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Diet Drama

Diet Drama

An essential follow-up to the bestselling, Body Drama.

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It's tough out there for young women: Body image, the pressure to be thin, the accessibility of fast-food and all of the health information that gets thrown at them. Luckily, women have Nancy Redd, the New York Times bestselling author of Body Drama and now the 2011 release of Diet Drama: Feed your body! Move your body! Love your Body!

In the words of Redd, "Diet Drama is here to fill in the health holes that cause confusion and can make all the difference when you are trying to get in shape.

Diet Drama is written for young women and rather than showing thin models and perfect size 2 bodies, Diet Drama shows real young women who may have some pounds to lose, getting in shape, eating healthy and sharing their weight loss struggles and healthy living tips and strategies.

Each chapter in Diet Drama features a common but different health drama, including, the difference between medical charts and self-perception of health; getting healthy in a cost-effective way; understanding portion size and much more.

The book is fill with four-color photos of real girls of all different body types and sizes. Each section includes a "fast fact" side bar, "FYIs" for additional information and an "I confess" segment, in which Nancy shares her own personal diet dramas.

Diet Drama is not a how-to guide to lose weight with a menu plan and low-calorie recipe guide. Rather, it is an accessible, fun, honest and comprehensive guide that encourages young women to take control of their health, make smart choices and feel good about themselves, regardless of their size.

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  • Target audience is hungry for and in need of the kind of information and motivation presented in this book
  • Promotes positive self esteem, body confidence and self-empowerment
  • Features young women of all sizes
  • Includes important information on health and wellness and it's presented in a very accessible style
  • Written by a young woman who has first-hand experience of the struggles and challenges facing young women today
  • Has a limited target audience

Diet Drama is not a step-by-step guide to losing weight. Rather, Redd demystifies many of the commonly-held myths about diets, body sizes and more and instead presents chapter after chapter of information that encourages you to make healthier eating choices.

The book is big on colorful visuals that educate you and provide you with easy-to-understand facts about nutrition, portion control and losing weight. In Diet Drama, you will learn how to feed your body with the nutrients in needs to maintain a healthy body weight. You'll also learn how to balance your plate with the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats and you'll learn how to care about what you consume by decoding food labels so that you know what ingredients to look for to stay healthy.

By following the healthy eating guidelines in the book, a sample day might look like this:

  • Breakfast: One-half cup of oatmeal topped with almonds and one teaspoon of sugar. One banana and low-fat milk.
  • Snack: Whole grain crackers with one ounce of cheese.
  • Lunch: Turkey sandwich, one small apple and low-fat milk.
  • Snack: Baby carrots and hummus.
  • Dinner: Grilled chicken breast, brown rice, sweet potato, steamed spinach, bread and low-fat milk.

A good portion of Diet Drama is dedicated to exercise and fitness. You will find information on the benefits of exercise, how to exercise at home with no gym equipment, how to stretch properly, how to start a workout plan on a budget, the importance of cardiovascular an strength-training and much more. You'll even learn how to pick out the right sports bra that fits your chest size and your workout routine.

Redd encourages young women to become more active and to find an activity that they enjoy doing and to do frequently and with enthusiasm.


Diet Drama is intended to help young women see their health as more than just a number on the scale. Featuring real young women with bodies of all shapes and sizes, the reader will get a refreshing and honest look at how they can take care of their health in an empowering way.

From exercise to portion control and from eating disorders to standing straight, the young reader will uncover tons of amazing and essential health information that will encourage them to live a healthier and happier life.

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This sounds great - I'm going to pick it up for my highschooler who is having self-esteem issues because her ribs don't show.

posted Dec 17th, 2010 4:04 am


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