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Wednesday, July 02, 2003  

Jonny's Next Thing

There's a new book coming out, and I can't wait to read it.

But it's not written yet.

Jonny Bowden, by far, by yards and miles my favorite voice in dieting for his balance, his advice in helping you find what works best for you, is writing a book on low-carb dieting and living a low-carb lifestyle.

For those of us who are insulin resistant, lowering carbs and raising fat may just be the ticket. But how does one cook, eat, dine, negotiate our day when we're cutting down on white flour and starches?

The book will come out in January, and he's looking for your stories, questions, concerns, frustrations, exhultations, successes, confusing moments, humor. Our help.

How cool is that?

Ask yourself what you'd ask a master nutritionist/researcher, diet coach, trainer if you had the chance? What advice, wisdom, tips, hints would you offer to a friend who's exploring low-carb for the first time?

So, for instance, Trina wrote today asking about breakfasts when you're low-carbing. That's a good question. I don't have great answers, because frankly, breakfast is my weakest moment of the day.

But Bowden's going to answer that question and more.

He wants to know, for those of us who have tried any and/or all of the various low-carb diets, what diets have you been on successfully and/or unsuccessfully? What do you think made them successful? Or not? Any tips?

He also wants the stories of successful weight loss.

He wants the obstacles, pitfalls, challenges.

He wants to hear from real folks who have really done it, and those who are maintaining.

What's been hard to deal with about this diet change? How hard was it to adjust to lower carbs? Is it easier to use sugar substitutes or not? What is the hardest starch to avoid and why? What foods do you find are the most satisfying/filling now? How has your cooking/meal planning/shopping changed? How have your families reacted? Is entertaining a challenge? Is dining out hard? What's your mother got to say about it?

When the book comes out, I am sure it will be a straightforward, warm, direct, realistic tome. Not preachy, not syrupy. It will tell you what you need to know. It won't make promises it can't keep. And it won't romance you into thinking changing your lifestyle is easy. The honesty and warmth of this man will make this book well worth owning.

Talk to the man. He's listening:, and you might get quoted.

If you think I over-gush, pick up a copy of the last book, and you'll get it.


All about the author:
Jonny Bowden, M.A., C.N., C.N.S.
Author of "Shape Up: The Eight Week Program to Transform Your Body, Your Health, Your Life" (Perseus, 2001) and "Shape Up Workbook: Eight Weeks to Diet and Fitness Success" (Perseus 2002)
Associate Editor: Total Health Magazine

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