Heart Association Diet Book Offers Recipe for Success

A red heart shape and a medical stethoscope.After being fed a steady diet of faddish and rigid weight-loss plans, Americans
may now have a recipe for permanent success, courtesy of the American Heart
Association.

“No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss” is the association’s
first diet book, offering up old-fashioned common sense that is described in the
book as “think smart, eat well and move more.”

The book recommends a three-pronged approach to lasting weight loss:

  • Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein and
    moderate in healthy fats;
  • Become more physically active;
  • Minimize temptations.

The book’s release this month comes as the obesity epidemic threatens the
health of a growing number of Americans. Nearly two-thirds of adults are
overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a variety of ills, including
diabetes, certain cancers, and, of course, heart disease, according to the
federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.