Acclaimed New Book "Stop the Diet, I Want to Get Off!" Reveals the Truth Behind Fad Diets

Award-winning author and dietitian Lisa Tillinger Johansen gives the inside scoop on dozens of the most popular diets.

As consumers are inundated by an almost-daily torrent of weight loss plans, a new book by registered dietitian Lisa Tillinger Johansen explores the truth behind dozens of the most wildly popular diets. Foreword Reviews states that “yo-yo dieters and newbies alike should pick up Johansen’s witty book before wasting any time, money, or heartache on ineffective fad diets.” Based on solid medical research instead of hype, “Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off!” has been hailed as a must-read for anyone seeking the best path to healthy and lasting weight loss.   

Johansen, whose debut nutrition book “Fast Food Vindication” received the prestigious Discovery Award (sponsored by USA Today, Kirkus Reviews and The Huffington Post), utilizes her years of hospital experience, weight-loss seminars and community outreach efforts to reveal tried-and-true weight-loss strategies.  Along the way, she looks at a wide range of trendy fad diets angling for a piece of a $60 billion industry.

“I counsel clients on a wide range of health issues,” Johansen says, “but almost every day I’m asked about diets they’ve heard about from celebrity endorsers, TV doctors and corporate ads. Some of these diets have value, but many have no basis in science and more than a few can be harmful to our health. People may not know that. That’s why I wrote this book.”  Indeed, Blue Ink Reviews calls it “a valuable basic resource for those who want to improve their eating habits.” At the same time Pacific Book Review heralds it as the start of “a common-sense health revolution.”

With insight and humor, “Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off!” shows that the best answer is often not a trendy celebrity-endorsed weight-loss plan, but easy-to-follow guidelines that are best for dieters’ health and waistlines. “For the most part, simple and common sense tips are the best,” Johansen says.  “The weight loss journey doesn’t have to be restrictive, complicated or expensive. Nor should it negatively impact our health.”

“Stop The Diet, I Want to Get Off!” is available in paperback and eBook formats wherever books are sold.


Categories: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Dieticians and Nutritionists

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