Friday, July 23, 2021

The Great Weight Debate Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway.

It seems that there is always some new diet or weight loss fad popping up!  And--I have probably at least semi-tried many of them over the years!  I also spend a lot of time reading about--and weighing pros and cons of different tools and plans for weight management. I recently had the opportunity to read and review The Great Weight Debate by Amy Newman Shapiro.  Learn about the book and author, read my thoughts--and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title:  The Great Weight Debate: Get the Facts and Choose the Diet That's Right for You by Amy Newman Shapiro
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 188 pages
GenreSelf-help, Health and Fitness
Publisher:  Snewman Media
Release date:  January 2021
Content Rating:  G
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About the Book

The Great Weight Debate helps you evaluate which diet will work for you and which can hurt you. It is your essential, trusted resource to sift through the minefield of recommendations and misinformation when choosing the best diet for weight loss success. The Great Weight Debate summarizes many popular weight loss plans and explains the principles and research behind each diet. It also highlights the factors that may or may not make the diet a healthy choice for you. It explains why and how to choose a diet that takes into account your food preferences and meets the needs of your lifestyle, schedule, and food availability. It will help you discover and understand the rules, food restrictions, and health risks of each diet. In addition, read up on the new trends, the latest buzz, and the results of the most up-to-date research science has to offer. So...Whether you choose Paleo, low carbohydrate, intermittent fasting, Whole30, or Mediterranean, do it with realistic expectations and do it smartly. Find weight loss success with The Great Weight Debate.
My Review

The Author Gives an Easy to Read, Easy to Understand Diet Breakdown. Rather than suggesting a preferred diet plan--the author helps readers understand some of the basics of a healthy lifestyle and diet and the pros, cons, ins, and outs of many of the popular diets and tools available (including online/app/digital ones!) The simple, easy-to-read format flows well--allowing busy readers the ease of reading a section or two at a time or looking for a diet type or subject in the table of contents. I loved that the author broke down each diet plan into a research/experience-based summary that presented the critical details needed to consider for an individual's lifestyle and needs.


Little Book with a Lot of Information.  The author does a beautiful job condensing a lot of beneficial information and details into a short space. She gives readers the "high points" and points to consider on so many plans and diet tools--and does so in a way that really does give the reader a lot of information to consider as they determine if a program should be brought into their lifestyle. I loved the additional ideas related to healthy eating and long-term weight management that the author shared along the way as well.  


Would I Recommend The Great Weight Debate by Amy Newman Shapiro? This book is one of those books that I will keep on the bookshelf, share and refer to often. After reading Shapiro's thoughts and insights, I may even be motivated to pursue a couple of options that she presented--or revisited them with a slightly different mindset. I definitely recommend this book to anyone feeling discouraged by dieting! It is loaded with resources and information to read quickly and use when beginning to make diet and lifestyle changes.


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Meet the Author
Amy Shapiro RD, CDN, CPT is a registered dietitian and professional speaker promoting wellness in corporate, clinical and private settings. With degrees in both Psychology and Nutrition, Amy’s focus is on behavior modification and lifestyle management. Additionally, Amy is a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise and a wellness coach. With thirteen years of experience educating and coaching clients and worksite wellness groups to achieve weight loss success, Lose It For the Last Time is Amy’s first book. She is the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband on Long Island New York.
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  1. This sounds like it will be very helpful to people. Thanks for sharing!