Books

Nutrition and Health Books

Elisa’s books have been featured on a variety of national and local TV shows, radio shows, on websites and in national and local newspapers and magazines including USA Today, USNews.com, Parents.com, Today.com, Prevention, Psychology Today, Dallas Morning News, The Daily Show with Ali Wentworth, FoodNetwork.com, The Better Show, Huffington Post, Fox News, GoodHousekeeping.com, iHeart Radio, A Healthy You with Carol Alt, Men’s Fitness, Betty Confidential, Boston.com, You Beauty, Shape.com, Life & Beauty Weekly, and Beauty High.

Younger Next Week (Harlequin Nonfiction) and Nutrition at Your Fingertips (Alpha Books) have also earned National Health Information Awards of Merit and Best Books USA Awards.

Younger Next Week by author Elisa Zied

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Younger Next Week

The Fast, Fun, Delicious Way to Fight Aging

A radiant appearance. Boundless energy. Effortless weight management. Supercharged health and well-being. Forget facelifts and fancy wrinkle creams—the fountain of youth is in the foods you eat and simple exercises and behaviors that will turn back the clock. Acclaimed nutritionist and wellness expert Elisa Zied shows you how to jump-start weight loss, reduce stress, improve sleep, banish mood swings and love the vibrant woman you see in the mirror. Discover how to:

  • Nix the habits that age you (some will surprise you!)
  • Fuel yourself with age-defying, nutrient-rich foods
  • Relax and decompress with dozens of Stressipes
  • Revitalize your life with exercises that put the brakes on aging
  • Eat and enjoy 30 easy-to-make, delicious recipes

Featuring The 7-Day Vitality Plan, complete with menus, exercise guidelines and lifestyle solutions, Younger Next Week is your surgery-free solution to look and feel younger in just one week.

Praise for Younger Next Week

“…Zied presents a well-rounded, whole foods diet intended to address what she calls the “7 Pillars of Vitality”…Zied has a flare for organization and presentation, walking readers through carbs, protein, fat, vitamins, antioxidants, and other topics, and clearly explaining the role of each in keeping the body healthy. Unsurprisingly, Zied establishes a clear link between proper diet, sleep, exercise, and hydration, and looking and feeling invigorated.” -Publishers Weekly

“…Younger Next Week has a secret weapon: author Elisa Zied…It’s impressive that she can make truisms that we all know, yet seldom act upon, sound both accessible and fun…The ideas laid out in Younger Next Week take just seven days to implement, but they’re the kind of changes you will likely want to stick with for the long haul.” -BookPage

“Combines ‘know-how’ savvy with ‘can-do’ spirit…. I love her clear and practical guidance and holistic view of health. I highly recommend.” -David Katz, MD, Director, Yale Prevention Research Center and author of Disease Proof

Nutrition at Your Fingertips

Nutrition is as vital to good health as it is complex to understand. With thousands of supplements to choose from—and ever-shifting study results—a registered dietitian offers here a guide to: nutrition’s latest findings; detailed explanations of vitamins and minerals; information on fats, carbohydrates, fiber, and proteins; daily requirements; health weight evaluation and management; food labels; meal planning; and combating disease through nutrition. Named one of the best new nutrition books by The Chicago Tribune, and a favorite diet and exercise book by More magazine.

Praise for Nutrition at Your Fingertips

Nutrition at Your Fingertips is a wonderfully informative and smart resource for nutrition novices and health-savvy individuals alike. Elisa offers simple, straightforward explanations of every nutrition topic under the sun, and fills the pages with practical tips on boosting veggie intake, maintaining weight loss, navigating food labels, shopping for good health, and much, much more. Keep this one handy…I know you’ll be referring to it often!” -Joy Bauer MS, RD, CDN, best-selling author and nutrition expert for the TODAY Show

Feed Your Family Right!

Just imagine a motivating, inspiring, non-judgmental, easy-to-follow, action-oriented nutrition and lifestyle guide to help you and your entire family identify and modify your food and fitness habits to help you achieve and maintain a healthier weight, manage or prevent diet-related conditions, or create a more balanced overall lifestyle. Whether you’re a new mom, have a baby on the way, or are the parent of teenagers, you’re sure to find Feed Your Family Right! How to Make Smart Food and Fitness Choices for a Healthy Lifestyle to be a one-stop resource for your entire family.

Feed Your Family Right! will teach you how to:

  • Understand the role of heredity and genes in body weight (you’ll use this information to create realistic personal and family food and fitness goals)
  • Balance your food and fitness choices and attitudes—and pass them down to your kids
  • Support one another to create and maintain your new, healthful behaviors for life (and learn to deal with various family members including food cops, picky eaters, food pushers, and relentless ranters)
  • Manage or prevent diet-related conditions including type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome
  • Eat healthfully and mindfully at home and in sit-down and fast-food restaurants, and make better selections when you grab food on the go
  • Increase your fitness level and incorporate more fun and physical activity into your family life
  • Improve your overall health, body weight, and appearance
  • Make more healthful choices and at the same time, enjoy the eating experience

Feed Your Family Right! is based on the latest science on food and weight management. It is also based on Elisa’s extensive work for more than a decade counseling individuals and families. Having grown up overweight, and understanding first-hand the challenges of feeding her own family, Elisa’s own personal experiences make this book highly relatable. Instead of a one-diet-fits-all approach, Feed Your Family Right! provides specific tips for each family member—including pregnant women, infants, children, men, and seniors. It also provides 35 mouth-watering family-tested recipes, as well as 2 weeks of menus that can be adapted to individual family members. Feed Your Family Right! will help you and each member of your family discover how to make more sensible choices, feel good about your bodies, and become healthy eaters who enjoy food, fitness, and life.

Praise for Feed Your Family Right!

“Elisa Zied isn’t willing to accept that we’re doomed to be fat because we move less and face more temptation to eat high-calorie food. As a mother of two, she knows that lifetime eating habits often begin at home and affect the whole family. Here, she helps readers make individualized nutrition plans, make fitness fun (even if you’re dealing with such troublesome types as “the picky eater,” “the food pusher” or “the food cop”) and keep dietary goals at home or dining out….” -The Washington Post

“Here’s…a highly recommendable new book, Feed Your Family Right, by registered dietitian Elisa Zied…Zied’s advice about food choices and portion control will be familiar to anyone who follows nutrition trends, but her whole-family approach is fresh and sensible. With about 40 recipes and lots of practical advice, this would be an excellent resource for any parent trying to understand his or her own eating issues and get the kids off to a better start.” -Kathy Martin, The Miami Herald

“…highly recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections.” -Library Journal

“Elisa provides a sound resource that will help you feel secure that you are feeding your family according to the best scientific evidence available.” -Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., author of the best-selling The Volumetrics Eating Plan and professor of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University

So What Can I Eat?! by author Elisa Zied

So What Can I Eat?!

Your Own Personal, Portable Dietitian
Go ahead, eat some chocolate. Have some butter. Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. As a matter of fact, there really isn’t anything you can’t eat, according to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. So What Can I Eat?! helps you make sense of the new guidelines and provides an easy to follow seven-step plan for balancing good nutrition with some of your favorite indulgences. It includes:

  • Two weeks’ worth of easy-to-prepare menus (that can be adapted to meet your unique calorie needs and personal food preferences)
  • Mouthwatering recipes that can fit easily into your personal eating plans
  • Shopping tips to help you navigate through grocery store aisles and interpret food labels
  • Practical ideas for what to order when you’re eating out or grabbing takeout
Praise for So What Can I Eat?!

“For befuddled readers wanting to “clarify the often conflicting information you hear every day about food and nutrition,” this book will serve as a usable resource in the pursuit of better health…discussions of RDIs (Reference Daily Intakes, a set of references regarding the recommended dietary allowances for essential vitamins and minerals) and common terms on food labels (e.g., what makes a food “low calorie”) may offer new insights even to super-healthy sorts. Those readers will also benefit from the detailed shopping list, menu plans, suggestions for dining out and host of recipes designed to aid in better health through education and practice.” -Publisher’s Weekly

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