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Calorie Queens

Living Thin in a Fat World

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Jackie Scott and her daughter Diane had tried just about every diet under the sun, from low-carb to low-fat, sometimes losing weight but always gaining it back. Frustrated, they decided to figure out why popular diets failed them and came up with Eucalorics - a practical eating plan based on taking in the number of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight. This is not a starvation diet, nor is it a fad. In fact, it's not really a diet at all. It's about learning how to eat well for a lifetime from two real women who have been there and are making it work.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 19, 2005 – The mother-daughter team behind this diet book immediately get readers' attention by purporting to know why other diets fail: gimmicks aside, they boil down to one thing—a low-calorie diet. But the authors confuse and disappoint as they explain that their diet works precisely because it captures the essence of all the other failed ones: it's based on a concept they call "Eucalorics," which focuses on the age-old concept of counting calories and exerting portion control. To the book's credit, the writing is friendly, folksy and fun. The work supplies helpful nutritional information and mathematical equations that make counting calories easier. But in its attempts to reduce weight loss to a matter of "doing the math," it oversimplifies, failing to acknowledge, for example, fundamental behavioral reasons linked to overeating. The authors claim to have lost 300 pounds between them and to have tested their plan on their church group, though they don't say how many people were involved or how much weight they lost. Nearly two-thirds of the text features sensible but unoriginal recipes (e.g., Glazed Carrots, Vegetable Frittata, Traditional Chicken Salad) that do nothing to encourage readers to adopt this plan.

Customer Reviews

Good but formatting issues

The book is good and has some good methods to maintain a healthy weight. It made me rethink my own plan for weight maintenance.

The formatting of the ebook is a problem though as some words and charts get cut off between pages and the layout of the guides and recipes is atrocious. They are almost unusable and hard to find if you are looking for a specific one.


Just finished the book, will try the menu and I look forward to loosing some weight. I am optimistic about your years of research and found you to be one writer to hold my attention while reading a book. I would like to weigh 135 again as that was my ideal body weight and I felt really good there. Life situations lead us to wander and it's time for me to get my life and health back. Thank you for all your research

Calorie Queens
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Published: May 30, 2009
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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