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Nutrition Map

A practical guide to eating right.

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

Nutrition Map: Your Guide to Healthy Eating in the Real World is a book written by Yvonne Quñones Syto. This nutrition guide provides readers with a solid foundation to building healthy eating habits, losing weight and feeling healthier. Syto is a registered dietitian, a certified diabetes educator and is a certified lactation consultant.

Syto takes a friendly approach to dishing out nutrition advice. She helps readers set realistic goals and lays out a weight loss plan that doesn't prohibit any specific foods. Syto discusses the difficulties of eating well in our culture, which simultaneously pushes images of unhealthy foods and super-thin models at us.

PRO
  • Advocates taking small steps
  • Lots of practical advice
  • Author shares her own struggles with weight gain and food
  • Works towards making lasting lifestyle changes
  • Available in Spanish
CON
  • Some may find the nutrition information offered in this book familiar
DIET and NUTRITION

Nutrition Map is mainly focused on nutrition, so many chapters are devoted to helping readers understand what it means to eat in a healthy way. Part I of the book covers the basics of different food groups: vegetables, fruit, grains and starches, protein, dairy and fat. This section also covers food journaling, water and portion size.

Part II of Nutrition Map covers some of the more general aspects of losing weight, like meal spacing, conserving calories, eating out and how to deal with weight-loss plateaus. Part III providers readers with seven days worth of sample menus, plus snack ideas.

EXERCISE

Although Nutrition Map's major focus is on healthy eating, Syto addresses exercise and offers advices about setting goals related to physical activity.

CONCLUSION

If you want to start eating healthy and don't know where to start, Nutrition Map: Your Guide to Healthy Eating in the Real World is a down-to-earth place to start. Regular readers of health and nutrition blogs may not find anything revolutionary, but all the advice offered in this book is practical and applicable to everyday life.

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