups are cut out. 2. It teaches habit formation. 3. It allows you to go on living your life while you gradually transform it, just at the right pace-so you're at a healthy weight for good.

THE 5 SKINNY HABITS provides the latest information about health, wellness and nutrition and overlays that with the wisdom gleaned from the Master Physicians to provide a complete roadmap to a healthy life in mind and body. The book also features success stories at the end of each chapter, along with all the information and tools readers need to successfully implement the plan--sample meal lists, food charts and exercise suggestions, tips for enhancing the program and maintaining weight loss, a simple diary for honest self-accounting and positive affirmations.

THE 5 SKINNY HABITS is a highly effective, highly do-able approach to weight loss that is both inspiring and informative.

About the Author:

David Zulberg holds a MS from Columbia University and is considered one of the foremost experts on Maimonides's medical works. He is a certified ACE health coach and fitness specialist who has been featured on national television. He lives in New York.


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