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Balanced Days, Balanced Lives is your New Way Forward to weight loss and better health through lifelong balance:
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Balanced Days, Balanced Lives is the new book from NutriMirror, a food journal for weight control through balanced nutrition.
Start Living in Balance Today
The closer we move towards calorie and nutritional balance, the healthier we become.
In the pages of Balanced Days, Balanced Lives you will learn from 42 real people how you, too, can achieve and maintain better health and the weight you desire simply by controlling your calorie and nutritional balance.
Real People, Real Success
No celebrity spokespeople. Just real people like you who’ve battled weight issues and achieved real successes. Find yourself in their inspiring stories. See the foods they eat, the physical activities they enjoy, and their amazing “then” to “now” transformations. With Balanced Days, Balanced Lives you will learn the mindsets, strategies, and habits that can take you to the same powerful results.
Within the pages of Balanced Days, Balanced Lives, 42 real people share what healthy, balanced days look like and the methods they use to achieve them. You will learn how to meet your weight goals and improve your health by choosing real foods readily available at any grocer—foods that will provide both great bounty and pleasure and bring you into healthy balance.
Learn the Eight Guiding Truths for Lifelong Weight Control and Nutritional Balance
These simple, universal principles explained in Balanced Days, Balanced Lives are the antidote to decades of confusion and nonsense about weight loss and health. Learn in Balanced Days, Balanced Lives how these fundamental truths put to rest the counter-productive mindsets advanced by a diet industry that does not have our best interests in mind. With knowledge of the Eight Guiding Truths, you'll have the power to take control for yourself, without relying on expensive pills or foods or diet plans that hook you into lifelong cycles of weight loss followed by weight gain followed by subscriptions for more "magic cures."
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Readers of Balanced Days, Balanced Lives can achieve healthier lives simply by following the examples of the book’s contributors. The food and exercise routines shared in the book give you a roadmap to success. In addition, you are welcome to join us at the free NutriMirror.com website, which helps us easily manage the choices that lead to balance.
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Reviews of Balanced Days, Balanced Lives
Monica Callan, RD: “The stories speak to experiences that I’ve seen throughout years of my practice. The Eight Guiding Truths are the behavioral essence of what I as a health professional want people to understand.” ... Read more.
This book is an offshoot of [NutriMirror.com]. However, this book is of standalone benefit even if the reader never visits the website. It is so unique, because the forty-two contributors all draw from real experiences, sharing the choices that have made them successful. They give the reader real-life food options, not some impersonally created generic menus. Individual contributors describe the daily choices that have helped them succeed at mastering the challenges of what to eat and how to exercise when striving for nutritional balance and weight control. Here you find real people, real food, real stories, and real success!
The stories speak to experiences that I’ve seen throughout years of my practice. The Eight Guiding Truths are the behavioral essence of what I as a health professional want people to understand. Unfortunately, I have not seen many who have grasped these concepts and actually put them into practice on a lifelong basis. Most people try to bypass these truths with shortcuts. But always they end up circling back to old behaviors, feelings of failure, and frustration. What is marketed as a shortcut to health is usually a long detour heading back to the wrong direction.
In general, people are so confused and misdirected when it comes to weight control and nutritional balance. This book, and the NutriMirror.com tool, start people at the top of the hierarchy of skill levels—self- management. The goal of every program should be to create independent problem solvers. With these two resources, you have what you need to be your own creative problem solver from the very beginning. You are equipped to go to work on the most important possession you own, your body.
Congratulations for embarking on this journey. You’re on your way to living your best life.
Kirkus Discoveries: “This refreshing book ... is a useful tool in promoting a healthy lifestyle and gradual weight loss.” ... Read more.
Kirkus Discoveries review of Balanced Days, Balanced Lives
In line with the mantra “if you cannot measure it, you cannot control it,” the work’s “eight guiding truths” are a familiar combination of portion control, nutritional balance and daily exercise. After a brief introduction the book launches into the food diaries of 42 people who have lost weight using the system and whose “before” and “after” photographs have been renamed “then” and “now” to inspire a lifestyle change rather than a fixed goal. Along with personal anecdotes from the dieters comes a day’s worth of recipes for healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks paired with calorie content.
The recipes are appealing and artfully photographed, with a good balance of leafy greens and indulgences like ice cream and red wine. Commentary from the dieters adds a personal flavor to the recipes, like this description of a protein shake: “Great after a strenuous workout. Tastes like liquid gingerbread.”
Each journal entry includes a Health Reflection™ Nutrition Facts Report, a personalized Food and Drug Administration-style food label that calculates the calories and nutrients the dieter consumed that day and color codes the daily value percentages either red or green depending on whether or not the daily recommendations have been met. All the entries represent a “green day” in which the meals have worked together to create a healthy nutritional balance.
The book is a companion to the NutriMirror website, where readers can use the online version of the Nutrition Facts Report to record their own food intake and calculate the results. Online weight-loss calculators are inherently fun to use, and this one is especially clever. But even without the website, the book offers enough nutritious, low-calorie recipes for readers to get an idea of what foods to eat in order to maintain a healthy weight.
Full of visual aids and a lead-by-example attitude, this refreshing book of recipes is a useful tool in promoting a healthy lifestyle and gradual weight loss.
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