Strong Women Stay Slim

Strong Women Stay Slim
By Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D

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Paperback - 336 pages (June 1, 1999)
Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap); ISBN: 0553379453 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 9.01 x 5.99
Other Editions: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Strong Women Stay Young comes a metabolism-boosting plan that's completely hype-free. The basis of this book is simple: because muscle is metabolically active and fat is not, when you increase your muscle mass, you're able to burn more calories, even when at rest. The author, an assistant professor at Tufts University's prestigious School of Nutrition Science and Policy, has shown that of a group of women who followed a special weight-loss diet, those who also did weight-training exercises lost 44 percent more fat than the other women and increased their overall metabolic rates by up to 15 percent.

Nelson's plan is especially effective for women looking to drop postpregnancy weight. The book includes tests to determine your fitness level, injury-preventing stretches, dumbbell exercises that give quick results, progress charts, and pages of suggested menus and recipes that include handy shopping lists. The plan's goal is to increase muscle strength, not bulk, and it's geared toward first-time exercisers and those who lose motivation easily. For those who are skeptical of weight-loss books, rest assured that this one won't disappoint.

Book Description
Strong Women Stay Young was an instant national bestseller, a book C. Everett Koop, M.D., called "an essential tool for women of all ages." Now the authors who brought you a powerful weapon to combat aging are back--with an exciting, medically sound program to help you boost your metabolism and melt away fat.

Strong Women Stay Slim is the first book to combine the extraordinary fat-fighting power of strength training with a safe, medically proven weight-loss program. Scientific research has shown that strength training increases metabolism--a key to permanent weight loss--by as much as 15 percent. What is more, Tufts University research comparing women who followed identical diet plans found that the strength-training group lost 44 percent more fat than the diet-only group.

No matter what your age or fitness level, you can start tomorrow with six simple, no-sweat exercises you can do at home or in the office. You'll feel stronger, more energetic and vital almost immediately. And after just ten weeks of easy, painless changes, you'll be astonished at how far you've come.

Whether you're fighting a few stubborn pounds, struggling with postpregnancy weight gain, or battling a lifelong weight problem, Strong Women Stay Slim has everything you need:

Fully illustrated exercises especially designed for weight loss

  • Up-to-the-minute information about weight, appetite, nutrition, and fitness--explaining why this program works
  • A hunger-free food plan, including menus and delicious recipes from an award-winning cookbook author
  • Motivational secrets from sports psychology that boost self-esteem
  • Progress logs and extra guidance for the first ten weeks

    Filled with inspiring stories from women who became trim and fit through strength training, Strong Women Stay Slim is your key to shaping up and feeling great--for life.

    From the bestselling authors of "Strong Women Stay Young" comes the first book to offer a medically proven weight-loss program with the extraordinary power of strength training to boost metabolism and melt away fat. Line drawings throughout.