Thinner this Year: A Younger Next Year Book

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Workman Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 350 pages

Flying in the face of our quick-fix culture, the New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year and its sequel, Younger Next Year for Women, crossed the 1,000,000-copy milestone by essentially telling readers to work out six days a week. Forever. This same honest, no shortcuts approach is woven into the DNA of Thinner This Year.

Chris Crowley, the memorable patient and coauthor of Younger Next Year, partners with Jen Sacheck, a nutritionist and exercise physiologist from Tufts University, and in lively, alternating chapters they spell out a weight-loss plan that will have readers lose up to 25 pounds in the first six months--and keep it off for life. The message is straightforward and based on the most up-to-date nutritional science: Avoid "dead," i.e., nutrient-poor, foods, particularly the SOFAS (solid fats, added sugars) choices that comprise more than a third of our diet. Design your plate to be 50% vegetables and fruits, 25% whole grains, and 25% lean proteins. Skip the supplements. Never drink your calories. And exercise.

Exercise, the authors emphasize, is the great flywheel of weight loss. And whereas Younger Next Year told you why to exercise six days a week--Thinner This Year tells you how to eat and how to exercise, from the best aerobic workouts to a lifetime supply of 25 whole-body strength exercises--the "Sacred 25"--that will build muscle, protect joints, and add mobility. Exercise will do more than anything else to put off 70% of "normal" aging until the very end and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury. ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ


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Good info on nutrition, but then it rambles. Also, unless you're hard core, most people will hate this plan. No sugar ever! Read full review


The Third Act
The Mountain of Slop and Despair
Where Im Coming From and Where Youre Going
Going Deep
The Good Stuff What Happens Inside When You Eat the Right Mix
A Day in the Life Bash Bish Falls
The Bad Stuff What Happens When You Eat Junk
A Day in the Life A New Relationship with Vegetables
Aerobic Exercise The Secret of the Good Life
The HowTo of Aerobic Exercise
Muscle as the Grand Negotiator of Body Signals
The Astonishing Importance of Strength Training
Train Movements Not Muscles WholeBody Movement and the Three Little Pigs
The WarmUp or Preparation for Movement
A Day in the Life A Cold Day in Hell
The TwentyFive Sacred Exercises

The Thinner This Year Eating Plan
What Do You Say We Drop a Couple of Pounds?
Nutrients They Make the Body Work
A Day in the Life In the Land of Dreamy Dreams
Exercise The Magic Bullet
A Day in the Life Intervals Periodization and Kedges
Sports Nutrition
The Third Element in the Third Act General Grant Scott Fitzgerald and the Need to Care Connect and Commit
A Day in the Life Victory Lap
Jens Rules
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Chris Crowley, a former litigator (Davis Polk & Wardwell), is the coauthor, with Henry S. Lodge, of the Younger Next Year books, and the coauthor, with Jen Sacheck, PhD, of Thinner This Year. Though in his eighties, he fully lives the life, skiing black diamonds and routinely doing fifty-mile bike rides. He and his wife live in New York City.

Jen Sacheck, Ph.D., is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science
and Policy at Tufts University. Dr. Sacheck lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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