Temptation Busters Temptation Busters is packed with practical first-hand advice from Biggest Loser contestants Sam Rouen, Alison Braun, Kirsten Binnie, Andrew 'Cosi' Costello and the show's consultant nutritionist, Dr Clare Collins and is loaded with colourful, revealing photographs of real-life food in real-life situations. It's the ideal book to help you meet your weight loss targets for the new decade.
'We all know what it's like. Start the day feeling focused, calm, determined. Going to eat well today. Then there's birthday cake in the office for morning tea. You receive one of those nightmare phone calls in the afternoon and comfort yourself with a large bag of chips from the vending machine. Finally, there's dinner at your mother-in-law's. Big roast, all the trimmings, fancy dessert, lots of wine. Blown it again today. What do you do?'
Temptation Busters includes:
Tips on how to overcome temptation at home, in the workplace, when eating out and at celebrations and parties throughout the silly season
Dr Clare Collins' 10 Biggest Diet Mistakes
Personal success stories from the Biggest Loser contestants about overcoming their own temptations
Loads of big tips on how to bust the urge to cave in to temptation and break old habits
Reasons why we crave certain foods, why we eat more than we need to and the relationship between emotions and over-eating
Practical advice on portion size, what to eat and what best to avoid
The truth about how the marketplace prompts us to eat junk food and convenience food
What foods to dump from the fridge and pantry and what delectable goodies to replace it with.
Jill Brown is a Sydney-based writer with a special interest in food and nutrition.
Dr Clare Collins is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Associate Professorin Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle. She is also consultant APD toThe Biggest Loser.
Random House Australia
Authors: Jill Brown with Dr Clare Collins &'Biggest Loser' Contestants
Interview with Jill BrownHow does this book help everyday women fight temptations?
Jill Brown: Temptation Busters helps everyday women win the fight with their food demons by revealing:
The internal biological cues that drive us to overeat and the ways we justify our cravings to ourselves
The insidious external cues that keep us eating from clever food marketing to oversized portion sizes.
And it provides helpful, practical strategies that help them put mind over muffin and become boss of the bikkie-tin - for good!
What is the biggest mistake most women make in regards to giving into temptations?
Jill Brown: The biggest mistake most women make is telling themselves 'I deserve it.' Lots of treats marketed to them (think: chocolate, frozen desserts) stress indulgence, going to a happy place and taking a me-moment. Me-moments don't have to be about sugary food! Calling your mother, going for an evening walk or luxuriating in a pedicure - finding other special activities for when the going gets tough is what you have to do for successful Temptation Busters.
How has working alongside those who have lost large amounts of weight in the public eye, on The Biggest Loser, helped ensure this book provides relevant information for all audiences?
Jill Brown: The contestants from the Biggest Loser who generously contributed their time to this book are ordinary folk with normal lives. Once the cameras stopped rolling, they have all had to maintain their stupendous weight-loss without ready-prepared, calorie-controlled meals or Commando Steve turfing them out of bed in the middle of the night for a training session! They know only too well how difficult it is to fight temptation every day and stay in control. Their insights are thoughtful and realistic and audiences everywhere can learn from their hard-won experience.
What is your favourite healthy snack?
Jill Brown: An apple smeared with almond butter (peanut butter is yummy too; just make sure your brand does not contain added sugar). The apple is a little anti-oxidant bomb that bursts with natural sweetness. The almond nut butter is rich with heart-healthy goodness: vitamin E, calcium and phosphorus. It also contains protein, which is satisfying and controls your appetite for longer than carbs. And both apple and almond butter contain fibre, which is good for your guts. Low-energy density + high nutrition + divine taste = perfect snack!