The keys to successful weight loss (plus, a giveaway!)

My RD friend Lauren Slayton released The Little Book of Thin yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it.  I actually read it a few weeks ago and what I found in between the bright orange covers was some of the best diet advice I’ve ever heard.  

I’ve always been drawn towards Lauren’s cheeky no-nonsense writing on her Foodtrainers blog, and this book is no different.  She has a way of cutting through the crap and telling you what you need to know.

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Starting with the “10 Steps to Svelte”, Lauren gets you started on the right foot then guides you through practical ways to face challenges such as late-night snacking, social gatherings, and travel.  I can’t wait to pack my “First Aid Food Kit” for my next trip.

This thin little book is also packed with delicious recipes including Pesto Turkey Burgers, No Fuss Fish, and Thin-I-Gette Salad Dressing.

What I love most about Lauren’s approach to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle is that she gives you all the necessary tools to get in the groove long-term.  But she also gives you short-term strategies for that special event or bikini weekend you’ve been stressing over.

I don’t normally endorse or recommend diet books, so I hope you know this one is something special.  So special in fact, that I’m giving away 2 copies!

You can buy The Little Book of Thin on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  You can also enter to win one below!

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  • Hayley January 1, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Listen to my body!!

  • Rebecca P. January 2, 2014 at 3:27 am

    One of my health goes is to continue to learn how to best nourish my body!

  • Lauren January 2, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Thank you for this Alysa. And just wanted to throw in, yes it’s a “diet book” but my goal is always to keep things simple and fun (why does health advice need to be dreadful- it doesn’t) and to empower women (and men) to strategize so that guilt and stress over healthy eating and weight is gone- enough of that, right? Can’t wait to share this post. Happy New Year to you, your family and your smart, loyal “followers”.

  • Stephanie Robinson January 2, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Get active!

  • Katherine January 2, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Eat less refined sugar!

  • Courtney January 2, 2014 at 6:28 am

    I’d like to lose the remaining 60 lb I have to reach my goal after losing the first 50.

  • Jami G January 2, 2014 at 6:29 am

    After the less-than-healthy choices I’ve been making over the last month, a little help to get me back on track sounds fabulous!

  • Elaine January 2, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Thanks for sharing Alysa!

  • Jess January 2, 2014 at 6:57 am

    I’ve been exercising and meditating to control stress, but still eating junk. With 10 steps to getting started and too for trouble times, It sounds like this book would help me clean up my diet, finally!

  • Zaankali January 2, 2014 at 7:00 am

    To work on flexibility/strength.

  • Erica Sch January 2, 2014 at 7:05 am

    One of my biggest goals of the new year is to finally apply to the RD internship, after so much needed time off and gaining of work experience in nutrition. In order to help with this, I have a health goal is to take my stress out with exercise rather than with food.

  • Molly S January 2, 2014 at 7:18 am

    This sounds like a great book! Thanks for telling us about it!

  • Sharon P January 2, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I need to stop eating holiday junk and lose the rest of my baby weight!

  • Meredith January 2, 2014 at 7:40 am

    First health goal it to retrain myself how to eat the good stuff so my kids learn the right approach to food!

  • Georgiana January 2, 2014 at 7:47 am

    My goal is to work on my abs to get rid of my little muffin top that’s accumulated! Thank you as your book looks fabulous!

  • Dawn January 2, 2014 at 7:48 am

    To do the things that are doable long-term for a healthy weight and fitness level. No more fads — either diet or exercise.

  • Jen January 2, 2014 at 7:52 am

    2014 goal – to do something 6 – 7 days a week even if it’s only for a 1/2 an hour. A 1/2 hour is so less daunting than working out for and hour or more.

  • Kevin Holly Keckler January 2, 2014 at 8:07 am

    My health goal this year is for my family and me to eat more cleanly. I’m clearing out the processed stuff out of the pantry and really focusing on healthy lunches, filling breakfasts (your oatmeal pancake is a daily favorite!!) and clean dinners. Thanks!

  • Ray S January 2, 2014 at 8:10 am

    One of my health goals is to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day!

  • Carla January 2, 2014 at 8:32 am

    To eat five servings of fruits/veggies a day! Which will hopefully lead to less junk food. 🙂

  • Katrina Roets January 2, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Increase my water intake for sure! Then, on to other changes!

  • Natalie January 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I want to do moe clean eating and have a better fitness routine.

  • kelleyfountain January 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

    My health goal is to eat more fruits and veggies on a daily basis.

  • kelleyfountain January 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I just saw Lauren’s segment on the Today show with Brooke Shields and Al Roker before reading your post.

  • Erika Flanigan Rose January 2, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Drinking less crap and mor water with Waterlogged App. It’s cutting craving for the crappy food!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes January 2, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I really enjoyed The Little Book of Thin, too!

  • Renata January 2, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Eating real whole foods and lots of fruits and veggies is one of my 2014 goals!

  • Sarah R January 2, 2014 at 11:48 am

    If I don’t win, I’ll buy this on Amazon! 🙂

  • Cindy January 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Do something positive every day!

  • Steph January 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I’m dying to try the loaded sweet potato recipe in her book (she also talked about it today on the Today Show).

  • Val January 2, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Perfect time to post something like this. It’ll help kick off a healthy new year for me.

  • Heather January 2, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    My main health goal is to really pay attention to my body this year. I have recently undergone ALOT of stress and am climbing out of the hole that the stress has put me into. I am recently divorced, (he got remarried within a year to one of my best friends), I have started school to better my future for myself and my kids, have lost 2 jobs but found one now, and have started early menopause. Whew! I need a book like this to help me kick start the new 2014. Here’s to a new year, a new beginning, and (hopefully) a new body!!

  • dana January 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    To exercise every day and drink more water

  • Jason D Nickolay January 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    To be more active. I would like to be able to do more marathons

  • Kristen M January 3, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I lost 10 lbs in fall of 2013. My health goals in 2014 are to lose 10 more, continue running, and add more strength training to my weekly routine.

  • Heather January 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Ensure adequate fat and protein as we reduce meat in our diet.

  • Jess @ Floptimism January 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    My goal is to really be present in all that I do — more of a total body/overall wellness goal, I guess!

  • Jason E Woods January 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Not to drink ,my calories!