Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The easiest diet in the world is ...

Well, it's not often I get a diet book to give away. OK, so this is the first one.

Author Rich Stevens has penned and self-published a book called "The Easiest Diet in the World ... and it Works!" (AuthorHouse, 2011, 96 pp.) At the time it was pitched to me, I thought to myself "Gee, I'd really like to know how that easy diet works!"

As it turns out, it really is an easy diet. Stevens is a big fan of eating organic. That is the diet. Eat only organic foods and exercise and you'll lose a ton of weight. He sums that up in 96 pages.

It could have been a magazine article, in my opinion ... or a tweet.

Stevens is a very upbeat writer - he uses lots of exclamation points and motivating examples. And, as an editor I will sadly admit that I did find some typos. His book is very simply written and easy to read in one sitting, but if you really want to try this diet, just endeavor to eat all organic stuff (if you can afford it!)

Here's the author's description of the book:

In the spring of 2007 I sought out to lose 5-15 pounds, and even harder an inch or two off my waist, and especially hard I wanted to lose my love handles! I did not take any “Before” photos of myself as I didn’t know what to expect. The results from going to my new “diet”, or as I properly call it here in this book my new “lifestyle”, were astonishing to say the least! Within four months I lost 30 pounds, 4” off my waist, and the love handles are gone! And it was so easy!! I eat anything I want: ice cream (boy do I love ice cream!), candies, cookies, cakes, sugars, starches, pasta, pizza, potatoes... You name it!! I would not change from this new lifestyle for any amount of money. It has gotten me “looks” from everyone and higher self-esteem, but also it has made my cholesterol drop from 229 to a good normal 175 and normal on both the good and bad types. Also formerly I was taking one high blood pressure pill every night and now my blood pressure is also normal. My triglycerides are an amazing 50 after being over 140! People are amazed at me and how I look, feel, and act. Usually they guess 10-20 years younger than my age! And if  YOU follow all the ideas of this book, you will also make incredible improvements on your looks, health, and body and will not ever think of changing from this lifestyle. I eat anything I want and do not miss out on any type of food I enjoy! In the book I tell why it works and how it works. I have many charts you can use to help you along and the “yellow jacket” has the most important points of the book as well as the handy charts and logs to use. Now three years later my friends urged me to write a book about it all. After losing 14% of my body weight, I have found my ideal weight and am always within three pounds of it! You will see when you read it why it is... The Easiest Diet in the World...and It Works!

About the author:

Rich Stevens resides in San Diego and serves as an adjunct professor of mathematics at Cuyamaca college in El Cajon., Calif. He is a graduate of The State University of New York at Albany, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in math education. He has worked as a disc jockey, coached cross country and tract and serves as a weight training advisor. He was also the public address announcer of the New Jersey Nets for seven years. He has been an avid long-distance runner and directed the Marist College Distance Running Camp for eight years.

Would you like to "win" my review copy of this book? Let me know by commenting here or sending an email with your mailing address to me at

1 comment:

Michelle Karas said...

Congrats to Geri M. of St. Peters, PA, who won this book. Enjoy, Geri. Let me know if it inspires you.