THE I LOVE AMERICA DIET by Phyllis & Bill Adler George

THE I LOVE AMERICA DIET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Before the paper has even cooled from Adler's collaboration with Miss America. 1945, Bess Myerson (The I Love New York Diet, based on a NYC Health Dept. regimen), he has teamed up with Miss America 1971, Kentucky First Lady Phyllis George, to put some snap into The Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans and present them in approved diet-book form. Doctors and celebrities think it's a great diet (see the endorsements at the outset)--and it is the one and only sound way to lose weight: eat less; exercise more; balance your intake among all four food groups; cut down on processed foods, sugar, and fat; and so on. Recipes and tables abound, courtesy of various government agencies; exercise advice is based on walking, with good recommendations for warm-up and stretch (and the exciting news that ""classical and early English literature seems to have been written largely by men who were prodigious walkers""). Since George and Adler, no experts, stay with the original material, the advice is good--but it can be had a lot cheaper straight from the source.

Pub Date: Jan. 14th, 1982
Publisher: Morrow