Book Review: The Secret to Skinny: How Salt Makes You Fat, and the 4-Week Plan to Drop a Size and Get Healthier with Simple Low-Sodium Swaps
The Lakatos Twins (no relation) expose sugar’s “evil white dieting twin”, salt, in their brand new “get skinny” diet book.
Author: Christine Lakatos — Published: Sep 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm
There have been tons of diet books focusing on the evils of sugar in our diet, how it wreaks havoc on our health and makes us fat, and you will find diet books that highlight high-sodium intake as a culprit to dieting woes. But rarely will you come across an entire book on sugar's “evil white dieting twin” — salt. The Lakatos Twins, Lyssie and Tammie, AKA The Nutrition Twins, have just released their new diet book, The Secret to Skinny: How Salt Makes You Fat, and the 4-Week Plan to Drop a Size and Get Healthier with Simple Low-Sodium Swaps.Review first on Blogcrtics
The Nutrition Twins are world renown nutritionists and certified fitness trainers, and this past April I reviewed their last diet book, Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever, here on Blogcritics.
Just a few weeks ago, the Nutrition Twins released another diet book in which they expose the dismal realities of too much salt in your diet: “The truth is that chronically over consuming salt damages your heart, brain, kidneys, and arteries.” The Nutrition Twins cover these health issues as well as electrolyte imbalances and bloating that occurs from this common diet pitfall. They address how excessive consumption of salt not only makes you unhealthy, but is a major contributor to obesity –– something most of us know. As a fitness expert, I've always been a strong advocate of low-sodium diets, yet this diet book enlightened me further on the perils of "salt toxicity"; the damage it does to your fat cells, metabolism, and insulin resistance –– a topic you should know more about and secrets (truths) you will have to discover by reading this diet book.
Sodium is an important mineral that helps our nerves and muscles function properly, aids in the absorption of major nutrients, and helps maintain an adequate water and mineral balance. However, the typical American diet includes three to five times more sodium than we need, and it largely comes from salt (primarily sodium chloride), as opposed to natural, wholesome foods. It’s no wonder we are bloated, fat and sick. And it’s not just from that "criminal saltshaker" –– it's in fast food, junk food, so-called diet foods, packaged and processed foods, in our cooking and at our restaurants –– it’s everywhere.
The Nutrition Twins, with some fun and effective “food group” titles; a variety of menu plans; tasty, low-sodium, healthy and fit recipes; plus more, will guide you on how to overcome that bad four letter word in your diet, S-A-L-T, and keep it in check.
Eliminating the “evil white dieting twins,” sugar and salt, from your diet, will ensure you lose weight, gain health, increase energy, and look and feel your best forever. On the other hand, there may be “evil white dieting triplets” lurking in your diet that you will need to conquer –– sugar, salt and white flour!
Since the Lakatos name is synonymous with sound nutrition and results, adding the "amazing twins'" The Secret to Skinny to your diet library will most certainly put you on the right track to a lean and healthy body. Follow the plans outlined in this diet book and watch your weight fall and sizes drop, while experiencing extraordinary health levels that you never imagined you could.
And I got my signed copy...Thanks Girls!