LOSE WEIGHT AND LIVE by Robert P. Goldman


Email this review


A magazine writer's 40 pound reductio from the fat man's absurdum is the basis for a diet book which contends that overweight is the result of overeating alone, that crash diets are ""naive, wasteful and potentially dangerous"", and that you must cut down- rather than cut out (sweets, etc.- except for a few) to achieve that long-term gain/loss. While believing that there is an emotional basis for eating too much, he also believes that there must be the right motivation to lose. He discusses what to eat when; activities; the metabolic slowdown with the years; the attitudes of friends- and families; and shows, all in all, how dieting can be gradual, flexible, and relatively painless. There's the personal persuasion and example to substitute here for something newer, catchier, showier.

Publisher: Doubleday