The 24 Hour Diet: Lose up to 4lbs in a Day

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HarperCollins UK, Jun 28, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages

The UK’s leading diet and fitness expert, Joanna Hall, shows you the healthy way to shed excess pounds in a day. This fantastic plan is a refinement on the typical low GI diet. It is complimented with a 20 day follow-on plan which builds up in very small steps, day by day. Joanna’s mantra is: small steps make big changes.

A totally effective one day diet for any emergency: whether it's a party, beach holiday, or simply when the excesses of Christmas have left you pounds heavier.

The eating plan is very simple. Not only are you restricted from eating carbs after 5pm but you have a specially selected choice of low GI foods. Many diet books simply give you a list of foods and their GI rating. This is a flawed system as foods react in the body in different ways and over different time scales. Joanna's system uses a refinement on the traditional GI diet that helps you lose weight faster.

SMALL STEPS MAKE BIG CHANGES:
The 24 hour quick-fix is followed by one small change you can make each day for a 20 day period to help you change the habits of a lifetime. Every psychologist knows that a human is not designed to make sweeping changes all at once: if you try, they're unlikely to stick.

Joanna's small units of change which work up in a careful sequence to the more challenging are an ingenious strategy. For example:
• Day 1 will simply start with making sure you drink 6 glasses of water;
• Day 2 you'll replace your sugary cereal and/or toast with either a bowl of porridge or unsweetened muesli;
• Day 3 you'll be reducing your coffee intake to one cup a day;
• Day 4 you'll build a half hour walk into your day
The cumulation of these changes mean that by day 20 you'll be living a really healthy, fit, and slim way of life.

 

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Contents

BE CONSISTENT
YOUR WEIGHTLOSS PLANS
PART 3KEEPING THEWEIGHTOFF
KEEPING TO YOUR NEW HEALTHY HABITS
20 PRINCIPLE
GOAL SETTING
REWARDING YOUR RULES
LIVING WITH YOUR CHOSEN RULES

TAKING YOUR MEASUREMENTS
SHOPPING LIST
EQUIPMENT LIST
Good Morning Body Juice
Vitality Soup
Sanity Snack
Nutty Evening Energizer
THE BIG DAY
WHAT NEXT?
FORMING GOOD HABITS
PART 2THE 20DAYFOLLOWONPLAN
GET MOTIVATED
UNDERSTANDING HABITS
PLAYING BY THE RULES
CALCULATE YOUR CALORIE NEEDS TRUTHFULLY
You are Moderately Active if
JOANNAS SMALL STEPS BIG CHANGES PEDOMETER
OPERATE THE CARB CURFEW
DRINK YOUR FOOD
LEARN TO LOVE TO MOVE MORE
EAT MORE RAW FOOD
STOCK UP ON SANITY SNACKS
STREAMLINE YOUR SODIUM SOURCES
CAPITALIZE ON CALCIUM
STOP SUGAR SUBSTITUTES
DONT BE FOOLED BY NET CARBS
BENEFIT FROM BREAKFAST
GET GOOD AT GLYCAEMIC LOADING
GET REAL ABOUT YOUR FRUIT AND VEG
HOW TO DEAL WITH SODIUM
TAKE A PROBIOTIC DAILY
OPTIMIZE YOUR OMEGA FATS
KICK TRANS FATS INTO TOUCH
TRANS FATS HOW THEY CREEP INTO THE DAILY DIET
GET ACTIVE WITH ACTIVE TRAVEL
DO AN ACT OF KINDNESS DAILY
CUT CALORIES
EAT ETHICALLY
WHAT NEXT?
PART 4RECIPES
JUICES
Morning Mentor
Purple Cow
Shiseido Energy Boosting Juice
Herb Highs
Vegetable Vitality
SOUPS
Minestrone Pesto Soup
Fennel Mint and White Bean Soup
Fresh Carrot and Coriander Soup with Chilli Yoghurt
Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Orange
Hearty Vegetable Stew
Cucumber and Bacon Soup
LIQUID MEALS
Basic Breakfast Smoothie
Apricot Heaven
Raspberry Ripple
Rhubarb Revitalizer
Avocado Energizer
CARB CURFEW MEAL IDEAS
AppleChicken Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese
Vietnamese Spinach Salad with King Prawns
Fish Florentine
Herbcrusted Trout with Peppers
Easypeasy Salmon and Dill Sauce
Chicken with Sweet Thai Chilli Salsa
Tofu and Cherry Tomato Kebabs with Blue Cheese Dip
LET ME COUNT THE WAYS TO BE GOOD TO MYSELF
THE STEP COUNTER FITNESS DIET
THE NO CARBS AFTER 5PM DIET
DROP A SIZE FOR LIFE
DROP A SIZE CARB AND CALORIE COUNTER
COPYRIGHT
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
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Joanna Hall trained at Loughborough University in physical education and sports science which was followed with an internship at the renowned Virginia Mason sports medicine clinic in Seattle, USA. Here she focused on exercise/nutrition/weightloss schedules for the corporate market. For 3 years she was presenter of the diet and fitness slot on This Morning and is one of the UK’s most successful names in diet and fitness.

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