OVERRIDE

How to Win at Losing

10 Diet Myths That Keep You From Succeeding

Monica Reinagel

St. Martin's Griffin

Make this the last year that "losing weight" tops your list of New Year's Resolutions! Licensed nutritionist and dedicated myth-buster Monica Reinagel (aka the Nutrition Diva) tackles the 10 biggest weight loss myths that keep you from achieving your goals.   Elaborate theories and complicated regimens sell books and magazines but they (obviously) don't offer a real solution. In this brief but empowering book, Monica sifts through the science and the silliness, separates food fact from food fiction, and reveals simple strategies that lead to lasting success.


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HOW TO WIN AT LOSING (Chapter One)Myth #1: Calories Don't Matter

Many popular diets are promoted with the claim that as long as you follow certain rules, you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight. Usually, the "rules" involve eliminating certain foods or food groups (such as carbs, or sugar, or meat, or dairy, or wheat) from the diet. The implication--or, in some cases, the overt claim--is that losing weight has nothing to do with how many calories you consume. Instead, the idea is that eating the right foods (and avoiding the wrong ones) somehow fixes your metabolism, regulates your

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  • Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel Talks about Eating Before Bed and Weight Loss

    Worried that eating at night will cause you to gain weight? Watch this video from Monica Reinagel, Nutrition Diva, and learn why eating before bed might not be as bad as you think, as long as you're not piling on extra calories.

  • Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips For Fat Burning Foods

    Watch this video to hear Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel dish the truth about fat burning foods. Nutrition Diva explains thermogenesis and why fat-burning food may be a myth.

  • Nutrition Diva explains the health benefits of hemp oil on Dr. Oz Show Jan. 14

    Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel explains the health benefits of hemp oil. Hazelnut oil is particularly great for your heart and brain because it is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Nutrition Diva explains the health benefits of avocado oil on Dr. Oz Show Jan. 14

    Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel explains the health benefits of avocado oil. Avocado oil is rich in carotenoids, which helps prevent macular degeneration.

  • Nutrition Diva explains the health benefits of hazlenut oil on Dr. Oz Show Jan. 14

    Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel explains the health benefits of hazelnut oil. Hazelnut oil is particularly rich in Vitamin E.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Monica Reinagel

  • Monica Reinagel, MS, LN, CNS, is a board-certified, licensed nutritionist and a professionally-trained chef.  Her #1-ranked Nutrition Diva podcast on the Quick and Dirty Tips network and her Nutrition Over Easy blog have helped millions to eat and feel better. Her expert advice is regularly featured on countless media outlets (NBC, FOX, WebMD, Washington Post, Epicurious, etc.). Monica is also the creator of the IF Rating system, a scientific method of estimating the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory potential of foods, and the author of four books, including The Inflammation Free Diet Plan and Nutrition Diva's Secrets for A Healthy Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About.  Her professional affiliations include the American Dietetic Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American College of Nutrition, and the Association of Health Care Journalists.  In a parallel universe, Monica is also a professionally trained opera singer.

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How to Win at Losing

10 Diet Myths That Keep You From Succeeding

Monica Reinagel

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