THE EASY 24 HOUR DIET TOGETHER WITH THE SCALE DOWN COOKBOOK OF 100 NEW RECIPES by Marvin Small

THE EASY 24 HOUR DIET TOGETHER WITH THE SCALE DOWN COOKBOOK OF 100 NEW RECIPES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The 24 hour come-on means simply that you take the psychological hurdles one day at a time, like the quit smoking or AA regimens. The author offers a step-by-step process with a generally uncritical selection of reducing systems, from calorie counting to a cottage cheese and diet soda project. Introductory sections provide a cursory review of typical calorie needs, weight charts by body types, and exercises. The recipes are reasonably interesting, but chemophobes will not like Small's ringing endorsement of certain ""ready foods"" -- he extols ersatz marvels like D-Zerta. In fact there is more emphasis here on attrition than nutrition. The diet-day boosters may be helpful to new recruits, but for the whole picture Trager (p. 1087) is safer, better.

Pub Date: Dec. 8th, 1972
Publisher: Doubleday