Item description for Calorie Queens: Living Thin in a Fat World by Jackie Scott, Brett A. Scott & Diane Scott Kellum...
Overview 320 pages 6 x 9 ed up with trendy diets, a mother and daughter share the self-created down-home diet that helped them shed over 300 pounds.
Jackie Scott and her daughter Diane Scott-Kellum had tried just about every diet under the sun, sometimes losing weight but always gaining it back. So, with the help of Jackie's husband, Brett, a board certified neurosurgeon, they developed their own diet complete with menus, shopping lists, over 100 recipes, and generous helpings of common sense.
They soon discovered that not only did their calorie-based diet work for them (Jackie lost 100 pounds, Diane over 200 pounds, and even Brett lost 50 pounds) but it worked for their friends. This is not a starvation or a fad diet. It's not really a diet at all. It's about learning how to eat for a lifetime from two real women who have been there and are making it work.
Publishers Description Jackie Scott and her daughter Diane had tried just about every diet under the sun, from low-carb to low-fat, sometimes losing weight but always gaining it back. Frustrated, they decided to figure out why popular diets failed them and came up with Eucalorics - a practical eating plan based on taking in the number of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight. This is not a starvation diet, nor is it a fad. In fact, it's not really a diet at all. It's about learning how to eat well for a lifetime from two real women who have been there and are making it work.
Community Description Fed up with trendy diets, a mother and daughter share the self-created down-home diet that helped them shed over 300 pounds. Jackie Scott and her daughter Diane Scott-Kellum had tried just about every diet under the sun, sometimes losing weight but always gaining it back. So, with the help of Jackie's husband, Brett, a board certified neurosurgeon, they developed their own diet complete with menus, shopping lists, over 100 recipes, and generous helpings of common sense.
They soon discovered that not only did their calorie-based diet work for them (Jackie lost 100 pounds, Diane over 200 pounds, and even Brett lost 50 pounds) but it also worked for their friends. This is not a starvation or a fad diet: it's about learning how to eat for a lifetime from two real women who have been there and are making it work. Paperback.
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Citations And Professional Reviews Calorie Queens: Living Thin in a Fat World by Jackie Scott, Brett A. Scott & Diane Scott Kellum has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 11/01/2005 page 57
Publishers Weekly - 09/19/2005 page 62
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Studio: Center Street
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 1931722595 ISBN13 9781931722599
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Calorie Queens: Living Thin in a Fat World Feb 25, 2008
Easy reading, funny and makes so much sense. So glad I have finally found a solution to my weight problems. Get a copy for a friend so you can keep your copy for reference.
Especially helpful if your family doesn't support you! Apr 3, 2006
Jackie & Diane asked themselves why diets failed THEM in the past and what it would take for THEM to succeed. It just so happens that I had the same issue.
The recipes are very simple and easy to follow. I am a non-cook so, this is important to me. With this book, you can fix meals that are not "diet" and can still lose weight. If you would like books that are good companion volumes to this book are: Uncle Sam's Diet & The Step Diet (The Step Diet comes with a pedometer and is based on the data gathered by the National Weight Control Registry).
No book can be everything to everybody. I read this and had my "AHA" moment. Jackie & Diane point out that you need to take care of yourself because no one else will
Easy Read! Mar 23, 2006
Thoroughly enjoyable, readable, funny and serious at the same time. The concept makes sense and gives confidence that once the weight is lost, you are ready to keep it off. I like the been-there-done-that stories, makes their success all that more remarkable. The recipes are very good - not diet food but meals the whole family can enjoy.
I loved this book! Really life changing! great recipes Jan 8, 2006
I really love this book--the concept of Eucalorics really makes sense to me! I have tried several of the recipes and they are delish! I think this is a whole new way to look at calorie coounting and I am extremely excited about meeting my weight and health goals. Finally a reasonable way to gain control over eating!!
Simple, effective weight loss! Nov 26, 2005
There are tons of weight loss books on the market. Many of the authors have never struggled with their weight. Jackie and Diane are a mother and daughter who have lost 300+ pounds between the two of them. They know what it's like to be heavy.
The two tried a number of diets and studied the diet books on the market. They came up with the simple conclusion. If you want to lose weight you have to eat less. You don't have to combine foods in a certain way, cut out carbs or exercise till you are blue in the face. You simply have to burn more calories than you are taking in through diet and exercise.
Throughout the years there have been many diet plans that agree with Jackie and Diane. Cut calories, move a little more - lose weight. Weight Watcher's members count points, Jenny Craig doles out low calorie meals etc. Many of these diet plans enable members to lose weight. The problem is people gain the weight back and usually a few extra lbs with it!
Jackie and Diane advocate a different approach. They advocate a system called EUCALORIES or normal calories. They suggest you select your goal weight, making it a realistic one and then multiply that weight by 12. For example if you wish to weigh 135, you would multiply 135 by 12 and get 1620. Start eating 1620 calories on a daily basis and eventually you will wind up weighing 135. It will take longer than if you cut to say 1200 calories BUT you are more likely to stick with the program...forever! Weight loss can be enhanced by adding in more excercise.
There are drawbacks to the plan. Individuals do differ in their metabolisms, acitivity levels etc. So the actual calorie count per individual may vary. But in general Jackie and Diane say this method will work for most.
One area Jackie and Diane address is dietary guidelines ie how many grains, veggies etc. you should eat. They use government guidelines By following the recommendations you will know how much and what to eat daily. HOWEVER the beauty of the method is, if you don't follow the recommendations..so long as you count the calories (baring medical problems) you should reach your goals. For good health though, it is recommended that you follow the guidelines most of the time. The recommendation for fats and oils is listed on p. 53 as 2 servings per week. This did not look correct to me and I emailed the authors. They said it was a printing error and it should be 2 servings daily.
Eating more calories but still losing weight is much easier than sticking to a low calorie diet, however, there will still be times when one has trouble. Eating protein will help with control. It has been shown that folks that eat a little more protein eat fewer calories and stay in greater control. Though Jackie and Diane touched on nutrients etc. They did not share this information and it is really crucial for many people who lose control when they eat too many carbs. It's not a matter of giving up carbs..its a matter of making sure you eat enough protein to regulate sugar surges.
The mental aspect of weight loss are barely addressed in this book and for two women that were 300+ overweight I think they could have discussed this.
The book is set up so it shares the plan in the first half and the second half is primarily recipes. Recipes include mushroom smothered chicken, ham and egg fried rice, banana muffins and smashed parmesan and roasted garlic potatoes. Each recipe includes calories, fat, carbs and protein. There is also a daily menu plan for 28 days spelling out breakfast, lunch, dinner and allowing you to select your own snacks. The back of the book includes a snack and calorie guide.
Kudos for Jackie and Diane for their tremendous weight loss accomplishment and thanks for sharing this new way of looking at how to do it!