Revised for 2007/2008!
Someone once asked Julia Child -- who spent the greater part of her life cooking and surrounded by great food -- how she managed to keep from gaining weight. Her answer was simple: "I never take seconds, and I never snack."
For years, we've been looking for the best book on weight control, diet, and fitness, and every other month a book is published that promises to tell you the one secret tip you need to know to become instantly and easily fit. We've read them all, and here's the scoop: there is no magic bullet. Every one of these books gives out the same basic information (sometimes with a slight twist), and each book takes 300 pages to say it.
So, we decided to stop looking for that one perfect book. Instead, we've summarized the basic steps and tips and ideas that can be found in all of these books. We'll tell you what all the leading authorities are saying about the best ways to lose weight and keep it off.
We've gathered together the best tips for controlling your weight and let you -- the person who knows you best -- decide which ones might work. It's not a diet book! It contains the best advice we could find your weight down, or at least holding steady.