'An excellent stocking filler' Spectator Three Men on a Diet is the very funny and brutally honest story of three mighty men with nothing to gain and so much to lose: a diet book with a difference. Three Men on a Diet is the story of George, Reggie and Sebastian, three middle-aged friends and food- and drink-lovers, learning how to lower their calorie intake without losing their joie de vivre. Determined to improve his looks and health before it's too late (and after being told that he looked like a pregnant bulldog), Reggie persuades the others to join him on a five-month quest to shed three stone. Each has his own degree of cynicism, commitment and willingness to compromise on breakfast, parties and alcohol. Amidst the bewildering array of information on offer (what is a carb? What is saturated fat? How many units in a bottle of wine?), together they learn how to navigate stumbling blocks such as mayonnaise, chocolate and cheese, and support each other through fortnightly weigh-ins and varied levels of success with the Fast Diet, the Atkins Diet and others. At the very least, they hope to give up snoring and rekindle their love lives. Join the trio on their journey as they learn the truth about dieting. This hilarious and realistic guide rips up the rule books: it is an anti-diet book for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
This book is a tribute to "an incomparable triumvirate." "One was a naturalist, one a historian, and one a chronicler, but each of them was each of these. The manly love between them, a handsome thing in times and places blighted by great ugliness and banality, shone from them into their friends and contemporaries, and they shared themselves freely with those younger than they who went to them wishing to learn from them." Most of this collection of writing by friends of Roy Bedichek, Walter Prescott Webb, and J. Frank Dobie originally appeared in special editions of the Texas Observer devoted to each of the three men. Some pieces were, however, written expressly for this volume. They have been edited by the editor and general manager of the Observer, who is also the author of Dark Star: Hiroshima Reconsidered in the Life of Claude Eatherly.
Some Days, It Doesn't Pay To Get Out Of Bed That's what crosses Clint Evans's mind the minute he takes on the four thugs holding heiress Julie Rose hostage. It isn't the danger that has Clint in a lather, but Julie herself. The pretty, petite schoolteacher he's been hired to return to her wealthy fiancé is no fainting trust-fund baby. She's more of a hellcat, one who won't be deterred when she sets her sights on something. And her sights are set on Clint. The one rule Clint never breaks is this--don't get involved with the client. He can look, but he definitely cannot touch--even if it's driving him crazy. Keeping Julie safe until he can figure out who's behind her kidnapping means never letting her out of his sight. And the closer he sticks to the feisty, seductive woman who makes him feel alive...the harder it gets for him to ever consider letting her go... "Foster writes smart, sexy, engaging characters."--Christine Feehan "A Lori Foster book is like a glass of good champagne--sexy and sparkling."--Jayne Ann Krentz
Health Benefits of Almonds Table of Contents Getting Started Chapter # 1: Intro Chapter # 2: Nutritional Worth Chapter # 3: Selection & Storage Health Benefits Chapter # 1: Lowering Cholesterol Chapter # 2: Defense against Diabetes & Cardiovascular disease Chapter # 3: Improves Blood Fats Levels Chapter # 4: Weight Loss Chapter # 5: Normalizes Eating Habits Chapter # 6: Live Longer Recipes Chapter # 1: Candied Almonds Chapter # 2: Sugar Spiced Almonds Chapter # 3: Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Almonds Conclusion References Getting Started Chapter # 1: Intro Uniquely delicious, almonds have been known to man as the epitome of health & well being for centuries. Their health benefits have been documented with the passage of time and are now being tested in the light of modern scientific researches; looking at the results of these researches, there is a good reason why you should consider reading the rest of the book! A stalwart nut in cakes, puddings and other sweat dishes, almonds have been on almost every household’s shopping list. With respect to freshness, they are always preferred to hazelnuts & walnuts and their slow rate of rancidity makes them a food item that can easily tolerate the back of a storage cupboard. Their neutral, nutty and crunchy taste upon baking makes them irresistibly delicious and in no time can you nibble your way through every almond in front of you. But what are the origins of this super-delicious and nutritious food? Almond is actually a species of trees, belonging to the genus Prunus, which are indigenous to the South & Middle East region of Asia. The almond plant is widely cultivated for its edible seed, also known as almond. The almond tree is a deciduous one and grows 4-10 m in height; it has a trunk of diameter 30 cm. The twigs when young are of green color but become purplish as soon as they are exposed to sunlight. In the second year the twigs become grey and the leaves grow 3-5 inches long. The flowers are characterized by white to pinkish color, 3-5 cm diameter and usually consist of 5 petals. The fruit matures in the autumn, about 8 months after flowering but still for an economic bearing, one more year is required. The fruit is about 4-6 cm long and in specific terms is not exactly a nut, but rather a drupe. A drupe is a fruit in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell containing a seed but instead of being fleshy the outer part of the fruit is thick and leathery in texture. Inside this hull is a hard, woody shell which packs the edible seed known to many as almond. The seed acquired from the woody shell is covered by a thin brownish skin, which when pealed reveals the inner color of almond; i.e. off white. Almonds can further be categorized into two types: i. Sweet Almonds ii. Bitter Almonds
Claire Malloy believes there is just one thing better than chocolate...and it's not jumping around in an aerobics class. Nonetheless, she gets roped into accompanying a chubby heiress named Maribeth to Faberville, Arkansas's hottest new fitness centre. Personally, Claire thinks the best way for Maribeth to lose 160 unnecessary pounds would be to dump her abusive husband. But while Claire's teenage daughter Caron unsuccessfully tries every fad diet she can find (as long as it doesn't mean cutting out pizza), Claire has to admit Maribeth's commitment to diet, workouts, and supplements is working...until things go horribly wrong. Besides becoming moonstruck over the big-muscled fitness instructor, Maribeth is acting loony outside the gym as well. And when she ends up "accidentally" dead, Claire starts to exercise her instincts for crime . . . and hunt for a killer.
Amos Bar Josef had not wanted to join the Dead Sea Scroll-writers, the Essenes, because of their stringent rules. He joined, however, to suit Esther, whose Uncle Mordecai, was the Guardian. Breaking rules, he wore his linen loin cloth outside, and his brothers ripped it off. He ran away naked through the crowd, gathered at the arrest of man called Jesus. (Mark 14:51-2). Then he joined the Sicarii, the rebels who fought Rome over taxes.
Diet books have become a genre unto themselves as people anxious to shed those extra pounds seek that one perfect plan. Oh sure, they've found such a plan before....in fact, several times before, as they shed unwanted weight....only to gain it back within a few months. It's frustrating following a diet only to end up failing in the end--losing that same twenty pounds over and over again. But now Drs. Scott Uloth and Joe Klemczewski put an end to yo-yo dieting by giving their readers what they need most: control! The Diet Docs' plan brings complex metabolic physiology within the grasp of the average reader. A plan... With over ten years of clinical success Field tested on everyone from housewives to professional athletes That's "attainable and sustainable" Easily implemented with no complicated formula to decrypt Combining the latest scientific information and how to apply it That encourages the reader to become their own nutritionist The last diet book anyone will need....written by a family physician and a professional bodybuilder and nutritionist to the world's top bodybuilders and women's figure competitors.