The first month of the new year is almost over. For many of us, the resolutions we made have kind of fallen by the wayside. But if you are one of those who is still on track – good for you. If your resolution was to lose weight and get healthier, a couple of books the library added to our collection this past week could prove helpful.
Target 100: the world's simplest weight-loss program in six easy steps by Liz Josefsberg. The author is a weight loss coach who has helped many celebrities like Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Katie Couric, as well as thousands of regular people drop pounds and become healthier. She is a success story herself, having lost and kept off over 60 pounds. She knows what works and what doesn’t. She says that weight loss has become too complicated and it doesn’t have to be that way. She boils it down to just six easy-to-follow guidelines and shows how to personalize them to fit any lifestyle. They are things as simple as drinking 100 ounces of water a day, exercising 100 minutes a week, adding 100 minutes of sleep a week, and more. By following these simple steps, she claims that everyone can transform their lives, lose weight, and become healthier and happier.
The Bikini Body Motivation & Habits Guide by Kayla Itsines. This author was named the world’s number one fitness influencer by Forbes. She shows how to harness the power of motivation and build good habits around health and fitness. Using years of experience as a trainer as well as extensive research, she shows what keeps us from following through on our fitness goals. She helps us see what we can do to overcome these obstacles and stick to a long-term plan for better health. The book contains recipes, shopping lists and menus that provide nutritious and delicious meals to keep us on track. There are sections identifying common bad habits that sabotage our resolve to be healthy and hints for eliminating them. There is a workout guide with instructions for great exercises to help us get the most out of our time spent on fitness. The book is colorful and just looking at the motivational pictures is enough to get you in the mood to make healthy changes.
These books, and other fitness and nutrition books, are located in the 613 area of the non-fiction section. As always, please consult a health professional before making any changes in diet or exercise routines.