If you’re too busy meeting life’s commitments head on and cannot spare the time to count calories, cook your own food or even pay attention to what’s on your plate, then the No Time To Lose diet may have been written for you.
Dr Melinda Jampolis is the diet doctor at FitTV and she has written a diet book for those who want to lose weight while on the run.
Busy people lead hectic lives. Every minute of their time is taken up and their calendars are chockablock with activities. It’s only natural that such people often forget about their own health and well being in the rush to get things done.
That is where this diet book steps in.
The diet book contains ideas for breakfast and lunch for people on the run, healthy dinners that require zero cooking, strategies for dining out and tricks to lose weight when traveling. The book even tells you how you can get maximum benefits from a few minutes of working out.
The No Time to Lose Diet incorporates behavior management, wholesome nutrition and effective exercise tips.
The basic principles of the diet include controlled, satisfying eating coupled with increased awareness of what is being eaten. Thus, followers are asked to eat 5-6 small meals at intervals of 3-4 hours. This keeps hunger at bay and also boosts energy levels. Protein should be eaten with every meal or snack in order to boost the metabolism. Carbs should be chosen carefully. Portion sizes are important because even too many veggies can lead to weight gain.
The book also emphasizes behavioral modification. People who are on the run need to be flexible in their approach and must pick up from where they left off in case of small roadblocks. Goal setting is important as the effort must be to lose weight realistically and reward yourself for achieving small milestones.
In this way, the doctor cuts a healthy diet plan into small, bite-sized pieces that are easy to implement.
Exercise is important but the Dr has taken care to focus attention on exercise strategies for the busy person, making sure that even the few minutes spent exercising yield rich rewards.
The No Time to Lose Diet Overview
This is not a quick fix book with a magical solution to weight problems. Instead, it is a guide to balanced eating through proper food selection, portion control and sensible eating.
To this end, the book has lots of helpful information. The shopping list at the end of the book is one such tool. The author also provides a guide to label reading, tips for kitchen makeover, exercise tips and tips regarding how to burn calories when at rest.
- Excellent plan for people on the go
- Authored by a doctor and specialist
- Flexible program that can be changed to suit your schedule
- Lots of helpful tips and meal plans
- Lots of helpful recipes
- Emphasizes the importance of exercise
- Unclear about portion sizes
- May prove too simplistic at times
- Does not really contain fresh information
This is a much awaited diet plan for people who have no time for elaborate meal plans and cooking practices. The Doctor understands that there cannot be a one-size-fits-all approach here and that people on the go need more flexible food practices. So, she has come up with a few healthy principles that may be applied regardless of the time or situation. So, with this diet plan, even when you are racing against time, you can achieve your weight loss goals easily and effectively.