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The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and Wellness

The Apples & Pears Approach to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Feeling Healthier

About The Book

When it comes to your health, body shape really does matter!

No matter what your current weight or how well you take care of yourself, whether you're a teenager or postmenopausal, this book will change the way you relate to your body forever. That's the power of body shape -- and it's as easy as knowing the difference between apples and pears!

If you tend to gain weight in your belly and back, you're an apple. If your thighs and derriere are where you bear extra baggage, you're a pear. But do you know that your fruit IQ is the single most powerful predictor of future health? Body type directly affects your likelihood for obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, stroke, varicose veins, and certain cancers. But, as medical pioneer and ABC's women's health expert Marie Savard, M.D., explains in this ground-breaking book, there are things you can do to prevent or even reverse the risks of body shape. The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and Wellness can help you:

• understand what body shape means, and how it relates to your health

• learn how to distinguish between subcutaneous and visceral fat -- butt or gut! -- and discover why all fat is not created equal

• discover the Elite foods that help protect against disease and improve your odds of shedding fat

• acquire the tools you need to make conscious, informed, healthy choices about food

• throw away your scale and get out of the cycle of diet failure -- for good!

Work with your body -- not against it -- to achieve maximum health and look your best!

About The Author

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Marie Savard, M.D., is a nationally known internist, women's health expert, and advocate for patients' rights. She is the author of the highly acclaimed How to Save Your Own Life and the creator of The Savard Health Record. She lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (February 19, 2013)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476729060

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Raves and Reviews

"There are no pears about it. When it comes to taking control of your health the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."


"A provocative look at how body shape...can predict a woman's health future."

-- The Wall Street Journal

"[A]n effective program for diet and health, underpinned by solid scientific information."

-- Philadelphia magazine

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