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Wiley Announces Total Body Diet For Dummies

Develop your own personal weight loss plan based on sound expert advice

Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:50 pm EST

Total Body Diet for Dummies is your expert-led guide to losing weight — and keeping it off — the healthy way. It's easy to fall into the trap of fad diets with their promises of fast results and little effort, but fad diets are often ineffective at best, or downright dangerous at worst. Total Body Diet for Dummies gives you the benefit of expertise instead, putting Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guidelines right at your fingertips. You'll learn why physical activity, calorie counting, and psychological support are the cornerstones of successful and lasting weight loss, and why you should track your food intake, exercise, and sleep. You'll learn all about the various tools that can help you reach your goals, including mindful eating, wearable technology and mobile apps, and how to choose the right ones for you. Written by a registered dietitian nutritionist, these easy-to-follow and simple-to-apply tips will help you develop a customized weight loss plan without upending your day-to-day life or breaking your budget.

Conflicting guidance and questionable sources can make it that much harder to lose weight successfully without the help of a knowledgeable professional. Total Body Diet for Dummies cuts through the noise to bring you real guidance based on real research, with true expert advice to help you:

  • Lose weight for good in a mindful way
  • Become lean, strong, and healthy
  • Stay on track with wearable tech
  • Feel better and get energized

Losing weight is not about 'magical' foods or self-deprivation. It's about your overall pattern of food intake, and most foods can fit into a healthy pattern in moderation. You just need to learn how to do it mindfully. Total Body Diet for Dummies is the supportive, informative guide you need to get right on track to a healthier you.

Total Body Diet for Dummies is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visit

Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN, The Lifestyle Nutritionist™, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, nutrition and culinary communications consultant. As an experienced writer of food and nutrition topics, her work has appeared in a variety of publications including: The Chicago Tribune, Today’s Dietitian, Food & Nutrition Magazine, EatingWell, Tastings, Ventures, and Women’s Health. Victoria has appeared in over a dozen television news segments on the Chicago market’s local stations: WGN-TV, WMAQ-TV (NBC-5), WLS-TV (ABC-7), and national broadcasts, such as ABC’s World News Tonight and the Discovery Channel.  Victoria has brought her enthusiastic speaking style to dozens of nutrition-related seminars, corporate wellness programs and health fairs.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with over 75,000 members committed to improving health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.

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