Take a look in the mirror. Are you happy with what you see? Or are you a part of the nutritional statistic that estimates that 68.8 percent of American adults are overweight or obese. Sadly, 16 percent of our children under age 19 are considered overweight. Many kids today are destined for a lifetime of struggling with their weight and serious health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. There's a lot of national debate about how so many of us got this way, but most experts agree we're sitting at our desks or on the couch too much and t moving our bodies eugh. And yes, there is just too much good food (and bad food) everywhere, including on our dinner plates. This serious public health issue continues to build, and it is estimated that 73 percent of American adults will be overweight or obese. We are long overdue in reversing this trend! So let me congratulate you on taking the first step in managing your weight with the purchase of this cookbook. I hope that this collection of recipes will help you make smart food choices every day. These low-carb recipes - from the Mediterranean Beef Kabobs to the Crab Chowder - taste really good, and I have trimmed fat and calories to make each recipe better for you and your family. The benefits of smart eating and maintaining a healthy weight are tremendous - including that feel-good feeling every time you look in the mirror.
Stacy Michaels is a Nutrition Consultant, Culinary Nutrition Expert & Wellness Expert. After going through her own personal fights with higher-than-normal cholesterol and weight management problems, Stacy decided to focus her energy on nutrition and personal fitness. Today, Stacey's true passion lies in taking her experiences, education, successes, and failures to help others find the genuine healthy path to a lean, strong, and sexy body. Today, Stacy has a strong, healthy body that she feels comfortable in. Establishing this pillar in her life has enabled her to be free to help others achieve the same. Stacy's fixation is no longer on just physical fitness. Rather, her main focus is to be as healthy as possible so that she can give as much as possible to others. Stacy believes that by combining all of the dark times she went through with her own physical self and her education, she is able to speak to people on a level that she otherwise wouldn't have been able to. Stacy believes that life is about more than dieting. She wants to reach everyone who is looking for real freedom in regards to nutrition and exercise and show them the path that is the simplest, healthiest, fastest way to get to where they want to go.