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Diet and Health With Key to the Calories by Lulu Hunt Peters is an incredibly informative and eye-opening guide to understanding the impact of calories on our overall health and well-being. Peters presents a comprehensive overview of dieting and nutrition, debunking common myths and providing readers with practical advice on how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

One of the most compelling aspects of this book is Peters' straightforward and no-nonsense approach to weight management. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the concept of calories and their role in weight gain or loss. Peters breaks down complex scientific information into easily digestible, yet comprehensive, explanations, ensuring that readers can fully grasp the principles behind calorie counting.

The author's writing style is engaging, making it easy to stay invested in the book from start to finish. Peters uses humor and anecdotal evidence to captivate her audience, creating a relatable and enjoyable reading experience. Instead of promoting the latest fad diet or quick-fix solution, Peters emphasizes the importance of adopting a balanced and sustainable approach to nutrition and exercise.

In addition to discussing the science behind weight management, Peters provides a step-by-step guide to implementing a successful diet plan. She offers practical tips on portion control, meal planning, and mindful eating, encouraging readers to make small but impactful changes to their lifestyle.

What sets this book apart from others in the genre is the inclusion of an extensive food chart, providing calorie information for a wide variety of common foods. This valuable resource allows readers to easily track their caloric intake and make informed choices while grocery shopping or dining out. Peters' inclusion of a physical activity table further supports the idea of a balanced approach to health, highlighting the importance of incorporating exercise into one's daily routine.

Overall, Diet and Health With Key to the Calories is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand the relationship between calories, diet, and overall health. Peters' comprehensive yet accessible approach makes this book suitable for both beginners and those with a more advanced understanding of nutrition. Whether you are looking to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, or simply gain a deeper understanding of nutrition, this book is an invaluable resource.

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Diet and Health


Key to the Calories

By Lulu Hunt Peters, A.B., M.D. Ex Chairman, Public Health Committee California Federation of Women's Clubs Los Angeles District

Chicago The Reilly and Lee Co.


Dedicated by permission to

Herbert Hoover

Illustrated by The Author's Small Nephew

Dawson Hunt Perkins The little rascal

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I am sorry I cannot devise a key by which to read this book, as well as a Key to the Calories, for sometimes you are to read the title headings and side explanations before the text. Other times you are supposed to read the text and then the headings. It really does not matter much as long as you read them both. Be sure to do that. They are clever. I wrote them myself .

I have been accused of trying to catch you coming and going, because I have included in my book the right methods of gaining weight, as well as those for losing weight. But this is not the reason though I don't object to doing that little thing the reason is that the lack of knowledge of foods is the foundation for both overweight and underweight.

I did want my publishers to get this out in a cheaper edition, thinking that more people could have it, and thus it would be doing more good; but they have convinced me that that idea was a false claim of my mortal mind, and that the more you paid for it, the more you would appreciate it... Continue reading book >>

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