- Diet & Weight Loss
Nutrition Map: Healthy Eating in the Real World
"Nutrition Map - Your Guide to Healthy Eating in the Real World" by Yvonne Quiñones Syto is written around the mantra " Food: consume it...don't let it consume you."
So what made me decide to look at this diet book
It was the title "Nutrition Map - Your Guide to Eating Healthy in the Real World" which made me want to find out more. It is a bit lengthy but so many diet books I've read just aren't written for someone living in the real world and I liked the idea of the book being like a map to guide me.
So then I wanted to check the author out
The author of the book is Yvonne Quiñones Syto who lives in Stanhope, New Jersey with her husband and two children. Syto is a Registered Dietitian having qualified in Food and Nutrition at the College of St Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey and she undertook her Dietetic Internship at New York - Presbyterian Hospital: The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. As well as being a member of the Amercian Dietetic Association she is also a certified member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
She currently runs a private nutrition consultation service based in New Jersey called NutritionMap.com.
Check out the Competition
I then checked out the competition and there were no articles on Hubpages and I could find no real quality content about the book on the Internet although I had no trouble finding numerous indentical copies of the press release but I thought if I wrote some original content my article might stand a chance of getting read!
So what are the principles on which the book has been written
It has been written to navigate us past fads diets and to familiarize us with healthier foods. It aims to provide a realistic way of life, answering any questions we may have and giving us practical and affordable tips on losing weight and keeping the weight off. It is written in a conversational style and there is also a Spainish version.
Syto wants us to take away from her book "a new way of living and eating", for us not to "dread mealtimes" and she wants us "to start living and stop struggling" "by relearning how to eat well and plan your meals". Her catchphrase is Food: consume it...don't let it consume you."
And the book itself
Ignoring the Foreword and Preface the book has an Introduction and three parts. Part I is "Learning the Basics", Part II is "Implementing What You Have Learned" and Part III covers "Sample Menus: Main Meals and Snacks".
Learning the Basics starts with motivation and explains how the Plan works. It breaks the Plan down into eight week sections covering a different subject each week. For example Week 2 deals with portion sizes, Week 3 is about roughage and Week 8 is about fat and the bad rap it has had!
Implementing What you Have Learned tackles subjects such as grocery shopping, explains about meal spacing and points out the importance of listening to your body. It also covers planning your meals and eating out and allows you to eat what you crave.
An example of of Kyto's recipe is Avocado and Mango Salad which is credited as being "an excellent and tasty appetizer".
The foreword by Jose Antonion Sanabria R, MD gives a glowing recommendation which concludes by stating that the book "will be a source of inspiration when we are not able to say no but can make healthy choices to say yes, and thus enjoy eating with no remorse because we have made the right choices and are happy in doing so,."
This article is one of a series that I've written reviewing some of the more popular weight loss and lifestyle programs. If you found this article interesting you may enjoy reading the others in the series which are
The information contained in this article is provided for your general informational purposes only and it is not intended to be nor should it be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of the book "Nutrition Map - Your Guide to Eating Healthy in the Real World".
Anyone with medical problems of any nature should see and consult a doctor before embarking on any diet or exercise program and even if you have no known health problems, it is still advisable for you to consult your doctor before you make any major changes to your lifestyle.