When Frank Gotti Agnelo realized that he and his family were to feature in a reality show on TV, he decided that he no longer wanted to weigh a massive 255 pounds.
With the help of his mother, his doctor and his lacrosse coach, Frank embarked on a weight loss plan that helped transform him into a fit and healthy teen.
The The Gotti Diet: How I Took Control of My Body, Lost 80 Pounds, and Discovered How to Stay Fit Forever book is a detailed expose of that weight loss regime. It is one of the most personal diet books you will ever have the chance of reading.
- Accepting the weight problem
- Enlisting support from people
- Understanding issues of self worth
- Making healthy food choices
- Maintaining a food diary
- Increasing the level of physical activity
- Proper exercises
Although there are no strict guidelines to follow, the diet depends mainly on eliminating sugars and refined food products. Recommended foods include fish, whole grains, poultry, rice, fruits, vegetables and lean meat. The section dealing with wonderful, easy to make Italian recipes is a definite plus.
Increased physical activity and exercises are given their due importance because Gotti himself realized that any diet plan that leans too heavily on food restrictions is doomed. Cardio and weight lifting are given equal importance.
The Gotti diet: a review
The best thing about the Gotti Diet is its orientation. It is a book for teens written by a teen. Therefore, the book is in keeping with all the things that teens want from a diet program. From the tone to the message and the techniques, this is a book that teens can easily relate to. It also helps that the diet plan is based on the actual experiences of a boy who lost massive amounts of weight.
- Totally teen oriented
- Simple and easy
- Based on healthy eating
- Emphasizes the need for exercise
- Encourages the intake of good food
- Ropes in the help of the entire family for weight loss
- Great recipes
- Wonderful pictures
- Not written by a specialist
- Aimed only at teens
- Requires some effort and time for cooking
Drenched in personal experiences, this book is less of a diet plan and more of a memoir in losing weight. It contains the practical issues overweight people have to deal with and the solutions to many problems faced by dieters. Readers who read it to get useful pointers will benefit dramatically from this healthy weight loss plan. However, those looking for a precise, step-by-step roadmap to weight loss may be disappointed with the book.