A nutritionist and clinical dietitian, Judith Rodriguez had written a comprehensive review some of the most popular diet programs, including ones that are for weight loss, for the promotion of health and the management of disease. An outline of each diet program is written on the pages of her book, which is aptly titled The Diet Selector: From Atkins to The Zone, More Than 50 Ways to Help You Find the Best Diet for You.
Rodriguez approaches each diet in a review manner and she gives ratings and categories for these diets. She includes “long-term usability, flexibility, family-friendliness, cost, and how strong the science is behind the claims of a diet” in her rating system, so the readers would truly be able to get the best one for their needs and in accordance with her score.
Sample Diet Plan
The preference and the lifestyle of the person is also taken into consideration. If someone has trouble cutting back on carbohydrates, then a specific diet that incorporates whole grains, pasta, bread and rice would be great for them. Other plans for increased protein, high vegetable consumption and the like is also included.
Rodriguez has reviewed and included 75 diet plans in her book. She has also added some tips on how to tackle the loss of weight in a manner that allows the reader to follow a long-term lifestyle of someone who is aware and responsive to their nutritional needs.
The Diet Selector also has a part where it scrutinizes and scales each diet down to the level of exercise needed for a person who is undergoing such a regimen. Tips are a welcome addition to this book because Rodriguez has included some advice about physical activity and the long-term lifestyle vision for a healthy future.
- Recognizes some of the most common & popular dietary regimens
- Appealing and direct approach to readers
- Sample menus are added
- Calorie counter for reader use
- Includes a lot of information regarding health and disease and how to prevent and manage them with a specific diet included in the book
- Only addresses the diets that are available for the reader. A comprehensive program for weight loss is not included
The Diet Selector would be a great addition to the library of any health conscious individual. The information stored here is very important and they could help in the long run. It does not include a comprehensive plan for specific health regimens. At best it is a basic encyclopedia of diet programs.