Built around a two week program that emphasizes the importance of calcium to weight loss, The Park Avenue Diet can give its followers the elegant, lean body we all envy on the Upper East Side.
About the Author
JANA KLAUER, M.D. is a weight reduction physician in private practice in Manhattan. She is also a research fellow at the New York Obesity Research Center of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and is actively involved in clinical research on obesity. She lives in New York City.
Klauer’s diet plan isn’t revolutionary, but her approach is noteworthy. The author, a research fellow at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital with a practice on Park Avenue, has a clientele comprising primarily successful businessmen and -women, “ladies who lunch” and celebrities-people with the drive to do whatever it takes to succeed, in the boardroom, in social circles or on the gym floor. They understand and practice Klauer’s “nonnegotiables”: daily exercise, the consumption of protein and calcium, the management of food cravings and the elimination of processed food. Although some readers won’t be able to follow all of Klauer’s advice-a personal trainer isn’t within everyone’s budget, nor can everyone choose the healthy Manhattan chain Better Burger over McDonald’s-but there are many useful suggestions here. Try grilled shrimp over lentils with a cup of steamed broccoli for dinner, with a side of mineral water, and when traveling, beware the hotel minibar (the Park Avenue mindset creeps in with such lines as “better groups, such as… the Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons, allow special meal requests that can be preordered”). Sticking to Klauer’s strict regimen isn’t easy, but neither is life on Park Avenue. Agent, Richard Curtis. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
“You might not be able to afford the Hermes, but you can fit into the pencil skirt.” —The New York Post
“A healthy alternative for busy people.” —Maria Bartiromo, managing editor and host, The Wall Street Journal Report
“A practical plan for healthy weight loss.” —Atlanta Woman
“Deprivation level: Nothing a new Balenciaga suit can’t cure.” —New York Magazine
“Eat less but eat well.” —Time
“A high-calcium, high-protein diet…[that] can work even for those without a Park Avenue budget.” —Pages
“Whether you’re rich or poor, it takes work, no excuses.” —Salt Lake Tribune
“A simple plan that, within a mere few days, will make anyone look–and feel–like a million bucks.” —Kirkus Reviews
“For years glamorous New Yorkers…have been squeezing into their micro-skirts by trusting Jana Klauer’s advice, and this book spreads the word.” —Kristina Stewart Ward, contributor, Vanity Fair
“Accessible and easy to read, Dr. Klauer’s book is a must.” —Marianne J. Legato, M.D., author of Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget
“Jana Klauer, M.D. recommends her anytime, anywhere Stop!Watch! method…we swear by it!” —Fitness
“You can be as thin and fit as the Park Avenue mavens who make up Dr. Klauer’s practice.” —The Dallas Morning News
“You will eat this up.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Packed witth advice.” —Saint Paul Pioneer Press
“Sticking to Klauer’s strict regimen isn’t easy, but neither is life on Park Avenue.” —Publishers Weekly