Who needs another diet? Another fad to drop twenty pounds in ten days; starvation, deprivation, and bold promises? North Americans have been killing themselves for the sake of getting thin for decades. Literally. But, the critical issue is this: heart disease reigns supreme as the number one killer of both men and women around the world. Diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart attack, and stroke—each directly connected to obesity and our punishing lifestyles. We don’t need another diet book. We need a wake-up call about health.
While You Diet: The Skinny on Building Health & Controlling Weight by Dr. Theodore Fenske takes a completely different approach to weight
management. As a cardiovascular specialist, professor, lecturer, and patient advocate, Dr. Fenske knows just how important it is to take care of our hearts.
And he knows his patients are sick to death of dieting. Instead of a harsh regime of strict food regulation to get you into those jeans faster, While You Diet walks the reader through a full twenty-four day with suggestions, solid science-based explanations, and very persuasive arguments for why making changes in your lifestyle is both necessary and achievable. Woven through the text is the ongoing story of Marion, a typical patient, as she undergoes the transformation from an overweight middle-aged woman in imminent danger of her first, and possibly last, heart attack to a lighter, healthier version of her best self. By the end of this engaging, informative, and lighthearted read, gone are Marion’s excuses, her hesitations, and her overwhelming belief that heart disease is unavoidable—and so will yours! Join Marion today, While You Diet.
Dr. T.K. Fenske is a Clinical Professor with the division of cardiology at the University of Alberta and staff cardiologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s C.K. Hui Heart Centre in downtown Edmonton. As the former director of the Northern Alberta Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Boston marathoner, Ted continues to take joy in providing preventative medical council, one patient at a time.