Fad diets don’t work. Yes, dieters typically lose weight within the first six months. However, according to researchers, as many as two-thirds of those same dieters regain more weight than they lost within four to five years. Now, the new book Graze: Healthy Graze Craze Recipes to Kickstart Your Metabolism by author Paul Dowling takes aim at diets with a common sense alternative to weight loss through adoption of a new pattern of healthy eating.
“Diets, by definition, are temporary food plans, so it stands to reason that they won’t work in the long term,” said Dowling. “Yet there is an effective way to achieve weight and nutrition goals by simply changing the food quantities you eat during a day and how frequently you eat them. And most important of all, the health benefits are undeniable.”
“Graze” is a term that means to eat small portions of food throughout the day. Dowling’s book embraces that concept and shares a food plan with readers that focuses on eating every three to four hours – or five to six small meals a day. The key? Every sitting should incorporate just healthy foods. And with the variety of recipes included in the book, readers soon find that “healthy” and “boring” are not synonymous. Graze, in fact, teaches readers about grazing and its health benefits, and provides a sample meal plan and a wide selection of recipe suggestions that show how satisfying small portions of nutritious food can be.
“Grazing helps people avoid two negative eating experiences: feeling famished and feeling stuffed. Eating five or six small meals within your daily calorie budget instead of two or three large meals is proven to be more sustainable and better for you overall,” explained Dowling. “My book provides a roadmap for how to get started and tools for success as the launching point to healthy eating habits for a lifetime.”
Graze shows readers how foods they eat throughout the day can cover a broad array of foods as long as they are healthy. Grazers, the book explains, are said to feel more satisfied after eating and benefit from the fact that they are not famished when they are ready to eat again: two things that are not true of typical dieters.