Second Edition was released on March 15, 2013!  All first edition topics have been revised and updated along with 120 pages of additional content to inspire you to lose weight, feel great and start taking better care of yourself and your family!

Want to learn the secret to a healthier, more satisfying lifestyle?  Contrary to popular belief, it is not found in the latest diet fad or "miracle elixir", but rather, in simple commonsense health practices that give your body what it needs to function at its best.


“You Gotta Eat!” explores relevant topics making nutrition headlines today along with Linda's honest and bold personal revelations reflecting her own realistic approach to healthy living.  The light-hearted, yet thought-provoking diet and exercise advice dispensed throughout the book will arm you with essential tools for recognizing and modifying unhealthy behavior patterns that sabotage your efforts to lead a healthier lifestyle and keep you from feeling your best.  You will learn insightful and realistic strategies for making wiser food choices at home and in restaurants, controlling your weight, raising your metabolism, as well as preventing and/or managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, systemic scleroderma and other autoimmune disorders.


Popular topics include:

  • nutrition myths related to fat, sugar, carbs, gluten, the glycemic index, colon cleanses, whole grains, "super-fruits", dark chocolate and fad diets

  • the lowdown on current nutrition trends such as organic foods, omega-3 fats,  vitamin supplements (specifically calcium and vitamin D), soy foods, coconut water and coconut oil

  • quick & healthy meal ideas and recipes

  • sensible strategies for dining out and making healthier choices  

  • practical ways to help kids become healthier eaters along with creative and fun snack ideas

  • developing a realistic exercise program

  • practical weight loss strategies such as action goal setting, incorporating exercise, overcoming "mindless" and emotional eating, improving sleep quality and raising metabolism

  • surviving the holiday eating frenzy by planning ahead and bidding farewell to stress eating

  • practical prevention and/or management strategies for chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease (to include high cholesterol and high blood pressure), prostate cancer, systemic scleroderma and other autoimmune diseases

  • sample meal plans


All this and more is what you will discover in 350 fun and fact-filled pages of "You Gotta Eat!  A dietitian's common sense approach to facing life's health and nutrition challenges."  Second Edition, 2013.

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