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Strong Women Stay Slim
Miriam Nelson

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Format: Paperback, 336pp.
ISBN: 0553379453
Publisher: Bantam Books, Incorporated
Pub. Date: June 1999
Healthy Living members did not specifically recommend this title.  Several did recommend her previous book, so this was also added to our shelves.
From the Publisher
Strong Women Stay Slim is the first book to combine the extraordinary fat-fighting power of strength training with a safe, medically proven weight-loss program. Scientific research has shown that strength training increases metabolism - a key to permanent weight loss - by as much as 15 percent. No matter what your age or fitness level, you can start tomorrow with six simple, no-sweat exercises you can do at home or in the office. You'll feel stronger, more energetic and vital almost immediately.
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From Library Journal:
Nelson's Strong Women Stay Young (LJ 1/97) demonstrated how a weight-training program can prevent or reduce the balance problems and osteoporosis that are sometimes considered a "normal" part of aging. Here she shows how a simple program of weight training, aerobics, and sensible eating can improve one's figure without necessarily resulting in weight loss per se. The usual diet plans often result in a loss of lean muscle tissue and bone density; pounds are lost, but so is muscle tone and bone strength, while the actual amount of fat remains the same, causing potential health problems in several areas. Nelson's program, which avoids these problems, has multiple benefits and is easy to follow. Menus and recipes are included. Highly recommended.

From Barnes and Noble:
From the bestselling authors of STRONG WOMEN STAY YOUNG comes this plan for losing weight sensibly and healthily with the metabolism-boosting power of strength training. Miriam Nelson's research at the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University indicates that in combination with a nutritious diet and an increase in physical activity, strength training can prove the key not just to successful weight loss, but to increased vitality and lifelong health. In STRONG WOMEN STAY SLIM, she provides a simple ten-week plan that combines strength training exercises with a healthy, nonrestrictive diet for slow, safe weight loss. Unlike most diet books, this excellent and rigorously researched effort offers a regimen that leads not only to weight loss, but to all-around better health.