You’ve seen the claims: Give us six weeks and you’ll take off the weight! Lose weight without dieting or exercising! You may have even tried a fad diet or two, only to gain the weight back and feel like there’s no hope to achieve your goal.
Simply stated, weight loss is complicated. There is no single solution that works for everyone. Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths cuts through all the noise and provides real evidence and practical guidance on choosing a diet plan that will work for you to effectively and safely lose excess weight and keep it off. You’ll find answers to the following questions:
- What are the basic concepts of a successful weight loss plan?
- What difficulties might you encounter?
- How can you sift through the hype of popular diets to get the facts?
With over 200 references, you’ll see the science that explains the biological, genetic, and psychological components that make weight loss difficult—without needing to be a scientist to understand it. Get the pros and cons of 12 popular diet styles like keto, low carb, raw food, and cleanses so you can decide if they are right for you. Implement realistic diet planning strategies as well as sample meal plans from a registered dietitian to create a solution for your lifestyle and goals. Hear from clients about the practical advice they received that helped them make lasting lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off.
There is no magic diet scheme, meal plan, or one-size-fits-all workout that will help everyone achieve their weight loss goals, but Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths is the trustworthy, evidence-based guidebook you need to find the approach that will work for you.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Chapter 1. Low-Carbohydrate Diet
Chapter 2. Low-Fat Diet
Chapter 3. Commercial Diet Plans
Chapter 4. Vegan Diet
Chapter 5. Raw-Food Diet
Chapter 6. Intermittent Fasting
Chapter 7. Gluten-Free Diet
Chapter 8. Blood Type Diet
Chapter 9. Timed Diets
Chapter 10. Cleanses and Detoxes
Chapter 11. Mediterranean Diet
Chapter 12. Three-Hour Diet
Chapter 13. Regarding Some Other Lies You Might Have Heard
Chapter 14. So What’s the Best Diet?
Chapter 15. What About Exercise?
Chapter 16. Biology and Weight Loss
Chapter 17. Psychology and Weight Loss
Chapter 18. Other Commonly Asked Questions
Chapter 19. Goal Setting
Chapter 20. Other Important Things
“Debunking misinformation is a Herculean task for any diet-book author. Fortunately, Melody Schoenfeld is our Hercules. In Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths, she digs deep into myths, falsehoods, and conspiracy theories—in service of the simple facts about healthy, sustainable weight loss.”
—Lou Schuler, Award-Winning Fitness Journalist and Author
“There’s so much confusion out there in the diet and weight loss industry, with way too many fads and fallacies. Melody Schoenfeld is just the person you need to give you the facts—and do it in a way that’s easy to digest.”
—James Krieger, MS, Weightology
"I've been in the health and fitness industry for nearly two decades, and it's rare to find a professional as committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based, practical information as Melody Schoenfeld. She's the real deal, and I highly suggest learning from her."
—Molly Galbraith, CSCS, Cofounder of Girls Gone Strong
“Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths by Melody Schoenfeld helps dispel much of the confusion surrounding the topic. Ms. Schoenfeld provides a mix of science and real-world experience such that the reader can glean truths, discard fiction, and find a viable path for all those seeking long-term weight loss.”
—Jose Antonio, PhD, CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition