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Friday, January 8, 2010

The Biggest Loser: Simple Swaps...my review

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Simple Swaps, the latest book from The Biggest Loser.

It is that time of year again when we all think about losing a little weight. Some of us think about losing more than a little weight. The reasons for losing weight have changed for me through the years. Yes, I still want to look nice and fit into cute clothes. The main reason though, is that I want to be healthy.This is the message I always get from reading the Biggest Loser books.

The newest book from the series of The Biggest Loser books is called, "Simple Swaps: 100 Easy Changes to Start Living a Healthier Lifestyle". I love what it says on Amazon.com to promote this book....
"The road to a healthier lifestyle starts with small decisions and better choices. Now, with The Biggest Loser Simple Swaps, you can get healthy by simply swapping your old food, habit, and lifestyle choices for healthier versions every day. With 100 simple swaps that cut calories, save money, and provide better nutrition as well as more than 30 mouthwatering recipes that put these swaps into action, getting fit and healthy has never been easier"

Some of the chapter titles are basic things that we should all know, but we don't.

They are:
-Calories: You Can Count on Them
-Planning Regular Meals and Snacks
-Eat Your Vegetables
-The Power of Protein
-Don't Go Against The Grain
-Fat Can Help You Get Thin
-No More White Stuff
-Eat, Don't Drink, Your Calories
-Moving Right Along
-Creating A Game Plan For Life

The thing that I like the most about these books are the simplicity of the layouts. They are easy to read. If you only have five minutes to read something while you are eating your breakfast, this is your book. This book is like having many short little articles revolving around one main subject. I also really like how every Biggest Loser book gleans from the knowledge of former contestants: the Winners and The Losers; who frankly are all winners.

Simple Swaps not only gives the reader the ideas about what should be done, but it also lays out the plan on how to accomplish and meet your goals. I also really appreciate the fact that these are real people, like me, that are and have struggled with their weight for a long time. It is so motivating to see people actually "Doing It"...losing the weight and keeping it off.

I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.


  1. Thanks for the review. You're right about the timeliness.

  2. This book reminds me of the "Eat This, Not That" series. Thanks for the review!