THE MOLLEN METHOD by Art Mollen

THE MOLLEN METHOD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A 30-day fitness program designed to make its followers lifelong ""addicts"" of daily exercise and healthy eating. ""You are never too old, too fat or too out of shape to make a big improvement in your physical being,"" Milline says. The program he's devised for all of those above: 10 minutes a day of aerobic exercise and a low-calorie, low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. Dieters are allowed to choose their own calorie levels (1,000, 1,200 or 2,000 a day) and are given four weeks of menus, plus recipes, calorie counts of foods and numerous tips for making both dieting and exercising painless and pleasant. A marathon runner and author of Run for Your Life (1978), Milline champions jogging, but he offers many alternatives, along with charts and tables rating exercises and sports according to their health benefits, the calories they bum, and even their food equivalents (1 mile of jogging = 100 calories = 1 apple). The author preaches his gospel in a friendly, nice-guy style (sometimes bordering on cute) that is upbeat and enthusiastic, but also longwinded. Pages are devoted to addressing special health problems, and case histories abound as testimonials to the Milline way. Nothing new, no dramatic claims, no gimmicks. Sound counseling--helpful and encouraging for anyone who is serious about losing weight safely, getting in shape and leading a healthy life.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1986
Publisher: Rodale