Flying in the face of our
quick-fix culture, the New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year and
its sequel, Younger Next Year for Women, crossed the million-copy
milestone by essentially telling readers to work out six days a week—forever.
This same honest, no shortcuts approach is woven into the DNA of Thinner
Chris Crowley, the
memorable patient and coauthor of Younger Next Year, partners with Jen
Sacheck, a nutritionist and exercise physiologist from Tufts University, and in
lively, alternating chapters they spell out a weight-loss plan that will have
readers lose up to twenty-five pounds in the first six months—and keep it off
for life. The message is straightforward and based on the most up-to-date
nutritional science: avoid “dead,” i.e., nutrient-poor, foods, particularly solid
fats and added sugars, choices that comprise more than a third of our diet.
Design your plate to be 50 percent vegetables and fruits, 25 percent whole
grains, and 25 percent lean proteins. Skip the supplements. Never drink your
calories. And exercise.
Exercise, the authors
emphasize, is the great flywheel of weight loss. And whereas Younger Next
Year told you why to exercise six days a week, Thinner This Year tells
you how to eat and how to exercise, from the best aerobic workouts to a
lifetime supply of twenty-five whole-body strength exercises—the “Sacred
25”—that will build muscle, protect joints, and add mobility. Exercise will do
more than anything else to put off 70 percent of “normal” aging until the very
end and eliminate 50 percent of serious illness and injury. Download and start listening now!