LET BOB GREENE HELP YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH AND CLAIM THE LIFE YOU DESERVE!
BOB GREENE has helped millions of Americans become fit and healthy with his life-changing Best Life plan. Now, for the first time, Oprah’s trusted expert on diet and fitness teams up with a leading endocrinologist and an expert dietitian to offer a Best Life program tailored to the needs of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
About the Author
Bob Greene is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism, and weight loss. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Arizona and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. For the past seventeen years he has worked with clients and consulted on the design and management of fitness, spa, and sports medicine programs. Bob has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is also a contributing writer and editor for O the Oprah magazine, and writes articles on health and fitness for Oprah.com. Greene is the bestselling author of The Best Life Diet Cookbook, The Best Life Diet, Revised and Updated, The Best Life Diet, The Best Life Diet Daily Journal, The Total Body Makeover, Get With the Program!, The Get With the Program! Daily Journal, The Get With the Program! Guide to Good Eating, and Make the Connection.
Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D., is the lead nutritionist for thebestlife.com, Bob Greene’s weight loss and fitness website. She is also a contributing editor for Self magazine, the author of The Supermarket Diet and other weight loss books, and freelances for other national magazines. In her private practice, she specializes in weight loss and eating disorders.
In his latest “best life” title, Greene, well known as Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer, focuses on three key issues for controlling diabetes: diet, exercise, and medications. The disease and its effects on the body are explained, including diagnosis, types, and complications. Personal control is heavily stressed. Phase 1 focuses on small, basic changes to diet and exercise and monitoring to control blood sugars. Phase 2 tightens the control learned in the first phase through additional nutritional and exercise changes, including supplements. Phase 3 includes maintenance for life, including managing emotional and motivational changes. Information about medications, meal plans, and recipes are given. A log upon which users can note their blood sugars and associated exercise and food intake is included, as is a limited carbohydrate counter. VERDICT Readers already versed in general diabetes information should find this useful; the writing style is warm although somewhat high in reading level, and Greene is a popular author. Rosemarie Perrin’s AARP Guide to Living with Diabetes is a better basic text for those just learning about the disease.—Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hosp., Tampa, FL