|The Slow Down
for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight
Arts Press, 2005
If you were told to take your
time at the
dinner table over the next eight weeks, eating fine foods with good
imbibing in quality beverages and truly enjoying yourself as if you
on an extended vacation, would you accept the challenge?
Would you do it if you knew
weight and become healthier in the process?
|Based on the belief (with
plenty of research
to back it up) that fast foods, hurried eating, stressful lifestyles
cheap artificial flavors are contributing to America's obesity
this book prescribes a radical alternative: slow and easy enjoyment of
good foods in pleasant environments.
This diet works, author Marc
because it suppresses fat-creating hormones and encourages efficient
and a more active metabolism.
David, a nutritionist schooled
in the psychology
of eating, is a workshop leader at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and
and the author of Nourishing
Back to the
Slow Down Diet
Do you know how
the French "do it"
when it comes to food? When asked this question most people familiar
the culture comment that the French take a few hours for lunch, they
a generous amount of red wine with their meals, they eats lots of
and high-fat foods, their portions tend to be smaller, their midday
is the largest of the day, they're fanatic about using fresh foods and
high-quality ingredients, they don't exercise as much as Americans,
smoke a lot, they're thinner, and they dine and celebrate their meals
opposed to eating and running. Until recently, the French didn't even
a term for "fast food."