Item description for Savvy Eating for the Whole Family: Whole Foods, Whole Family, Whole Life (Capital's Savvy) (Capital Ideas) by M.D. Margaret McCullers Kocsis...
"Savvy Eating for the Whole Family" is a guidebook for those who are confused and frustrated by the plethora of diet books on the market - fad diets that ultimately don't work long-term and that leave us fatter and less healthy. Clearly there is something wrong with the way Americans eat. Diet-influenced diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes plague our society at increasing rates despite advances in detection and treatment. To combat the diet gimmicks and junk-food habits, Dr. Kocsis has developed a safe, easy-to-follow action plan to get families, from babies to adults, on the path to healthier eating. In "Savvy Eating for the Whole Family," Dr. Kocsis : Traces the development of bad eating habits Shows us how to foster better eating habits in our children and how to avoid family food wars Dispels myths and explains the current concepts of nutrition in plain terms Helps the reader learn to choose whole grains in moderation, fruits and vegetables in abundance, the right kinds of proteins, and plenty of healthy fats Gives practical advice on how to make the necessary dietary changes painlessly Presents solid, credible nutrition information without confusing charts and calculations Addresses the needs of the whole family whether an individual's goal is to lose weight or eat healthier Includes meal plans with more than 100 original recipes TABLE OF CONTENTS: Savvy Eating for the Whole Family: Whole Foods, Whole Family, Whole Life Part One: What You Need to Know Chapter 1: A Savvy Approach to Eating Chapter 2: The Shape We're In Chapter 3: The Development of Savvy Eating: Baby Steps Chapter 4: Kid Stuff: Avoiding food wars and establishing good lifetime eating habits Chapter 5: Teens Chapter 6: Particular needs of women, men and the elderly Chapter 7: Nothing but the Truth: Tracking what you really put into your stomach Chapter 8: Facts about Fats: Some good news at last Chapter 9: The Skinny on Carbohydrates: Understanding glycemic load Chapter 10: Grandma Was Right: Eat your fruits and veggies Chapter 11: The Power of Protein Chapter 12: Developing a Sense of Portion Chapter 13: Snacks that Don't Come in Bags or Wrappers Chapter 14: Why Water Is Still the Best Drink in the House Chapter 15: Menu Management: Eating out Chapter 16: The Losing Battle: How to slim down by making your hormones work for you Chapter 17: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Why fad diets have a short shelf life Chapter 18: Stocking the Pantry: Being prepared makes good eating easy Part Two: Incorporating Satisfying Foods into Your Life Chapter 19: What's for Dinner? 30 days of meal plans and recipes Chapter 20: Eating Your Veggies: Soups, salads, salsas and other painless ways to enjoy nature's bounty Chapter 21: Good Fats, Good Proteins: Shortcuts to surprisingly healthful foods Chapter 22: Great Grains, Better Breads and Diet-friendly Desserts Appendix Bibliography
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Capital Books (VA)
ISBN 1933102195 ISBN13 9781933102191
Reviews - What do customers think about Savvy Eating for the Whole Family: Whole Foods, Whole Family, Whole Life (Capital's Savvy) (Capital Ideas)?
Very helpful information Sep 10, 2007
I found this book to be a very good introduction to establishing healthy eating habits. Her advice related to offering new foods to children sounds practical and do-able. A number of recipes are included, which are designed with the busy family in mind, and provide a good foundation for inexperienced cooks to introduce whole foods into the diet.
Must-read book for everyone! Apr 30, 2006
FINALLY, a guide to healthy eating that is NOT a fad diet book! Dr. Kocsis writes in a warm, friendly, everyday style that makes it seems as if she is right there coaching you on how to adopt her simple approach to eating better. Her explanations of nutritional facts and functions are straightforward and enlightening. And her good humor and commonsense attitude give us permission to be flexible in incorporating her advice. You get the sense that she would not scold you if you succumbed to a craving for an occasional "naughty" food. In other words, her down-to-earth approach lays out doable methods for painlessly altering your lifestyle and eating habits. As a bonus, the recipes Dr. Kocsis shares are delicious and easy to prepare. Finally, although the title references families, this book is not just for families with young children; rather, it offers cogent, germane information and advice for all people, younger and older alike.
An excellent overview of healthy eating and nutrition Apr 24, 2006
This is a great book that covers a wide range of topics - from the nutritional basics to menu planning. Anyone who has had children who are picky eaters will appreciate the special attention devoted to this area. A number of excellent and easy recipes are included.