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Monday, January 22, 2018

Healthy Diet

            New Year, new diet books. Here are some recently published ones.
            The Economists’ Diet: The Surprising Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off is written by Christopher Payne and Rob Barnett. They are two economists who met while working at Bloomberg, both were formerly obese. They modified their diets using behavioral techniques based on economic principles. Their recommendations include weighing yourself every day, being calorie conscious but not a calorie counter, occasionally splurging, limiting variety, and more.
            Brain-Powered Weight Loss: The 11-Step Behavior-Based Plan that Ends Overeating and Leads to Dropping Unwanted Pounds for Good is written by Eliza Kingsford, a licensed psychotherapist specializing in weight management, food addiction, and eating disorders. Her goal is to show the reader how to modify high-risk situations, cope with stress, and prevent a slip from continuing to a setback or binge. Learn how to overcome your addiction to fatty, sugary, and salty foods.
            The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection is written by science journalist Scott C. Anderson, and medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan. They explain how a healthy gut can manage depression and anxiety, by adjusting your intestinal bacteria. The typical American diet, often highly processed and rich in sugar and white flour, is very unhealthy for the body’s microbiota. It also is blamed for causing such illnesses as Crohn’s Disease and diabetes.
            Diet Right for Your Personality Type: The Revolutionary 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan that Works for You is written by health and fitness trainer Jennifer Wlderstrom, featured in NBC’s The Biggest Loser. She describes the requirements for the five personality types and presents a four-week diet and exercise plan for each. Recipes are included.

            Food Can Fix It: The Superfood Switch to Fight Fat, Defy Aging, and Eat Your Way Healthy is written by Dr. Mehmet Oz, well-known television host and health book author. He presents a 21-day weight loss jumpstart plan, and includes healthy recipes accompanied by full-color photographs. Learn to fix problems such as fatigue, pain, bad moods, run-down immunity, and more.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Personal Finance: How to Make the Most of Your Money

           With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. And money management is on almost everyone’s list. Let these books guide you in reaching your goals.

            Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter is written by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler. They identify the psychological aspects of poor money management styles and discuss how to override them. They will help you cope with the financial bombshells inherent in credit card debt, household budgeting, holiday spending, and real estate sales, and keep your interest with the book’s breezy, anecdotal style.

            Ageproof: Living Longer without Running out of Money or Breaking a Hip, written by Jean Sherman Chatzky and Michael F. Roizen, MD, is a two-pronged approach to living securely in your senior years. Chatzky, a financial expert, and Roizen, an internist at the Cleveland Clinic, explain the very important connection between health and wealth and demonstrate ways to maximize your quality of health, longevity, and financial well-being.         

            The Motley Fool Investment Guide: How the Fools Beat Wall Street and How You Can Too, is written by David and Tom Gardner, investors and authors of earlier editions of this guide, other investor manuals, and co-founders of The Motley Fool, Inc. They present a simple and effective investment strategy that espouses their theory that making money through investments involves some risk.

            Rich Dad, Poor Dad: With Updates for Today’s World – and 9 New Study Session Sections is the latest in the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series. Written by Robert T. Kiyosaki, the book presents the history of money, investing, and the global economy over the past twenty years. Then the author demonstrates how to modify your investment style to complement today’s economy. The book provides financial literacy lessons for both the reader and his or her children.            

            Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook is written by Tony Robbins, an investment author and financial coach. In this book, Robbins interviews fifty international financial masterminds who offer their formulas to attaining financial freedom.  Your investments can grow no matter what stage of life you start or how much you earn, and whatever political and economic crises come into play.