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Looking for credible, proven, useful weight loss tips? You’ll find more than 700 tips in The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great, like these:
“I recently created my own diet. I call it VEGLY. I eat as many servings of vegetables, eggs, grapefruit, lean meats or Lean Cuisines, and yogurt as I want. If I stick with that all day, I earn a treat: a glass of beer or wine or a small dessert. I’ve lost six pounds so far!-“- Amy Baxter, MD, a mom of three, the CEO of Buzzy4Shots.com; and the director of emergency research, Scottish Rite, of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, in Georgia
“After my son was born, I worked with a personal trainer. He gave me a simple piece of advice that has really helped: Don’t eat any carbs after 7 pm. I try not to eat at all after 7 pm, but if I do, I’ll have something high in protein, such as a piece of cheese or a hardboiled egg.”—Shilpa Amin-Shah, MD, a mom of two and an emergency physician and director of the recruiting team at Emergency Medical Associates, in Livingston, NJ
“I have a very long commute. Because of this, I “live” in my truck several days a week, driving to and from some rather isolated areas in the Appalachian Mountains. Sometimes, after a hard day of working and driving, I’m almost tempted to pick up a slice of pizza and a bag of chips at a gas station on the way home. A trick I use to eat properly on the run is what I call my “cooler diet.” I put everything I want to eat for the day in a nice, roomy cooler. If it’s not in the cooler, I don’t get to eat it—no questions. So that means I don’t get to eat the chocolate that’s everywhere around me at work, or the yummy-looking cream-filled doughnuts that one of the nurses brings in from the doughnut shop for breakfast. I pack my cooler the night before work with lots and lots of whole and nutritious foods and beverages—apples, pears, oranges, and cut-up veggies with low-fat dip. A couple of bottles of water and some unsweetened tea. A container of yogurt, some string cheese, and a bag full of nutritious trail mix. A box of low-fat granola cereal. I pack as much food as I can fit into my cooler. The only rule I have is that the food I pack must contribute to my overall good health and support a healthy weight.”—Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, a mom of three, a family physician, and the coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Want to “lose” 10 pounds in an instant? Sit up straight, pull your shoulders down and back, and arch your back to get “cheerleader butt.” By pulling your shoulders down, your neck looks thinner, and with a C-curve in your lower back, your thighs and tummy look thinner. Voilà, you’ll look 10 pounds slimmer.”—Jennifer Hanes, DO, a mom of two, an emergency physician who’s board certified in integrative medicine, and the author of The Princess Plan: Shrink Your Waist, Expand Your Beauty, in Austin, TX
To create this new book, authors Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Bright Reich interviewed 50 Mommy MD Guides—doctors who are also mothers. Combined, these physicians have centuries of medical expertise, and they share the real-world parenting experiences of raising hundreds of children and dozens of grandchildren. The Mommy MD Guides are experts—squared.
The book is packed with more than 700 tips, plus Dr. McAllister’s own program Take Five! The Mommy MD Guide program for maximum weight loss success.
The book also features more than 50 favorite recipes recommended by the doctors featured in the book. These recipes are all nutritious and delicious; they’re family-tested and Mommy MD Guides-approved! All recipes were tested in the publishers’ test kitchen.
The company also publishes The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year, and The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years.
Co-authors Dr. McAllister and Reich are passionate about their mission: We help moms raise healthier, happier families.
The books in the series and companion website www.mommymdguides.com all are filled with tips that Mommy MD Guides, doctors who are also mothers, use for their own families. The reassuring, trusted, and often even humorous tips in this book series are presented in the Mommy MD Guides’ own words, and each tip is clearly attributed to the doctor who lived it.
The Mommy MD Guides answer readers’ questions for free at MommyMDGuides.com. They also answer media questions, by email or phone, via the portal at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Reich directly at email@example.com.
Jennifer Bright Reich
Momosa Publishing LLC