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How the Rich Get Thin

Eat well and look like a million bucks!

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Curious about how the wealthy, successful and super busy manage to stay so trim and fit? According to Dr. Jana Klauer, author of How the Rich Get Thin: Park Avenue's Top Diet Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Losing Weight and Feeling Great, it has a bit more to do than with just hiring pricey personal chefs and fitness trainers.

Through her work as a physician and research fellow at St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital and with her own medical practice on Park Avenue, Klauer offers a practical, well-outlined guide that will help you look and feel great carrying around a Hermes bag, even if it is just a knock-off.

How the Rich Get Thin is a two-phased diet and exercise plan which emphasizes lean protein, non-starchy vegetables and no processed food as well as exercise.

This clean-eating program is strict and incredibly disciplined but if you are willing to put the same energy and dedication into your health as you do your career, then when followed closely, you can be as thin and fit as the ladies who power lunch on Park Avenue.

PRO
  • Eating plan gets bonus points for its super healthy regimen and avoidance of processed foods
  • Promotes exercise on most days of the week
  • Includes tons of healthy lifestyle recipes, advice and tips
  • Does not include any gimmicks or magic pills to weight loss
  • When followed correctly, weight loss is a sure give-in
  • Promotes eating lots of calcium-rich foods
  • Engenders a very disciplined approach to maintaining health
  • Author is a medical doctor
CON
  • Eating plan is strict
  • May not be able to adhere to diet without giving in to cravings
  • Steep exercise requirements
  • Does not include any breakthrough or novel information
DIET AND NUTRITION

How the Rich Get Thin's diet plan is divided into two phases, both of which are low-calorie, low-carb and high-protein.

Phase one is the more strict of the two and avoids all carbs except low-starch vegetables. Phase two is a bit more lenient, but not by much as you introduce complex carbohydrates into your diet.

Calcium, green tea, green veggies and lean proteins are staple foods that you'll be eating every day, perhaps even a few times a day.

A sample Phase one breakfast might be two omega-3 fortified eggs, 1/2 cup of fresh berries and black coffee. Sipping green tea during the morning is encouraged. Lunch is a leafy green salad topped with a few grilled shrimp or poached chicken and lemon juice. Dinner is green salad topped with a few shavings of fresh Parmesan cheese, four ounces of a lean protein, steamed vegetables and a low-fat yogurt for dessert.

When a craving hits, you are instructed to pull out a stop-watch, set it for 15 minutes, drink some water, eat some protein and wait it out until it passes.

The book also includes recipes and tips for how to eat healthy on a business lunch, a evening gala and when traveling.

EXERCISE

The exercise requirements are just about as serious and strict as the eating plan. One hour of aerobic exercise each day is required while following the diet.

CONCLUSION

It takes a lot of work to make it on Park Avenue and takes even more work to stay healthy and fit while attending power lunches and glitzy galas. How the Rich Get Thin is a look into how the successful elite men and women of NYC manage to look great despite their dizzying schedules.

Dr. Kleur's book is a very disciplined and informative program that includes a low-carb eating plan and a daily exercise commitment. While the eating plan may be too strict, particularly for men, its emphasis of eating whole foods, lean protein, calcium-rich foods and avoiding all processed foods and refined carbohydrates is an exemplary eating lifestyle that we could all benefit from.

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