Forget low-carb, no-carb, low-fat, high-misery diets. How about a diet that’s just no-gimmick and low-fuss?
Each week, millions tune into Today for the Joy Fit Club, a celebration of ordinary people from around the country who have lost at least 100 pounds each through diet and exercise alone. Since Today nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer launched the segment last year, thousands of inspired viewers have written to Joy and declared, “I am ready to lose the weight. Can you help me?”
Joy’s LIFE Diet is her answer to all those viewers. But Joy’s LIFE Diet isn’t just about weight. L.I.F.E. stands for Look Incredible, Feel Extraordinary. So not only will you shed pounds, but you’ll wake up each morning feeling more energized and more enthusiastic. The secret is in following these four steps:
Release: A single intensive week that focuses on stripping away negative eating habits.
Relearn: Two weeks that will help you to reprogram your appetite and discover the joys of healthy eating.
Reshape: An easy-to-follow eating plan that can be integrated into any lifestyle and lasts until you reach your goal weight.
Reveal: Designed to help you find your maintenance groove. It’s time to celebrate your weight-loss success! Welcome to your LIFEstyle!
With flexible and inclusive plans that can be tailored to your needs, Joy’s LIFE Diet is a revolutionary weight-loss book that will keep you feeling your best and teach you to love healthy and delicious food.
A Note to Amazon Readers from Joy Bauer
Deciding to take action towards a healthier lifestyle will improve nearly every aspect of your life. I’ve witnessed the effect weight loss can have from personal clients and from Joy’s Fit Club members, those determined dieters who on their own, without my help, took off between 100 and 300 pounds…and kept it off. They went from channel surfing to paddling a kayak, running marathons and triathlons, and hiking across Europe. They feel so healthy and energized that they get remarried on a Caribbean beach, play ball with their kids, discover hidden talents, and even forge new careers. Starting an effective weight loss plan is the best gift you’ll ever give yourself.
I believe that if you are going to expend all that energy, you should get something more than broken promises, disappointment, or a temporary drain of water weight. You deserve to get something spectacular for your efforts. That’s why I created Joy’s LIFE Diet, so you can Look Incredible and Feel Extraordinary. Imagine waking up each morning feeling rested and alert, loving the way your body looks, and enjoying a steady flow of energy and enthusiasm.
It is important that you realize that starting a diet is not an act of defeat. Beginning the LIFE diet is an act of courage and hopefulness and success! It means you haven’t given up on yourself. Your search for the right diet has brought you here, which means you have already done the initial work. Congratulations–you have that passion for action!
Now, if you are willing to invest even a fraction of the energy you’ve already given to all the other diets you’ve probably tried, you can Look Incredible and Feel Extraordinary. LIFE–it is my personal code, and it can be yours, too.
LIFE Dark Chocolate Cherry Muffins
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon real maple syrup 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 3/4 cup fat-free milk 1 tablespoon strong coffee 3 large egg whites 3/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2/3 cup dried cherries
Heat oven to 325°F. Prepare muffin pan with muffin liners and spray with nonstick spray. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: maple syrup, apple sauce, milk, coffee, vanilla, egg whites, and yogurt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. Stir in the cherries. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 325°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. The muffins can be frozen in an air-tight container, sealed freezer bag, or individually wrapped for up to 2 months. For best results, freeze muffins immediately after baking and cooling to room temperature. Makes 12 muffins.
5 Stars Joy’s Life Diet
This book has a pratical approach to making better food choices that fits into a busy lifestyle and your spouse/children will enjoy. It’s not a diet as much as it is an educational look at what we should eat to make ourselves feel energized. What a great reminder of the good whole foods that are waiting to be rediscovered.
5 Stars Joys Life Diet book
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4 Stars A very structured plan.
Joy’s book tells you exactly how to lose the weight, what to eat and when to eat, and it’s full of great stories of real people that have done it, recipes, hope and inspiration, but I lost interest after a couple of weeks. I tend to lose focus or get overwhelmed when I have too many rules to follow. I think it would work for someone that wants a structured plan, but I love to cook and eat and try new things and I just couldn’t give that up. (There are some yummy recipes included, though!) I think each one of us has to experiment to find what will work for our individual personality, and for me, it was just to eat smaller portions and try to work in a walk or a bit of exercise each day. I was able to drop 20 pounds in a few months that way, without the panic of giving up the things I love.
5 Stars It Really is Possible to Lose Weight without Starving
I don’t watch TV — I know, horror of horrors, how can somebody openly admit that in this day and age — so I didn’t know who Joy Baurer was until I picked up this book. But that didn’t really surprise me, one day I ran into somebody called Dora the Explorer in the Mall in Portland, Oregon. She had a gaggle of kids around her and when I asked who she was, several of them wondered what planet I was from. I’m saying this here so that you won’t think I’m being influenced by someone on the tele.
This is not just a book about diets and dieting, it’s a book about changing your life, though she does give you some of the standard advice you’ll find in other diet books, like eating on schedule and pre-planning your meals, she also gives you advice I’d not seen anywhere else, like making a playlist (and playing them) of songs you find inspirational. She also advises you to find a diet buddy, that’s a great idea.
But any diet book will fall flat if the recipes aren’t up to snuff. If you feel like you’re eating cardboard, you’re not going to stick to it. If you feel hungry ten minutes after a meal, you’re not going to stick too it either. True, like Joy says, you’ve gotta have a plan and you’ve gotta stick to it, but the food has to be tasty and you have to feel full after your meal and that feeling’s gotta last for more than fifteen minutes and that’s where this book shines. Dr. Bauer will help you take the weight off without you feeling like you’re starving yourself.
4 Stars Joy helps shed pounds sensibily
Joy Bauer, MS.R.D. book, Joy’s Life Diet is just that,a diet this reader can live with. Joy’s Diet Plan is a sensible approach to weight loss. Joy helps readers to learn the important aspects of eating healthy. Her weight loss plan makes sense and includes all food groups. By following the easy to understand daily plan this reader was able to shed the extra pounds that were the most difficult to lose. I also love the recipes that made meal planning easier. For me, this book was a winner!